Introducing Arbor-Care

The Arbor-Care Group has been in forestry operations for more than 30 years. We have sound relationships with all major companies in the South African forestry sector, and many international clients. Our team of well-qualified professionals (each with more than 20 years of experience in their various roles) are committed to ensuring the success of your project. We place emphasis on accountability, providing detailed records, monthly progress reports and management accounts. Our people are always on hand, 24/7. If we could pick one anecdote to perfectly describe how we do business, it would be the story about how our managing director moved (with his family) to Ghana for an entire year, to oversee a project.

Our professional services range from project management to full farm management, consulting to the major financial and governmental institutions (with interests in the forestry and agricultural sectors) to project management of biofuel projects.

Arbor-care Group’s business interests and projects include: forestry management services, forestry BEE mentoring services, consulting, forestry contractors, collateral monitoring, project management, turnkey land clearing operations, biofuels projects, indigenous plant nurseries, and landscaping in the construction and maintenance space. We are pioneers in our field – with our head office based in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Our Vision

Arbor-Care Group is a specialist company of choice, providing professional management support and consulting services, in the forestry and agricultural sectors of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Values


Countries Where We Work

Arbor-care will work where our clients’ needs take us in sub-Saharan Africa! To date we have run projects across the following areas:

South Africa
West Africa
Southern Africa
Eastern Africa

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Meet the Team

A diverse range of Experts

Peter Hind

Finance Director
Peter joined Arbor Care as the Financial Manager in 2017, having spent 12 years in the banking sector both in Africa and the UK

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Deon von Benecke

Managing Director
Deon has been with Arbor Care since 1994. He has an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town.

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Nicky Gwende

Director & Contract Manager

Ray Sibiya

Director (N Dip Business Management)

Why are we different?


At Arbor-care Group, we don’t do anything long distance. Before we accept any contract, we visit and see for ourselves what is involved to ensure that our estimates and advice are 100% accurate, based on facts and hands-on observation and in-field research. We have in-depth knowledge of plantation forestry and numerous other agricultural sectors, based on almost thirty years of operations across sub-Saharan Africa.

We understand the importance of timing in any farming enterprise. Take too long to plant and you miss the wet season. Or the wet season arrives and your roads are flooded so nothing can be transported. Or the dry season arrives and everything shrivels up in the parched soil. It’s all about careful monitoring and accurate timing – something we are passionate about.

Our IT systems are top-notch and play an important part in our accurate assessments and effective liaison with other parties and IT systems for shared data and knowledge. Our specialties include mechanised operations and the use of drone technology in our projects.

Most important, our team is committed to success – to the success of the Arbor-care Group, and of course the success of our clients’ projects. We’ve been doing it right for almost thirty years. Our track record is sound. So you can securely and confidently entrust us with your project’s growth.

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