The History of the National Wetlands Indaba

Where we have been, and to where are we going?

The National Wetlands Indaba is held on a rotation basis across all nine provinces of South Africa. Each and every province brings its own unique culture, history, atmosphere and presence to the Indaba.

And below is a timeline of that proud history.

  • 1996

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Inaugural meeting held at Rawdons Pub in the Midlands

  • 1997

    Mpumalanga

    Dullstroom

    1997

  • 1998

    Eastern Cape

    Pirrie

  • 1999

    Free State / Northern Cape

    Sterkfontein Dam

    1999

  • 2000

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Vreyheid

  • 2001

    Limpopo

    Nylsvlei

    2001

  • 2002

    Western Cape

    Cape Town

  • 2003

    North West

    Barberspan

    2003

  • 2004

    KwaZulu-Natal

    St Lucia

  • 2005

    Limpopo

    Modimolle

    2005

  • 2006

    Eastern Cape

    Stutterheim

  • 2007

    Gauteng

    Kempton Park

    2007

  • 2008

    Mpumalanga

    Skukuza

  • 2009

    Western Cape

    Langebaan

    2009

  • 2010

    Free State / Northern Cape

    Kimberley

  • 2011

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Didima

    2011

  • 2012

    Limpopo

    Bela-Bela

  • 2013

    Eastern Cape

    Cape St Francis

    2013

  • 2014

    Gauteng

    Lanseria

  • 2015

    Western Cape

    Rawsonville

    2015

  • 2016

    Mpumalanga

    Swadini

  • 2017

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Wild Coast

    2017

  • 2018

    Northern Cape

    Kimberley

  • 2019

    Limpopo

    Tzaneen

    2019

  • 2020

    Online Platform

    Due to the Covid pandemic, no Indaba took place and a 1-day virtual event was held

  • 2021

    Online Platform

    Due to the Covid pandemic, no Indaba took place and a 2-day virtual event was held

    2021

  • 2022

    Free State

    Golden Gate

  • 2023

    North West

    Venue TBC

    2023