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Exciting things are happening on Intaka Island

Award winning 16ha nature reserve

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Date 23 August 2019
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Name Tatum
Contact Email info@centurycity.co.za
Contact Telephone +27 21 552 6889
URL Intaka Island

Intaka Island is also undergoing some “spring cleaning” with a clean up of the pathways and the vegetation on the Island, the replacement of the window blinds in the Lapa area, a now highly sought after birthday party and event location, and revamp of the vertical garden at the Eco-Centre.

The Eco-Centre building, which was built in 2010 and opened to the public in 2011, has gained popularity year on year seeing around 35 000 visitors in 2018. It too is undergoing a “spring cleaning” with the kitchen being renovated, the rooftop Aquaponics exhibit receiving two new water and oxygen supply pumps, the outdoor classroom being refreshed and the building receiving a new coat of paint.  In addition, a large aquarium has been donated to the Eco-Centre and this is being displayed in the cube classroom as an educational tool showing the aquatic plants and fish found in our canals.

As part of the Century City wifi rollout, in partnership with Century City Connect, the Eco-Centre will soon have 4 hours per day of free fibre wifi available to visitors.

Other exciting news for Intaka Island is that the Western Cape Birding Forum is in the process of recognising Intaka Island as a critically important Urban Bird Area and, working with Cape Nature and City of Cape Town, we are in the process of upgrading Intaka’s Voluntary Nature Reserve status to Private Nature Reserve.

Intaka Island is open to visitors 364 days of the year, 7 days a week including public holidays. For more information or to plan your visit to the Island, visit www.intaka.co.za or call 021 552 6889