Rondevlei Nature Reserve is one of the top bird photography destinations in Cape Town.
A birders paradise, it also has a resident population of Hippopotamus. The reserve has several well located bird hides on the waters edge. There are arlso several towers and platforms that provide a superb elevated view to photograph from or bird watch.
Established in 1952, and surrounded my majestic coastal dunes, the reserve boasts a large vlei - which is among the most important wetlands for birds in the Western Cape. On most days, you will find a kind and gentle breeze filtering through the Strandveld and endangered Sand Plain Fynbos. A little known conservation success story was the re-establishment of a thought to be extinct species of erica. Erica verticillata has been successfully restablished in the reserve.
Pause for a moment inside one of six bird hides along the various walks and you will witness the likes of White Pelican, Greater Flamingo, African Spoonbill, Caspian Tern. Up to 230 different species of birds have been sighted at Rondevlei