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Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Forming part of the greater False Bay Ecology Park, Rondevlei Nature Reserve is home to around 230 bird species, as well as a number of reptiles and mammals. For many, the star of Rondevlei is its small hippopotamus population, as it’s the only reserve in Cape Town that is home to these fascinating creatures.

Rondevlei Nature Reserve’s protected area holds within it a wetland and lake, and chartered boat tours can be organised for those who wish to see the diverse wildlife from the water. There are a number of threatened fynbos species in the reserve as well as bird-watching hides, so pack your binoculars and spend some time spotting ibis, herons, gannets, egrets and all the other feathered friends.


  • The only nature reserve in Cape Town with hippos
  • Home to over 230 bird species, a number of reptiles and mammals
  • Tour by boat on the river and lake, bird watch from the hides, or walk along the scenic paths

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Rondevlei Nature Reserve

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