Educational winter holiday programmes at Table Bay and Blaauwberg nature reserves


04/07/2016 - 14/07/2016    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
N7, Blouberg, Cape West Coast

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Date: 4 – 14 July

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Location: Various – see below

Contact:  Elzette [email protected]


The Table Bay and Blaauwberg nature reserves will team up to host entertaining and educational winter holiday programmes during the July school holidays over a period of two weeks, from Monday 4 July to Thursday 14 July 2016. The programme is aimed at children between the ages of eight and 12 years.  Bookings will be open from 27 to 30 June 2016. Due to limited space, bookings must be made to avoid disappointment.

The programme will teach children about the life of dragonflies and damselflies, ancient dinosaurs, local owls, birds of prey, bird eggs, bees, and interesting facts about sharks, to name a few. The programme will also include activities such as a guided coastal dune walk through the beautiful endangered Cape Flats dune strandveld, as well as the popular “Hack-n-Hike” at Blaauwberg Hill. Children will be able to help the environment by removing some invasive alien plants while they enjoy the lovely views of Cape Town from the Hill.

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4 July


Rietvlei Water Area R7 Dragons and damsels: Learn about the difference between dragon and damselflies, their amazing lifecycle and their threatened habitat.
5 July


Rietvlei Water Area R7 Colossal Fossils: We all know dinosaurs but what dinosaurs lived in South Africa and Cape Town? Learn about local dinosaurs and fossils.
6 July


Rietvlei Water Area R7 Enviro-lectric: Learn about where our electricity comes from and how to use cleaner energy.
7 July


Milnerton Racecourse Free Egg-stravaganza: Learn more about different bird eggs
8 July Rietvlei Water Area R7 Beautiful birds of prey: Learn more about our local owls and eagles.
11 July Eerstesteen Resort R7 Guided coastal dune hike: A 4.4km circular route meandering through the endangered Cape Flats Dune Strandveld opposite Eerstesteen.
12 July Eerstesteen Resort R7 Queen bee and the royal jelly: Where does honey come from? Learn the difference between male and female bees and how to do the honey bee dance.
13 July Eerstesteen Resort R7 The ultimate shark tale: Learn to respect sharks, not fear them.
14 July Zonnekus Resort at Morningstar Free Hack-n-Hike: Meet behind the Blaauwberg hill and help the environment by removing invasive alien plants and do a hike to the hill.

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