The recent high seas caused unprecedented damage to the paths around the light house and the rest of the Seal Point Nature Reserve as well as in the paths around Shark Point in the Cape St Francis Nature Reserve. These paths and trails are the most used by our community and visitors and there are sections where we will also need to reroute paths to prevent further damage to some of the sensitive areas.

The FOSTER reserve management team are still assessing the extent of the damage, but early indications are that we will need at least R50 000 to cover the costs of material and additional labour to effect the necessary work to restore the reserves paths and trail system. Whilst FOSTER has the funds for routine maintenance this is an extraordinary event that is not budgeted for, and we appeal to our community and other interested parties to come to the assistance of FOSTER to allow us to do what is necessary to repair the damage caused and preserve some of the most sensitive areas in our reserve system.

Please help, every donation however big or small will help and will be ringfenced and used to help repair the damage and ensure the responsible management of the reserve trail system.

Donations can be made directly into FOSTERS bank account as per the details below or via the website Please use “Storm damage repair” as a reference.

Bank: First National Bank

Branch: Humansdorp

Branch code: 210115

Account number:  62179531598

FOSTER is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (9504/275/16/6) in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act. If you would like to receive a PBO Certificate for your donation, please email us at  and we will provide you with the relevant form to complete.

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