Clifford Dorse - Area Manager

When Cliff was manager of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, he started an education centre serving the children of Steenberg, Lavender Hill and Muizenberg. He then went on to set up one of Cape Town’s newest nature reserves, the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. Cliff is now the Area Manager responsible for all the City’s nature reserves in the northern part of Cape Town.

Cliff is one of South Africa’s best birders. He identified a bird in one of the City’s nature reserves that had never been seen on the African continent before. He has also discovered a plant species that had never been described before, and re-discovered a plant that people thought was extinct. Cliff’s love of nature has taken him to some exciting parts of the world, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo.













Conservation Careers in the City of Cape Town
  • The City of Cape Town employs a small but committed team of people to manage its network of nature reserves.
  • Find out what some of these people do and how they feel about their work:
  Clifford Dorse - Area Manager   Tshepo Mamabolo - Reserve Manager
  Dalton Gibbs -Area Manager   John Hartnick - Stores and Gate Manager
  Erika Foot - Area Manager   Mzwandile (Zwai) Peter - Communications Manager
  Adele Pretorius - Reserve Manager   Bronwen Foster - Environmental Education Officer
  Lewine Walters - Reserve Manager   Patricia Holmes - Biodiversity Specialist