view from blaauwberg

The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve (BBNR), a unique area of approximately 2 000 ha comprising a rich mosaic of natural, cultural and historical elements, is located 25 km north of the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. It is regarded as a global biodiversity hotspot. It harbours a unique treasure of cultural historical artefacts and has the potential to become an open-air classroom which is easily accessible to millions of people in its proximity. It also provides a strategic visual link between Table Mountain and Robben Island and provides opportunities for a multitude of recreational activities.

Please note:

All reserves managed by the City of Cape Town, including Blaauwberg Nature Reserve, are now open as normal.  This means the Coastal Dune Trail is available for visitors and others who want to enjoy the beautiful specimens en route (see ‘Fauna and Flora’ for entry fees). 

Please wash your hands before visiting the reserves, and keep your masks on at all times. No group activities are allowed, so the picnic and braai facilities are not open. 

Latest News

25 November 2021

FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 5

We are nearing the end of the year, and starting to focus on the December breakaways. However, no rest for the wicked yet - below is a rundown of all our recent activities, and some still to come..
03 September 2021
Sept 2021 Newsletter

FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 4

Spring is here and I am sure you have all enjoyed the abundance flowers around us, while sometimes experiencing some really cold days! One of the most beautiful pictures I have seen was a Namaqualand daisy opening up its exquisite face to the sun, surrounded by a blanket of pure-white snow.


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Two Hills Walk (Public)
Date 07:30 - 12:30
28 May
4 Jun
Botanical Walk with CREW
Date 09:00 - 11:00
2 Jul
Botanical Walk with CREW
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6 Aug
Botanical Walk with CREW
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