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NATIONAL NUMBER 086 123 1211
 Email:      kirshen@kncoinc.Co.Za
 Cellphone: 083 777 4569 - kirshen naidoo
 082 056 1479- rebecca solomon
 three in Limpopo (one overlapping with   National Number: 086 123 1211
 Mpumalanga) and one in Gauteng/  Biospheres are not just about   Email:  /
 North West.
 ecological longevity, but more   Website:
 The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve   Kirshen Naidoo - Mobile: 083 777 4569
 in the Overberg was the very first to   importantly about how man and
 be declared in 1998. Home to more   nature can symbiotically live in   Rebecca Solomon - Mobile: 082 056 1479
 than 1 880 different plant species, it is
 considered to be the very heart of the   harmony and prosper.
 Cape Floral Kingdom. At 100 000ha,
 it is the smallest biosphere region in
 South Africa.
                                                          We make your business
 Cape West Coast (378 000ha) was
 declared in 2000, followed by Kruger to                  our business so you
 Canyons (2 474 700ha) and Waterberg
 (417 000ha) in 2001, after which came                    can focus on prosperity
 the designation of Cape Winelands
 (322 000ha) in 2007, Vhembe (3                           and success.
 070 000ha) in 2009, and the Gouritz
 Cluster (3 187 893ha) and Magaliesberg
 (357 870) in 2015. The Garden
 Route Biosphere Reserve comes in
 at 698,363ha with a population of
 approximately 450,624 people.  Our Offices

 Industry at the core of the Garden   Durban  Bloemfontein  Johannesburg                Delivering exceptional and
 Route Biosphere is tourism and this is   19 St Thomas Road  Suite 7 Canterbury Park, 67 President   3rd Floor Block B Sandton Close
 an area that will be a continuing focus   Musgrave Durban  Reitz Avenue Westdene Bloemfontein  2 Corner 5th Street And Norwich   outstanding legal services
 for the GRBR. “The Garden Route, one                                                   since 1998
 of South Africa’s prime tourism regions,   Ph: 031 201 9366  Ph: 051 430 0137  Close Sandton Ph: 011 784 1279
 is an area rich in terrestrial, coastal and
 marine ecosystems where conservation
 of the rich biodiverse region is ably
 reconciled with sustainable use
 practices,” says Dr Edna Molewa, the
 Minister of Environmental Affairs.

 The Chairman uses the Bitou estuary
 as an example. “The estuary won't get
 bigger,” he says. “But the popularity
 and the amount of people that use the
 estuary just keeps increasing. Forty
 years ago there were around fifty power
 boats on the river, today there are well
 in excess of fifteen hundred boats over
 “There is an increasing demand from
 people to enjoy the natural beauty
 of the area, but with that comes real
 impact on the environment. We need to
 work out systems that create win win
 solutions for all.”

 Top: The Bitou Estuaury
 Bottom: Peak Formosa in the
 Tsitsikamma mountain range

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