The Friends of the St Francis Nature Areas – FOSTER – was established 35 years ago. This voluntary organisation shoulders the bulk of the management role for the Seal Bay, Cape St Francis, Irma Booysen and Seal Point Nature Areas.

These wonderful green gems offer a choice of hiking trails through various coastal habitats, from rocky shores, beaches, and salt-stunted vegetation to dune fynbos, thickets, and small patches of true dune forests.

The use of these nature areas has grown steadily over the years. Over the past 35 years, FOSTER has created a 330-hectare network of nature areas that is now the pride and joy of residents and visitors alike.
The only funding source for FOSTER is through the contributions made by residents, property owners and conservation-minded people. Operational costs are about R100 000 per annum, amounting to R330 per hectare.

FOSTER has a Golf Day planned for 6 November. The money raised from the golf day will be primarily used for the upkeep and rehabilitation of the Seal Point nature reserve paths. These are the most used due to the attraction of the Lighthouse.

The golf day is on Saturday 6 November, at the cost of R250/player. So get involved with a 4 Ball Alliance, or sponsor a Green or a Tee Box. All details on the poster.

Little Bird In The Water

Little Bird © Andrea Paarman

On Wednesday, Nexus Yachts/Balance Catamarans put a beautiful Balance 526 model called Little Bird into the water.

Another success for the hard-working team at Nexus Yachts under the leadership of Johnny and Roger Paarman. The photos say it all.

All photos © Andrea Paarman