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Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve on the Cape Flats of Cape Town, with the edge of Table Mountain visible in the background

Zeekoevlei is a major freshwater lake on the Cape Flats near Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa. [1] The name means "hippopotamus marsh," with "vlei" being Afrikaans for "marsh", and "zeekoe" (i.e. "sea-cow") being Afrikaans for hippopotamus.

Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve (established in June 2000) is based on the lake. It is separated by a peninsula from the Rondevlei Nature Reserve and preserves endangered Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetland ecosystems. [2]

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Coordinates: 34°04′S 18°31′E / 34.067°S 18.517°E / -34.067; 18.517