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Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA)

The Blaauwberg Conservation area lies along the coast between Big Bay and Melkbos, and includes Blaauwberg Hill. The BCA covers an area of 1 400 hectares, but Council is negotiating with private landowners for more land (the BCA has the potential to be 2 000 hectares).


The Blaauwberg Conservation Area contains three vegetation types (West Coast Renosterveld, Sandplain Fynbos, Dune Thicket) and two transitional vegetation types (Dune Thicket-Sand Plain Fynbos and Sandplain Fynbos-West Coast Renosterveld). There are over 500 recorded plant species in the area, including 50 red data species.

The Swartland Shale Renosterveld vegetation is suited to game species.

First Section of Fence completed

In October 2006, the completion of the first section of almost 4km of 2,1 metre high game fencing along the R27 between Parklands and Melkbosstrand represented a major, visible step towards a viably populated nature reserve. The fence is the result of a partnership between the municipality, CapeNature and the Friends of the BCA. The municipality provided the labour and materials, CapeNature supplied a team of expert field rangers to install the fence, and Friends of the BCA provided meals and refreshments for the Cape Nature staff during the 3 weeks they were on site.


Within the Blaauwberg Conservation Area is the site of the 1806 Battle of Blaauwberg, as well as relics from both World Wars.


The area contains remnants of late stone age middens.


The top of Blaauwberg Hill offers unparalleled views of Table Mountain and Robben Island.


Rhino roaming here?

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Blaauwberg Conservation Area