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The Groenlandberg Coservancy Committee set a few objectives for the Conservancy going forward at the last committee meeting.  One of the main objectives of the conservancy will be to be more bee – conscious and create a bee-friendly environment. Two presentations were held at the Conservancy meeting to discuss the current threats to our bee […]

The Groenlandberg Conservancy in collaboration with the Table Mountain Fund, World Wildlife Fund, CapeNature and Working on Fire are performing exciting Environmental Awareness Campaigns to schools and communities in Villiersdorp, Grabouw and Botriver. The aim of these clear and concise programs is to create awareness around the importance of biodiversity, wonder and value of ecosystems, […]

Lying in the folds of a twisting valley, Porcupine Hills is the sort of place that makes you feel that perhaps, after all, the wild world is not completely in retreat. Surrounded by the relentless wheat fields and orchards of the Overberg, this private nature reserve and guest farm preserves an area of renosterveld, an […]

Click on the links below for an informative poster from Cape Nature on conservancies, what is is and why it is important. Conservancies Bewareas

The Overberg, with all its natural beauty, is a true eco-escape. Here are many beautiful hiking trails, mountain bike trails, wine farms, forests, canola fields and tracts of natural fynbos making the area a wonderful nature retreat in the Western Cape. But with all the natural beauty of the Overberg, we have a great responsibility […]

Being green has become a hot topic across the world in the past few years. Overall the world has become more aware of the impact our day to day activities have on mother nature and more importantly the future of mother nature. One of the aims of the Groenlandberg Conservancy is to conserve and protect […]

In January Paul Cluver wine estate in the Elgin valley installed a camera on the farm to capture special moments in nature that they might not have the opportunity to witness. Eager to see if the camera paid off, Songvlei from Paul Cluver checks the footage regularly and with excitement soon realised that the area is still […]

Sustainable agriculture (also known as sustainable farming) addresses environmental health, economic profitability and social and economic equity (Grace Communications Foundation). In South Africa 80% of land surface is dedicated to agriculture and 63% of our water resources are used to irrigate agriculture land (WWF). This gives farmers a huge responsibility as they are responsible for […]

SANBI-Kirstenbosch announced on Thursday 21 April 2016 that the theme for its 41st annual entry to the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show this year will be the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Gateway to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. At the unveiling of the model for the show the following message on behalf of Kogelberg Biosphere […]

Alien vegetation refers to plants that are not native in a country and have been brought into a country from another. The Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa describes invading alien plants as the biggest threat to plant and animal biodiversity. The impact, however, goes further than harming just the environment. It also has […]