The Zandvlei Trust (ZVT) is a community led public benefit organisation dedicated to protecting the natural resources of the Zandvlei and its immediate surrounds.
ZVT is a registered non-profit run by a group of passionate volunteers who live in the area. We offer tax savings for public donations and are always extremely grateful for any contributions that we receive.
The ZVT was established in 1988. The inaugural meeting taking place at the Imperial Yacht Club in Lakeside with representatives from the City, Botanical Society, Sea Scouts, recreation clubs, residents’ associations and the Cape Bird Club in attendance.
Over the last 25 years the Trust has continuously pushed for better management of the vlei and its surrounding environs. Various scientific tests have been conducted on many different biological aspects of the vlei including water salinity and weed growth. These are all important factors that contribute to a healthy water system and have an important role to play in maintaining and increasing the size of the beautiful Zandvlei Nature Reserve.