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Where healthy resilient ECOSYSTEMS SUPPORT LIFE.

Where communities and lives are RESTORED AND CONNECTED WITH NATURE.

Welcome to Intaba

Intaba means ‘mountain’ in Sotho, an indigenous South African language. We are based in the small town of Tulbagh

in the Western Cape surrounded by the majestic Cape Fold Mountains. Mountains are landscape definers, natural refugia, inspiringly beautiful and have an iconic presence that provides direction to passers by. Inspired by mountains,

Intaba exists to restore nature and people.


The Intaba story

Intaba Environmental Services was established in 2012 initially as a private company, Intaba also acts as a public benefit organisation in it’s mission and vision. The founder, Johann van Biljon is a dynamic leader in the Conservation Sector and by CAPE, Wetlands Forum, Nedbank Green Award and Fynbos Forum. Intaba grew from 3 employees in the initial years, to presently just over 20 people.

Our Mission

Why do we exist?

Capacity building and restoration of ecosystems,

communities and teams that we work with.

Our Vision

What is our desired future state?

Restoration of ecosystems and people, where healthy

resilient ecosystems support life and where communities

and lives are restored and connected with nature.


Our Approach

We aim to make conservation practical to all people.

Partnering with people to restore nature and people’s lives.

What we do

We specialize in the creation of sustainable, indigenous gardens and landscapes across the

Cape with the heart to conserve the fynbos for future generations.


Indigenous Landscaping & Plant Propagation

Community Upliftment
& Training


  "Johan fokus nie alleenlik op plaaslik inheemse fynbos plante nie – maar diversiteit wat in enige tuine belangrik is vir

die handhawing van n

gesonde tuin.

Ernst van Jaarsveld


"The value of working with Intaba Environmental Services has been their commitment

and dedication to ensuring a high standard and quality

of delivery. "

Jason Mingo
Task manager, Dept.
of Environmental Affairs.


"It is amazing what we have been able to achieve a

short time."

Partick Watson
Landscape Architect


"The secret behind Johann and his team's success is that they know and love their local flora. The key to this is making time to go out and see the fynbos.

Rupert Koopman


Our Partners

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