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09 Mar Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Reminder – Sunset Picnic Tonight!

Hi everyone, This is a friendly reminder of the sunset picnic happening tonight on the new CTEET island camping facility. Please bring your picnic, blanket, torch, and binoculars! We’ll be looking at the tracks on the shoreline, and we’ll dabble in a bit of star gazing once the sun goes down. Meet at 7pm sharp […]


06 Mar Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

Sunset Picnic – 9 March @ 19:00

Hi everyone, I hope to see you all for the sunset picnic at the CTEET Island Camp facility on Thursday, 9 March! Not just anyone gets to go on the island so this is a real treat! It is predicted to be a beautiful, warm evening. Please remember to bring your picnic, a warm jacket […]


02 Feb Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

World Wetlands Day – 2 February 2017!

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February to raise awareness about the value and importance of wetlands for humanity. This year the focus is on the role wetlands play in disaster risk reduction and how they aid us in coping with extreme weather events. The Two Oceans Aquarium has written a fantastic […]


24 Jan Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Latest FBNR Quarterly Report

Hi Everyone, The latest FBNR Quarterly Report (Oct-Dec 2016) has been added. Please click on the link below to take you to the page where you will find the past 3 quarterly reports.


Invasive Species Talk – 9 February @ 19:00

Hi Everyone, if you missed the fascinating talk on some of the most endangered butterflies in the world (only 30 – 40 left ON EARTH!) don’t miss this talk on the effects of invasive species on our fauna and flora. What is happening is often not understood by those not directly involved with conservation. There […]


13 Jan Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Litter Cleanup

The Friends will be hosting a litter cleanup of Zeekoevlei by boat. We will all meet at the Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club jetty (those with boats, and all those wanting to hitch a ride) for a brief strategy meeting. We will then head off to clean the vlei and return to the Zeekoe Vlei Yacht […]


12 Jan Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Invasive Species Competition!

The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition as part of the City’s Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) initiative. In order to control the spread of invasive species, the EDRR initiative has incorporated a Spotter Network whereby the aim is to collect information on the location of targeted invasive species […]


10 Jan Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Talk – Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger – 19 January 2017

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a happy festive season! To kick off the year we will be hosting an informative talk on the Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger (Kedestes barberae bunta) by Ismat Adams. This little skipper butterfly is on the brink of extinction, occurring close to home in the Pelican Park section of […]


13 Dec Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

Fire at the Weir

A fire broke out at the Zeekoevlei weir between 16:30 and 17:00 on Sunday, 11 December 2016. The cause of the fire is unclear, however arson is assumed due to the nature of the fires being randomly placed over a vast area. Five separate fires were successfully extinguished by the City Fire Department and City […]


12 Dec Posted by in News and Events | Comments

December Newsletter

The December newsletter is now available under the Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei drop-down tab – Newsletters. Alternatively, click on the link below: newsletter dec2016