Spring has arrived and the City Nature Reserves are blooming!

To celebrate the onset of Spring, residents and visitors are invited to join in on the free guided walks and festivities to be held at various City Nature Reserves.

‘As residents we are blessed to be surrounded by so much natural beauty that we often overlook it. We live and work close to these beautiful nature reserves and conservation areas, but hardly make the time to experience them firsthand. I encourage residents and visitors to join in on these guided spring walks and for parents to use this as an opportunity to expose their children to a new experience in their neighbourhood.

It’s time for locals and visitors to grab their hiking boots and camera, and to get out and up close with our breathtaking natural surroundings,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.

The list of upcoming events is as follows:

EventVenueDate and TimeDetails
Heritage Day Spring EventTygerberg Nature ReserveSaturday, 14 September 2019

09:00 – 14:00


Hourly guided nature walks; crafts and food stalls; kids activities; cannon firing; cheese and wine tasting
Kenilworth Spring WalkKenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, Kenilworth (Wetton Gate entrance)29 September and 20 October 2019

10:00 – 12:30

For bookings email:



Spring Flower WalkBracken Nature ReserveSaturday, 14 September 2019

09:30 – 14:00

Guided walks; food stalls; lucky draw; cannon firing
Milnerton Racecourse Spring WalksMilnerton Racecourse (Meeting spot on Grand National Blvd, after Coral Grove road)15 to 18 September 2019

12:00 – 13:30

For bookings email:


The Tygerberg Nature Reserve will also host a children’s spring holiday programme on 25 and 26 September 2019. Activities will start at 09:00 and end around 13:00 daily. Due to limited space, bookings should be made in advance. For more information about the programme, or to make a booking, please contact Elzette Krynauw at .

Visitors should always wear sunscreen and bring drinking water along. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes, a sunhat and good hiking shoes or boots when doing the walks.

For more information on the City’s nature reserves please click on the following link: www.capetown.gov.za/naturereserves.