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About Akkerendam Nature Reserve

The Akkerendam Nature Reserve was established in 1967 and is situated just outside of Calvinia. The reserve is 2750 hectares in size and incorporates the majestic Hantam Mountain.

There is a wide variety of flora and fauna to see, including sword lilies, Cape asters, and brown peppering plants. The reserve is also a proclaimed bird sanctuary with more than 65 bird species, such as the fairy flycatcher, the black-headed canary, and layard's tit-babbler. The best time to visit the reserve is during flower season in September.

There are two hikes across the Hantam Mountain, one being relatively easier than the other. You can expect to spot the endangered sterkboom as well as the magnificent star tree which is unique to the region. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic and relax within the stunning scenery. The reserve is open daily and there is no entrance fee.

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Accommodation near Akkerendam Nature Reserve

Calvinia Magic Garden

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Carmel Villa

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Kleinplasie Guesthouse

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Ymansdam Camping & Self-cater...

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Akkerendam Nature Reserve Map

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Akkerendam Nature Reserve is 4.7km from the centre of Calvinia , the nearest airport 311.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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