CITY OF CAPE TOWN
21 JUNE 2023
Rietvlei temporarily closed due to localised flooding
The City of Cape Town wants to inform residents and visitors that the Table Bay Nature Reserve’s Rietvlei section is closed to the public for all land based recreational activities, such as birdwatching and walking until further notice. This is due to some localised flooding within the reserve affecting many of the roads, trails, picnic areas and boardwalks. Read more below:
In the interest of visitors’ safety, and given the inaccessibility of many of the walking trails, the City’s Environment Management Department has closed the land-based areas of the Rietvlei section until further notice.
The recreational waterways in the Rietvlei section will remain open as usual.
‘Our Table Bay Reserve management will monitor the water levels at Rietvlei and the situation on site by doing daily patrols and investigations. We can assure all residents that we will re-open these sections the moment it is safe for public admission,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.
The City would also like to urge the public to report any case of wild animals in distress within the greater Milnerton area to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA on 021 700 4140, alternatively contact the Table Bay Nature Reserve on 021 444 0315