Make the most of free access to Table Bay Nature Reserve this weekend

2017-03-13 18:02
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Cape Town- Always wanted to visit the Table Bay Nature Reserve? Well this weekend will be your chance as the reserve is hosting an open weekend, coinciding with Milnerton Aquatic at the Rietvlei Water Area this weekend. 

The general public will not be allowed to practise water sports within the recreational water area during the 24-hour sailing challenge over the weekend, however are encouraged to make use of this wonderful opportunity.

The MyCiTi bus service is offering free and unlimited trips on 19 March. The services will be available from the morning when the service commences, until the evening when the last buses depart.

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”This is a great opportunity for residents and tourists to visit the nature reserve and to get first-hand experience of how easy and convenient it is to use the MyCiTi service to go places around Cape Town,’ said Councillor Brett Herron, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport and Urban Development.

Spectators and visitors are encouraged to use public transport or arrive on for due to limited parking. There are several MyCiTi bus stops along Blaauwberg Road that are about a kilometre from the main entrance.

The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Management Department will control access to the nature reserve. For safety reasons no dogs, alcohol, kites or drones are allowed in the nature reserve.

The reserve also offers opportunities for wildlife photography, bird-watching, nature-based environmental education programmes, as well as shore-based fishing, picnicking and braaing at designated areas.

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