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Protected areas database

DEAT is the custodian of GIS datasets on protected areas. DEAT is developing and maintaining a comprehensive spatial database on all protected areas in South Africa. This includes:

  • National parks
  • Nature reserves (including wilderness areas)
  • Protected environments
  • World heritage sites
  • Marine protected areas
  • Ramsar sites
  • Specially protected forest areas, forest nature reserves and forest wilderness areas
  • Botanical gardens
  • Mountain catchment areas

Spatial datasets will be available through this website in ESRI Shapefile and Google Earth formats.

The following datasets are currently available for download:

ESRI
Dataset Version
ESRI
Sahpefile format
Size
National Parks
08.12
National_Parks_08_12.zip
Ramsar Sites
08.05
Ramsar_Sites_08-05.zip
World Heritage Sites
08.01
World_Heritage_Sites_09.01.zip
Botanical Gardens
08.12
Botanical_gardens_08_12.zip

Google Earth
Dataset Version
Google Earth Format
Size
National Parks
08.12
National_Parks_08_12.zip
Ramsar Sites
08.05
Ramsar_Sites_08-05.zip
World Heritage Sites
08.01
World_Heritage_Sites_09.01.zip
Botanical Gardens
08.12
Botanical_gardens_08_12.zip
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