Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Cape Town is really such a GREAT place to live!

We are surrounded by such beauty – the mountains, the passes, the oceans, the forests, the wildlife – there is just so much of God’s amazing creation to enjoy and appreciate!

I had never been to Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary but it took a fellow Capetonian from Se7en to highlight it for us. Check out the article on their wonderful blog here.

Last weekend on a cool overcast autumn day, we took our four little ones to Rondevlei. We also took Grandad along – he and our oldest daughter are very keen bird-watchers.

You would never know standing outside the nature reserve what is within – it looks small and rather ordinary – but as soon as you get inside you are in another world! There are beautiful little pathways, hidey holes, places to explore and wonderful towers to climb to look out over the world (while Mommy’s heart is in her throat)!


We discovered the bird hides! – anything with the word “hide” in it promises great and exciting adventures.


We discovered birds like the Purple Gallinul – very exciting…


We looked them up in the bird book.


We sat and watched the serene waters and the graceful birds.


We looked through binoculars.


We listened to the bird calls


…and enjoyed a picnic lunch


Then looked some more.


Such a special place, a wonderful outing and the perfect weather.

Thanks Se7en for helping us appreciate Cape Town!


“They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.” Genesis 7v14



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