People's Food Forests 

Food security, greening and pride in the home are just some of the issues addressed by People's Food Forests.  Working with donors, CWBR has already planted nearly 7,000 food-bearing trees in squatter townships

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Sustainable Living Centre

Ultimate Living Centre

Whether you live in a shack or a luxury penthouse, come here to be inspired to do more for less.  Explore ideas for planting/food production in confined spaces, recycling and a growing number of ideas for a better life.

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Rivers under threat

Rivers under threat

Cape Town's world-beating water quality is due to the pristine environment of its catchment areas - and two of these are in the CWBR with its seven major rivers... which are all under threat. 

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Volunteers make a difference

Volunteers @ Cape Winelands Biosphere

Everyone in the CWBR must take ownership and pride in their global asset.  Get involved as a member or a volunteer!  It's already being appreciated by volunteers from around the world who are our best ambassadors.

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Location

Cape Winelands Biosphere map

The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) is an internationally-proclaimed area located within the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa. It is located in the Western Cape Province approximately 40 km east of Cape Town. The Biosphere Reserve extends from the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in the south, northwards along the Cape Fold Belt Mountain Chain and the adjoining valleys constituting the Cape Winelands. 

It was demarcated in accordance with the Western Cape Provincial government's bioregional approach, which regards it as essential that landscapes are managed in a holistic and integrated manner that ensures the consolidation and continuation of ecosystems and habitats. The total extent of the designated area is approximately 322,030 ha.

At the local municipal level, the following areas have been incorporated: Stellenbosch Municipality, portion of Drakenstein Municipality, portion of Breede Valley Municipality, portion of Witzenberg Muncipality and a portion of Theewaterskloof Municipality.

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