in the Kogelberg BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Whether you live in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve or not, there’s so much you can do to get involved. Here’s how you can help bring about a better world for nature and people together.

Donate: Give your voice to the natural world in the Kogelberg Biosphere.

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 Corlie:

In your own backyard:

There’s a lot you can do for nature in your own backyard:


  • Convert your garden into a hub for pollinators and other critters
  • Join some of the invasive alien plant hacking groups led by our partners and members
  • Get active in regular beach clean-ups
  • Volunteer your time and resources to help the KBR and its partners undertake our conservation activities
  • Include the hashtag: #BiosphereLiving on your social media posts where you photograph our incredible natural world
  • Make your home and garden fire-resilient
  • Grow indigenous plants in your garden
  • Avoid using insecticides or pesticides in your daily use that kill the micro-organisms that feed our birds and other wildlife
  • Pick up pollution you come across
  • Place a floating log or other object in your swimming pool to reduce the number of critters that drown in the water
  • Collect rainwater from your downpipes to use in your garden.


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

Biosphere Living

If you live in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve region, you’re already enjoying Biosphere Life. That means you can already enjoy all that Mother Nature offers you here, in this incredibly special part of the world. MORE


You can take the next step, to become even more involved in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

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