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Educational programmes for special days

CapeNature tailors engaging educational activities around environmental calendar days such as Arbor Day, Wetlands Day, Marine Week and National Water Week. These themed occasions offer the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and educate children and adults alike. Why not get in touch with us at to find out more?

Biodiversity calendar day 

Programme dates

World Wetlands Day (2 February)

Programmes during February

World Water Day (22 March)

Programmes during March

Arbor Day (1 September)

Programmes during September

International Coastal Clean-Up Day (21 September)

Programmes during September

National Marine Week

Programmes during October

Fire awareness

Year round

Plus, we can craft general year-round programmes focusing on snakes, fire, waste and other environmental topics. These non-time-bound programmes are targeted at all ages, and we can align them to the national education curriculum where required.

Related reserves

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Stony Point Nature Reserve

Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to a unique colony of African penguins and offers the public the chance to see these wonderful flightless birds up close, via the boardwalk through the colony, which allows the public to observe the penguins go about their daily activities in their natural habitat, without disturbing or disrupting them.