Matatiele Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 5,050 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high near favourable medium
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Site summary
Matatiele town is situated in the most westerly part of southern KwaZulu-Natal. A notable feature of the landscape is the wide valley, the Cedarville Flats. Matatiele Commonage lies due south of Matatiele town, and abuts directly onto it. Most of the site is pure grassland. Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi occurs at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Matatiele Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.