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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 Reserve

From Plattekloof Road, take Olienhout Street into Plattekloof 2. Follow the "Nature Reserve" to the entrance.
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Paperbark Manor

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Cape Grandeur

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The Magic Manor

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The Magic Manor is a comfortable spacious executive suite with office and shower bathroom strategically located in Plattekloof. One of the...
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Tygerberg Nature Reserve is 1km from the centre of Plattekloof , the nearest airport 10.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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