Events around the Cape Town City Nature Challenge 2019

A variety of events will be held around the city. Join us at ones near you or at areas you have never visited or your favourite reserve!.

Please visit this page regularly as updates will be posted as they become available. Events will also be posted on our Facebook page at
Click on the event to find out the details.

If you would like to meet like-minded people, or would like to find out more about our species from local experts, or just discover the wildlife in your area, join us at one of our events. Typically events last for an hour or two, and will give you an opportunity to get some observations posted.

All City of Cape Town Nature Reserves will have open days and free access on all four days of the challenge.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will have free access on Friday 26 if you show your app with City Nature Challenge observations on your smartphone.
Table Mountain National Park requires valid Wild or Activity cards at paypoints - the rest of the National Park is open access.
The City of Cape Town is providing extra security at reserves. All activities are entirely at your own risk.


Friday - 26 April
Schools in nature reserves: contact your local nature reserve for details.
Arderne Gardens Nature Challenge, Kenilworth
Bothasig Fynbos Reserve BioBlitz, Bothasig
Bioblitz at Joostenberg conservation site, Brakenfell
Communitree City Nature Challenge (all week - see below)
Company Gardens in a Snapshot, City Centre
CREW Klipheuwel to Joostenberg Bioblitz, Klipheuwel
Friends of Lions Head & Signal Hill City Challenge, City Centre
Kirstenbosch Streams Mini-Challenge , Kirstenbosch - all day
Photo walk at Cape Flats Nature Reserve, Bellville
Table Bay Birding, Rietvlei
Tokai Arboretum Nature Challenge, Tokai
Vesuvius Way Bioblitz, Mitchells Plain
Kirstenbosch Streams Mini-Challenge , Kirstenbosch - all day
Bioblitz at False Bay Nature Reserve, Zeekoekvlei
Rondebosch Common night walk, Rondebosch

Saturday - 27 April
Blaauwberg Burn Bioblitz, Blaauwberg
Blaauwberg Coastal Bioblitz, Blaauwberg
Blaauwberg Hiking Trail Bioblitz, Blaauwberg
Bracken Bioblitz, Brackenfell
Cape Flats Nature Reserve Challenge, Bellville
Constantia Valley Green Belt Bioblitz: Grootboschkloof, Constantia
CREW Tygerberg Bioblitz, Tygerberg
CREW Mamre to Atlantis Bioblitz, Mamre (numbers limited)
Do your own green thing, Kommetjie
Elsieskraal River Pinelands iNaturalist Bioblitz & Clean Up, Pinelands
Herp Koeberg Nature Reserve Bioblitz, Koeberg (Fully subscribed)
Liesbeek take on the City Nature Challenge, Liesbeek
Rondebosch Common Bioblitz, Rondebosch
Table Bay Bioblitz, Rietvlei
There’s more than birds at the Strandfontein “Smelly Ponds”, Strandfontein
V&A Waterfront Bioblitz, Waterfront
Dalebrook Tidal Pool Diving ‘Bioblitz’, Dalebrook
Looking beyond birding at Rondevlei Nature Reserve, Rondevlei
Lower Tokai Park Bioblitz, Tokai Park
Rondebosch Common Bioblitz, Rondebosch

Sun Valley Shoot-About: Sun Valley, Noordhoek
Tokai Arboretum Nature Challenge


Sunday - 28 April
Fungi Foray, Tokai Arboretum
Herp Table Mountain Bioblitz, Constantia Neck
Kenilworth Bioblitz, Kenilworth Racecourse
Liesbeek take on the City Nature Challenge, Liesbeek
Shipwreck Trail, Cape of Good Hope, Olifantsbos
Take Back our Mountains” and SANParks hike to Sentinel Peak and Seal Island
Tygerberg Nature Reserve CREW Challenge, Tygerberg



Monday - 29 April
Species Mop up: contact your local CREW or Friends group for details.
Bioblitz at Haasendal Nature Reserve, Kuilsriver
Bioblitz at Harmony Flats, Paardevlei, and Kogelbaai, Gordons Bay
Intaka island bioblitz
Schoongesight Blitz, Camphill Village (details pending)
Rocky shore bioblitz at Strandfontein Pavillion, Strandfontein
Rondvlei pathway bioblitz, Rondevlei
Steenbras Nature Reserve Wetland Wander, Steenbras
Tygerberg Nature Reserve BioBlitz, Tygerberg


Tidal pool probing with George & Margo Branch, Dalebrook
There are also some cool projects - why not participate in them!:

•• Cape Town Ant Atlas - Atlassing Ants is Awesome!
•• Cape Town School Nature Challenge - Is your class taking part?
•• Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle Atlas - Help us map this scourge.

Communitree Invites you to help document and monitor their sites. The focal sites for the Communitree Nature Challenge are:

Thanks to all the groups and people who have staged these events. None of this would have been possible without you.

  • - - Events completed : we trust you enjoyed participating in your choice of events - - -


False Bay Underwater Club talk on Wed 24 April at 20h00 hosting Georgina Jones, Wynberg

Posted on 02 April, 2019 13:30 by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo


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