May 16 2019
Bothasig Fynbos Nature Reserve
Bothasig Fynbos Nature Reserve is approximately 10 ha in extent, containing Critically Endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos, and contributes to reaching the national target for conservation this vegetation type. Visitors can enjoy walking responsibly with their dogs (on a leash and picking up dog waste), nature appreciation, viewing of Table Mountain, and picnicking.
Bothasig Fynbos Nature Reserve – bordering Visserhof, Bosmansdam and Potsdam Roads, Milnerton – is a newly formed reserve forming part of the biodiversity network. It links up with the Plattekloof Heritage site, De Grendel wine farm and Tygerberg Hills to the north.
Measuring some 10 hectares in extent, this important reserve contains Critically Endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos. An initial floral species list of 90 species has been compiled, including seven Red Data list threatened plant species.
Cape Town is unique due to its high concentration of local flora and fauna species. Our nature reserves protect and conserve our city’s natural areas and biodiversity heritage. Bothasig Fynbos Nature Reserve offers the opportunity for outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, and plant identification.
Custodians of the reserve are made up of residents and the 1st Bothasig Rovers.