Nature Reserves near Cape Town

© Cycling at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve.

Find the distances of various nature reserves near Cape Town for your South African self-drive holiday. Come experience the scenic splendour and amazing wildlife of South Africa's Nature Reserves.

Table Mountain National Park

Distance: 4km GPS Coordinates: -34:35:61.1 S, 18:49:65.4 E

Table Mountain National Park is one of the world's most recognised attractions encompassing valleys, beaches and the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Now one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Table Mountain National Park offers scenic splendour with a historical and cultural background drawing millions of visitors each year.

West Coast National Park

Distance: 96.8km GPS Coordinates: -33:11:37.9 S, 18:07:33.1 E

West Coast National Park offers pristine wetlands and landscapes where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy exceptional bird life, white beaches, spring flowers and a vast array of wildlife. Surrounded by the Langebaan Lagoon, this internationally important wetlands allows travelers the opportunity to experience the beauty that South African nature reserves' offer.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Distance: 242km 
GPS Coordinates: -34:22:21 S, 20:24:55 E

De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated along the Garden Route and covers 36 000 hectares including 3 nautical miles of marine protected area. This World Heritage site is home to endemic plant species from the Cape Floral Kingdom as well as over 86 mammal and 260 bird species.

Grootbos Nature Reserve

Distance: 157km
GPS Coordinates: -34:55:06.7 S, 19:41:58.1 E

Grootbos Nature Reserve is a nature lovers haven surrounded by forest clad hills, indigenous fynbos and overlooks Walker Bay. This relaxing and beautiful place is a world renown Whale watching spot and is a leading example of sustainable Eco-tourism along the famous Garden Route.

Melozhori Game Reserve

Distance: 187km GPS Coordinates:  -34.03703, 20.087201

Nestled amidst the rugged beauty of South Africa's Western Cape, Melozhori Private Game Reserve is a refuge for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike - just 2 hours drive from Cape Town. Located 5km from the N2 turn-off to Stormsvlei in the Overberg district near Bonnievale.

Bushmans Kloof Reserve

Distance: 225km
GPS Coordinates: -32:07:14 S, 19:06:28 E

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve is situated between the scenic Cederberg Mountains and the Great Karoo plains in a malaria-free game area. This Western Cape Nature Reserve is host to a vast array of wildlife and animal special species as well as a wide range of flora and fauna.

Bontebok National Park

Distance: 225km
GPS Coordinates: -34:04:33.7 S, 20:27:19.3 E

Bontebok National Park was initially established at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains to protect the Bontebok from extinction. The area has the highest density of rare and endangered bird life, fynbos species and animal life even though it is South Africa's smallest national park. Access to the Breede River allows visitors to enjoy unforgettable swimming, angling and canoeing activities.

Cederberg Conservancy

Distance: 229km
GPS Coordinates: -32:29:58 S, 19:20:16 E

Cederberg Conservancy was proclaimed one of the eight World Heritage sites within the Cape Floristic region. The area is famous for its amazing rock formations and inspiring landscapes which are home to indigenous Fynbos, Karoo plants, endemic freshwater fish and the increasingly rare Clanwilliam Cedar Tree.

Kagga Kamma Reserve

Distance: 250km
GPS Coordinates: -32:44:45 S, 19:33:46 E

Kagga Kamma Reserve is a historical area situated in the peaceful Southern Cederberg Mountains. Previously home to early Bushmen settlements, this fascinating region boasts scenic rock formations, Bushman paintings, majestic mountains and a sense of spirituality and tranquility unlike any other.

South Africa Nature Reserves : Game Reserves and National Parks