Blog

Welcome Brittany!

Brittany Arendse
21 April 2015

It is late in April, my first day at a new job in the heart of Nature’s Valley. The sun is shining and I have already been on a bike ride to the lagoon. I have not ridden a bike in over 10 years...

Johan Hus Leadership Camp 2015

Robin Fokker & Yanga Manyakanyaka
26 February 2015

For their 2015 prefect leadership training experience, a class of 14 students and 2 teachers from Johan Hus primary school came to Nature’s Valley last weekend. During their excursion, we...

National Marine Protected Area Forum 2015

Lisa Schroeter
24 February 2015

Mark and I belong to the few lucky people, who were invited to take part in the National Marine Protected Area Forum last week. The DEA (Department for Environmental Affairs) and WWF South Africa...

My first week in Nature's Valley!

Robin Fokker
20 February 2015

Monday the 2nd of February, I arrived in Nature’s Valley, South Africa, to research the distribution of litter on the beach in relation to the location of fishermen and other beach users. But...

Greeting’s from a new volunteer intern

Lisa Schroeter
30 January 2015

Nature’s Valley: endless beaches, primeval forests and tranquility: Naturally many people are attracted to this area and so am I. Opposite to most visitors who are only staying for a couple of...

Farewell from Felix

Felix Zundel
19 January 2015

Thank you Nature's Valley Trust

Unfortunately my internship is coming to an end now and it is time for me to look back at the time I spent in South Africa. What do I start with? I think I should...

Flower walks in Nature’s Valley

Kellyn Whitehead
25 November 2014

At the beginning of April this year the Nature’s Valley Trusts research team began a flower survey project. The study areas includes four sites, three within the Natures Valley area and one site...

Cobra Lily research study

Kellyn Whitehead
12 September 2014

Ruth and Kellyn taking some floral measurements.

At the beginning of May the NVT research team found a cobra lily, Chasmanthe aethiopica, flowering outside the office. The team decided to do...

International Marine Conservation Congress

Shirley Van de Voorde
3 September 2014

From 14-18 August the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress was held in Glasgow, where I, Shirley Van de Voorde, gave my first presentation at a congress.

I am finally here.

On the 15th...

Fynbos forum foray

Babalwa Mqokeli
11 August 2014

It was a privilege to be able to present results from the first year of our Tsitsikamma Fynbos Research Program at the forum. Seeing the interest in our work consolidated for me the importance...