Reforestation and Nature Conservation

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Reforestation Initiative

We are partnering with our neighbours and land stewards of Platbos Forest to reforest and rehabilitate the original indigenous coastal species forest that once existed on the land of Bodhi Khaya. The land of Bodhi Khaya Retreat is the link between the old growth stands of the Platbos Reserve and Grootbos Reserve. We intend to do our part to expand and reconnect the small remaining remnants of indigenous forest at Bodhi Khaya to these reserves. Our Dana Forest plan is to plant 10,000 milkwood trees per year for the next 30 years - 300,000 plus trees, and remove all obstacles, threats and limitations to the natural expansion of the existing small clusters. A single tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. You can help sequester over 300,000 tons of carbon!

100% of your donation will go directly toward reforestation. Bodhi Khaya will gift you appreciations for your partnership in this important collaboration. Please consider sharing one of these with friends or family for a special occasion.

  • R150 - THE BODHI- plants one tree (we plant for you)

  • R300 - DHARMA BUDDIES- plants 2 trees (we plant for you)

  • R500 - TOUCH THE EARTH- plants 4 trees (we plant for you)

  • R1000 - BODHI KHAYA FELLOWSHIP (BKF)

  • R5000 - NIRVANA FOREST- plants 50 trees, BKF membership, a catered two-night stay in one of our cloister rooms, (we dig and plant - feel free to participate)

  • R10000 - THE BUDDHA’S MALA- plants 108 trees, BKF membership, a catered 2-for-2 (two nights for two) in one of our courtyard rooms, plus a special set of Bodhi Khaya Dana Forest mala beads (we dig and plant - feel free to participate)

The Gift of Nature Conservation

Bodhi Khaya Retreat is an active member of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy located on the southern tip of Africa. Situated in the heart of the conservancy we hold a unique seat in a diverse circle of environmentally committed members. Our primary commitment is to do our part to fulfill the ideals of the conservancy’s mission on the 217 Ha of land we are responsible for stewarding. Secondly, we do whatever we can to support the conservancy, its membership and objectives, to care for this extraordinary bioregion of the world.

Your donation will significantly increase all our concerted efforts to ensure the heart-land of the WBFC - Bodhi Khaya Retreat - continues to be well cared for, preserved and nurtured for generations to come. 100% of your donation will go directly toward funding the following:

  • Alien clearing, fire preparedness planning, and existing indigenous forest rehabilitation

  • Studying and preserving the region’s fauna and flora

  • Carbon emissions reduction through alternative energy production and sustainable waste management

  • Water conservation and organic permaculture systems

  • Education & Social/Economic upliftment projects

  • Reduction of harmful chemical and environmental pollutant use

While many of these efforts are already part of our sustainability program, your contribution will substantially increase our efforts. As incentive, Bodhi Khaya will gift you levels of appreciation for your collaborative partnership. Please consider sharing one of these with friends or family for a special occasion.

  • R300 - THE HERMIT- Your Bodhi (see registration page) plus one day employment for alien clearing

  • R500 - DUALITY DAYS - Your Bodhi plus 2 days employment for alien clearing

  • R1000 - BODHI KHAYA FELLOWSHIP (BKF)

  • R5000 - THE TEN VOWS - buys 10 days alien clearing, Bodhi Khaya Fellowship (BKF) membership, a catered two-night stay in one of our cloister rooms, and a R1000 donation to Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy

  • R10000 - LOTUS JEWEL- buys 20 days alien clearing, BKF membership, a catered 2-for-2 (two nights for two) in one of our courtyard rooms, and a R2000 donation to Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy.