Uniquely situated on the edges of a natural wetland, the Norval
Foundation has become the custodian and protector of its indigenous
plants and animals.
Specifically, the Foundation has recognised its duty to the western
leopard toad, an indigenous species that has come under threat from
rapid urbanisation. The toads travel great distances to find safe areas
to breed, and in so doing take on the perilous task of crossing major
The survival of the endangered western leopard toad has been
safeguarded through the construction of concrete culverts underneath the
Steenberg road to allow the toads safe access to the Norval Foundation
wetland for mating.