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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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rietvlei Wetland: Table Bay Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/02/2023.