Bambanani seeks to partner with investors and stakeholders in the development of the site’s livestock and bioprospecting offering to create a sustainable and profitable community programme.
Investment Range / ROI
Public or Private Sector
This is a Private Sector Opportunity
Environment & Social Impact
Investment Opportunity at a Glance
- Ranching and related value chain
Cattle and goat farming
- Cultivation & Harvesting
Aviaries, birding and walking trails
- Ecotourism activities
Community vegetable gardens
Fire wood from forestry plantation
- Construction of abattoir and tannery with the capacity to process local livestock
- Working towards the long-term restoration of wetlands
- Development of site infrastructure to restore wetlands and conserve grassland
- Constructing aviary and bird watching hides Design and develop Ecotourism activity hub with supporting facilities
- Training, skills development and capacity building
Bambanani Community Farm is situated approximately 30km from Wakkerstroom town in Mpumalanga, the second oldest town in the Province.
The land is owned by the BAMBANANI community representing 64 claimants and their families. The Site is on a 932 hectares area, which increased from 850 hectares through the Biodiversity Stewardship Program. The area is largely grassland and carries livestock and a eucalyptus plantation. It is also a wetland that provides a good habitat for different species and attracts a wide range of rare birds.
The Bambanani CPA has been trained by the WWF-SA in Alien Plant Clearing and Fire Management. The Site has partnered with The Mpumalanga Tourism Agency, Municipality, Birdlife SA and WWF – SA to conserve the area while investments in ecological infrastructure remain a high priority.