I am so excited to be finally doing this outing! This little gem of a river has been on my radar since my early days in Cape Town. I have always loved the idea of tracing a river to its source, like the explorers did in days gone by.
What I love about this outing is that Anton, from the Centre for Conservation Education, will be taking us to two sites along this river, which will give us a great reference point for comparing and contrasting them!
Let’s hope it rains a lot before the outing so that we can enjoy the river, but not on the day, else we’ll have to cancel!
What to bring/wear:
- old, closed, non slip sneakers for walking in the water. Gumboots might be a good alternative. (I’m encouraged to warn you these shoes may smell afterwards!)
- comfortable appropriate clothing – consider a rain jacket, outdoor jackets etc
- small, easy to carry backpack
- a towel to sit on and dry your feet
- packed picnic and something to drink
- Please print this worksheet and attach it to the clipboard
- and something with which to write.
Where to meet:
We will be meeting on the green grassy lawns IN FRONT OF KIRSTENBOSCH. Please do not pay to enter Kirstenbosch!!! From what I understand, we will be walking from this meeting place to two sites to examine the river. Here’s a map to show you the sites.
Please note the prompt start time – 9 am is when the lesson starts. Please allow for morning traffic in these areas, and for those of us in the Far South, getting over Ou Kaapse Weg.
And, should time and weather allow it, may I recommend the gorgeous garden on the banks of the Liesbeck manned by the Friends of the Liesbeck? It is the perfect setting for a lunchtime picnic, a good book or good company!