Regenerative Agro-Forestry & Urban Agriculture Initiative

Name and background of
applicant / developer
Multi-disciplinary project team
Core focus sector Agriculture
Total project investment
ZAR 2 million
Sources of funding
Private funding
Project status Pre-Implementation
Partnerships Public-private partnership
Full contact details of project lead DeWilton Lombard and Gene Kruger, +27(82)770 7319,
Potential jobs created
205 over three years

Located almost exactly halfway along the Garden Route, Knysna is the geographical heart of the region. Fed by the Knysna River, the 18 km² Knysna Estuary is home to at least 200 species of fish and opens into the ocean between two towering sandstone cliffs known as The Heads. A rich history, world-class golf courses, gourmet restaurants, boutique vineyards, markets, farm visits and a variety of art and craft rambles, retreats and spas add to the choice of entertainment.

This municipality is one of the smallest municipalities of the seven that makes up the district, accounting for only 5% of its geographical area. The main economic sectors are wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation, finance, insurance, real estate and business.

This is a social and environmental impact investment opportunity focused on post-fire regenerative agro-forestry in the Knysna municipal area. A multi-disciplinary project team is in place and open to collaboration with impact investors interested in agro-forestry and urban agriculture focusing on cash crops.