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21 Nov Posted by in Environment | 2 comments

Come and Learn about our CRITICALLY Endangered Butterfly

If this butterfly survives another 5 years it will be a man made miracle, FoZR will be hosting an informative talk on the Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger on Thursday Evening at the Rondevlei Tearoom. This little skipper butterfly is on the brink of extinction, occurring close to home in the Pelican Park section of False Bay […]


11 Nov Posted by in Environment | 5 comments

Shout out to those fine people defending the bush from this afternoons fire in Rondevlei!

Thanks you guys, also John, Nicky and Kai and the the others who turned out for the impromptu gathering 🙂  


Talk on the Cape Platanna by Dr John Measey

Dr John Measey is a Senior Researcher at the CIB based in the Department of Botany & Zoology at Stellenbosch University. John is Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Herpetology. He will be talking about the Cape Platanna (Xenopus gilli) frog species that has recently been discovered at Rondevlei. The species is endangered.  It is threatened by habitat […]


05 Nov Posted by in Environment | 5 comments

Puffadder Release 4 November 2017

Yesterday a small group of the Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei (FOZR) released a female puffadder into the southern side of Rondevlei. She was removed from a property in the southern suburbs the day before. Those who were present at her release saw how quickly an animal like this can disappear into a small bush […]


Would you like to get up close and personal with a Puffadder?

Hi All   Just a quickie, Dalton has a Puffadder he is going to release it tomorrow (Saturday) morning, if you wish to take a short hike, watch a puff adder being released and no doubt learn all about Puff Adders, their Rondevlei history and probably some latin, join us at 08h00 sharp at the […]


19 Oct Posted by in Environment | Comments

Notice of immediate implementation of water rationing across Cape Town

Hi (not sure what to call you, maybe subscribers of the FoZR Blog) It was suggested that I post this for those who have not yet seen it… so here goes….  City of Cape Town- Water Dashboard – click here for current state of affairs with dams, rainfall and water testing. OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER […]


Leopard Toad Talk – come one, come all…

Hosted by The Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei – FoZR will be hosting a series of talks over the next few months, so you might as well join FoZR and get the FREE stuff… When: Thursday 5 October at 19:00–20:30 Where: The Tea Room in the Rondevlei section of the False Bay Nature Reserve.   Entry: R15 for non FoZR […]


Drones in Zeekoevlei – do you have a shotgun?

Hi All I received the following from a resident “On Sunday 6 August and Sunday 13 August drones were being used over the vlei and on both days came very close to and over my property while I was in my garden. On 6 August the drone approached from the water’s edge and faced directly […]


14 Aug Posted by in Environment | 3 comments

Recycling and where to go now that the scout hall has closed down

Hi All I went to a place in Retreat, if you drive down Retreat road from the m5, turn left into tenth ave, a couple of blocks down you will see a recycle place on your left. Just stop outside and the “locals ” are quite willing to take your stuff from your car because […]


11 Aug Posted by in Environment | Comments

Short Planting Session – Tomorrow Sat 12 August

Hi all another post from Dalton Gibbs. – Come and help if you can, you will not be bored, see below for details. There is a consignment of plants that have suddenly become available for Rondevlei and we would like to get these into the ground  before the dryness sets in. Apologies for the very short […]