Dry flowers after fire

Fynbos and Fire

KNOWLEDGE BUILDING & SHARING The Relationship between Fynbos and Fire Speaking of fire, Gilian van Wyk, one of our active members, contributed the following piece on the strong relationship between fynbos and fire. She is of the opinion that this relationship is centered on 4 factors – frequency of the fires, the area in which […]


Are Cycads in your garden legal?

– KNOWLEDGE BUILDING & SHARING – Cycads in your Garden: are they legal? Retha Visser, another well-informed KBR resident, discusses in this contribution an issue that affects the many keen gardeners in our transition areas: the growing of cycads. Although there are no cycad species endemic to the Overberg area, many gardens have some treasured […]

KBR Portrait Billboard

Create Awareness

Creating Awareness Signage upgraded The KBRC managed just in time before Christmas to renew our signage boards in Rooiels and Betty’s Bay and hopefully left some impression on the thousands of visitors that came to the seaside villages of the Kogelberg for their summer holiday. Although Tigme’s graphic art work (as can be seen here) […]

Helicopter dumping water on fire

Support delivered to firefighters

– COMMUNITY OUTREACH – KBR members give support to firefighters At our last Management Committee meeting appreciation was expressed to the Volunteer Wildlife Services, Vanya Jones and other members that took initiative to give support to firefighters involved in combating the devastating fires in the areas of Botrivier, Elgin and Highlands mid-January. Water and other […]

View over Harold Porter National Botanical Garden from the top of the Leopard Gorge waterfall

Annual General Meeting 2015

KBRC’s Annual General Meeting 2015 At our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay I had the opportunity to highlight some of the important milestones on the KBRC’s road of progress during the past year: During December 2014 we were fortunate to get the Breede-Gouritz […]

Johan West receives a book that gives a new perspective on overpopulation

A New Perspective on Overpopulation

Ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption Also at the AGM I was privileged to receive on behalf of the KBRC a copy of Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER), a publication with powerful and evocative images to show the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. According to one of the reviews […]

Kogelberg perpetuated in Mint

Kogelberg-biosfeerreservaat in die Kollig

Kogelberg-biosfeerreservaat munt-reeks in Goud en Silwer Die Kogelberg-biosfeerreservaat is op Woensdag 23 September 2015 internasionaal in die kollig geplaas by ‘n glansgeleentheid waartydens die SA Munt ‘n reeks goud- en silwermunte oor dié streek bekendgestel het. Dit vorm deel van die Verenigde Nasies se Opvoedkundige, Wetenskaplike en Kulturele Organisasie (UNESCO) se Internasionale Wêrelderfenismuntprogram en word […]

Everlasting - Phaenocoma prolifera

The Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site (CFRWHS)

World Floral Kingdoms Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site Vice Chairperson Philip Fourie brought it to my attention that UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) had recently announced an extension of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site (CFRWHS). While this was obviously something to celebrate, I realised that I did not […]