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15 Jan 2018 Posted by in Environment, Uncategorized | 8 comments

The latest buzz – singing Carpenter Bees …

If you have driven down Peninsula Road recently you would hopefully have noticed the pink floral display on the “Erica field” at Rondevlei. These pink flowers are from Orphium frutescens (Teeringbos), whose flowers have waxy petals to allow them to flower later in the harsher conditions of summer. This allows them an advantage over many […]

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11 Nov 2017 Posted by in Environment | 5 comments

Shout out to those fine people defending the bush from this afternoons fire in Rondevlei!

Thanks you guys, also John, Nicky and Kai and the the others who turned out for the impromptu gathering 🙂  

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05 Nov 2017 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 […]

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03 Nov 2017 Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

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 […]

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26 Oct 2017 Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Man made Magic in Nature – reminder of tonights event at the Rondevlei Tearoom…

Dalton Gibbs will be giving a talk entitled “Connecting our Vlei’s to the Sea Again” TONIGHT Thursday 26 October from 7pm. As always this promises to be fun, social and informative. See http://www.zeekoevlei.co.za/2017/10/connecting-vlei-with-the-sea-sea-fish-return-to-inland-waters/ for details, some comments below. Because it is very different to the movements of salmon, in fact the opposite, come and find out I […]

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19 Oct 2017 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 […]

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18 Sep 2017 Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Free Concert and parade

Free Concert and Parade  

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21 Aug 2017 Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 5 comments

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 […]

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14 Aug 2017 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 […]

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11 Aug 2017 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 […]

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