De Hoop Vlei

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De Hoop Vlei

  • Country: 
    South Africa
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    750 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    34°27'S 20°23'E
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De Hoop Vlei. 12/03/75; Western Cape; 750 ha; 34°27'S 020°20'E. Provincial Nature Reserve. A coastal lake of seasonally varying levels of water and salinity, formed when dunes blocked the course of the Sout River. Important for numerous species of wintering and staging waterbirds. A major research programme is under way to monitor the impact of the military test range on the ecology of the reserve and surrounding area. The native turtle, common in the 1960s, has since become rare. Ramsar site no. 34. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Western Cape

  • National legal designation: 
    • provincial nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 


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