Paddle 2 on the 5th June 2011.
From Muizenberg on the False
Bay to Milnerton in Table Bay;
via the vleis, rivers, canals, and waterways along the Peninsula and across the
SUP (stand up paddlers) Guy Bubb and Glen Thompsion starting in the Zandvlei estuary mouth
at Muizenberg before sunrise.
The 2011 Penisula Paddle took place on
Sunday, 5th June celebrating World Environment Day.
Follow the route with all the people who joined in along the way,
demonstrating that the "thinking and behaviour within civil society is changing"
and these participants want to highlight the level of neglect and abuse of the
canals and and rivers within the City. They have chosen these rivers and canals,
as it is possible to traverse part of the Cape Flats along the Peninsula from
False Bay to Table Bay.
Start at Zandvlei.
ride from Plumstead to Access Park in Kenilworth.
canal into the Black and Vygieskraal Rivers.
Black River to Table Bay.
Table Bay into the Diep River and the end at the Milnerton Canoe
The Water Quality test results.
Water analysis guidelines for City of Cape Town. new
The Constantia Bulletin article
The Constantia Bulletin article on 23/06/2011 page 1. new
The Constantia Bulletin article on 23/06/2011 page 2. new
See this link
the official Peninsula Paddle website.
See this link
SUPSA - sports body: www.supsa.org.za
this link Naish SUP Africa http://www.sup-culture.com/
Peter Petersen who provided SUP boards.
started at 07h00 on Sunday at the Zandvlei estuary mouth and
finished at the Milnerton Canoe Club at about 16h30.
Viewing points and approximate
Start at the mouth of Zandvlei
in False Bay 07h00
Mullet Close at about 07h45.
Sand River canal along Prince
George Drive till 08h15
various bridges along the Sand
River canal in Retreat till 09h30
Princessvlei till 10h15 there
will be various activities till about 13h00
Bicycle ride from Plumstead to
Access Park about 12h00, where the canoes go back into the water of the
Kromboom River canal
along the canals along side the
M5 freeway then through the Mowbray Golf Course into the Vygieskraal River
along into the Black River next
to the N2 and M5 freeways and clover leaf road interhange
along past Valkenberg and the
Observatory past Raapenberg Wetlands under the N1 freeway at about
through the Paarden Eiland
industrial area to the mouth of the Black River into Table Bay at 15h30
paddle along the coast and into
the Milnerton lagoon and end at the Milnerton Canoe Club House at Woodbridge
Island at 16h00.
The Diep River - Milnerton Lagoon
and the Peninsula Paddlers nearly at the end Milnerton Canoe Club about 25 kms
Table Mountain in the background. What a stunning day!!
The paddle will involve a team
of intrepid social activists and outdoor adventurers from diverse backgrounds as they
paddle the inland waterways that join False Bay to Table Bay.
On route they will connect with community organisations at as many points as possible, highlighting the social and
environmental challenges that confront the interface between human and freshwater aquatic
communities in Cape Town.
If you are interested
in paddling or supporting the 2011 Peninsula Paddle.
For more information and about the day’s
activities visit our website: http://peninsulapaddle.wordpress.com
initial - 2010 Peninsula Paddle.
Lee and Trevor Johnston. Kevin
sequence of the 2010 event below.
Introduction and Background.
Zandvlei - False Bay.
Sand River canal.
de Waal Road in Southfield.
Race Course Nature Reserve.
down to the Black River.
at Woodstock Beach - Table Bay.