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Glencairn Wetland<p>​Glencairn Wetland is located between the Glencairn Expressway (M6), Simon’s Town Road (M4), Glen Road and Gordon’s Camp, and is easily reached from Glencairn Station. </p><p>The Else River runs through the site, and transforms into a wetland as it approaches the sea. The hour-long hike leads to Glencairn Beach and the ascent of Elsie’s Peak. </p><p> <a href="http://www.geeseglencairn.org/" target="_blank">The Glencairn Education and Environment Support Enthusiasts<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> (GEESE) manage the site together with the City of Cape Town. </p><p>Improvements to the site take place regularly, such as the laying of stepping stones across the causeway, the construction of benches and the development of a new pathway. Common carp (Cyprinus carpio), an alien fish species, can be found in both the top and bottom pans.  </p><p>Glencairn Wetland is home to several bird species, many of which return each year to breed. Evidence of otter, porcupine and mongoose is frequently recorded, although the nocturnal animals themselves are rarely spotted. Small reptiles such as the angulate tortoise, the marsh terrapin and a range of snakes and lizards are also found here. Amphibian life includes a wide range of species such as the arum lily frog, Cape river frog, clicking stream frog and endangered Western leopard toad.</p><p>Members of GEESE strive to keep the wetland free of litter, and several municipal litter bins are provided for your convenience.</p><p>Schools and clubs frequently visit the site on exploratory and educational outings.</p>GP0|#754dde40-8789-4494-9113-50ac9121fd42;L0|#0754dde40-8789-4494-9113-50ac9121fd42|Nature appreciation;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0;GP0|#05fb5d88-5860-4a8a-866f-28c74794eaae;L0|#005fb5d88-5860-4a8a-866f-28c74794eaae|Walking and hiking;GP0|#9c9d1b78-0e71-4321-8e7b-efb77f980652;L0|#09c9d1b78-0e71-4321-8e7b-efb77f980652|Fishing;GP0|#c95ed18f-b451-4cc4-b3e2-0798dd6d47a1;L0|#0c95ed18f-b451-4cc4-b3e2-0798dd6d47a1|Environmental education activities<h4>​General enquiries</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 701 1233</a>​</em></p><p>​20 hectares</p>GP0|#4268cf5c-6ff3-4342-b0e0-dbd382ff9091;L0|#04268cf5c-6ff3-4342-b0e0-dbd382ff9091|Walking and hiking trails;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716;GP0|#36fb11f6-3340-4633-8a08-816df4d3bfb3;L0|#036fb11f6-3340-4633-8a08-816df4d3bfb3|Water features;GP0|#16fb15df-0030-4878-987b-9b339dd0d2be;L0|#016fb15df-0030-4878-987b-9b339dd0d2be|Beach access;GP0|#0d6ec212-bddb-480a-9ab5-b6392f736bc8;L0|#00d6ec212-bddb-480a-9ab5-b6392f736bc8|Animals allowed<span><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> <b></b>Owners can walk their dogs, provided they clean up after them, and that the dogs are leashed, to prevent them from chasing birds or entering the water.</p></div></div></span>Glen Road, Glencairn<img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Biodiversity-Parks-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

 

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