Collaborations working on

living landscapes

We ask, we listen, we care, we do.

At Living Lands we pursue socio-ecological rehabilitation by facilitating collaborations between people to solve a shared challenge. By bringing bottom-based and top-guided processes together we drive social learning and collective action in nurturing natural ecosystems.
Our Vision

Collaborations working on Living Landscapes

When we speak about ‘Collaborations’ we mean working together to solve a common challenge and co-creating solutions based on collective understanding, trust and respect.


The power of ‘working on’ a living landscape means to have your feet planted in the ground and to work with total awareness to achieve where you want to be.

Living Landscapes’ refers to a variety of healthy ecological, agricultural and social systems, which are managed to function sustainably.

Our Principles

Guiding principles help us align our vision to maintain a consistent approach for all landscapes and the people they serve.


The following beliefs are integral to how we operate as a unified organisation:

  • We believe that in order to create collective action, you need to build social capital

  • Our work is dynamic and based on continuous learning

  • We strive to have an open heart and mind

  • We practice deep listening and do not impose preconceived ideas

  • We value an informal yet professional approach and enjoy getting to know the people we work with.


Whilst these principles help connect us, we often juggle seemingly contradictory elements in our work. Rather than make presumptuous decisions, we listen, learn and respond to changing conditions.

Internships on the landscape

Internships hosted by the PRESENCE Learning Network offer students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain experience through working on the ground and contributing to the landscape over a period of 3 to 6 months.

Learn more about what we do

Have a look at some of our videos and publications.

Organisation Information


NPC (Section 21 company)

Established: September 2008

CIPRO Registration Number:


PBO: 930033423

Banking Details


Account: Living Lands
Bank: FNB
Branch: Tokai

Branch code: 200 409
Account no: 62203131230
VAT no: 4700255575
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Contact information


Tel: +27 66 302 0453


Post: Post Suite 525, Private Bag X4, Sun Valley, Cape Town, 7975

Office: 5 Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek, 7975, Cape Town

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