The Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary was once a wastewater treatment works near the estuary of the Lourens River. Today, the site is home to many coastal and wetland birds. It is conserved as part of the Lourens River Protected Natural Environment. The Somerset West Bird Club helps to look after the sanctuary, which falls under the management of Helderberg Nature Reserve.
Although enormous potential exists within this reserve, it is often under threat from vandals due to its isolated location.
ADDRESS: Broadway Boulevard, Strand
OPENING HOURS: Not applicable
SIZE: 10 ha
ENTRANCE FEE: None
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Taxi
ACTIVITIES: The site offers a bird hide, and birdwatchers are advised to visit in groups.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: None
CONTACT: Tel 021 851 6982; fax 021 851 2148
Source: City of Cape Town (2010) City of Cape Town nature reserves: A network of amazing biodiversity. City of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.