‘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
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.
8 June Garden of Healing
We are learning about the Khoi in history, and actually we are learning about all of us, hey?
This was said by a Floreat Primary learner after taking part in creating the Garden of Healing at Princess Vlei on June 08 2018. The garden was planted with indigenous Dune Strandveld plants with a particular emphasis on those which have a medicinal or spiritual significance for the Khoi people and other South African groups. .... read more
11 May A warning from the future
It was a great day for birds at Princess Vlei on May 11, when 50 visitors from the year 3018 came to learn about birds.The visitors had come on a rescue mission. They reported that there were no birds in the year 3018. They wanted to know more about them, and to warn residents of the present day to take steps to make sure that there would be birds in the future. .... read more