Cannon firing

6 pounder  and original 12 pounder   History of the muzzle loading cannon on the Tygerberg Hills nature reserve The original 12 pounder Dutch signal cannon was moved in 1994 to the entrance of the Parow Municipal Building. In 1996 Vice Admiral Simpson – Anderson...

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Wheelchair path

Access for person in a wheelchair Did you know that Tygerberg Nature Reserve has a wheelchair friendly path? The friends work team finished the construction of the 500m long wheelchair path in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. The opening took place on Heritage Day 24...

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    CREW OUTINGS in JULY 2018 6 July – Paardeberg – Outside Malmesbury on the farm Fynbos Estate. Gurli and myself ( FoTH) combined with Petra from BCA tackle the search of the special Erica hippurus (EN) after a 4x4 route we have to walk and fight our path...

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  2018  Hacking  during the month from 9am to 3pm ,  on friday and hackers are welcome to join in. Bring your bush saw and lopper if you have.  We assemble before 9 at the centre and drive to site at the moment. Take water and snack with. We work in the reserve...

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Tygerberg Nature Reserve   Tygerberg Nature Reserve Biodiversity Management BranchEnvironmental Resource Management/ Energy, Environment &...

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Events in the past

Join the Friends on special days for Cannon firing. Take a botanical walk with CREW The Tygerberg CREW (Custodians of rare and endangered wildflowers) will do a botanical walk on the request of the public . Start at the Welgemoed entrance to the Tygerberg Nature...

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Rest in peace, Pearl

Rest in peace, Pearl

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Pearl van Zyl, a Friends of Tygerberg Hills committee member, who passed away on 28 August 2013. Pearl was not only a current member of the committee, but a founding member. Pearl gave many years of personal time and...

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In Memoriam: Pat McGuinness

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Pat McGuinness passed away on 28 April 2013. Pat was a longtime Friends member, a Friends committee member and was granted Honorary Membership in November 2012. He will be remembered as a true gentleman and a man who...

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A moment in history in April 2013

A moment in history in April 2013

After a fascinating journey covering more than 300 years, the original cannon that stood on the Tygerberg Hills in the 1700’s has finally come home, has been restored and is ready to be fired! We did our first firing following the cannon’s restoration. DATE: Saturday,...

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Friends of Tygerberg Hills ,  PO Box 2522 ,  Durbanville ,  7551

Chairman = Dan = e-mail

Secretary = Diane Johnson   083 270 8546


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Upcoming Event

Mare’ De Kock and Kathleen Potton will be the next speaker for 2 April 2019.

General Information

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Address: Totius Street, Welgemoed.

Opening hours:
SUMMER: October to March
Week days: 07h30 – 18h00
Weekends: 07h30 – 19h00

WINTER: April to September
Week days: 07h30 – 17h00
Weekends: 07h30 – 18h00

Entrance fees:
Adults: R14
Children 3 to 17yrs: R7
Children under 3yrs: Free
Senior citizen (60 yrs and older): R7
Student with valid student card: R7
Booked learner: R6
Booked learner Feeding scheme etc– approved by EE officer: Free
Friends of Tygerberg Hills: Free
Vehicle: disabled drop off only: Free