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About: Our vision

The vision for the Modderfontein Reserve is to create, within an urban setting, a natural open space which is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

Our intention is to find a balance between ecosystem functions with active and passive recreational and educational uses, whilst recognising the heritage value of the Reserve.

A Tread Lightly Principle applies to the reserve:

  • Travel and recreate with minimum impact;
  • Respect the environment and the
    rights of others;
  • Educate yourself, plan and prepare
    before you go;
  • Allow for future use of the outdoors, leave it better than you found it; and
  • Discover the rewards of responsible recreation.

The Reserve offers many additional opportunities and there are a number of plans in place for the long term. Some of these include identifying an operator for the Isidleke complex, which has in the past served as a restaurant and conference facility. Long term plans include the construction of various bird hides, lifebuoys; and pedestrian accesses from adjoining residential estates.