Visit by Shropshire Youth Cricket Team
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
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Visit by Shropshire Youth Cricket Team

The Shropshire Youth Cricket Team from the United Kingdom on tour with Cape Africa Tours, visited the Spaces4Sports Facility in Gansbaai on 23 February. There they played both a cricket tournament and a friendly Under 13 soccer game against the Football Foundation in the sweltering summer heat. Two of the young boys from the UK...

Pin-up Insects
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
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Pin-up Insects

Gary Beukman and Paula Strauss, entomologists of the Green Futures Conservation Team, are working on an ongoing entomological survey and are building a database of insects to show faunal diversity at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. They have started pinning insects – an old and delicate art form that involves sampling insects from the field,...

Rocking the Boat
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
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Rocking the Boat

The Football Foundation in partnership with the Stanford Canoe Club runs development canoeing for the children of Stanford in a programme called Rock the Boat. Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, you can catch the young paddlers out of the Klein River. On 19-20 January, Rock the Boat invited Gregory van Heerden to put them...

Grootbos Environmental CentrE – Welcomes Stellenbosch Students
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
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Grootbos Environmental CentrE – Welcomes Stellenbosch Students

Where better for 3rd year environmental science students to immerse themselves in nature than at the new Research Centre at the picturesque Witvoetskloof Farm on Grootbos Private Nature Reserve? Stellenbosch University has sent 24 students from the Botany-Zoology Department, and the Conservation-Entomology Department to stay in the newly renovated Grootbos Research Centre, a back-packer style facility...

The launch of the Grootbos Environmental Centre.
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
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The launch of the Grootbos Environmental Centre.

We are excited to introduce our very new Grootbos Environmental Centre. The purpose of the facility is to support environmental education and ecological research. Being based on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve the Grootbos Environmental Center is the ideal base for students and academics to immerse themselves in nature and particularly the Cape Floral Kingdom....

Loving Camp Life
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
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Loving Camp Life

Do you remember the thrill of going away on school camp, being away from home and with your friends, up all night and planning midnight feasts for once the teachers had finally drifted off to sleep? The Grootbos Foundation knows the value of immersive camp experiences and also recognizes that many of the children in...