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Zandvlei Talks – 26 Sept to 1 Oct 2022

September 16th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

How the “litter monsters” were born

September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletter 2022 Spring|

Previous chair of the Trust, David Muller, spearheaded the move to create art-installation litterbins at the litter hot spot of Thesen’s Bridge across The Narrows near the estuary mouth. They were supposed to be otters, but turned out the artist-welder Innocent Kasanhayi had no idea

Litterers Never Sleep 

September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletter 2022 Spring|

The metal litter grille upstream of Marina da Gama: unfortunately theft of the surrounding traps results in overspill of trash that has to be caught downstream. The planned bio-filter will be situated between here and our current nets. Although we have not been

Westlake Garden

September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletter 2022 Spring|Tags: |

After several years’ neglect we have focused efforts on cleaning up our Westlake garden. This indigenous garden was one of the first projects that brought the Trust together more than 30 years ago when the ground opposite the Lakeside shops was a rubbish dump and

When Dreams Come True

September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletter 2022 Spring|

View from the Chair  I arrived in Cape Town, green and eager to read for an environmental sciences degree. I had grown up swimming and fishing in the river where we lived (still a green belt somewhere north of Joburg). I was shocked to see

ZVT Village Heights – Eco Buddies programme

June 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

ZVT is providing financial support to the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) through its Village Heights programme to help it implement a two year environmental education programme for the youth. This project, entitled 'Eco Buddies', focuses around raising environmental awareness to a broad range

Vlei Veld Circle conservation awareness project

October 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Zandlvei Trust supporting exciting new Vlei Veld Circle conservation awareness project The Zandlvei Trust is supporting and exciting new initiative to raise awareness about our incredible but threatened fynbos diversity. Last week planting commenced at the new Vlei Veld Circle, a

Zandvlei Trust 2018: A Year in Review

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

2018 was a busy and rewarding year for The Zandvlei Trust. Please download and read our summary report to get an impression of all the conservation, education and awareness raising activities that were undertaken over the past year. Thanks to our members for their

Fluttering on the Brink of Extinction

February 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

An exciting project being run by the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust - CTEET in partnership with the City of Cape Town, based at Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve. The project is trying to save a Critically Endangered butterfly, that is endemic to the Cape Flats

Zandvlei Walk and Talk a Great Success

November 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you to everyone who participated on our ZVT Walk and Talk on the 24th of November. We were delighted by the turnout for this event and we’re committed to providing more opportunities to learn about the beauty of the reserve to our members through


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