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Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration

Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration


Sue Milton-Dean (PhD) & W. Richard J. Dean (PhD)     


RENU-KAROO is developing indigenous seed orchards and local skills to restore mining and grazing damage in arid Karoo regions. As part of their commitment to sharing benefits of the indigenous nursery and restoration business with the local community, Renu-Karoo provides free Environmental Education via the Wolwekraal Conservation and Research Organisation. Visit this site by clicking here

 Renu-Karoo Nursery can be found in Van Dyk Street, Prince Albert

Should you be unable to call in personally, we can email our availability and price list

and we DELIVER FREE within Prince Albert. 

RENU-KAROO Veld Restoration cc;   Reg. No.1998/068599/23

VAT No. 4090300627

CSD number MAAA0020809

CapeNature Grower/Seller CN47-53-3844

Retail: Corner of Church and Van Dyk Streets, Prince Albert, 6930 Western Cape

Production : R353 Prince Albert, Western Cape

-33.2192 S, 22.0286 E

Manager: Bertus Fourie   082 650 9792

(ND Horticulture & Nature Conservation)



Our Mission

To make ecological restoration with locally indigenous plants a sought-after service in the Central Karoo, thereby sustaining ecological services and generating sustainable livelihoods.

The project will train people in new skills and provide employment opportunities in this under-resourced region. We believe that our products and services will encourage farming, engineering and development enterprises to invest corporate funds into rangeland restoration and the seed production industry, ensuring its sustainability. Our business will contribute towards improved rangeland management and restoration by providing professional advice and trained personnel to implement vegetation restoration. As a first step toward achieving our goals, seed collectors (with approval of Cape Nature, Central, Karoo District Roads, and the local Municipality) are gathering indigenous seeds from road reserves and public land.


Our Vision

To supply locally indigenous seeds and plants and to develop expertise in seed collection, horticulture and ecological restoration work within the village of Prince Albert, and beyond. To heighten awareness of our services and to develop our knowledge base we will establish demonstration trials on communal rangeland and involve students in restoration research.



Click here to download our guided walks brochure

For the latest news about Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration please click here

Click here for a Botanical Society plant conservation webinar: An Introduction to Ecological Restoration, in which we took part on 25 February 2021 

Click here to read an article on Oleander clearing at Weltevrede from the Prince Albert Friend (January 2014)  

Click here to read an article by Gareth Williams about the discovery of Khoi pots in December 2012 on Waterkop near the Wolwekraal Nature Reserve

TEDx TALK by Sue Milton and Richard Dean 2012, Why restore unproductive semidesert? Environmental awareness and practical skills development as spin-offs from a Karoo veld restoration business. 

TEDx Prince Albert, 2012.09.01 Can be viewed at




Renu-Karoo and the Wolwekraal Conservation and Research Organisation hosts Nature Conservation students requiring 12 months experiential training in practical conservation and management. We also host a few school leavers and undergrad students for shorter training periods

Renu-Karoo en die Wolwekraal Conservation and Research Organisation huisves Natuurbewaringstudente wat 12 maande se praktiese ervaring in praktiese bewaring en bestuur benodig. Ons huisves ook ’n paar skoolleerders en studente vir korter tydperke.

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Sue Milton-Dean (PhD) & Richard Dean (PhD)
        RENU-KAROO Veld Restoration cc
        Karoo veld assessment, vegetation surveys, indigenous seed and plants for Karoo restoration and landscaping
        PO Box 47 Prince Albert 6930 South Africa 

Manager: Bertus Fourie (ND Horticulture & Nature Conservation) Mobile 082 650 9792 

     Mobile Sue 082 770 0206, Richard 079 517 3693


Reg. No.1998/068599/23;   VAT No. 4090300627;   CSD number MAAA0020809;   CapeNature Grower/Seller CN47-53-3844     

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