Tygerberg Nature Reserve - About the Neighbourhood

Tygerberg Nature Reserve is a 300-hectare nature reserve on the Tygerberg Hills in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offering spectacular views of the city, sea, and mountains.

The reserve is an ideal place for hikers, and fauna and flora enthusiasts. It is home to around 137 bird species, 24 mammal species, 22 reptiles, seven types of frogs and a variety of butterflies.

Over 500 plant species are flourishing here, including 23 threatened species, eight that are endemic to Cape Town, and three that are endemic to the reserve itself. This area is one of the few surviving pockets of the highly threatened Swartland Shale Renosterveld vegetation type.

Visitors can learn more about the rich biodiversity of the area at the Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre, situated within the reserve. There are also qualified environmental educators who can provide guided tours upon request.

There are about 13km of well-marked trails, ranging from short (perfect if you’ve got small kids) to longer routes that stretch from one end of the reserve to the other. There is also a wheelchair-friendly trail close to the picnic area.

The Tygerberg Nature Reserve has picnic areas, with tables and chairs, under the shade of pine trees.

Popular Attractions in Tygerberg Nature Reserve

You are spoiled for choice with 12 hotels, over 500 retail stores, five museums and live entertainment 365 days a year showcasing the best local music. 

Places to Stay in Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Situated in the oldest working harbour in South Africa, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, makes the V&A Waterfront is a favourite for local and international visitors.

Places to Eat & Drink in Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Over 80 eateries – Whether you are looking for a quick bite from our world-class food market or a more leisurely experience at some of our unique fine dining restaurants

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