Eco park & river trails

Riverlands green spaces will feature a two-hectare Eco Park and six kilometres of heritage eco-trails and running tracks. The concrete canal will be removed and the Liesbeek restored to a natural riverine ecosystem.

Millions of rands are being spent on indigenous garden landscaping that will improve the ecological environment and create a habitat for endemic fauna, including the Western Cape leopard toad, and local bird species including the brilliantly coloured sunbirds, the grey heron, and the malachite kingfisher.

Riverlands will ultimately comprise 65% green open space. This will include the two-hectare Eco Park, a First Nations Gathering Space and garden with traditional Khoi and San medicinal plants, and various outdoor gyms and pause points.

All pathways and walking trails in Riverlands will be accessible to wheelchair users while non-motorised transport (NMT) routes for cyclists and skateboarders will link up with existing NMT routes in the surrounding area, providing access to the well-known Liesbeek Trail stretching through Mowbray, Rosebank, Rondebosch and Newlands all the way up to Bishopscourt, as well as providing access to the Raapenberg Wetlands and other parts of the Two Rivers Urban Park.