22 March 2020: World Water Day

Lauren Moriarty
23 March 2020

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International World Water Day is held each year on 22 March. This environmental calendar day raises awareness about the importance of our...

Water Pollution

Meaghan O'Neil
18 March 2020

Photo by Claudia_Letz from Pixabay

Keeping water clean is essential to the continuation of the human race and the world as a whole. Of all the water that covers 70% of the earth, only 2.5% is...

Leap day for frogs!

Benedict Wilson
28 February 2020

The 29th of February 2020 not only adds a whole extra day to our calendar year, it also celebrates a leap day for frogs! The Endangered Wildlife Trust initiative aims to raise much needed...

Adventures in Nature's Valley: a list

Benedict Wilson
17 February 2020


An all-time favourite activity in the valley is to paddle out on a kayak or canoe (which can be rented from the De Vasselot camps site) and take in the serenity of Nature’s...

GIANTS of the ocean

12 February 2020

Whales are the largest animals on Earth and occur in every ocean. The tongue of a Blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant and its heart as much as a car!

Each year on International...

Radical Raptors!

Benedict Wilson
5 February 2020

An eager group of NVT staff, volunteers and interns headed to Radical Raptors last week to enjoy an excellent afternoon at their rehabilitation and education centre. The flight show did not...


Anna Klimova
3 February 2020

Focus on Wetlands & Biodiversity

What are wetlands, anyways? They’re oft-thought of as watery areas that bring to mind images of swamps, bogs and unpassable muddy waters. In reality they are...

Penguin Awareness Day - January 20

Anna Klimova
17 January 2020

Spotlight: The African Penguin

Credit: Ben Wilson


When you think of penguins, you probably imagine them being surrounded by ice and frigid water with a dash of howling winds thrown in. But...

Conservation and wildlife encounters

Ide UItentuis
17 January 2020

Lauren, a WWF intern at NVT, picked me up at the airport and brought me back to the intern house, where I found a lovely welcoming letter with NVT polo shirts, an NVT hat, and a buff. Since I’ve...

A time full of glee with the NVT

Samuel Karlsson
4 November 2019

Straight away when I arrived in South Africa I was very well received by Kellyn, an NVT staff member who picked me up from the airport in George and drove me to the intern house in Nature’s...