Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

Mr Anton Bredell, Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, under section 23(1)(a)(i) of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, (Act 57 of 2003), declared Blaauwberg Nature Reserve in the Provincial Gazette 7837 on Friday, 20 October 2017.  Mr Bredell assigned the name ‘‘Blaauwberg Nature Reserve’’ to the reserve, of which the boundaries are reflected on the map as set out in the Schedule. 

On 24 August 2021, Heritage Western Cape (HWC), unveiled the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve as a provincial heritage site. The Reserve contains approximately 1 445 hectares of rich biodiversity, and protects four threatened vegetation types – a unique feature not found in many Reserves.  Blaauwberg Hill, which forms part of the nature reserve, offers one of the few viewpoints in the world from which two World Heritage Sites - Table Mountain and Robben Island – can be seen. The Reserve offers picnic facilities for the public at its Eerste Steen Reserve offices.  See Tariffs for entrance tariffs.

To read more about the City of Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve, click here .