Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Rondevlei Nature Reserve, which forms part of the greater False Bay Ecology Park, offers a unique eco-experience in Cape Town. The park is home to around 230 bird species, as well as many reptiles and mammals, including a small hippopotamus population. The park is the only reserve in Cape Town home to hippos.

Rondevlei Nature Reserve is a 2km2 protected area comprising a wetland and lake. Just a short drive from the city centre and Muizenberg, this spot is popular with bird-watchers and walkers. There is an attractive path along the water’s edge and six hides for keen twitchers. 

While keen anglers might like to cast a line for carp, those interested in the park’s history and animals should pay a visit to the reserve’s Leonard Gill Museum.

Visitors wanting a little more leisure time can be accommodated in the overnight bush camp in the park, where conference facilities can seat up to 45. Chartered boat trips are a great way to see some of the diverse wildlife from the water.


Western Cape, Cape Town. GPS: -34.0622406, 18.4985790


Tel: 021 706 2404