Diep River and Fynbos Corridor

The Diep River and Fynbos Corridor is a tract of land running north from the Blaauwberg Road Bridge, between Parklands and DuNoon informal settlement, all the way to Blaauwberg Hill. The river part of the corridor is owned by the municipality and is a unique example of a natural floodplain in the city. The terrestrial area consists of privately owned land, which has been set aside to connect the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve with the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. When the corridor is completed, it will become a valuable scenic feature in the Parklands landscape, as well as a vital ecological linkage between the two nature reserves. The Diep River and Fynbos Corridor protects remnants of the Critically Endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos and the Endangered Cape Flats Dune Strandveld vegetation types.

Challenges
The corridor is often exposed to too frequent and unseasonal fires, illegal waste dumping and littering, unauthorised off-road driving, cattle grazing and invasive alien vegetation. The footpaths are also frequently used to access the rapidly developing Parklands suburb.

ADDRESS: Gie Road, Parklands
OPENING HOURS: Not applicable
SIZE: 216 ha
ENTRANCE FEE: None
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Taxi or bus
ACTIVITIES: By prior arrangement
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: None
CONTACT: Tel 021 550 1086
E-MAIL: diepriver.fynboscorridor@capetown.gov.za

 

Source: City of Cape Town (2010) City of Cape Town nature reserves: A network of amazing biodiversity. City of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

 
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