Adele Pretorius - Reserve Manager
Adele was born in Johannesburg and has lived in various parts of the country. She settled in Cape Town in 2000 and is the Reserve Manager for the Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA). Until she went to high school Adele had never heard of a career in nature conservation. A friend made her aware of this opportunity and, because she had always wanted to do something in the environmental field she studied for her Nature Conservation diploma. Adele loves having a job that allows her to do many different things. She loves getting out of the office and working in the veld, surveying plants and animals. Since Adele started working at the BCA, a new lizard species has been discovered in the reserve.













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