Local - South African


Our Wild Neighbours.
Living and being aware of our wild neighbours, a new website by Nature Connection Initiative for Cape Town urban people, animals, birds and habitat awareness.

Walking with Baboons.
An experience of a lifetime walking with the remaining Chacma Baboons on the Cape Peninsula.

          Whale hunting.
Fill in this World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) petition, to help stop whaling.

Biodegradable Packaging

Greenhome packaging.
This is where to buy most of your biodegradable food packaging and eating utensils.


What is Biogas?
The people at AGAMA Energy can help you utilize this product for domestic home or other use.


B.E.N. Bicycle Empowerment Network.
See what these people do to promote cycling as alternative transport system and at the same time creating job creation and employment opportunities.


Animal Demography Unit (University of Cape Town)
The scientists who record all there is to know about birds and more.

Black Sparrowhawks of the Cape Peninsula
Information by Ann Koeslag to clearly identify the birds. Report your sightings to the volunteer group who monitor, ring and document the breeding and distribution of these birds.

IBA's (Important Bird Areas)
See the Western Cape IBA's.  Also follow this link to the other regional IBA's of South Africa.

An additional raptor site on kestrels based in the Western Cape, by Anthony van Zyl.

Owls and Owl boxes.
Do you need an owl box? Here is your solution. Promoting natural predators instead of poisons.

The Western Cape Raptor Research Programme
Andrew Jenkins and the Research Team doing exciting work, also need your help.

The Cape Bird Club
Established in 1948 and the Western Cape branch of SA BirdLife.

Rondevlei Nature Reserve
A nearby sister Nature Reserve with excellent educational facilities.

The World of Birds
Visit this unique bird and monkey park in Hout Bay.

B & B

Sonstraal - Guest House.
A beautiful old 3 -star guest house opposite the mouth of the Zandvlei estuary in Muizenberg.

Books, DVD's

See Craig Thom's large selection Natural History and Bird books, also of DVD's, order online.

Cape Town

Maps of the Western Cape by local resident cartographer
Buy your maps of the Western Cape, online, from Peter Slingsby.

Places of interest in Cape Town Maps
If you plan to visit Cape Town, need directions and places to see, visit this site.

Views around Cape Town
See the moods and views of the 'fairest Cape'.

Images of Cape Town
Another site to see more of Cape Town.

The False Bay Ecology Park
This area has huge local and tourist recreation and education potential. It is a City and combined local NGO's initiative. Also it will create a sustainable natural and man made Conservation area, within close travelling distance for the residents of the Cape Flats.

Hout Bay Heritage Trust
See the wonderful Conservation and Restoration projects being tackled in Hout Bay.

Muizenberg - the gateway to False Bay
All the local information about what to do and see in the town.

Safe Together - Muizenberg
This group is a volunteer organisation that works in support of community safety initiatives in the Greater Muizenberg area.

Environmental Education 

West Coast Field Studies Centre.
Frank Wygold's centre for a variety of Adult and different age group children programmes.

Jungle Theatre Company, Muizenberg.
See these dynamic, performing people educating, teaching, entertaining the local community about the importance of looking after the natural environment.

CTEET (Cape Town Environmental Education Trust)



C.A.P.E  Estuaries Programme
(EMP) Estuarine Management Plans for the Cape Floristic Region.

Friends Groups (local)

Friends of BCA   (Blouberg Conservation Area)
See what the friends do on this side of Cape Town.

GEESE  (Glencairn Education & Evironment Support Enthusiats)
See what these "enthusiasts" are doing at Glencairn at the Els River and their wetland.

Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve
See the fantastic work they do to help to maintain the City Nature Reserve.

Friends of the Liesbeek River
This is a long river running through a number urban suburbs and environments.

Friends of Meadowridge Common
If you live in the area, join this group to help look after this valuable indigenous vegetation.

Friends of Die Oog
This group look after a unique wetland in Cape Town.

Friends of Princessvlei
See what these friends are doing.

 Friends of Rietvlei (Milnerton / Tableview)
The Friends of Rietvlei and what they do.

WESSA (Western Cape)
The local and Western Cape,  Wild Life and Environmental Society of South Africa.

Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei
This is a large area and they help the managers of these City Nature Reserves.


The Frog Atlas Project
This is co ordinated from the Universiy of Cape Town.

Leopard Toad website
Ann Stewarts website for information about the southern Penisula Western Leopard Toads.

Glass craft

Stained and other hand crafted glasswork
Glasscraft in the Main Road, Lakeside is a landmark, and can offer you crafted colourful doors, windows and other glass items.

Imperial Yacht Club at Zandvlei 

Imperial Yacht Club
The club celebrated its centenary in 2006. It promotes junior sailing as well.

 Indigenous Fynbos

Grow indigenous Fynbos from seed stock
Use Julie and Charles Oertel starter packs to grow your own Fynbos garden at home.


The SA Museum Cape Town
The online resources index has many subjects of interest.


The City of Cape Town
 This is the municipal site for managing the City of Cape Town.

Nature Conservation

Cape Nature Conservation
The activities of this body of dedicated people.

Fynbos Forum
Read all the papers presented at the 2009 annual forum meeting.

South African National Parks
This new body looks after the Table Mountain National Park.

The Nature Conservation Corporation
This Company offers many varied services in Nature Conservation in RSA.

Peninsula Canoe Club at Zandvlei

Peninsula Canoe Club
This long established Club has produced many canoe racing champions at Zandvlei.


Freecycle Cape Town
Stop filling up the refuse sites unnecessarily. Recycle your unwanted things any item big or small, everything has to be 100% free - no swapping, bartering, selling and no strings attached.

Scarborough Conservation Group
See the articles on recycling and more, of this local Conservation orientated Community.


A commercial company into reptiles. Good supporting information on reptiles available.

The Cape Reptile Club
With a Committee, Constitution and membership. They are interested in all reptiles.

Cape Reptile Institute
They offer reptile research, education and scientific services in RSA.

 Sea Scouts at Zandvlei

Scout Base at Zandvlei
The activities and facilities the Boy and Girl Scouting offers at Zandvlei.

Tide tables

South African Tidal Display Service
Here is an updated easy to use site, for all your tidal information.


Young Water Professionals - Western Cape
See the important industry these young people are promoting.

Weather Station (local information)

          Norwegian Meteorological Institute
 offers forecasts for seven million places around the globe. It has wonderful long range forecasts
          for anywhere in South Africa.

This website, gives detailed local weather information. Have a look. It is the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT

Western Cape Wetlands Forum

The Forum
This group of people from national, provincial and local government together with scientists, academics, consultants and civil society interest groups, work towards careing for the wetlands of the Western Cape.

Wind Turbines

Wind power
The wind is free so why not use it. Build your own wind charger. Be inspired and follow the plans and progress of a local turbine builder Peter Becker.


National - South African


BirdLife, South Africa
The Newsletter of BirdLife S.A.

Somerset Gift Farm
Get away to this birding area near Swellendam on the Buffeljags River and overlooking the Langeberg. There is plenty else to do there as well.

Bloutoring Farm  - Touws River - Montagu area
Get away to this birding area on the Touws River. The Anysberg Nature Reserve is nearby,  to this family farm.

Charity SA

Charity SA
Promote registered NPO's activities to create awareness amoungst funders, donors and other interested parties.

Environmental Media

50/50 SABC Environmental magazine programme
The Sunday night TV2 programme on topical environmental issues.

World Summit on Sustainable Development WSSD Johannesburg 2002
This is the place to see what it is all about.


Botanical Society of South Africa
Plenty of study material for teachers and school projects.

Vaccine Producers

South African Vaccine Producers
This company produces vaccines for snake, scorpion and spider bites.  



A British Bat interest group
They are promoting the importance of looking after bats.

An American Bat interest group
This group are promoting the interest of bats.


John Muir Trust
Conserving the wild places in the United Kingdom.

WorldWatch Institute
Is an independent research organization that works for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society. It strives to inspire a revolution in global thinking on how we live on planet earth.

Center for Global Environmental Education (Hamline University)
This excellent site is for teachers/educators on Environment.

National Council for Science and the Environment
An American site promoting the study of the Environment.


Insect Entomology
This is an excellent site for the study of some insects.


The International Convention on Wetlands.



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