Rocherpan Nature Reserve

This 930 hectare nature reserve consists of a seasonal vlei (wetland) teeming with birds and wildflowers. Accommodation is available in the form of beautiful eco-cabins.

Located on the Berg Route

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West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

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Rocherpan Nature Reserve is located on the West Coast Way Berg Route. A birder’s paradise created by the closure of the Papskuil River

Rocherpan

In 1839 farmer Pierre Roche closed off the mouth of the Papskuil River to establish a grazing plane for his livestock behind the dunes. The result, years later, was a man-made seasonal wetland home today to some 150 species of birds.

In 1988 Rocherpan was declared a marine nature reserve to preserve the area. Birds roaming the wetland include the rare and endangered black oystercatcher, kelp gull and the Cape shoveller.

Rocherpan is known for more than 170 bird species: Ludwig’s Bustard, Fulvous Duck, Hottentot Teal, Pearl-Breasted Swallow, Black-winged Pratincole

Find Rocherpan Nature Reserve on the West Coast Way Berg Route.

Distance from Cape Town: 178.9km
Where: R27
Open 7 days a week | R40 (adults) R20 (kids
Contact: +27 (0)79 203 1092 | [email protected] | www.capenature.co.za


Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

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