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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 […]


11 Aug Posted by in Environment | 5 comments

Toad Crossing Speed Hump

Hi All The  Nature Reserve has asked me to post the following for your info… The “speed hump tunnel” that was erected on Peninsula Rd is NOT part of the nature reserve. This was built and installed by a separate company and is not associated to the development of Leopard Toad underpasses taking place at […]


06 Jul Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

Quick before the vlei fills up

This is an appeal to help from Charlene Shaw, lets help and support – Hello neighbours! Here is a chance for as many of us as possible to jump into action and help our beloved Vlei: The little island on the Otter’s Creek side of the vlei is completely covered in Wandering Jew, an invasive […]


21 Jun Posted by in Environment | Comments

Imminent Closing of the Zeekoevlei Weir

Hi All I have received an email from the Environmental Management Department asking me to inform you that the weir will be closed THIS FRIDAY 23 June 2017. Please ensure that all shoreline maintenance is completed and that you are prepared for a hopefully once again FULL vlei. Please address any queries to Victoria Day […]