The successful pilot project of the Living Lands Approach had its focus on the privately-owned area of the western sector of the Baviaanskloof. Landowners in the area, who were previously adverse, are now interested, willing, and open to exploring the different concepts of restoration, conservation and sustainable land use. The project activities included a restoration plan, implementation, monitoring, research, and stakeholder engagement. Main achievements include a framework for implementing Payments for Ecosystem Services and a landscape scenario map, signed by the landowners, to restore their degraded land and examine the way of sustainable landscape use. Living Lands managed this project and project partners were Wageningen University and Dienst Landelijk Gebied. The project was funded by the Government of The Netherlands.