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19 May Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

a Poem written by a little girl of 12 years old in mid 1974 whilst in form 1 in Rhodesia.

Choosing Names A newly born babe snuggled up to its mother; And then there were two and then another; Four little hippos soon closed their eyes, But mother and father gave coughs and sighs For they didn’t know what name to call The babies at their feet so clumsy and small. “Hipples”: Mother thought her […]


18 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Controlled ecological burn at Rondevlei Nature Reserve

MEDIA RELEASE NO. 197 / 2010 17 MARCH 2010 The management of the Rondevlei Nature Reserve would like to alert residents in its vicinity that they will be conducting a controlled burn on a portion of the eastern boundary of the reserve, adjacent to Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei. The burning operation is scheduled for either the […]


Annual carols by candlelight.

The Zeekoevlei Yacht club have graciously agreed again to host the annual carols by candlelight. This year it will be on Monday 21th December at 7.30pm, that’s 19h30. This is a community event that works best with lots of varied community input. If you have something to contribute – musically or creatively or you have […]


23 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Draw-up filling Zeekoevlei

Have spoken to the manager of ZV Nature reserve and the Vlei will fill up as follows: When it rains… The weir will be closed in the case of little or no rain at the end of July – thats soon folks or in the case of lots of rain at the end of the […]


05 May Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

1st Zeekoevlei Sea Scout Troop to be Launched

Phillip ‘Skipper’ Shaw will be starting a Zeekoevlei Sea Scout Troop on 8 May. Phillip is currently running a scout troop in Retreat, which in the 2.5 years since its inception, has grown to seven patrols, three girl patrols and four boy patrols, averaging between six and seven scouts each. Both boys and girls between […]


05 Feb Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Shosholoza shines

From The Sowetan – 05 February 2009 Team has got new members Team Shosholoza, who won a pre-match start after beating America’s Cup defenders Alinghi for the second time on Tuesday, returns to the water today in Auckland, New Zealand. Speaking to Sowetan from New Zealand, team spokesman Di Meek said they were sure to […]


02 Jan Posted by in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Improving your lifestyle

Happy new year to all you readers and nature lovers. I have been building and renovating in the Zeekoevlei area for about 3 years now and have met some amazing people who I have become friends with. It has given me much joy and satisfaction to work in this stunning area as well as improving […]


20 Apr Posted by in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Start of winter

Hi, all you vleibours.  Winter is knocking on our doorstep and soon the warm fires will be burning in our lounges.  This week I was treated with a couple of wind still mornings on arriving at the vlei.  The glass-like smooth water reflected the trees and mountains so magicly I had to stop and admire […]


13 Dec Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

ZeekoeFees 2007

Hi there, Here are some photos I took at the ZeekoeFees. I have resized these for the web so the resolution is not fantastic. Should you like to have a free copy of the original hi-res image, please contact me thru this website or on 0834471359. I can print any pictures wanted at a cost […]


23 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

ZCA AGM 2nd attempt 17April 2008

Hey if you are resident in Zeekoevlei and you are not there, its not our problem, its yours its at 19h00 thats 7 pm. Richard Cammell ZCA chairman Hopefully the residents of Zeekoevlei will bother to turn up… Please note I will be standing down from the committee as will the vice chair, so if this […]