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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Bordjiesrif

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The dive site Bordjiesrif is a shoreline rocky reef in the Buffels Bay area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Understand[edit]

Aerial photo of the dive site at Bordjiesrif (Photo CDS&M)

Position[edit]

S34°18.99’ E018°27.83’


This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required.


Depth[edit]

Fairly shallow.


Topography[edit]

Sandstone reef.


Conditions[edit]

Winter dive area, though also dived in summer when conditions allow as it is popular as a snorkelling site for Rock Lobster. Exposed to south easterly winds and waves, and access could be tricky through surf.


Facilities[edit]

Adequate paved parking. Parks Board facilities are usually clean and well maintained.

Get in[edit]

Normally a shore dive, but there is a slipway at the site.


There is an entrance fee to enter the Cape Point area of the National Park.

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Marine life[edit]

Extensive kelp forests and a popular Kreefing spot.


Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

No particular route recommended.

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

No site specific hazards known.

Skills[edit]

Suitable for training and entry level divers, and popular as a snorkelling site


Equipment[edit]

No special equipment recommended.

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