OUTING – Grootboschkloof Trail (Constantia Greenbelt). Leader: Daryl de Beer.
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet at 09h00. This stretch of open land in Constantia has a variety of vegetation. Some areas have been re-planted with indigenous flora, most of which has survived the severe drought. At the start of the walk is a 350m 2 biodiversity mandala with plants that attract dragonflies, butterflies, and bugs. The natural fynbos provides a walking corridor along a stream and wetland area and tall trees provide some forest birding. We hope to see, among others, sunbirds, waxbills, white-eyes, bulbuls, Brimstone Canaries and hopefully the Black Sparrowhawks that nest here each year.
Please try and carry your refreshments in backpacks as it would be a bit too far to walk back to the cars to fetch your tea and then walk back to the trail. There is a nice grassy area next to the mandala for tea, but bring blankets in case the grass is wet.
Directions: From north or south on the M3 highway, take the Ladies Mile turn -off. Turn right and travel along Ladies Mile to the traffic circle at Bergvliet High School. Take the third exit onto Firgrove Way. Cross the Firgrove Bridge (over the M3) and park on the wide verge on the left on the corner of Soetvlei Avenue and Firgrove Way.