Grootvadersbosch in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa is home to a wonderful combination of mountain fynbos, the southern-most Afromontane forest and farming. The forest is protected by the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.
Gondwana Alive supports the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy and AJAGHAMA Trust with several projects in this area:
Working for Ecosystems
Our forests are under threat
The Grootvadersbosch Conservancy consists of 35 000ha of private land, where the lowland vegetation (forest and fynbos) is threatened by the expansion of agricultural activities, over-grazing of veld and incorrect fire regimes. The Grootvadersbosch Conservancy also lies within a mountain catchment area. Mountain catchments provide critical provisioning services for improving water supply to downstream users.
Grootvadersbosch Mountain Bike Trail Network
The GVB Trail project to develop a network of mountain bike and walking trails, co-funded by the WWF and Table Mountain Fund – through sharing of expertise and experience in trail network development.
Silver Mountain Music Festival
Music and Nature unlock the inexpressible.
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence.
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” E. O. Wilson.