Figure of 8 - Below the Surface

A unique urban adventure with strong historical and environmental significance.

Explore a tunnel that used to be an open river flowing from Table Mountain to the ocean, feeding the early Van Riebeeck settlement.

CAMISSA, meaning ‘the place of sweet waters’ is the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town. Embedded, lost and obscured within the city’s fabric this vital ecological and cultural link still exists…. LET’S RECLAIM CAMISSA, TOGETHER. Come along and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Mother City, founded and settled due to her water resources.

Our walks cover parts of Camissa and include the explanation of our natural history, some of the cultural stories associated with our water system and the possible way forward to a more sustainable water future in Cape Town, according to RECLAIM CAMISSA’s vision.