Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary

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Raapenberg Bird SanctuaryBetween Liesbeek Parkway and Station Rd, Observatory, Cape Town

A new bird-friendly park in an area that attracts seagulls, sacred ibis and Egyptian geese as well as the more secretive herons, coots, ducks and smaller river birds. Raapenberg is recognised as an important breeding site for many duck species.
Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary is part of the new Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP), which is destined to be an important open space within Cape Town. The park is located at the confluence of the Liesbeek and Black River, and is managed by the City of Cape Town. The park includes the Provincial Heritage Sites of the South African Astronomical Observatory (erected in 1827), Valkenberg homestead (1830) (now the Courtyard Hotel), Valkenberg Hospital (1899), the Nieuwe Molen windmill, and the Oude Molen farmhouse complex. Large sporting facilities, such as Hartleyvale, Malta Park and the River Club, are also part of the TRUP.
Management priorities are to rehabilitate the polluted rivers for recreational activities, to control alien vegetation and create walkways along the rivers.
Venue: Between Liesbeek Parkway & Station Rd, Observatory, Cape Town
Time: Open daily
Cost: Free

 

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