‘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!
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
16 June Food for the birds
'We don’t want to protect the environment, we want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting.’ So said fifteen-year-old Nicole Anthony, from Lotus High, at Princess Vlei on June 15. Nicole took one step closer to creating this world as she and 100 other school learners came together to create a fynbos garden at Princess Vlei .... read more
16 June Time travel to save the birds
The future of the birds of Princess Vlei is in good hands, judging by the children who came to save them on Friday 12 May. The children were playing a game in which they time-travelled from a future without birds back to 2017 to see what could be done to ensure that birds will continue to thrive. .... read more
1 May Pleased to meet our feathered friends
Learners at five primary schools around Princess Vlei honed their artistic and observational skills at the Bird Workshops run by Alice Ashwell earlier this year. .... read more