The Kogelberg Biosphere covers a land area of some 103 000 ha and includes a marine portion of 24 500 ha. UNESCO, Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program registered it in December 1998 as the first Biosphere Reserve in South Africa. The Kogelberg Biosphere works with numerous stakeholders within the area to bring about effective management of the natural heritage and resources found within the Biosphere. The vision of the Kogelberg Biosphere is – “the Cape Floral Kingdom’s model sustainable living environment for all”. To achieve this vision, the Biosphere focuses on bringing together government agencies, the private sector, NGOs etc to improve the lives of people and the environment.

Years in Operation

Since 1998

Registration Details

Section 21A Company – 2002/017057/08 NPO: 133-290 / PBO: 930029352

Wish List

We require core funding to keep running our operations, so any financial support is welcome. We also need software to run our financial systems and other computer requirements.

Online Platforms Kogelberg Biosphere Facebook page

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Cause Highlights

To achieve Sustainable goals the Biosphere Reserve focuses on the following programmes: • Economic Growth • Environmental Education and Youth Development • Awareness raising and communication • Water Security • Protecting Nature • Sustainable Development & Management of Resources