The Sugarbird Project

In partnership with South Africa National Parks

About the Sugarbird Project

The Sugarbird Project contracts and supports teams of 4-6 men to clear invasive alien vegetation. We are currently focused exclusively on Table Mountain National Park, but we plan to extend our reach to more parts of the Western Cape.

The Sugarbird Project provides the contracted teams with everything they need to deliver quality results: training, permits, tools, herbicide, personal protective equipment, oversight and moral support.
The teams operate in:

Hout Bay, Atlantic Seaboard, City Bowl, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Devil’s Peak, Newlands Forest, Cecilia Forest and Tokai.


Our vision is of a Western Cape where indigenous flora and fauna thrive because invasive alien vegetation is being removed and controlled.


Our mission is to identify and then “adopt” and clear more and more areas of land and manage them in perpetuity using well-trained, well-equipped, highly-effective hack teams of around 4-6 members each.

Our Motivation

We are all volunteers working pro bono, motivated by sheer love and awe of the magnificent Cape Floral Kingdom and a desire to protect it for generations to come.

Who Benefits

  • Current and future generations, who get to enjoy pristine forest and fynbos.
  • Our team members, who have the dignity of earning a living through honest hard work that serves the broader community.
  • Households living on the urban edge, since invasive alien plants burn hotter and faster than fynbos during wildfires.
  • Every species in the natural ecosystem – including the Sugarbirds on the

How We Operate

The Sugarbird Group is a registered nonprofit organisationWe strictly adhere to the highest governance standards.

This diagram sets out how we function: