Dassen Island from the air

(33 25'S 18 05'E), 19m high and 220 hectares in extent, is situated 4,5 miles SW of Ysterfontein Point and is a proclaimed Guano Island.
The island consists of a fine grained granite outcrop overlaid with sand and sandy soil which, during the winter, support a luxuriant carpet of vegetation. The largest colony of African Penguins inhabit the island, and many other species of land and sea birds are also to be seen there.


Penguins on Dassen Island

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DASSEN ISLAND
Co-ordinates

YESTERYEAR
A short history of Dassen Island

MIRAGES
Good mirages are rare in these latitudes, especially with our cool climate. But at Jakkalsfontein there is, as we know, often more than meets the eye.

OIL SPILL
Jakkalsfontein staff and home owners were actively involved in assisting Cape Nature Conservation and Marine and Coastal Management with part of the biggest ever operation to save those birds unaffected by the oil, and to rescue the oiled ones.

ENVIRONMENT OF DASSEN ISLAND


TOUGH, TOUGHER, HONEY BADGER…

2009/07/01

By Steyn Marais Reserve Manager

One of Jakkalsfontein’s more secretive residents is the honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known by the Afrikaans name, ratel. The only glimpse that...

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2011/02/03


Jakkalsfontein Flowers

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