Category Archives: On the Liesbeek

Liesbeek Life Plan

                  The Liesbeek Life Plan is a recently formed collaborative effort between the Friends Of the Liesbeek and UCT’s Urban Water Management research unit to contribute to plans and designs for restoring … Continue reading

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Brandhouse make their mark along the Liesbeek

On the 03rd of October, 10 employees from Brandhouse came out and donated some of their time to cleaning up the litter along the Liesbeek River. The bank they worked on had been  cleared of dense stands of invasive vegetation, which had … Continue reading

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Workshops on the Liesbeek

JOIN THE FOL WORKSHOPS ON THE LIESBEEK The Friends of the Liesbeek have recognised that a holistic plan to manage and rehabilitate the river needs to be drawn up, and all stakeholders need to be approached to develop the plan. … Continue reading

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Liesbeek in flood

The Liesebeek burst its banks next to the River Club on Sunday 8 July 2012. This panorama was taken of the river about to burst its banks before the bridge – you can see all the cars parked along the … Continue reading

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Happenings on the Liesbeek

This picture was taken by Hans Ulrich, a waiter at The Wild Fig Restaurant, on the evening of 1 July 2012 at 20h11. Three fire tenders brought the blaze under control in short time. What started it is unclear, but … Continue reading

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Removing alien trees along our river

For most of us the sight of lush green-leafed tress hanging over a gentle flowing river, invokes a sense of serenity and calm. However, it is true what they say, that “too much of a good thing is bad”, and … Continue reading

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Pelican

Recently I filmed, rather poorly I am afraid, a trio of pelicans on the Liesbeek. While not exactly an uncommon occurrence it is neither that common either. I drive down Liesbeek Avenue at least twice a day and I have … Continue reading

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A short video on the Liesbeek

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Remote controlled sailing on the Liesbeek

The Friends of the Liesbeek were there to witness the interests of a group of remote controlled sailing enthusiasts. Its another fantastic way to use the river for recreational activity. All agreed that if this activity grows it could have … Continue reading

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