Pledge Nature Reserve

Pledge Nature Reserve

Pledge Nature Reserve

Pledge Nature Reserve

The Reserve falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom, which, with its 8600 plant species, is the worlds’ richest temperate flora. A significant opportunity exists to research small mammals, reptiles and amphibians found in the Reserve.

Pledge Nature Reserve was declared a Local Nature reserve in the Provincial Government Gazette Notice of 11 October 1991. The reserve covers approximately 10ha and is administered by the Pledge Nature Reserve Trust. It is hard to believe that less than a century ago this green heart of Knysna was reduced to a brick-field. It was later used as a dumping ground which sullied the once clear streams.

Concerned townsfolk had the Reserve proclaimed and negotiated a long term lease with the Knysna Municipality. What followed was a highly successful, attempt to eradicate alien vegetation and restore the place to its original natural splendour.

Without doubt for those who can, it is well worth following the meandering trails along the streams to the Reserve’s highest point, where you will enjoy the view over the town and across the water to the distant Knysna Heads. Make sure you take part in our very popular full-moon walks to this viewpoint and enjoy an amazing experience.

Ticket sales

Adults – R20

Children – R10

Yearly tickets

Individuals – R250

Family – R400

Contact the Manager.

Tel: 044 382 3712

Cell: 083 629 9201

or Knysna Tourism

Tel: 044 382 5510