Pachamama in Lock Down, South Africa

In an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, governments worldwide have been closing their borders and implementing strict regulations. In South Africa, a nationwide lockdown was put into effect on Thursday 26 March 2020. For Pachamama, this situation brought some challenges as well as opportunities and a shift in Read more…

A short history of Kraaibosch

Kraaibosch is situated directly on the boundary of the Knysna Forest, within 800 meters of the Homtini River Valley, 32 km from Knysna. Kraaibosch has 24 lots of allocated land of which all are currently occupied in some way. Kraaibosch was originally set up as a Woodcutters lot in 1895. Read more…

Spring 2019 Update

As an organisation, Pachamama now stands on the precipice of expansion. Over the last three years we have been building the networks, infrastructure and systems to be able to support the vision we hold for this land. Many people have participated and nurtured the seed of this project. The success Read more…

Being The Change

Our culture of consumerism is driving species to extinction through progressively degrading landscapes that are out of sight in the lives of the general population. This happens because we collectively pay for the products that put profit above conservation. Too easy is it however to put the blame on something Read more…

What is a “Bakkie Sakkie” ?

This is a term used by firefighters, farmers and generally people in Southern Africa, who care for a particular piece of land, have the appropriate vehicle and the desire to protect life from a fire. It describes a homemade firefighting unit, comprising of a water tank, a water pump and some Read more…