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Klein Karoo Sustainable Dryland Permaculture Project

Berg-en-Dal is home to the Klein Karoo Sustainable Dryland Permaculture Project. The K.K.S.D.P.P. is a Non-Profit Organisation that offers training in sustainable living, Permaculture and Natural Building. We have been in existence for twenty years.

You can learn more about what we do by visiting our website:

Dear friends, family and colleagues. This is just a message to thank you again for your support. On the 19th of November 2019 we drilled for water thanks to your help and help from other funders. Unfortunately we found no water after going 150 metres although we found many breaks. We can only hope that the drought breaks and the water will fill the breaks again. We also hope for restorative action from the department of water affairs. Thanks again for your support.

To understand what we need help with, please watch this video:

Water has been our biggest challenge since the farm is in a dryland environment in the Little-Karoo near Ladismith in the Western Cape, South Africa. Over time we have established a wide range of water harvesting earthworks from swales and berms to keylines, that service our dam. To our great detriment, the Kny river that is our major water source, has been cut off upstream and we are now in dire need of funding for a borehole to ensure our survival and ongoing training. The funds raised will be used for the drilling of the borehole and infrastructural developments needed to facilitate it. It will also include piping and access to the drilling site. #savebergendal

About Permaculture:

Permaculture design applies the principles that ecosystems use to create ecological human habitats. The term permaculture combines the word permanent and culture / agriculture. This means that our habitat design leads to regeneration and longevity. Permaculture also brings about environmental, social and economic justice.

Our Courses

Our Permaculture Design Courses (PDC’s) teach essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic uncertainty, social injustice, and diminishing natural resources. The PDC teaches us how to design regenerative human living environments in a way that is beneficial to everything and everyone that surround it. Our PDC’s change lives and set learners on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or ecological ethics.

Our other courses enable people to contribute to positive change in the world, by training in earth building, natural medicine, organic practice, wilderness transformation and more. We also host volunteers, interns, tours.




Associated Projects


Donations to date

R 19 377.78

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Donor Messages

Bernice and Quincy
Small token of appreciation for your generous sharing of wisdom, networks and seeds.
Maria Vos
Good luck, good people.
Barbara Sandham-Spies
Alex & Tahir - Thank You for your awesome teachings & Guidance! xoxo
thank you and good luck !
Peter McIntosh
Transforming place to live for so many years.
Love & Light
Josh van Schalkwyk
For our klein karoo friends!
a less dry drylands project
let the water be shallow, the flow strong and enough to render the farm sustainable
Good luck

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16 May 2020 R 1 050
24 Apr 2020 USD $ 6