The Sugarbird Project

In partnership with South Africa National Parks


Sugarbird Project

All donations to the Sugarbird Project are received with gratitude and used with care.

For donations of R1000 or more we can provide you with a Section 18A tax certificate allowing you to claim the donation against your taxable revenue.

Where will your money go?

Over 80% of our budget goes directly to paying the contracted teams of men who do the hard work of removing invasive alien plants. The rest goes to supporting these teams with tools, transport, training and protective clothing.

All oversight and administration is undertaken by volunteers who do the work pro bono, for the sheer joy of seeing the indigenous forest and fynbos survive and thrive.

View a detailed breakdown of our expenditure click here.

Donate via EFT

The Sugarbird Trust
Account Number: 10013044943
Bank: Investec Bank Grayston Drive
Branch Code: 580105

Please use your email address as the reference.

Use the button below to donate using your Credit Card or Instant EFT.

Donate with Credit Card or Instant EFT

Please use the button below to donate using your Credit Card or Instant EFT.

Donate via Snapscan

What your money buys

The following contributions and equivalent man-hours are examples of what your contribution could enable: R350 per month = 1 day of hacking each month R1 050 per month = 3 days of hacking each month R1 750 per month = 1 week of hacking each month R7 000 per month = 1 month of full-time hacking, Monday to Friday ​ Alternatively a R1 000 contribution will allow the team to clear (on average) ±2 650m2 of virgin Alien Infested Fynbos.

Notable Sponsors

Rotary International


We have raised just over R4 million so far for the 2023/24 financial year.

The bulk of our funding has come from 5 Trusts and 4 families, with some regular donations and some ad hoc donations including from Snapscan – this is due to our great signage, thanks to Finn Behnken.

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Mahatma Gandhi

A very big thank you to our donors big and small who make this wonderful work possible.

The Treebeard Trust / The Orange Trust / The Mapula Trust / Anonymous Trust / The Sophia Foundation / Ms Inge van Reenen / The Liddle Family / The Naumann Family / The Le Roux Family

Individual Donors:

Mr William Gild / Ms Penny Stekhoven / Ms Debbie Wynne / Ms Sybille Eickhoff / Mr Rory McMillan / all those who donate via Snapscan