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Edith Stephens Wetland Park

The Edith Stephens Wetland Park is an interesting and insightful natural biodiversity area that sits on the Cape Flats. The park provides shelter and protection to rare plant species, wild birds and water birds.

Bird watchers and nature lovers can enjoy sights of ibises, egrets, cormorants white-backed ducks, and snipes among more, most prominently found during the winter rains between July and September.

The wetland park came into being in 1955 when botanist Edit Stevens bought a 3.7 hectare piece of land surrounding the Isoetes Vlei and entrusted it to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. In 1999, the City of Cape Town expanded the plot a further 35 hectares to form the park that exists today.

Highlights:

  • Wetland Park in the Cape Flats area
  • Home to rare plant species and birds such as ibises, egrets, cormorants white-backed ducks, and snipes
  • The best time for bird watching is during the winter rains (July – September)

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Edith Stephens Wetland Park

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