‘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...
Thanks to all who have donated to the Princess Vlei Forum. We do not charge a membership fee, as we do not want to exclude anyone, but we always need funds to support our projects and implement improvements at Princess Vlei. We now have Public Benefit Organisation status, so a tax certificate can be issued.
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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
The City has completed Phase One of the transformation of the Princess Vlei park. Roll on Phase Two!
21 October Building on dream
‘The Princess Vlei Forum took one step closer to achieving the People's Vision for Princess Vlei at the Co-design Workshop on 21 October.
The workshop was a follow-on from the workshop held in October last year, when people came together to build on previous work and create an overall vision for Princess Vlei. .... read more
23 September Flying high on talent
‘Imagine a world where the environment does not need any saving.’
This slogan from the Lotus High Environment Group inspired the play that was performed at the Flight of Dreams concert and parade at Princess Vlei on the 23rd of September 2017. It was not hard to imagine this world when looking at the enthusiasm and talent of the young participants in this event. .... read more
12 August Newspapers take flight ... Teachers' workshop
If you imagined that a newspaper is only for reading or putting under the cat tray, you would be amazed at the creations flying out of John Graham Primary on Saturday August 12. The event was the Flight of Dreams Flying Puppets workshop, in which teachers learnt how to create movable bird puppets from newspaper and masking tape. .... read more
5 August Transforming Princess Vlei: Phase One completed
The Launch of Phase One of the transformation of Princess Vlei Park was a significant milestone for dynamic community involvement in managing Cape Town’s public open spaces .... read more