WE RESTORE NATURE
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
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.
Why do we exist?
Capacity building and restoration of ecosystems,
communities and teams that we work with.
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.
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.
"Johan fokus nie alleenlik op plaaslik inheemse fynbos plante nie – maar diversiteit wat in enige tuine belangrik is vir
die handhawing van n
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. "
Task manager, Dept.
of Environmental Affairs.
"It is amazing what we have been able to achieve a
"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.