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A boreal summer in an austral Eden

A boreal summer in an austral Eden

by James McCulloch Descending down the winding road, coursing past the precolonial trees of the Kalander Kloof, ears popping from the sudden change in air pressure, I knew I was about to arrive somewhere very special. Then eight weeks and 4,000 insects later, my time...

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A memory I will hold with me forever.

A memory I will hold with me forever.

by Will Mann I first landed in Plettenburg Bay on Friday 30th June 2023 with little knowledge or expectation about what the next 3 months would have in store for me. From the interview that got me a place on the internship programme, I was told the place had many...

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An aura of untouched natural beauty

An aura of untouched natural beauty

by Tegan Allison Nestled along the picturesque coastline of South Africa's Southern Cape, Nature's Valley shows an aura of untouched natural beauty. It's a place where the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean merge with the forest of Tsitsikamma, creating a paradise...

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My experience at NVT

My experience at NVT

by Giulia Baldini This is the first time taking part in conservation and I realised how much I like it and most probably would see a future. These three months were amazing, I learned a lot and I had so many new experiences that I would have never done home. NVT gave...

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Broadening the Horizon with Conservation

Broadening the Horizon with Conservation

by Elizabeth Esser Nature's Valley not only lives up to its beauty but also the experiences that come with it. I came here not knowing what to expect. The memories I would make, the people I would meet and the knowledge I would gain. But I can honestly say that this...

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My time at Nature’s Valley 

My time at Nature’s Valley 

by Lexi Brennan-Craig In January of 2023, I decided to apply for the conservation internship at Nature’s Valley Trust for the upcoming summer, “winter.” In June, after graduating from a long and amazing 5 years of college and university within the environmental field,...

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What I learnt from Nature’s Valley

What I learnt from Nature’s Valley

by Jez Harrington-Hayes I learnt that South Africa is beautiful. I learnt that Nature’s Valley lives up to its name. I learnt that dolphins enjoy surfing. I learnt that octopuses are as amazing as I always expected they would be. I learnt that clawless otters look...

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National Dolphin Day 2021

National Dolphin Day 2021

By Lauren Moriarty     National Dolphin Day celebrates these social and intelligent marine mammals. Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises. They are fascinating creatures which are very social and playful. Dolphins hear frequencies...

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World Water Day 2021

by Lauren Moriarty Valuing Water World Water Day takes place on March 22nd every year and has since 1993. This day focuses on themes highlighting the importance of freshwater resources as coordinated by the United Nations, where this year’s theme is “Valuing water”....

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World Whale Day 2021

World Whale Day 2021

by David Krone Today, on world whale day, we appreciate the immense and peaceful creatures who we often glimpse breaching our horizons. There are three species of whale which we are lucky enough to have grace our South African coastline: the Southern Right Whale,...

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