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Carp Fish dying

Common Carp (Cyrprinus carpio) have been dying in large numbers in Zeekoevlei over the past few weeks. This is assumed to be as a result of the Koi Herpes Virus that is presently active in the vleis in the south of Cape Town. Common Carp are an alien species of fish originating in Europe and […]


19 Jan Posted by in Uncategorized | 9 comments

When you have power – and where to use it…

Just a friendly reminder due to an increase in complaints regarding the use of power boats in home bay Water_area_By_law_Eng BY-LAW RELATING TO THE USE AND CONTROL OF RECREATIONAL WATER AREAS AND BOATING, 2010  (16) No person may on Zeekoevlei –  (a) operate a power boat or cause or permit it to be operated at […]


Water Bird Ringing tomorrow at Rondevlei

The weather is looking good for water bird ringing at Rondevlei (False Bay Nature Reserve) tomorrow. We will be targeting the colony of Glossy Ibis tomorrow and other water birds we might find in the reed beds. If any FOZR members would like to assist there is space for four people to come along on […]


06 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Black Sparrowhawk youngster

I photographed this young Black Sparrowhawk on Monday (4 Aug) at Rondevlei. You will notice in one of the photos that is has colour rings on its legs and was rung last year on the 19th September 2013 by Ann Koeslag on the Alphen Trail in Constantia. Black Sparrowhawk are one of the larger local […]


05 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Reminder: Fynbos planting

Please join FOZR to plant rare fynbos in VB park opp guard hut this Saturday from 9am to 11am. Bring spade and boots. Refreshments supplied. Kirstenbosch have given us 200 Erica vericillata to grace our park. see below.


26 May Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Found at the Weir – SA Flag dogs collar



22 May Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Endangered Sand Fynbos to replace thirsty gum tree

Join the Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei for a morning of restoration. We will be planting in Van Bloemenstein Park near the community hall on the site shown in the photo below.                 City Nature Conservation will be supplying plants, snacks and drinks. The plants will include 2 endangered […]


Family Fun Walk and Festival

  Join us for a family fun walk and festival at the False Bay Ecology Park on Saturday, 12 April 2014.   Come and take part in the walk (4km, 5,5km or 6,8km) and view beautiful birds and scenery, answer a few environmental questions and stand a chance to win prizes in a lucky draw. […]


10 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Plants in memory of Father John Oliver

There has been some confusion about the process of donating indigenous plants for Van Bloemenstein Park in memory of Father John (as requested by his family in stead of bringing flowers to his funeral). For anyone wanting to do this, here are the options: Option 1: For a bundle of 10 mixed fynbos plants (R150), email […]


Notice of Prescribed Ecological Burn

FBEP burn notice 22Feb2013 To owner and occupier Notice of Prescribed Ecological Burn Where: False Bay Nature Reserve, Rondevlei Section, Erica field and reed beds surrounding the fishing platforms (North East corner of the vlei) Date: April 2013 Please note: • Burning permits will be obtained from the Air Quality Management and Fire Departments. • We are required […]