Rietvlei Wetland: Table Bay Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (1998)
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Area: 527 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
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Site summary
This reserve lies between Tableview and Milnerton in the northern sector of the Greater Cape Town Metropolitan area. A range of natural and semi-natural habitats exists in this fluctuating wetland, which floods in winter, and dries out in summer when the estuary mouth closes. The high diversity of waterbirds is due to the wide range of wetland habitats present and the proximity of Rietvlei to the ocean, which allows both freshwater and coastal species to exploit the system.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rietvlei Wetland: Table Bay Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.