We strive to conserve the indigenous fauna and flora of the Zandvlei so that these vital natural resources can benefit all who live in the area and the surrounds.




Zandvlei Trust has a vision to educate local adults and youngsters alike. We want to impart knowledge, skills and a passion for conservation so that the surrounding community can play a more active role in protecting the biodiversity of the area.




Zandvlei Trust holds regular informative talks and presentations by professionals and experts. These sessions are open to the public and cover topics of interest relating to conservation.

History and management of the Zandvlei Estuary

This short video provides a fascinating insight into the history of the estuary, including the environmental challenges it faces and the approaches being used to sustainably manage the reserve. Narrated by our ExCom Chair David Muller!


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The Zandvlei Trust’s strives to enhance the benefits of the nature reserve for all and aid in its conservation. These objectives can only be achieved by means of your participation and involvement. We need your support and assistance to make things happen.

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Latest News

Zandvlei Talks – 26 Sept to 1 Oct 2022

We are excited about our upcoming Zandvlei Talks Programme. A whole week of fascinating talks and a great opportunity to learn more about the vlei. The series of talks takes place during school holidays so also a wonderful opportunity for high school students interested in

BoSSIES: People are Doing it for The Strandveld

The BoSSIES project was started in 2007 as a partnership between the Zandvlei Trust and the City of Cape Town. The idea was to plant indigenous species along local sidewalks with the aim of reconnecting people with – not just nature as it is, but

FynbosLIFE: Where There’s Fynbos, There’s Life

By Caitlin Von Witt Wintertime means planting season and so it’s been all systems go for us these past few months. In March FynbosLIFE was contracted by the internationally funded “SOS Rapid Response” active restoration project run by Friends of Tokai Park, for the project’s

The Quandary of the Pondweed

It is no secret that our beautiful vlei is facing serious challenges which appear to have increased rather drastically over the past few years. Sewage leaks (mainly) have caused an overload of nutrients into the system, resulting in murky water, a shift in aquatic plant

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