On the weekend we decided to check out Intaka Island at Century City as we happened to be in the area. There is no signage to even locate this place and I would never even have know about it if I hadn’t read about it over on Monique’s blog.
Of course we all know where Century City and Canal Walk Shopping Centre is, yet amidst this concrete jungle lies a 16 hectare environmental oasis. Intaka Island is a wetland and bird sanctuary, home to 212 species of indigenous plants and 120 bird species. You can take a lovely self-guided stroll around the area and do some bird spotting from the various look-out points or bird hides. We saw so many birds and all from really close-up, my favourite being the Red Bishop.
These are just a few quick snaps I took while I was there but I encourage you to check it out before or after your next shopping trip at Canal Walk as it really is a lovely escape from the urban city life!
All photography: by me