Barn Swallow

Birdlife South Africa has elected the Barn Swallow as the “bird of the year” to create awareness about migratory birds in general, wetland conservation and global climate change. Barn Swallows (Europese Swaeltjies) are one of the most widespread swallow species in the...

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The Bokmakierie, as opposed to his secretive cousins in the bush-shrike clan, calls from an elevated perch, giving the impression that they are plentiful. The far carrying call, which can be clearly heard all around the Tygerberg Hills, sounds similar to “Kokkewiet”,...

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Karoo Scrub-Robin

Tygerberg Nature Reserve conserves one of Cape Town's most threatened types of vegetation, namely Swartland Shale Renosterveld. Some bird species are habitat specialist and are mainly restricted certain vegetation types. It is here on the Tygerberg that we can find...

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Jackal Buzzard

The Jackal Buzzard, which is displayed on our logo, is endemic to southern Africa. It is the largest raptor that is resident on the Tygerberg Hills. It is not a secretive bird and can often be seen gliding on the thermals or soaring in the breeze. Sometimes these...

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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