Zandvlei Trust

The Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve.

A working partnership with the City of Cape Town and The Zandvlei Trust.

 

The People who make it happen.

Joshua Gericke                          Mark Arendse                             Edward Moses
Manager.                                     Environ. Education Manager.     
     Foreman.

Isgaak Crombie                            Rose Mankayi                         Shihabuddeen Khan
Weedharvester Operator.                WESSA intern,                         Site Co-ordinator
                                                    Environmental Education.

Tom Lautenbach                         James Mugabe
Student                                         Manager
                                                    Muizenberg East Satelite Conservation Area.

 

Contact     Joshua Gericke    The Manager  -  Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve.

Contact     Mark Arendse       The Manager  -  Environmental Education Centre.

Contact  a  Staff member

Contact    James Mugabe     The Manager  -  Muizenberg East Conservation Area.

ph/fax/ans   021 701 7542


How to get to the Nature Reserve and the Environmental Education Centre.

zvt-gzenr directions to zvnr jan 2010.jpg (73463 bytes)

Please make a note of times. The entrance gates are open.

(click on the map to enlarge the photo)

Reserve gate open times.

Day of the week. Time.
Week-ends and public holidays. 08H00 - 18H00.
Weekdays. 07H30 - 16H30.

 


1. In and around the Reserve. 

 

The new  viewing platform at the Sand River confluence, in progress on 03/02/2014.

Click to see whats happening in and around the Reserve.


2. Environmental Education Centre.           updated 17/04/2013.


photograph by Mark Arendse.

Children from Village Heights Community Centre visiting the EEC in April 2014.

Click to see more at the EE Centre.

 

Mini SASS (Stream Assessment Scoring System) is online and live, go to http://www.minisass.org    or

Download this information booklet, for a Mini SASS course or community monitoring water quality.
It is part of the River Health for Southern Africa.

Mini SASS Handbook produced by GroundTruth

Front and Back pages 651 KB .pdf
Inside pages 159 KB .pdf
Group Information page 875 KB .pdf
Dichotomous Key

1285 KB .pdf

 


3 . Water Weed Harvester (The Kingfisher).

The Kingfisher in operation during December 2011.

December 2011 update. 

July 2011 update.


4 . Student Projects.

Taariq Fakier  2011.


photograph by Margit van Heerden.                              photograph by Margit van Heerden. 

Checking the net contents for fish.               Recording the species and counts.


photograph by Margit van Heerden.                                              photograph by Margit van Heerden. 

Checking the length of the fish on the measure board.   A Sand Shark being measured.

Taariq's Fish project.


Fay Howa 2007 and 2008.                         Andrew Taylor 2008.

1. Fay's Karoo Robin project.                          1. Andrew's Kedstes Butterfly project.

2. Fay's  Waxberry (Morella Cordifolia)          2. Andrew's  Healing Plant Poster project 
   rehabilitation project.

3. Cassy's African Catfish project.


5 . History.

Click to see pictures of the Nature Reserve about 30 years ago.

Click to read the Cape Bird Club's history at Zandvlei.

A bird count record from an April 1994 Zandvlei Trust Newsletter.


6. General Information.

Background information                        A tribute to Ms Basson by Cassy Sheasby.
about the 24 Nature Reserves
in the City of Cape Town.


7. Data Collection.    updated 05/03/2014.

Little Egret.

Do you know?

You can contribute to;

  • the BIRP (Birds in Reserves Project) run by ADU (Animal Demographic Unit) (link above on icon) based at the University of Cape Town.
  • By doing so you as a "citizen scientist" are helping to establish local and national species information and contribute to bird conservation.
  • The process is fairly simple; volunteers go out to any PA (protected area - Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve) and simply make a list of all the bird species observed. Data can be collected up to a maximum of seven days.

Please start at Zandvlei and record all the birds you see and submit them via the data gathering process. For more information go the the BIRP website, as above. Please download the BIRP instruction booklet which contains all the relevant information pertaining to this project.

The project is supported and endorsed by both the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as well as BirdLife South Africa (BLSA). Click on the logos for the links.

Doug Harebottle at 021 650 2330 (w) or 082 736 3087 or e-mail Doug.Harebottle@uct.ac.za

 


Data

The following tables / records are published on a regular basis, so as to build up a central source of data. This will assist anyone who is interested in Zandvlei;

* No data available.
* Some data not available.

Amphibian list

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Bird counts - 2014 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
                   - 2013 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

                   - 2012

Jan* Feb March* April* May* June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
                   - 2011 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug* Sept Oct Nov Dec
                   - 2010 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
            - 2009 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
            - 2008 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
            - 2007 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
            - 2006 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
            - 2005 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
            - 2004 Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct  Nov Dec

            - 2003

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

            - 2002

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

             - 2001

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

Bird List

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Bird Ringing

2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

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1999

Fish List

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Insects lists

Mammal lists

Plant lists

Reptile list

 

The (ZIMP) Zandvlei Inventory and Monitoring Programme started in November 2001.

                                                                                                                                                  

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