Cave Klapwijk and Associates
Cave Klapwijk And Associates
Cave Klapwijk and Associates (CKA) is a landscape architecture and environmental planning firm
based in Pretoria, South Africa that executes projects both nationally and internationally. The work
performed by CKA includes a wide range of projects in environmental planning, environmental impact
assessment, visual impact assessment, landscape design and planning, and rehabilitation planning
The professionals of CKA offer a comprehensive range of skills, from the leadership and coordination
of complex multi-disciplinary assessment and planning teams, to the detailed design of urban and
commercial-scale landscape architectural plans. This allows us to provide integrated land planning,
development and design services in a wide range of work encompassing varying degrees of complexity.
Over the last eighteen years, CKA has gained recognition as a leader in environmental assessment and
planning. A significant part of our development has been through our involvement in multi-disciplinary
teams where our input on landscape and development planning issues has been an integral part
of the success of the project.
CKA are pioneering the concept of combining design implementation with the training of local
people. This enables trainees to obtain on-site experience and marketable skills that will facilitate the
social upliftment of the individual and that of the community.
CKA have kept abreast of current issues environmental legislation and planning issues through their
membership with associations such as the Institute of Waste Management and the International Association
of Impact Assessors of South Africa. In addition, our members hold memberships with the
Institute of Landscape Architects of South Africa, the Gauteng Society for Landscape Architecture and
the American Society of Landscape Architects.
As computer technologies develop, CKA strives to remain at the forefront, utilising many different
programs to facilitate effective and efficient designing, drafting and planning solutions. Of particular
note is our increasing skill in 3D imaging, terrain modelling, GIS analysis and creating photo montage
simulations for analysis.