We specialize in the creation of sustainable, indigenous gardens and landscapes across the Cape with the heart to conserve the fynbos for future generations.
Intaba exists to make conservation practical to all people. We love to partner with our clients to create beautiful, indigenous gardens which mimic nature and to restore degraded land to functioning ecosystems. We help our clients comply with Environmental Legislation and EIAs and we further invest in the future by offering environmental education and training across the spectrum.
Based in the Western Cape of South Africa, Intaba specifically focuses on the heart of the fynbos, the Cape Winelands district.
At Intaba we assess your needs and quote accordingly. Please contact us for a site assessment. We prioritise face to face meetings and provide project plans and costings as appropriate.
What we do
Meet the team
Johann van Biljon
Director & Founder
Johann has always loved plants. He single-handedly grew a crop of mielies at 4 years old. As a teen he chose the mountains over malls, developing a rich knowledge of our local flora and growing a substantial library on the subject. Johann has worked in the environmental sector since leaving school, he’s an Honorary Cape Nature Ranger and a Member of CREW (SANBI) and has supplemented his learning with a course in Landscape Design.
Georgina van Biljon
Financial administration, Environmental Education Coordinator.
Georgina began working in the conservation sector in 2011. Before joining the Intaba team, she managed the Simonsberg Conservancy. Georgina has an MSc in Conservation Ecology and a degree in Education from the University of Stellenbosch and has also completed a course in environmental education through WESSA.
Our on-the-ground core team consists of experienced and trained nursery workers, chainsaw operators, herbicide applicators, irrigation, maintenance and drivers with code 10 & PPE licenses. They have certificates in the safe handling of chemicals, first aid, health and safety, leadership and management.
The Witzenberg eco-centre was founded in 2010 to assist schools in addressing environmental issues in the curriculum. Most notably, sections of the Life Sciences curriculum require teachers to undertake practical activities. The Green Fingers Project was designed to help learners and educators to undertake those activities.
The steering committee is comprised of Johann & Georgina van Biljon (Intaba), Marx Nagan from www.capenature.co.za, Michelle Klaasens from www.witzenberg.gov.za , and JC van de Merwe and Tammy Niewoudt from www.waverleyhills.co.za.
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