South African Protected Areas Database (SAPAD)

The South African Protected Areas Database is a GIS inventory of all protected and conservation areas in South Africa. Download the latest Protected and Conservations Areas (PACA) data, generate reports and statistics from the Protected Areas Register, comment and upload data on protected areas  Read More...

 

Coastal Features Viewer

Find information regarding the Coastal Public Property (CPP) and Coastal Protection Zone (CPZ) to support decision making processes focussing on access to the coast, protecting sensitive coastal ecosystems and protecting people, property and economic activities that may be affected by dynamic coastal processes.  Read More...

Renewable Energy Application Map

The renewable energy applications map forms part of the DEA Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the efficient and effective rollout of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.  Read More...

GIS Data Downloads


South African Protected, Conservation and Marine Protected Areas Data

Name of Data Set Download Version Release Date File Format Size
  • SAPAD: SA Protected Areas Data
SAPAD_OR_2024_Q1 2024-06-28 zip 6.61MB
  • SACAD: SA Conservation Areas Data

SACAD_OR_2024_Q1 2024-06-28 zip 2.08MB
  • SAMPAZ: SA Marine Protected Area Zonations Data

SAMPAZ_OR_2024_Q1 2024-06-28 zip 2.15MB
  • PACA: Data Release Schedule 2024-2025

Data Release Schedule

2024-2025

pdf

134KB

  • NPAES PA Negotiated Focus Areas 2018

NPAES 2018 Data

2018

zip

63.7MB

  • National Protected Areas Expansion Strategy for SA 2018

NPAES 2018 Document

2018

pdf

20.01MB





South African Renewable Energy EIA Application Database (REEA)

Name of Data Set Download Version Release Date File Format Size
  • REEA: Renewable Energy EIA Application Database

REEA_OR_2024_Q1

2024-05-31

zip

5.23MB

  • REEA: Data Release Schedule

Data Release Schedule 2024-2025

2024-2025

pdf

146KB





Branch Fisheries Management Data

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size

The West Coast Rock Lobster Commercial Zones (Offshore and Nearshore) specified the areas in which West Coast Rock Lobsters can be removed for commercial purposes. The offshore data was mapped from the permit conditions for the period 15 November 2023 – 31 June 2024. The nearshore data was mapped from the permit conditions for the period 15 October 2023 – 15 April 2024. (Included in file: GDB, Maps and Metadata).

2024-05-31

zip

3221KB

Date for download in shapefile format.

The marine ranching areas have been identified for stock released with the intention of being harvested by the releasing agent. Stock enhancement refers to the release of stock for the public good without the intention of directly benefiting an exclusive user group.

2024-04-15

zip 280KB

The Proposed Fishing Priority Zone within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of South Africa is first presented in the Draft Wild Fisheries Sector Plan gazetted as part of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) process.

2022-10-20

zip

23,11 MB

The Proposed Fisheries Support Zone within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of South Africa is first presented in the Draft Wild Fisheries Sector Plan gazetted as part of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) process.

2023-03-10

Zip

390 KB

GDA Data and Metadata, 2022

2022-08-04

zip

214KB





South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2022

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

23 May 2024

zip

1.40MB

23 May 2024

Zip

395MB

23 May 2024

Zip

434MB

23 May 2024

Zip

1.36MB



South African National Land Cover (SANLC) Change Assessment Datasets

Please note that Gauteng and the North-West provincial boundaries were corrected for all the change assessment years. The previous change assessments used an older provincial boundary, which has now been corrected.

Date Updated: 23 May 2024

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

23 May 2024

Zip

401MB

23 May 2024

Zip

385MB

23 May 2024

Zip

362MB

23 May 2024

Zip

342MB

23 May 2024

Zip

387MB

23 May 2024

Zip

371MB

23 May 2024

Zip

337MB

23 May 2024

Zip

401MB

23 May 2024

Zip

385MB

23 May 2024

Zip

380MB



South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2020

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

29 June 2021

zip

1,90MB

29 June 2021

Zip

381MB

29 June 2021

Zip

419MB

29 June 2021

Zip

1,40MB



South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2018

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

29 June 2021

Zip

1,30MB

29 June 2021

Zip

401MB

29 June 2021

Zip

441MB

29 June 2021

Zip

1,40MB



South African National Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes;

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes   

Metadata Reports Stats Dates 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

5,65MB

  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes

Original UTM 35 North 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

227MB

  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes   

Reprojected GEO 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

213MB

  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes   

Reprojected UTM 35 south 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

229MB



South African National Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Metadata Reports

7 June 2016

zip

173KB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Original UTM 35 North

7 June 2016

zip

307MB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Reprojected GEO

7 June 2016

zip

285MB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Reprojected UTM 35 South

7 June 2016

zip

306MB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Land Cover 3D-Hillshade 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

4,27GB



South African National Land Cover 1990, 35 Classes

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Metadata Reports Stats Dates, 35 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

4,44MB

  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Original UTM 35 North, 35 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

255MB

  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Reprojected GEO, 35 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

236MB

  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Reprojected UTM 35 South, 35 Classes, 1990 

7 June 2016

zip

255MB



South African National Land Cover 1990, 72 Classes

Name of Data set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

Reprojected GEO 84, 72 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

258MB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

Original UTM 35 South, 72 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

278MB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

Reprojected UTM 35 South, 72 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

278MB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

ERDAS UTM 35 Hillshade 1990

7 June 2016

zip

4,27GB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

GTI SA Landcover Report 1990

7 June 2016

pdf

4,60MB





Geographic Areas Data

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size

Final EGI Expansion Corridors

21 July 2020

zip

187KB

REDZs Strategic Transmission Corridors

20 April 2017

zip

712KB

Strategic Gas Pipeline Network

21 July 2020

zip

399KB

Phase 2 REDZs

21 July 2020

zip

75KB

Phase 1 REDZs

21 July 2020

zip

409KB

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs)

11 June 2016

zip

770KB

Gauteng Province Env. Management Framework. Zone 1 - Shapefile

March 2022

zip

6,90MB

Gauteng Province Env. Management Framework. Zone 5 - Shapefile

March 2022

zip

1,40MB