Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve

  Caitlin von Witt     2020-10-20

Zeekoevlei is the largest natural inland waterbody in the city. The vlei is a popular picnicking, sailing and fishing spot. Pelicans, flamingos and many other birds can be seen within the 344 ha site. Houses line the northern and western shores, and the Zeekoevlei Yacht Club is situated on the west bank. The new headquarters for the FBEP are located on the southern shore. 23 sporting clubs use the vlei with two overnight environmental education centres along its shores.

ADDRESS: Zeekoevlei Road, Pelican Park
OPENING HOURS: 07:30-19:30 (summer), 07:30-18:00 (winter)
SIZE: 344 ha
ENTRANCE FEE: Only for power boats, payable to the Cape Peninsula Aquatics Club (for updates, visit www.capetown.gov.za/environment)
ACTIVITIES: Picnicking, fishing, boating, birdwatching
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Centre, tel 021 396 1272
ACCOMMODATION: School camps, tel 021 706 8523
FRIENDS GROUP AND BIRDERS: The Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei consist of local community members who support the reserve. The Cape Bird Club runs birding and bird-ringing programmes.
CONTACT: Tel 021 706 2404; fax 021 706 2405
E-MAIL: zeekoevleinature.reserve@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.