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Khayelitsha Wetlands Park

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Khayelitsha Wetlands Park is a wetlands area with a growing eco-system. Due to its location and extent, it presents an exceptional gateway into Khayelitsha, and showcases sustainable development.

The wetland is of important conservation value and is populated by many birds, including herons and is a nesting site for a diversity of migrant birds.

The opportunities presented by this urban wetland park include the establishment of habitat diversity, environmental education, ecotourism, economic benefits, visual relief in an urban environment, recreation and social benefits.

There is a playground for children, skate park and African mosaic murals for added interest.


  • Wetlands system
  • African mosaic murals
  • Water feature


Play equipment

  • Skate park
  • Grassed area
  • Public toilets
  • Benches
  • Footpaths / tracks
  • Cycling allowed
  • Dogs on leashes allowed
  • Parking
  • Fenced off / enclosed area


In 1998 the Khayelitsha Wetlands Study identified various appropriate and viable land use zones within the greater Khayelitsha wetlands area. One of these zones was proclaimed as the Khayelitsha Wetlands Park.

The rehabilitation and landscaping of the Khayelitsha Wetlands Park has been a success. The aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly landscape design has enhanced the area and created a valued amenity for the impoverished community of Khayelitsha.


Contact person: Shepard Mdoda
Tel: 078 223 5075

General Info

    Formal name:

    Khayelitsha Wetlands Park

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    Tourism products and facilities offered:

    Play equipment
    Skate park
    Grassed area
    Public toilets
    Footpaths / tracks
    Cycling allowed
    Dogs on leashes allowed
    Fenced off / enclosed area

    Facilities indoor vs outdoor:

    100% Outdoors

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    City Parks

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Contact Details

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday 08:00 – 16:00
  • Friday 08:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 08:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 08:00 – 16:00

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