Affinity Members

of the Kogelberg Biosphere


"Know that the world sees the work you are doing here, as part of this biosphere – and is looking to learn from our experiences on creating a sustainable future for people and nature." - Mike du Toit, Chair

Thank you for joining us


Arabella Country Estate

Kleinmond Natuurbewarings-vereniging


Hangklip Conservancy 

OUR philosophy

Members agree to adhere to the philosophy of the Kogelberg Biosphere. We are a biosphere and our focus is on finding local solutions to global challenges, as set out in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. The goal is to create a sustainable future for people and for nature in our area. Here’s more on what we’re about.


We are a not-for-profit company and a public benefit organisation. All funds raised therefore go to meeting our motto: Nature for Life.

We can provide 18A tax exemption certificates to donors.
For more information, contact


Happy 60th anniversary to the Betty’s Bay Hack Group

Happy 60th anniversary to the Betty’s Bay Hack Group

The Betty’s Bay Hack Group, the oldest in South Africa, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. It all started in February 1963 when Denys Heesom challenged Betty’s Bay residents to join him in tackling the alien vegetation encroaching on the Betty’s Bay fynbos.

You can take the next step, to become a member of the Kogelberg Biosphere.

JOIN HERE | And remember to include us in your social media posts, by using the hashtag: #BiosphereLiving.