Lakeside and Zandvlei

History of Lakeside and Zandvlei

Province; Western Cape     

Coordinates 34.0867° S, 18.4558° E
Area
Municipality City of Cape Town

The Zandvlei wetland which links to the Zandvlei estuary is surrounded by, mostly residential urban development, The total catchment area for Zandvlei is 92 square kilometres but the original wetland area has been much reduced. The development which began with the arrival of the Dutch East India Company has unfortunately impacted negatively on the area. As far back as 1673, a cattle post was established at the edge of the vlei. A railway bridge was constructed in 1882. Furthermore, dredging of the area has damaged or obliterated much of the wetland.

The postcode for Lakeside is 7945

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: Muizenberg 021 7879000
  • Traffic department:
  • Fire: 021 480 7700
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Muizenberg 021 788 2675
  • Closest hospital/clinic; False bay clinic 021 782 1121
  • Pharmacy; 021 788 6300
  • SPCA: 021 700 4140                                                                                                               [/vc_column_text]
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