Roll of honour

The Mapula Trust

For your unexpected, generous donations that will help us continue our restoration and rewilding work in 2024 – and introduce more people to Ferncliffe’s beauty. For stepping in so quickly after hearing of a tough event. For your gracious personal messages, which are such a pleasure in this modern world of officialdom and bureaucratic boxes.  A thousand thanks.

Stiaan Smit

For his many free hours and days and weeks of skilled work on our lovely website.

Dave Southwood

For his still and drone images that adorn many of these pages, including the beautiful opening shot on the home page that you’ll see on many of our social media channels too.

Husqvarna South Africa & Divan Vermaak

For two spanking-new brushcutters and a chainsaw, from their wonderful ‘Silent Nature‘ range. These are electric (battery-driven), which means no petrol spills in the field, and far less noise and disturbance for our wild and human neighbours. They also asked their trusted distributors and service partners Industrial & Chainsaw to help us look after our new assets. Thank you for this wonderful gift, which will speed up clearing operations dramatically. The equipment will also be used by other organisations working in Ferncliffe.

Anonymous supporters, Northern California, USA

For their ongoing support, both the material and the emotional kinds. Thank you for your appreciation of Connor’s prints, for sharing them with many of your friends, and for being Ferncliffe champions in South Africa and abroad. A 2024 update: your generosity knows no bounds!

Schalk Greeff and Indevaldi

For believing in the dream from the first, helping us with the intricacies of registering a non-profit and attaining the necessary PBO status, and your continued accounting and tax support – at a fraction of the usual costs. Thank you for your commitment to the environment and small businesses.

David Houghton

Of WildLandscapes International, for his early interest and faith in the project and his generous personal donation. Thank you for the advice and inspiration.

The Krupa Foundation Trust

For your wonderful donation towards tree-planting, coming unexpectedly in the midst of the growing season — just the right time! We have planted 10 magical trees on your behalf in a special corner of the forest-to-be, where they will be admired and appreciated by future walkers, birders and visitors. What’s more, your donation allowed us to employ the team for extra days. Thank you for your kindness and thinking of the future.

The Neil Jowell Family Charitable Trust

For somehow finding us, tucked away in KwaZulu-Natal, and sending us this unexpected gift to continue our tree-planting work. And thus contributing to the hope for the future that we believe Ferncliffe Forest represents. It was a very special thing to do. We have reached our 500-tree objective in part thanks to you.

Jonsson Workwear

For making such a difference to the team’s working days. Your quality workwear – from staunch boots to warm hoodies, and beautifully stitched hats and branding – have made life so much more comfortable and better-looking! Thank you for kitting us out. We’ve got the best-dressed team in town.