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Gardening in the Kogelberg: Working with the elements

Gardening in the Kogelberg: Working with the elements

Gardening is great for the body and soul. But gardening in a biosphere as special as the Kogelberg, has a number of extra perks. Most notably, you’re gardening in one of nature’s most extensive and complex gardens in the world

Healing soils: Cheap and easy restoration tips

Healing soils: Cheap and easy restoration tips

Once your restoration activities have been undertaken, then the real work starts: These sites need to be maintained, in order to be effective. For example, if the mulch is washed away, then new mulch is needed, and fences can also be added to prevent mulch loss.

Meet the fearless guardians of Grabouw’s forests

Meet the fearless guardians of Grabouw’s forests

The Kogelberg Biosphere appointed four Forest Rangers in August 2023. They monitor and patrol in the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Forestry Areas between Steenbras and Eikenhof Dam, outside the …  

Five unfamiliar fynbos facts you ought to know

Five unfamiliar fynbos facts you ought to know

Many Kogelberg Biosphere residents will know and value fynbos, the largest component of the Cape Floral Kingdom. And many have likely walked through and enjoyed the incredible colours, sizes and patterns you’ll see in a fynbos landscape.

Dos & Don’ts: Building in the Biosphere

Dos & Don’ts: Building in the Biosphere

It’s important to know that there are specific building plan approval processes for homeowners. On a municipal and national level, there are different building regulations that apply to specific properties, depending on how the erf is classified.

Wetlands and strategic water sources

Wetlands and strategic water sources

Our Kogelberg Biosphere water systems are a delicate web of wetlands, rivers, dams and aquifers. These components are constantly in flux, and interact with one another in complicated ways. If the 2018 drought taught us anything, it’s that fresh and clean water

Restoring our threatened fynbos through partnerships

Restoring our threatened fynbos through partnerships

Invasive alien clearing in the Kogelberg Biosphere is gaining momentum. Currently we have two teams working for the Kogelberg Biosphere, removing invasive plants off some of our Critically Endangered vegetation.

A snake in your garden? Here’s what to do

A snake in your garden? Here’s what to do

Finding a snake in your garden shouldn’t necessarily result in a state of fear. In fact, given that we live in a biosphere, there’s a good chance that you could meet some of our cold-blooded brethren from time to time.

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.

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