‘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
Feb 02: Teachers and Totem poles
Our local learners are blessed with highly creative teachers, as we discovered at the Teachers and Totem poles Princess Vlei Forum/Peter Clarke Art Centre workshop on 2 February. Read More when-teachers-meet-totem-poles.html
Nov 29 : Boats and Toads
‘The learners couldn’t stop talking about the event … they were in and out of my class wanting to talk and get pics.’
These words from Lotus Primary teacher, Priscilla de Wet, capture the excitement of the learners who attended the Princess Vlei Boats and Toads event. The event was held in partnership with Gravity adventures, to raise awareness about our Leopard Toads. Read More
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