PNR Main entrance


The Palmiet Nature Reserve offers:

  • Scenery: spectacular cliffs, river, forest and grassland
  • Birds and Plants: over 150 bird and 170 tree species
  • Trails: 15 km of guided and self guided trails: sunset and night trails
  • Environmental education: ecology, iron and stone age cultures
  • Recreational: braai and picnic sites, disabled trail
  • Solitude experiences
  • Research
  • Frank Farrer Hall: environmental friendly community uses and education
  • Open 7am to 6 pm
  • No biking. running or canoe trails

    Guided trails 1st Sunday each month at 8.30am. No charge, but donations towards PNR welcome. Meet at main entrance at the end of Old new Germany Road.
    Warren Friedman Monthly Guided Trail 031-2622935.
    Self Guided walk in PNR   No charge, but donations to PNR can be made. Other guided trails, including in Zulu, and braai, including breakfast, lunch and sunset with a night trail , charge per head, can be organised.

  • Packs of well fed domestic dogs found hunting in the reserve will be trapped and in extreme circumstances shot by rangers. There is also a chance of your pet being caught in a snare. Dogs leave their scent behind and discourage sightings of the reintroduced Bushbuck and other mammals.

    Enquiries & bookings: Reserve Office 031 266 8015

    Information: Jean Senogles 031 2665240

  • Bushbuck Release July 2014
Palmiet Nature Reserve Weather Forecast

Site Credits:

  • Bergtheil Local History Museum Westville for research material and photographs.
  • Mike Cottrell for research papers & management plan.
  • Clive Read Webmaster.
  • Nick Evans for photos.
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    Related Links:

Primates Africa Monkey Help Line
WESSA  Wildlife Society of South Africa
Avianeco Guided Bird Tours


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