Tygerberg Nature Reserve
About Tygerberg Nature Reserve
A short drive from the centre of Cape Town is the 300ha Tygerberg Nature Reserve where bontebok once again roam freely after a 100 year absence.
The name “Tygerberg” is a legacy of early settlers, who mistakenly identified endemic leopards as “tijghers”.
The reserve protects the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation.
Activities include hiking trails, picnic areas, views of Cape Town, a variety of animals and bird watching.
The reserve’s Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre features a resource centre, library and herbarium where geography, biodiversity and ecology lessons are offered. Booking is essential.
Open every day except Christmas Day.
Directions to Tygerberg Nature ReserveFrom Plattekloof Road, take Olienhout Street into Plattekloof 2. Follow the "Nature Reserve" to the entrance.
Accommodation near Tygerberg Nature Reserve
Tygerberg Nature Reserve Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling