Zandvlei Trust

Views of Zandvlei

Send your photos of Zandvlei and anywhere surrounding it to  Gavin Lawson.


02/06/2016 - Take an aerial view of Zandvlei and Muizenberg beach.       new 02/06/2016.


photograph by Barry Parker.

Looking toward Muizenberg, the houses are below Boyes Drive in Lakeside, taken in March 2016.

photograph by Barry Parker.

The jetty in the north bay and the Telkom tower on Military Road in Coniston Park, Retreat.
Taken in March 2016.

photograph by Barry Parker.

The central lower peak is Steenberg Peak. Part of the Reserve seldom seen.
Taken in March 2016.

photograph by Barry Parker.

A view from above Lakeside taken on the Equinox - 21/03/2016. Looking in a NNE direction
over the Rutter Road Pond and the northern part of Zandvlei main waterbody.


Thank You, to every single person who volunteered their help and contributed to the welfare of the firefighters and the pilots of the aircraft. Also to the management of the combined services. Well done!

Condolences to those who lost their lives helping and their family and friends, also those who lost their property and posssesions.

          Well done to those who will be helping with the aftermath for weeks to come.

Muizenberg on fire  in March 2015.

Photograph by Andy Nix. See her website



Look what survived.

Photograph by Andy Nix. See her website

Silvermine viewing site, just off Ou Kaapse Weg, overlooking the Cape Flats towards Stellenbosch, 
after the fire in March 2015.

Photograph by Andy Nix. See her website

The mountain on 05/03/2015, looking towards Muizenberg from across Zandvlei.

The tri-angular green vegetated section above the water line, is the Old Boyes Drive section of the
Zandvlei Nature Reserve.

The dark patch is near the old Lakeside sand stone quarry.

Fires were still burning in the Tokai plantations and on some of the wine estates in the valley.

In the centre of the picture the top triangular vineyard was burnt. Smoke is still rising in many small pockets throughout the area.

photograph by Evanne Rothwell.

Slivermine over looking Zandvlei Nature Reserve and the False Bay Nature Reserve.

photograph by Evanne Rothwell.

The cone bushes casting sunlight shadows. They will drop their seed when the rains come.

photograph by Evanne Rothwell.

The stark beauty after the fire. They look like sun worshipers.

photograph by Evanne Rothwell.

The seed on the ground caught in the charcoal where they will possibly receive nutrients and the
conditions for germination to start a new tree. Some may be eaten by rodents and or insects.
The rest will be wind dispersed to nearby areas to germinate, so that the cycle of life begins again.

photograph by Evanne Rothwell.

A Protea cone with some of the seed held back to be wind dispersed, later when conditions improve.

photograph by Evanne Rothwell.

A potential new life!


photograph by David Muller.

Horse patrol in the caravan park area at Zandvlei.


photograph by Blane Fraser

A panoramic view at water level, while paddling off Park Island in June 2011. left is South and right is North, Devils Peak is on the right. The setting sun is over Constantiaberg.

The first light start of the Peninsula Paddle at the estuary mouth, False Bay in June 2011.


More photographs of Zandvlei and its surrounds.

14. Aerial views of Zandvlei. -
13. Dragon Boat Racing at Zandvlei. -
12. Gordon Richardson's photo's of Zandvlei. -
11. Spring 2011. -
10. Winter 2009. -
9. Autumn 2009. -
8. Spring 2007. -
7. Summer 2005. -
6. Winter 2004. -
5. Spring 2003. -
4. Spring 2002. -
3. Summer 2001 - 2002. -
2. Spring 2001. -
1. Winter 2001. -


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