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Introduction to Atlantis Dunes - Cape Town - South Africa

Atlantis Dunes is a priority nature site, about 45km from central Cape Town & forms part of the City’s Biodiversity Network. 

The conservation area protects not only the Atlantis Aquifer, the main water supply for Atlantis, Mamre and Pella, but also many plant species and a rich natural and cultural heritage. 

Atlantis Sand Fynbos cover about 3 000 hectares (12 square kilometers), & is administered by the City of Cape Town. Mobile dunes and limestone outcrops are some of the outstanding and unusual features. Water birds breed and feed in the many natural and artificial wetlands. Lizards, amphibians and mammals such as Steenbok, Cape Grysbok, the Small Grey Mongoose, Mole Rats and Caracal have all been recorded in the area. There are also some big ass snakes. 


ADDRESS: Corner of R27 and Dassenberg Drive, Atlantis - click here for map. 

Main Gate S33 35 54.2 E18 26 55.7

OPENING HOURS: For activities in the Atlantis Dunefields: 07:00-19:00 (with pre-arranged permits)
SIZE: Approximately 3 000 ha (12 sq/km)
ENTRANCE FEE (2010/11): Pre-arranged day permits: R10 per person on foot, R105 per 4X4 vehicle (incl. 4 people)
- Annual permits (pro-rata): 4X4 vehicles R1 020, (Must have green ID book when applying for annual permit as well as vehicle/trailer make, model, colour and registration number)
- Permits only available to purchase at the City's Bulk Water head office, 38 Wale Street, Cape Town and at the Wesfleur Cash Office, opposite the police station in Atlantis - opening hours: 08:00-12:30 (weekdays and the first and last Saturday of the month)

ACTIVITIES: sand-boarding, filming, 4x4 driving, picnics, bird watching, 

What's the Club all about?


We are Social Club whose main objective is to promote and support all aspects of the hobby of off road driving, in particular at Atlantis Dunes.