- Western Cape
- Pledge Nature Reserve
Pledge Nature Reserve, Western Cape
The Pledge Nature Reserve is situated in Knysna in the Western Cape, South Africa.
It is hard to believe that this 10 hectare local nature reserve was once a dumping site for builders’ rubble and refuse. It is now registered as a non-profit organization after being rescued by a group of people who cleared it of alien species and declared it a reserve.
It is a fairly unknown reserve therefore offering peace and tranquility to visitors, along with over 90 species of birds as well as grysbok, mongoose, porcupine and spotted genet. The reserve is made of fynbos, wetland and forest filled with small ponds, streams and and approximately 250 species of indigenous plants creating an exceptional beauty. Pathways and benches provide peaceful retreats throughout the reserve. Various trails are available, one in particular takes you to the highest point in the reserve to a lookout point that offers a view of the town across the lagoon and out to “ The Heads”. An evening walk along this trail is available by appointment.
The reserve is open from sunrise to sunset every day, so take your camera, binoculars and pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a beautiful day in the forest, right in the middle of town.
Things to do and see
- Information Booth
- Reserve Trails
- Full Moon Walk (by appointment)
- Dogs on leads are permitted
- Wheelchair friendly
A nominal fee is charged, between R10 and R20. Please contact the reserve directly to confirm pricing.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 28˚C with high rainfall in October.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 21˚C with the lowest rainfall in June.
Tel: +27 (0)44 382 3712
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