CAPE FLATS NATURE
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  • Edith Stephens Wetland Park
    In 1955 a botanist named Edith Stephens donated 3.7 hectares of land to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to protect a rare and endangered plant species called Isoetes Capensis. In 2000 the City of Cape Town added the surrounding conservation worthy land to extend the wetland park to 39 hectares and named the park in honor of Edith Stephens. The park is home to many different kinds of birds, plants, small mammals and reptiles . Edith Stephens Wetland Park is located along Lansdowne Road, Philippi.

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    Tel: 021 691 8070
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  • Harmony Flats Nature Reserve
    It is 9 hectares in size and consists of critically endangered Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos. The land was once home to the Geometric Tortoise and has nearly 220 plant species of which many are endangered. The reserve is a beautiful sight to see during spring when the various flowers are in bloom. To get to Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, turn off the N2 at Broadlands crossing towards the sea, turn left into Fern Avenue, turn left into Sercor Drive, and follow Sercor Drive until T-junction with Dennhof Road. The reserve entrance is in front of you.

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    Tel: 021 851 6982
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  • Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve
  • With its spectacular views across False Bay to Vogelberg and Hangklip, this reserve has 178 plant species. In spring the vegetation is covered with wild flowers. A walk through the dunes leads to False Bay beach where dolphins, whales and coastal birds can be spotted. The White Milkwood Trees present in the reserve are protected by law. The reserve has endangered Cape Flats Dune Strandveld vegetation. Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve is located along Baden Powell Drive.

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    Tel: 021 392 5134
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  • Mamre Nature Garden
  • This reserve is extremely rich in cultural and biodiversity heritage. The Mamre Nature Garden is about 230 hectares. It is adjacent to the protected commonage area which is about 600 hectares, and boasts more than 234 plant species at the reserve including 24 species that are threatened with extinction. To get to Mamre Nature Garden, from the N1 take the N7 to Malmesbury, follow the R315 to the Mamre Nature Garden.

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    Tel 021 577 5000
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  • Witsands Aquifer
  • Atlantis Dunefields and Silwerstroom make up the 3000 hectare Witzands Aquifer Conservation Area. Underground is a natural aquifer that provides water to Pella, Mamre and Atlantis. Cape Flats Dune Strandveld is a threatened fynbos vegetation type that occurs throughout Witzands Aquifer Conservation Area. The critically endangered Atlantis Sand Plain Fynbos occurs in patches. Mobile dunes and limestone outcrops are a feature. Water birds breed and feed in the several natural and artificial wetlands. Lizards, amphibians, Steenbok, Cape Grysbok, Small Grey Mongoose, Mole Rats and Caracal are recorded in the area. To get to Witzands Acquifer Conservation Area, take the R27 and turn into Dassenberg Drive, Atlantis.

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    Tel: 021 577 5000
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  • Wolfgat Nature Reserve
  • Covers 248 hectares and protects impressive coastal limestone cliffs. This reserve has more than 150 different plant species. Evergreen shrubs, annual and perennial daisies, Vygies and Arum Lillies are common in the reserve. Kelp Gulls nest on the limestone cliffs. African Black Oystercatchers can also be seen . Wolfgat Nature Reserve is located along Baden Powell Drive.

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    Tel: 021 392 5134
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