Wilderness Lakes

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Wilderness Lakes

  • Country: 
    South Africa
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,300 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    33°59'S 22°40'E
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Wilderness Lakes. 28/06/91; Western Cape; 1,300 ha; 33°59'S 022°39'E. National Park, Wilderness Area, Nature Reserve. A series of three permanent, interconnected coastal lakes linked to the Indian Ocean; includes a dune system with associated thickets, woodlands, marshes, and reedbeds. Important numbers of locally-migrant resident birds as well as staging and breeding birds use the site, which supports 285 native plant species, 32 fish species (several of which use the site as a nursery area), and a diverse marine invertebrate fauna. The lakes provide a major form of flood control. Ramsar site no. 524. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

Administrative region: 
Western Cape

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 


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