Biodiversity contacts and resources

Abalimi Bezekhaya ’the planters’: An urban agriculture and greening project: tel. 021 447 1256, e-mail:

Botanical Society of South Africa: tel. 021 797 2090

City of Cape Town Refuse Removal, Cleaning and Disposal Services general enquiries: 0860 103 089

City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management:

Department Water Affairs and Forestry, Regional Offce: tel. 021 950 7100

Eskom, Koeberg Nature Reserve: tel. 021 550 4021

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Information Offce: tel. 021 799 8783

Report illegal activities (including dumping) to the Metro Police: tel. 021 596 1999

South African National Biodiversity Institute: tel. 021 799 8800

Table Mountain National Park: tel. 021 701 8692, e-mail:

Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, Western Cape Regional Offce: tel. 021 701 1397, e-mail:

Working for Water toll-free number: 0800 005 376

Existing Friends’ Groups in the Cape Town area

Afro Montane Information Forum
Friends of Bain’s Kloof
Friends of the Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA)
Boland Environment Forum
Bot River Estuary & Environs ’Botfriends’
Friends of Bracken Nature Reserve
Friends of Cecilia Forest
Friends of Constantia Valley Greenbelts
Durbanville Environment Forum
Friends of the Cape of Good Hope
Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve
HOPE Group (Hillside-Highway Organisation For Protection of
The Environment)
Friends of the Liesbeek
Friends of Lion’s Head
Friends of Little Princess Vlei
Friends of Meadowridge Common
Montagu Eco Club
Montagu Nature Garden Association
Friends of Paarden Eiland
Friends of Rietvlei
Friends of Rondebosch Common
Scarborough Conservation Group
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area 
Friends of Simon’s Town Coastline
Simon’s Town Flora Conservation Group
Friends of the Glen
Friends of Tokai Forest
Friends of Tygerberg Hills 
Friends of Wolfgat

To join an existing, or set up a new ’Friends’ group, contact WESSA National Friend’s Co-ordinator, Marion Dunkeld-Mengell: tel. /fax 012 667 2183, cell 083 455 1736

source: SMART Living Handbook

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