Black River Walkway - Site #107


Frances Taylor

Identifier of this site

This site forms part of the Liesbeek to Black river corridor, and it borders a walkway. It runs through the Little Mowbray business district towards the M5 bridge, which crosses over the Black River.


Why is this important?

This site is located in Mowbray. Mowbray is located in close proximity to Table Mountain, and there is a lot of potential to create 'stepping stones' within the area that allow animals (like birds) to come down from Table Mountain and expand their territory, possibly connecting with other areas in the region. However, in order to have a funcional network of stepping stones it is important that the right species are planted throughout the neighbourhood, and that there are sufficient green sites in the area.

Read more about our greening strategy

Below is the list with the different species that can be grown on this site. These species would contribute to the greening of , and would fit in with a wider greening strategy for Cape Town. However, this vision is only a proposal and we invite you to comment on it. Are there any other species that would do well? Are there particular uses for this site that we should take into consideration? Do you have a spectacular vision for the plot? Do you have any ideas to involve the wider community? Please let us know!

Wish List Overview

Item Quantity Pledge support
Solanum africanum 0 I can help!
Brown Sage
Salvia africana-lutea
0 I can help!
Cape thatching reed
Elegia tectorum
0 I can help!
Pig's ear
Cotyledon orbiculata
0 I can help!
Rose-scented pelargonium
Pelargonium capitatum
0 I can help!
Sea Tentfig
Ruschia macowanii
0 I can help!
Silver arctotis
Arctotis stoechadifolia
0 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
0 I can help!
Wild rosemary
Eriocephalus africanus
0 I can help!

If you can help growing any of these species, click the blue button in the table above.

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