The Sibaya Conservation Trust (SCT), as part of Sibaya Coastal Precinct, manages the Sibaya Coastal Forest Reserve which includes a 300-hectare indigenous forest and adjacent beaches. One of the last bio-systems of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal, the trust strives to preserve, rehabilitate, and protect the forest while still allowing people to appreciate its beauty, learn about its diversity and responsibly enjoy activities on offer including birding, hiking and trail running.
Sibaya Conservation Trust
The Sibaya Conservation Trust’s activities include:
- Alien invasive plant removal programme
- Removal of rubbish washed up on beaches adjacent to the forest
- Maintenance of walking trails
- Stormwater control and roads structural maintenance including the forest boundary along the M4
- Water quality testing in Ohlanga river and along beaches.
- Periodic controlled burns of grassy areas
- Wildlife monitoring and anti-poaching.