The International Day of Biological Diversity has been implemented to build up our understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for this year is “From agreement to action: Build back biodiversity.”

Take the time to visit aquariums, museums, nature centers and more where you can learn and experience biodiversity firsthand.

Here is a list of a few places that you can go and visit to explore the limitless biodiversity that Cape Town has to offer:

  1. De Hel Nature Area
  2. Nirvana Farm
  3. The Cape Flats Nature Reserve

De Hel Nature Area

Location: Constantia Nek Road, Constantia, Cape Town.

De Hel Nature Area is a nature reserve protecting an indigenous forest located in Constantia Nek Road, Constantia, Cape Town. It has been confirmed a Provincial Heritage Site. Enjoy the hiking trails and take in the beauty of nature.

Nirvana Farm & Fynbos Sanctuary 

Location: Saxonworld Drive, off the R304, Klein Dassenberg, Atlantis

Nirvana Farm is a fynbos rehabilitation project on the West Coast, it is one of the last remaining pieces of the Atlantis Sandveld.

The farm offers opportunities for interested volunteers as manpower and funds are limited. Donations are also welcome.

The Cape Flats Nature Reserve

Location: Modderdam Road, Bellville

The Cape Flats Nature Reserve shows the efforts at the University of the Western Cape to protect a biodiverse site. This area also functions as a foundation for ecological teaching, research and environmental education. 

So book a guided tour through the Cape Flats Dune Strandveld, enter on your own or join the weekly Photowalk.