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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.
 
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.
  

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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.


Contents

Get in

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

Access

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.

Position

S34°18.99’ E018°27.83’


This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2009). A permit is required.

Understand

Depth

Fairly shallow.


Topography

Sandstone reef.


Conditions

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

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

See

Marine life

Extensive kelp forests and a popular Kreefing spot.


Photography

Suggested Routes

No particular route recommended.

Stay safe

Hazards

No site specific hazards known.

Skills

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


Equipment

No special equipment recommended.


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