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.
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).
26 September 2022
FoBCA Newsletter 2022 No. 3
We are in the midst of Spring! We are sure you must have made at least one journey to ‘go and see the flowers' and noticed the joyful spirit in nature at this time of the year - the vividness of colour, the abundance of insects and the crisp, cold air. There are various places in our own backyard…
03 June 2022
FoBCA Newsletter 2022 No. 2
It seems people have been desperate to get out and avail themselves of the natural heritage our city has to offer and we have been fortunate enough to be able to organize and participate in some enjoyable and successful events. We have also had some changes to our committee. More about this below.…