Spring Walk at Rondebosch Common


Sunday Nov 11, 2018 | 11:30-13:00

Each Sunday we have a different walk leader who describes a different aspect of the Common, from history and the various human uses the sites has had over the decades, to the botany, geology, bird-life, mammals and herpetofauna.

Each Sunday a new set of flowers are out so it is worthwhile coming along every time as you will see and learn something new.

Bring shoes that can handle puddles, binoculars or cameras, and sun protection. The events are free but donations are welcome. Books and postcards are on sale before the event.

About Training activities

During a training event, Communitree and friends help volunteers learn skills and acquire information they need to grow plants at home, to identify plants, know about the ecology, and to green in a responsible way. We hold different types of training events and workshops to try and cater to a wide audience.

Communitree organises home nursery workshops, in which we go over the process of setting up a home nursery, and we show how to plant seeds or cuttings and how to care for them. We hold these workshops ever first Saturday of the month. At the same time, we work with the team at the Habitat Restoration Unit at the City of Cape Town. This unit, located at Westlake Conservation Centre, has a wealth of knowledge on growing indigenous vegetation from seed or cutting, and we have different training opportunities here. Every Friday, our volunteers can join us for a "work and volunteer" session at the Westlake nursery, where we will help out at the nursery while learning about the plants and nursery management. Furthermore, special beginners training sessions are held every now and then in collaboration with the Habitat Restoration Unit, to teach about setting up a home nursery. Finally, Communitree collaborates with the Iingcungcu sunbird project and the Cape Bird Club to provide people with training on bird monitoring and identification. This is part of our monitoring programme.

Greening Site #93

Rondebosch

Rondebosch Common is a heritage site of fantastic ecological delight and value. It is one of the last remaining fragments of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos that used to occur throughout the flats of Cape Town...

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Coordinates: -33.95321, 18.48201 | Google Maps | Open Street Maps

Getting there

Minibus taxi & foot: Get off the mini bus along Main Road at Alma Road (You'll see Alma Park). Walk along Alma Road away from the mountain under the Alma Road subway, and continue over the robots. At the end of the road you will come to Rondebosch Common. Turn left to find the parking lot, traffic circle and lawn area where we usually meet.
By train: Get off the southern line at Rosebank Station. Walk along Guilford or Ryan Road (depending which side you got off the train. Turn right into Alma Road away from the mountain (and under the Alma Road subway if need be) and continue over the Liesbeek Parkway robots. At the end of the road you will come to Rondebosch Common. Turn left to find the parking lot, traffic circle and lawn area where we usually meet.
By bicycle or car: From Main Road in Rondebosch, turn down Durban Road away from the Mountain. This road becomes Klipfontein Road. The Rondebosch Common will come up on your right. Turn right into Sawkins Road and park to your left under the pines just before the traffic circle.

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