‘Don’t rob us, don’t rob our children and don’t rob our grandchildren of the beauty that’s been given to us...’ - Edward Copperfield
About Princess Vlei
The Princess Vlei is the gateway to the wetland system that runs through Grassy Park, purifying the water before it runs into the sea. The Vlei has a big history, and has long been treasured by the many citizens who have enjoyed its beauty and tranquility. recently, the community won a huge victory in stopping the proposed development of a shopping mall. Watch the video below to learn more about our work, or read more...
Join the Forum
The Princess Vlei Forum is working with the City of Cape Town on the ongoing improvement and management of Princess Vlei. All are welcome to join us. Read more...
View the City of Cape Town's Finalised Conceptual Development Framework for the Greater Princess Vlei Area
Sept 15: nature on Parade
‘We are nature and nature is us’
This was the message of the Lotus High rap, performed at the Princess Vlei Flight of Dreams parade on 15 September. It was a day of old stories and young voices, of old and young dancers, of flying birds and flying dreams, and the boundless creativity of nature and of the youth who came together to celebrate it.. Read More
July 28: The healing power of trees
‘I want to thank everybody this morning who is here for Neville … we all feel each other’s pain’...These words, spoken by Marie Genniker, expressed the feelings of many who came to plant trees in memory of loved ones at the Princess Vlei Forum event on July 28 this year.
The event was dedicated to Neville de Koker, an EPWP worker at Princess Vlei, who was shot by gangsters in a drive-by shooting, while walking near his home in Retreat on July 4. Read More
June Thanks to The EPWP team
At the end of 2017, nine EPWP workers were deployed to Princess Vlei under the supervision of the manager, Denisha Anand. The workers have added huge value to the site through clearing aliens, removing litter, preparing soil for planting and helping with the restoration of fynbos. Read More
May to June: Growing new Wings
Lotus High learners, have been growing their wings. Over the past month, the learners have been meeting regularly to create wings for bird puppets to feature in our Flight of Dreams Parade on September 15. Read More
16 June Youth Day Planting and Clean up
Princess Vlei was alive with activity on June 16, when about a hundred people gathered for the Forum’s Youth Day clean up and planting event.