Newlands Forest


Newlands Forest is a conservancy area on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, beside the suburb of Newlands, Cape Town. It is owned and maintained by the Table Mountain National Parks Board, along with the City Parks Department of Cape Town covering an area of 400 hectares.

Coordinates: 33°58′15″S 18°26′30″E / 33.97083°S 18.44167°E


Due to its location on the mountain slopes, there are impressive views eastward over the Cape Flats.

Natural transition zone between endangered Granite Fynbos and Peninsula Shale Fynbos


  • Silver Tree
  • Yellowwood trees
  • Woodsy creek bed
  • Silver tree flowers


Wildlife in the forest includes; Chaffinch, Cape White-eye, Grassbird, Southern Double-collared Sunbird, African Black Swift, Alpine Swift, White-rumped Swift, Black Saw-wing Swallow, Great Striped Swallow, African Olive Pigeon, Cape Canary, monkeys, African wild dog and ground hornbill.


  • Raptor watching
  • Hiking
  • Natural walks
  • Bird watching
  • Pathway walks
  • Waterfall viewing

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