Conference Information


Diarise to attend the 41st Fynbos Forum   

Date:   Monday 5 August  –  Thursday 8 August,  2019 

Venue:   Elim, Western Cape     REGISTER

Conference Information

Your invitation to the 2019 Fynbos Forum 

Save the date - 41st Fynbos Forum - and register online.  Everyone is welcome. 

Provisional Date:       30 July - 2 August 2019
Provisional Venue:    Elim, Western Cape
Theme:    Watch this space... 
Twitter #:    #Fynbos2019


We are in a transition period.

All the information below will be upated by 1 December 2018

Watch this space


Learn more about the 40th Fynbos Forum. Download marketing flyers:

pdf 40th Fynbos Forum 2018 Invitation Long version (224 KB)

pdf 40th Fynbos Forum 2018 Invitation Short version (200 KB)

 Online Registration for 40th Fynbos Forum

  • Register online for the 40th Fynbos Forum at Goudini Conference Centre, Rawsonville. 
  • Early Bird Registration Ends: 22 June 2018
  • Late Registration Ends: 17 July 2018
  • Deadline for Final Registration:  17 July 2018
  • Deadline for Titles and Abstracts: 14 June 2018
  • Full programme will be released on 25 June 2018

Click here to go to online registration 

Early Registration and Late Registration Costs

Early Registration
Registration Fees if booked online by the 22 June, 2018

       *  Full Registration - R2900
                Attend a single day: R1400 per day
       *  Student Full Registration - R1600
                Attend a single day: R1100 per day

Late Registration
Registration Fees if booked by the 17 July, 2018

      * Full Registration - R3100
               Attend a single day: R1700 per day
      * Student Full Registration - R1800
               Attend a single day: R1300 per day

Conference fees include all conference proceeding, teas, lunches and dinners. Breakfast is NOT included.
Registration closes:  17 July, 2018


We are delighted to announce that the Cape Action for People and the Environment's (CAPE) Landscape Initiative Knowledge Exchange (LIKE) will partner with the 40th Fynbos Forum. LIKE brings all the landscape initiatives in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) together to support and encourage the sharing of lessons, information and experiences.

The 2018 CAPE LIKE is themed ‘Exploring social enterprise for the biodiversity economy’.

The meeting will take place 30 July - 1 August 2018 at Goudini Spa Resort. Each Landscape Initiative is invited to send three representatives, aiming for representation from NGOs, conservation agencies and municipalities.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) will cover all catering costs, and accommodation only for non-governmental officials. Refreshments and lunch will be provided, as well as dinner on the evenings of 30 July and 1 August 2018.

CAPE LIKE initiatives include:      * Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative        * Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve      * Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve      * Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve       * Garden Route Biosphere Initiative      * Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve        * Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor        Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve        * Upper Breede Collaborative Extension Group

For more information please contact Shahieda Davids on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 021 799 8864.


The 2018 Fynbos Forum theme is Fynbos on Fleek at 40. #FynbosOnFleek

 What does 'on fleek' mean?

The phrase on fleek — like the phrase 'on point' — is used to mean basically 'perfectly done' or 'exactly right.

  • The first definition of 'fleek' was submitted to Urban Dictionary in 2003, stating that fleek meant "smooth, nice, sweet".
  • In 2009, a second definition – as a synonym for “excellent” or “awesome” – was submitted.
  • The word became truly popularized in 2009 and again in 2014, when Peaches Monroee posted her famous video including the phrase “eyebrows on fleek”.
  • On fleek or not, fleek has been used to describe everything from hash browns to skateboards… by corporates such as Taco Bell to rock stars such as Ariana Grande and social media leaders such as Kim Kardashian. 
  • A quick search of the #onfleek hashtag on Instagram revealed that more than 86,800 posts included it. The photos range from everything from makeup photos to selfies… to a bacon sandwich.

Want to know more… ?   Link to three features:  Geeking out on fleek;  Where did fleek come from?;   What does on fleek?


The Fynbos Forum has negotiated that Goudini Spa will accept direct bookings from delegates from 1 June, 2018.

Accommodation will be on a first come, first serve basis. Delegates can pay Goudini Spa directly for their accommodation. 

      * Units: 1 bedroom with a double bed; Kitchen/living area with 2 built-in single beds; Bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet; Kitchenette.

      * Contact:  Tania Lochner - Goudini Spa Conference Reservations     T: +27 23 349 8124   |   +27 79 534 4388    |   E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fynbos Forum Secretariat

Contact:  Kay Montgomery 
Whats App or SMS - 082 659 0939  
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