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Chacma baboons form part of the Peninsula’s rich biodiversity and they play a potentially significant ecological role in the Cape Floristic Region.

Baboon management is undertaken jointly by the City of Cape Town, South African National Parks (SANParks), SA Navy and CapeNature who are known collectively as the Baboon Technical Team (BTT). The management of baboons on the Cape Peninsula has made enormous strides in the last few years and baboon management has been successfully achieved and stabilised.

The City of Cape Town is committed to maintaining a sustainable baboon population on the Cape Peninsula, but is also responsible for the safety of residents and visitors. The Baboon Management Programme remains an important City of Cape Town initiative. It is undertaken for the benefit of all residents, hikers and visitors in, or moving through, baboon-affected areas in the southern Cape Peninsula.

Further reading

HWS Reports

Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS) Baboon Management Monthly Reports. Read more


Baboon rangers are employed to ensure that baboons in the 10 managed troops are effectively kept out of suburbs that lie on the fringes of each troop’s range. Read more

Tags, Collars & Tools

Various methods and tools are utilised for managing baboons on the Peninsula. Read more


Certain protocols must be followed when using paintball markers to manage baboons and for managing raiding baboons and dispersing males. Read more

Population Statistics

As a result of scientific baboon management, the Peninsula baboon population is steadily rising. Read more

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