Platbos indigenous forest | Africa´s Southernmost forest | Baviaanspoort Hills, Grootbos Road between Gansbaai and Hermanus

Trees for Tomorrow

Giving the gift of growth

Friendship Trees * Celebration Trees * Sympathy Trees
* Trees as Carbon Offsets *

Planting trees is a great gift idea. Ideal for birthdays, naming ceremonies and memorials, trees affirm the various seasons of life. For milestone birthdays and anniversaries, if asked for gift ideas, why not invite your friends to plant trees in your name?

For R200.00 we will plant your Gift Tree and send a forest greeting card with a personalized message informing your chosen recipient of the tree planted for them. If you prefer to write your own message, a blank card will be sent to your specified address. Click here to open the form to sponsor a tree at Platbos.

Trees cost R150.00. The forest greeting card (optional) costs R50.00 (including postage).

Planting trees is one way to offset your carbon footprint. During its lifetime, one tree will absorb and store between one to three tonnes of carbon dioxide. Current research suggests that natural, ecologically diverse forest systems are more effective as carbon sinks than monoculture forest plantations. Read more about how you can reduce your carbon footprint on our global warming and climate change page.
Trees cost R150.00 each. This includes an e-certificate with your name, tree planting record and the approximate carbon offset value.

Whether it's planting a tree in honour of someone special, or sponsoring tree planting to offset your carbon footprint, your trees assist us in realizing our aim to conserve and rehabilitate this unique forest.

Thank you for supporting Platbos Forest.

Click here to order your Gift Trees or Carbon Footprint Trees.

Or Contact us by email to arrange planting a tree at Platbos Forest.

Read more about where these trees will be planted on the Reforestation page.

Trees for Tomorrow: Reforestation Project

Tree Planting Record April 2021

We thank the following people for sponsoring trees recently at
Platbos Forest in our Trees for Tomorrow Reforestation project.

As of April 2021, 87 876 trees have been planted.

Date Name of
No of trees planted Dedication
April. 2021 Gail (Gigi) 5 Amelie - Happy 5th Birthday
Mar. 2021 Carey Finn 10 "The Viking Horde"
Mar. 2021 FOGMAKER South Africa 20 Alexandra Lepley, Jean Swart, Llewellyn Botes, Joinah Tawha, Sangulukani Phiri, Mwiinga Hamainda, Leviticus Chatembwa, Mweelwa Chatembwa, Dries Erasmus, Christian Grobler, Elvis Maphanga, Suereka Snyman, Lelani Horn, James McKenzie, Michael Walters, Gert Coetser, Nico Pretorius, Shaun Rawstorne, Wessel Swanepoel, John Russell
Mar. 2021 Flower Essence Friends 7 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Li, Chin Yueh 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Yang, Yuan-Pin 10 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Hung, Shih-Yi 4 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Rao, Jun-Zhe 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Lin, Yi-Hsin 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Chao, Min-Yu 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Penny Wu 5 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Huang, Li-Jhen 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Hsiao, Yu-Ling 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Wang, Yu-Huei 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Wang, Shawn 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Wang,Chun-ung 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Hou, Ju-Hsun 15 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Yen, Yu-Shan 1 Platbos Forest Reserve
Mar. 2021 Family and Friends 42 Patricia Margaret Fairbanks
Mar. 2021 Centre of Enviromental Rights NPC 1 Frances Rosemary Osborne
Mar. 2021 Sarishka Aboo 1 Buchule Vusumzi - 1st Birthday
Mar. 2021 Sarishka Aboo 1 Dhyan Morar - Advice from a Tree: Stand Tall & Proud, Go out on a Limb, Remember you roots
Mar. 2021 Sarishka Aboo 2 Aloka & Luca - Advice from a Tree: Stand Tall & Proud, Go out on a Limb, Remember you roots
Feb. 2021 Marina Jenkins 1 Anton Nel
Feb. 2021 ICIB Financial Crime Compliance 5 Ria Kielblock - Altyd liefgehad, nooit vergeet nie, vir altyd gemis.
Feb. 2021 Martine, Cecile, Albert, Hendrik & Marie 4 James, Ido, Willemijn & Ken
Feb. 2021 Megan van der Westhuizen 2 In Arboreal Attribution to Asbolus. Happiest of birthdays KneeCoal!
Feb. 2021 Trudy Mattheys 1 A new year with new beginnings. I love you now and always. Happy Birthday xx

Click to view complete Tree Planting Record
from May 2008 to April 2021


Read more about "Trees for Tomorrow" on our Reforestation Project page.

All tree planting takes place during our Reforest Fests in March each year. If you would like to physically plant a tree yourself, please take part in one of these Reforest Fest Weekends as, unfortunately, we do not offer individual tree planting sessions outside of these dates in March.

When visiting Platbos and you would like to see the areas where the trees have been planted, please consult the map and trail routes that lead to the Reforestation Areas.

Recycle • Reduce • Re-use and Reforest!


"For in the true nature of things...every green tree is more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver" - Martin Luther King.

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself." - William Blake, 1799, The Letters.

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines." - Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862.

"Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, we fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness." - Kahlil Gibran.

"Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good." - Sara Ebenreck.

"He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him." - Henry Van Dyke.

By planting trees and adopting sustainable living practices, you make the difference!

Bank Details
Tree Sponsorship
(Please note that this account is NOT for accommodation bookings)
Platbos Conservation Trust
Gansbaai Branch Code: 198765
Account No: 1820009467
Please send proof of payment to
Contact us for tree sponsorships: +27214471369
Alternatively fill in a
Tree Sponsorship Form
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