We paddled across the Peninsula!

It was such a fun thing to do and hopefully we raised some interest and awareness about the state of Cape Town’s waterways. En route we gathered some fascinating stories: great work being done by Zandvlei Trust; private owners along the canal in Lavender Hill and Cafda trying to improve conditions by creating a park alongside; 35 youngsters meeting us on Princess Vlei all in boats loaned to them by Gravity Adventures; conservation of wetlands at Kenilworth racecourse with funding support from Gold Circle; great turnout of Friends of Liesbeek and public on bridge over Liesbeek; environmental education centre at Zoarvlei; and a glorious paddle down the Black River and into the sea at Woodstock beach. All done in 11 hours. Will I and others do it again…yes of course!!

Kevin in Princessvlei

Please have a look at The Zandvlei Trust website for a more complete pictorial of this paddle.

Also see a podcast of the expedition produced by Rory Williams at http://www.men-about-town.co.za


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1 Response to We paddled across the Peninsula!

  1. Well done Kevin and the other paddlers. It was fantastic to see you guys paddling up the Liesbeek. Thank you for helping to raise awareness about the plight of our urban rivers

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