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.

Latest News

Battle of Blaauwberg Commemoration event, held on Sat 6 Jan 2018

13 Feb 2018
The year started off with a bang, and a puff of smoke! For the second time since the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Blaauwberg 1806, in collaboration with…

Spotted Harlequin Snake

13 Feb 2018
Pssst.. This beautiful specimen was seen during a recent Archaeology Survey being done in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. Nobody was prepared to put their…

Coastal Walk Flower Guide: 2nd edition now available

13 Feb 2018
On 16 Dec 2017, the FoBCA held its year-end function at Eerste Steen Resort, where Friends gathered to enjoy having their olfactory senses stimulated by the…

Update on our Eland herd

04 Sep 2017
Small Eland calf
Since December, some Eland were released in the Reserve, and to everyone’s surprise, the one Eland cow was found to be pregnant. The Reserve was blessed with…

Baboon Spiders…

06 Feb 2017
baboob spider
These harmless giants are often negatively portrayed. They are called baboon spiders due to their hairy appearance and the black scopulae pads on its "feet"…


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