Our latest poster on the history of Meadowridge Common will be placed on one of the storyboards on the common soon. To download a PDF of it, click here.
Information was gleaned from many sources, including from a chapter on Bergvliet Farmhouse in the book The Great Houses of Constantia by Philippa Dane and Sydney-Anne Wallace (Don Nelson, 1981), click here to read the chapter online.
Meadowridge Common is an officially designated Conservation Area.
More about the Common
What is Cape Flats Sand Fynbos?
Cape Flats Sand Fynbos has characteristic fynbos families such as proteas, ericas, restios (reeds), buchus, daisies and geophytes (bulbs). It is mainly short-to-medium height shrubs interspersed with restios.
It occurs on acid sand.
Less than 1.2% of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos remains in the Cape lowlands.
Click here for more on Cape Flats Sand Fynbos.
Spot anything interesting on the Common?
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Click here for a list of birds found on the common
A kukumakranka on the Common. Photo: Fiona Watson.
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Meadowridge Common in City of Cape Town Nature Reserves booklet
Click on the cover to download a copy of this booklet