The Importance of Environmental Education

Liezl Retief
17 January 2018

Imagine. Imagine the smell of the Buchu bush as you softly crush its leaves between your fingers or the sound of the wind as it gently gusts past you while sitting and admiring the view from...

Nurdles: destruction in small packages

Aidan Henri
11 January 2018

“I am a piece of marine debris, that found a way into the sea,

Over the waves and into the bay, I have traveled a long way.

But on the beach I do not belong, I get eaten by shore birds that scurry...

Entanglements due to fishing line

Liezl Retief
10 January 2018

She was well known by our researchers. Her light colouration meant she stood out from the rest. Pearl was a White-fronted Plover never to be forgotten. She lived happily on the Nature’s Valley...

Things to do during the holidays

Liezl Retief
24 November 2017

As the festive season is fast approaching many of us are winding down and starting to daydream about our summer holiday and for us nature lovers, this picture often includes immersing ourselves in...

The Best Time of My Life

Joy de Vos
3 October 2017

Preamble from Mark Brown, NVT Program Director

Interning with NVT is NOT easy. We don’t do your typical ‘volunteer’ thing. We take on passionate young early career conservation minded people...

Love Letter to the Valley

Madison Foltz
10 August 2017

My time with Nature’s Valley Trust somehow seemed to be over before it had hardly begun. As an American traveling outside the States for the first time, I was so excited to take in as much as I...

Plastic = Not so Fantastic

Zoe Dillman
22 June 2017

International Coastal Clean-up Results

Just a few weeks ago NVT participated in Greenwood Bay College’s ‘Rocks to Robberg’ beach clean-up event, subsequently comparing results with the Green...

20 things to do in Nature’s Valley

Joy de Vos
5 June 2017

1. Swim with Sharks in the gully

Nature’s Valley’s gully is home to some wonderful shark species. The sharks that are shown below are most likely spotted gully sharks (also known as Sharptooth...

Just Getting Started

Taylor Frerichs
16 May 2017

As I reflect back on my time as an intern with the Nature’s Valley Trust, it's shocking how fast it went, and just as unbelievable how much could be packed into 90 days. The warm welcome I...

Living in paradise…

Christina Marques
5 April 2017 something I think we all dream about at some point in our lives. Well that's exactly what I got to do for six months when I interned at a little place that makes a big and very positive...