Skilderkrantz is a Conservation, Re-wilding and
Nature Connection project in the foothills of the Kouga Mountains in
the Eastern Cape. Working to conserve remaining wilderness and
biodiversity and repair land and rivers severely degraded by
previous framing practices, we delight in re-establishing our
connection to wild nature and each other. Skilderkrantz joins the
many other imaginal* people and projects across the globe working
for sustainability, oneness , wellbeing and beauty for all.
metaphor of the caterpillar changing into a butterfly is compelling
and helpful in these troubled times. In the chrysalis stage, the
imaginal cells begin to form and are at first rejected or destroyed.
Then, they begin to cluster together and when they reach a critical
mass of 5% of the whole, they catalyse the transformation of the
rest of the cells into a butterfly* This beautiful imagery is
borrowed from the Schumacher College website. The College continues
to be a huge inspiration to us at Skilderkrantz.
Home is 7500ha ( 16 500 acres) within the
planning domain of the Baviaanskloof Megareserve . Skilderkrantz is
in the process of being proclaimed as a Contract Nature reserve, the
highest category under the Stewardship Program of the East Cape
Parks Board. In terms of this agreement the land stays in our
ownership, but we conserve biodiversity on behalf of the state. And
beyond this footprint we aim to expand the protected area by
bringing more marginal farmland into conservation and working with
others such as the Eden to Addo initiative linking up protected
areas. A school of Nature Connection is planned for the near future.
We invite like-minded and hearted people
interested in being part of this work to