one of them, yes. Any place I could go to to fish.
Caught some large carp, about three varieties.Sometimes tilapia or kurper.
save the planet its our home. delete hate, install love for the whole humanity.
The wetlands are the lungs of the land... the cape film studios were built on a wetland - Princess Vlei is the last of a tiny bit of wetland left - we beg the developers to find another site!
I used to live close to Princess Vlei. I shudder to think of a concrete structure going up along its banks. It MUST be stopped.
We do have a voice. Let's use it.
Is here not enough malls already! But there are very few wetlands remaining!
Signed and hoping that this can be stopped. Why must the human nature be so greedy, start thinking of our heritage. Today's adults are teaching our children the wrong values in life!
How the blind DO lead he blind.
Everyone is saying "was" our fishing ground, "was" our playing ground, "as children, we did this and that" how many people take their children to the vlei these days to play or fish, or picnic? I was born and bred Grassy Park, I would not take my family there for a picnic today for fear of being mugged, murdered. So keep the vlei, yes, but do something to make the place a safer place for our familes to enjoy.
Do you recall when they offered train rides at Princess Vlei for children and when the fruit stall was there on Prince George Drive?
The best way to make the vlei safe is to use it. I have been there almost weekly, for walks, events etc, and while I would not go alone in a group I felt completely safe. ON Heritage day, there were hundreds of people picnicking together.
so many great memories of playing around there, even sailing on it many years ago. A mall will be a monstrosity!
with the scout camp just opposite, we would build rafts then go ride on Princess Vlei, if your raft could stay afloat, ask Donny Jurgens...
If they somehow can build the mall, but incorporate the vlei, almost like they have done at Canal Walk, that could be nice. Could make life easy for the Retreat, Grassy Park, Lavender Hill people, and surrounding people, who do not have to go too far for a mall. Most people seem to enjoy the malls these days, some's favorite hang outs.