Friends of Rietvlei
Member of the Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa Western Cape Region
How to get to Rietvlei
Rietvlei is situated north-east of Cape Town city centre on the Atlantic coast between the suburbs of Milnerton and Table View. The wetland reserve is next to the West Coast Road.
From the City you can get there by driving out on Table Bay Boulevard towards the northern suburbs, then taking the turnoff to Paarden Eiland and Milnerton (R27). You drive along Marine Drive to Milnerton, where it becomes Otto du Plessis Drive, and keep on towards Table View. In Milnerton you will see the estuarine part of the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve on your left, the road crosses the reserve at the Diep River Bridge; Rietvlei will now be on your right. Drive on to Table View and take a right turn into Blaauwberg Road (at the traffic lights at the Pick 'n Pay and Bayside Shopping Centres); in Blaauwberg Road you must take the first turn to the right into Pentz Drive (at the traffic lights), and carry on along Pentz Drive to the first 4-way stop where it crosses Grey Avenue. Turn right there and carry on to the end - there is a parking area on the right where you can park, you then enter the reserve through the gate to the Milnerton Aquatic Club.
Walk along the road behind the club to the Education Centre and ablution block, you can also take the path through the fynbos; beyond the centre the path continues on to the Bird Hide.
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Enquiries about recreational activities in the Table Bay Nature Reserve can be obtained from the office at Rietvlei during office hours or email:
Rietvlei Section is open daily from 7.30am to 5pm except on a few Closed Days per year. For more details please contact the office at 021 444 0315.
See Tariffs page for entrance fees, etc.
Office: 021 444 0315
Disclaimer: The Friends of Rietvlei has placed this information here as a public service, but is not responsible for its correctness. The City could introduce changes which may not be reflected on this page; if you want to make sure you can contact the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve (telephone and email above).
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