Over-grazed veldt this side of the river and cane-fields the other, with the Sibudu Site in between.

AGM and a PUBLIC PRESENTATION

RE-WILDING THE SIBUDU SITE - A VISION

 A public presentation by Jean Senogles – all welcome - FREE

      WHEN:       AUGUST 26,   9.30 for 10.00

     WHERE:     Education Centre of the Durban Botanic Gardens

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

 All are welcome to attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Friends of Sibudu Association

  which will be held before this presentation – 9.30-10.00am - at the same venue.

 

 

PRESERVE - RESTORE - ENHANCE

The South African Heritage Agency has notified all stakeholders of their intention to declare the Sibudu Cave a National Heritage Site as it has “qualities so exceptional that it is of national significance”.

 A Management Plan for the Site is strongly recommended and Friends of Sibudu are putting forward ideas for this to all stakeholders.

Friends of Sibudu have a vision of a beautiful nature reserve which will also be an “interpretive centre” or open-air living museum for old and young to enjoy The Sibudu Experience.

Activities would be offered for visitors to learn about the plants and animals, as well as what life was like for hunter-gatherers 70,000 years ago – such as how to make and use stone tools or a bow and arrow or the art of weaving a sedge mat.

SIBUDU IS A REGION OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY!   

The immediate surroundings of the Sibudu Site are exceptionally beautiful. Evergreen trees and riverine vegetation enclose it and the uTongathi River sweeps below it.

BUT ...

this beauty is threatened by the dreaded pereskia climbing cactus and other invasive alien plants. It is also limited in area and has abandoned cane fields on  one side and eroded over-grazed veld on the other.

Natural beauty!