Revolutionising the integration of forest and communities
Our plantations

KLF manages 18 plantations covering a total area of 187 320.27 ha of which about 121 000 ha is planted. Our plantation stock consists of approximately 91% Pine, 7% Eucalyptus and 2% Acacia. KLF’s research centre and nursery develop new species of trees and manage trial plots in several plantations across the operating provinces. On our plantations are various eco-tourism facilities designed for nature lovers. Through our eco-tourism facilities, the public has the opportunity to view the scenic natural locations around our plantations such as the waterfalls and vast expanses of grasslands.

In Mpumalanga province are the following plantations:

• Belfast plantation, which lies in the Olifants drainage basin and is situated in the north of Belfast town.
• Bergvliet plantation; situated in the central area of the escarpment, borders the southern banks of the Sabie River.
• Berlin plantation is found approximately 6km from Ngodwana town, where the pulp mill is situated.
• Blyde plantation is situated in the Olifants drainage basin. Located there are a number of large conservation areas, which mostly consist of pristine grassland and the riparian zones of forest or thicket.
• On the northern boundary, approximately 9km south of Sabie, is where Brooklands plantation is situated in the central section of the escarpment region consisting of the former plantation Rosehaugh.
• Jessievale plantation is on the eastern Highveld, including Redhill, which was taken over from DWAF in November 2001.
• Morgenzon plantation lies in the Olifants drainage basin and its eastern boundary lies 4km west of Pilgrims Rest on the Robber’s pass.
• In the southern part of the escarpment is Nelshoogte plantation, resting between the towns of Barberton and Badplaas.
• Roburnia plantation is divided into two sections, the original Roburnia section and Blairemore section. Blairemore was taken over from DWAF in November 2001 and became part of Roburnia plantation management.
• Spitskop plantation is situated in the central area of the escarpment region of the province. The northern boundary of the plantation lies approximately 4 km from Sabie town.
• Tweefontein plantation is situated in Graskop and is characterised by diversity: from verdant grasslands at the top of the western mountain range, to expansive areas of indigenous forest embracing the kranses formed by quartzite bands, which give rise to numerous and spectacular waterfalls which cascade into gullies of forest. The plantation has a high conservation value in terms of biodiversity, natural assets, aesthetics, multiple resource utilisation opportunities and most importantly, hydrology.
• Uitsoek is situated in the central section of the escarpment area, approximately 15km south of Lydenberg.
• Wilgeboom is in the north-eastern area of the escarpment region in Mpumalanga. God’s Window overlooks Wilgeboom from the top of the escarpment.
• Witklip plantation, situated in the Mpumalanga province, lie approximately 10km north of White River on the White River – Sabie road and surrounds the Witklip dam.

In Limpopo are the following plantations:

• Entabeni plantation office controls four sections, covering a total area of 14 000 ha and lies between Makhado and Thohoyandou.
• New Agatha is situated in the Drakensberg Escarpment area of the Northern Province. The most Northern boundary is situated approximately 10km from Tzaneen, which is the closest town to the plantation.
• Woodbush plantation is found in the Northern Province and forms part of the Olifants drainage basin. The eastern boundary of the plantation lies approximately 10km east of Tzaneen.

In Kwa-Zulu Natal is the following plantation:

• Ngome plantation is situated in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. It stretches from eNyukamaleni river in the west, to the former Kwa-Zulu boundary in the east.