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A World Heritage Site

The Cape Floral Kingdom

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Alien Invasive Plants

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Erica irregularis

a Rare Jewel

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The Cape floral Region

South Africa has the third richest biodiversity in the world but under pressure in a modern,developing world.

What are we doing?

Centre of Fauna Diversity

A unique region of endemic species richness for insects, reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fish.

what are they?

Restoring Elim Fynbos

A small percentage of Elim Fynbos remains and can only be found in the low lying areas from Botriver to De Hoop. An area under extreme agricultural pressure.

how to save them?

Working Beyond our Boundaries

Grootbos Foundation provides management and acts as main catalyst in the development of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy.

Where do we work?
0 Years of conservation
0Ha Land free from alien vegetation
0 Fynbos species documented on Grootbos
0 Trees planted for reforestation
0 Mammals identified through camera traps


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Meet the Team

Sean Privett

Sean Privett

Conservation Director Sean has a Masters Degree in Botany from the University of Cape Town and an enormous passion for...

Rebecca Dames

Rebecca Dames

Research Botanist and Sustainability Officer Growing up on a small farm in George, Rebecca always had a passion for the...

Gary Beukman

Gary Beukman

Research Entomologist Gary completed his B.Sc. in Biodiversity and Ecology at the University of Stellenbosch, and his Honours in Zoology...

Mike Fabricius

Mike Fabricius

Biodiversity Researcher Mike went to school and university in Grahamstown where he studied a BSc in Zoology and Entomology at...

Paula Strauss

Paula Strauss

Research Entomologist Paula Strauss decided to follow her passion for the outdoors and nature by studying Biodiversity and Ecology at...

Thilivhali Murivhami

Thilivhali Murivhami

Conservation Officer Thilivali studied with the Mangosuthu University of Technology, and has since completed his B.Tech in Nature Conservation.  Thilivali...


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Grootbos Foundation

All the information you need.👇 Don't miss out - join in the fun as a team member or supporter! ⚽ℹ️⚽️ Information 24H Soccer Tournament ⚽️ℹ️

🕒 Kick-off: 17 May 12 p.m.
📍 Location: Masakhane Sports Field - In the middle of community Masakhane (Mandela Rd, Masakhane, Gansbaai)
✍️ Registration: Possible until 15 minutes before the tournament starts
👏 Entrance: Free, come support our soccer heroes.
📆 Full program:

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The endangered Leucadendron elimense (Elim conebush) is an endemic to the region and is only found in a few isolated populations. The habitat of this species is under severe threat from land transformation and alien invasive plant species. The Grootbos Foundation has been actively involved in mapping the last remnant patches of this species, creating awareness amongst land owners, propagating this species and rehabilitating sites along the Agulhas Plain.


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