Diep River Fynbos Corridor

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Diep River Fynbos Corridor
Parklands Fynbos Corridor
Map showing the location of Diep River Fynbos Corridor
Map showing the location of Diep River Fynbos Corridor
Location of Diep River Fynbos Corridor
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 33°48′50″S 18°31′22″E / 33.81389°S 18.52287°E / -33.81389; 18.52287Coordinates: 33°48′50″S 18°31′22″E / 33.81389°S 18.52287°E / -33.81389; 18.52287
Governing body City of Cape Town
http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/environmentalresourcemanagement/Pages/default.aspx

The Diep River Fynbos Corridor is a nature reserve[1] located in Cape Town, South Africa. It forms part of the larger Table Bay Nature Reserve, which was established in June 2012.

Location and ownership[edit]

The Fynbos Corridor is jointly owned by the City of Cape Town and a private owner. The Diep River runs south into the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, and the corridor extends north-west towards the Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA). The corridor runs through the Parklands and Sunningdale developments that are managed by ASKA and SEEFF Properties, respectively.[2][3]

Vision[edit]

The Fynbos Corridor extends from the Diep River in the South to the BCA in the north. Approximately seven kilometers in length, it is interrupted by five east-west routes and two south-north routes. The total extent of the corridor, including the satellite areas to the east and west, takes up large portions of privately owned land including the Garden Cities and the Milnerton Estates. It is the intention of the owners of these properties to cede the necessary land portions to the local authorities as development proceeds.[4] The City of Cape Town owns the Potsdam Outspan land immediately adjacent to the Diep River, which is the planned origin of the corridor, as well as the BCA where the corridor will end.[4]

Biodiversity[edit]

A provisional list of species recorded in the reserve, as of 2011, includes the following:[5][clarification needed]

Mammals
Birds
Reptiles
Amphibians
Introduced species

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Environmental Resource Management". City of Cape Town. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Completed Developments". Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sunningdale — Western Cape". seeff.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b MLH architects & planners, 2007. FIFTH DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK – PROPOSED FYNBOS CORRIDOR: IMPLEMENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES. Fynbos corridor Guideline Document in accordance with the Sub divisional approval issued by the City of Cape Town dated 7 December 2007.
  5. ^ Updated from South African Biodiversity Database (http://www.biodiversity.co.za/) as species present on site on 26 January 2011