Know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa's indigenous plants

Location: Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Algoa Branch

 

This branch, originally called the Port Elizabeth Branch, was formed in 2002 to serve the Algoa Bay region of the Eastern Cape.

About the branch

It aims to promote conservation of the region’s flora through awareness activities and outings, as well as the local CREW group (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers).

About the Area

 

The area is best described in East of the Cape: Conserving Eden by Richard Cowling and Shirley Pierce, where “two great biogeographical kingdoms meet: the Cape to the west and the Afrotropical to the east”. Typical vegetation types include sandstone fynbos and dune thicket.

Cool Facts

1.

Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve, about 40 km west of Gqeberha, conserves a number of endemic, rare and threatened plants and serves as an important environmental education centre to local communities.

2.

Other notable local nature reserves include Addo Elephant Park, Groendal Wilderness Area, The Island Nature Reserve, Kragga Kamma Game Park, and Settlers Park Nature Reserve.

3.

The Kwelera National Botanical Garden in East London is South Africa’s 10th national botanical garden and the first SANBI garden to be established in the Eastern Cape.

With estuarine, riverine, vegetated dune systems and history of human activity, this garden reflects the natural beauty the Wild Coast region has to offer.

Contact the Branch Chair

Debbie Bodley

 

Latest National News

Tools to maximise to Citizen Science Data
Climate Smart gardening in Autumn
10 tips for a Winter Eco School
A year of action: BotSoc’s conservation footprint
Growing resilience
Picture perfect
Tracking flora up a Madagascan massif
Meet Mpondoland’s new BioBlitz All-Stars
1 10 11 12 15

Contact your branch to network in the following areas:

ALBANY

Free State

Limpopo

Southern Overberg

Algoa

Garden Route

KZN Coastal

Winelands

Cederberg

Gauteng

KZN Inland

Weskus

Kogelberg

Lowveld

Kirstenbosch

Hours

Open Monday to Friday 10h00 to 14h00. Closed on weekends and public holidays.

December holidays:  Office will be closed from the 25th December and reopen 1st working day of the new year

Contact Us

We are experiencing intermittent faults with our landlines. If you can't get through on our landline (021 797 2090), please phone or send a message to our alternate WhatsApp number: +27 65 922 6163.

 

GET INVOLVED

BECOME A MEMBER

DONATE

LEAVE A BEQUEST

VOLUNTEER

Pin It on Pinterest