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26 Aug Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

The Story of the Western Leopard Toad – Vaal Vlei

With the Western Leopard Toads now calling, you may be interested in this video that Naas Terblanche uploaded: The Story of the Western Leopard Toad. This is a little story about how we found it… Laurianne and I weren’t looking for toads. We were on the hunt for Shiraz from this famed valley shared by […]


FoZR Newsletter

Hi all, A FoZR newsletter has been added under  the “Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei” drop-down tab, titled “FoZR Newsletter”. What to expect in this months newsletters: Rehabilitation in the reserves Updates (The Gantouw Project) Season happenings (The Western Leopard Toad) Barn Dance report back Please check back every month for the latest newsletter! News […]


05 Aug Posted by in Environment | 14 comments

Zeekoevlei Water Quality

The water at Zeekoevlei is incredibly clear at the moment, probably clearer than it has been in years! This is linked to the dry summer we have had. If you have a chance today, go and treat yourself with a look!


13 Jul Posted by in Environment | Comments

Planting at Rondevlei – Friday, 15 July 2016!

Please join us at the Rondevlei main gate at 9:00am for a day of planting in the reserves. We will be planting local indigenous fynbos along the Rondevlei pathway, and we will take an interesting walk across the veld (the public seldom get to see this area) where we will plant along the Peninsula road fence […]


CTEET – Weird and wonderful wildlife holiday programme! 27 – 30 June 2016

CTEET is hosting a holiday club for children ages 8 – 11 at the Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Centre between the 27 – 30 June 2016.


20 Jun Posted by in Environment | Comments

Small job for FoZR? (Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei)

FOZR has decided to explore the possibility of appointing an employee to contribute to its sustainability and future effectiveness. However, in order to support the remuneration for this potential position, we would like to 1st explore whether there are revenue-generating activities which could contribute to the positional viability. We have various thoughts on what could […]


Youth Day 16 June 2016; Eland walk

Hi All Tomorrow is a public holiday and due to the rains we are unable to have our annual beach braai day at the Zeekoevlei weir beach. However as a last minute consolation for those who are up and about early there will be a morning walk with the Eland in the veld at Rondevlei. […]


Monthly Bird ringing at Rondevlei tomorrow

A reminder tomorrow will see monthly bird ringing take place at Rondevlei from 8 – 12 (weather dependent). With the cold front passing the day might prove to be bright and sunny. Bring along your breakfast or coffee and join; entrance free to Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei members. Last months ringing was very successful […]


Zeekoevlei Draw Down 2016

The 19th annual draw down took place at the Zeekoevlei weir (where else?) yesterday. Below are a couple of pictures of the event as we watched the vlei go free! For a short video on the event go to:


Rondevlei Ecological burn

The ecological burn of the eastern shoreline of Rondevlei was successfully completed last week; with a cold front coming on behind and reducing the amount of time needed to manage the fire. Some pictures below show scenes from the ecological burn. The area that was burnt had vegetation that was mostly 40 years+; where as […]