Nature's Irreplaceable Blessings

Elizabeth Choi
20 August 2019

NVT has been a place of growth, peace, and true beauty surrounded by people sharing the same genuine respect for nature.

My experience with NVT has been a gift to me which I will hold closely to my...

Great Expectations

Faye Hudson
6 August 2019

Having already spent six months of the year away from home on my university placement, I was a little hesitant to leave again, especially as my previous two three-month trips were such a success!...

“With a little help from my friends”

Faye Hudson
24 July 2019

(In 1967, this song was released by the Beatles for the 10th Anniversary of International Friendship Day)


What is International Friendship Day?

First proposed by the founder of Hallmark Cards,...

International Tiger Day 2019

Faye Hudson
24 July 2019

“The Tiger Who Came To Tea”

(‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ is a well-known and well-loved children’s book from Britain. The author, Judith Kerr, died aged 95 in May this year. The book...

Beautiful Ocean Encounters, Fun and Hard Work

Saskia Schmole
22 July 2019

Before I even left Germany, to start my internship with Nature's Valley Trust, I struggled for 6 months to get the 5 months visa and I spent a lot of energy, time and money on it. So, all I could...

I Left a Boy and Came Back a Man

Ri Galway
2 July 2019

Natures Valley Trust is not just an organisation, but an embodiment of hard work and dedication that can only be created by the kind of people that reside within its local community. Before I...


Elelwani Makhuvha
4 June 2019

Spoilers to my former self

Firstly I’d like to commend you for making this brave decision to come here, your courage and sense of adventure amazes me (well amazes you, same thing).


“Every Breath You Take…”

Faye Hudson
4 June 2019



Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths...

PARADISE - 2 week at NVT

Craig Bradbury
2 May 2019

Before I got to the valley

I flew from Birmingham (UK) via Dubai to Johannesburg - Jan 22nd. I spent 6 weeks living with my cousin, in Tarleton - about 2 hours drive from the airport OR Tambo. ...

World Earth Day 2019 - In Your Hands

Craig Bradbury
24 April 2019

"The continuation of our civilisations, and the natural world upon which we depend, is in your hands." Sir David Attenborough.

Earth Day has been celebrated annually - 22nd April, since 1970.

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World Whale Day 2019 – Giants of the Ocean

Caitlin Kensett Smith
20 February 2019

Humback Whale Photo credit: Dr. Gwen Penry

Did you know, the largest animal to ever live on earth is the Blue Whale. It is so massive that their tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant,...