De Hoop Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 40,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 medium near favourable high
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Site summary
De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated near the southern tip of the African continent and comprises a unique diversity of natural habitats and at least 260 bird species have been recorded at the reserve; 97 are waterbirds, primarily dependent on the Ramsar-designated De Hoop Vlei. The vlei on average supports over 8 000 birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: De Hoop Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.