Visit South Africa's official Covid-19 resource portal
Naturekids youngkids 483835150

Day programmes for schools

All CapeNature school programmes are fun, interactive and aligned to the South African national education curriculum.

Find out about species conservation, fire safety, climate change and water awareness – all while having loads of interactive fun!

Here is an idea of what curriculum-aligned eco programmes we have available.

We bring the great outdoors to your school through our 30-minute or one-hour programmes, or visit one of our eco-venues or nature reserves for a longer three-hour programme.

Download our full Programme Guide here:

ThemeGradeTopic
FireGrade 5Fuels; burning fuels; the fire triangle; safety with fire
Species conservationGrade 4Living and non-living things; structure of plants and animals (one topic choice for 30 min/1 hr programme)
Species conservationGrade 5Plants and animals on earth; different plants and animals (biodiversity); interdependence and animal types (3 hr programme). One topic choice for 30 min/1hr programme
Species conservationGrade 6Ecosystems; food webs
Energy and climate changeGrade 4Energy for life; energy from the sub; energy chains
Energy and climate changeGrade 7Sources of energy (renewable or non-renewable); insulation and energy saving; conserving electricity in the home
Energy and climate changeGrade 7Weather and climate change; the greenhouse effect; global warming (the atmosphere)
WaterGrade 4The water cycle; the water around us (solid, liquid, gas)
WaterGrade 6Mixtures, the arrangement of particles, dissolving; process to purify water

Reserves that offer day programmes for schools:

Goshawk Eco-venue

Goshawk Eco-venue at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve offers a wide range of activities for different sized groups. Have a look at the fact sheet below for more information.

Ironwood Eco-venue

Ironwood Eco-venue at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve offers a curriculum-aligned eco-programme available seven days a week. Have a look at the fact sheet below for more information.

Isele Eco-venue

Isele Eco-venue at Driftsands Nature Reserve is only a short drive from Cape Town and offers an eco-programme for up to 50 learners. Find out more in our brochure.

      Related reserves

      Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

      Vrolijkheid is a striking, rugged nature reserve in the Breede River valley, about 15km south of Robertson on the road to McGregor. The rocky landscape is starkly beautiful, dominated by patches of succulents, dwarf trees and shrubs.

      Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

      Originally known as Melkhoutskraal, the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve encompasses 250 hectares of indigenous forest in the Langeberg region, close to Heidelberg. It has only been a reserve since 1986 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2004.

      De Hoop Nature Reserve

      De Hoop is one of the largest natural areas managed by CapeNature. This beautiful reserve is a favourite for hikers, cyclists, bird and whale watchers. The reserve, which is 34 000 hectares, is just three hours from Cape Town, in the Overberg.