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Overnight programmes for schools

We offer programmes that extend over three days and two nights and can include camping on a reserve or eco-venue. 

You’ll learn about fire safety and species conservation through races and activities, puzzles, crafts, hiking and stargazing – all while enjoying the magic that an outdoor camping experience offers!

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

Download our full Programme Guide here:

ThemeGradeTopics
Fire, water, species conservationGrade 4Habitats; ecosystems
Fire, water, species conservationGrade 5Plants and animals on earth; food chains; stored energy in fuels; water as a basic need
Fire, water, species conservationGrade 6Ecosystems and food webs; water pollution
Fire, water, species conservationGrade 7Interdependence

Reserves that offer overnight 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 factsheet 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 factsheet below for more information.

Potberg Eco-venue

Potberg Eco-venue at De Hoop Nature Reserve is steeped in history and offers an exciting eco-programme for up to 60 learners. Download our brochure for more information.

    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.