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De Mond Nature Reserve

Address: Dirt Road, 30km from Struisbaai, South Africa
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Unusual small nature reserve with an incredible suspension bridge, lovely river and estuary, fantastic dunes and beach and a huge number of rare birds and plants.

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Struisbaai, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This park is a paradise! Walk alongside the Heuningnesrivier to a spectacular beach, where the river flows into the sea. Swim with tiny fishes in the shallow, pristine waters on the way to the beach, and marvel at the amazing bird life, including flamingoes that will sometimes put on a spectacular flight display, revealing their beautiful colour. High, pure white... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
8 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Staying in Aghulas we opted to visit De Mond barbecue its a 25 minute drive on a decent road. From the office you start by crossing a sturdy river bridge and have a choice of left for the beach or right for the dunes. Its a circular walk so we assumed we could walk along the beach and find a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The visit was very worthwhile and a must for nature lovers. the Heuningnesrivier is a tidal estuary so start your visit or hike a couple of hours before LOW tide to enjoy the flats at their best with the incoming tide. Very good selection of birdlife especially sea birds. The fishing is hard as there is no bait collection allowed... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The reserve proposes a 7km walk, which can be done slowly and is accessible to anyone. We has our picnic on the dunes spotting whales, but the site also offers tables and grass to have your picnic on, and a point of view on the area around. We had a wonderful time there.

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Sussex, UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The nature reserve is at the end of a gravel road about 20 km south of Bredasdorp. There's a small car park, with little shade, at the entrance gate and a day admission fee of R40 per person. There appeared to be other facilities, such as fishing, boat launching and maybe camping on the site. There is a toilet by... More

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