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My Time at NVT

My Time at NVT

by Jappe Rempe   After flying for 20 hours, I and my good friend and travel companion Daniël finally arrived at the beautiful scenery of South Africa. Coming from The Netherlands, stepping out of the plane in the warm (winter!) sun surrounded by mountains was a very...

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Nature’s Irreplaceable Blessings

Nature’s Irreplaceable Blessings

by Liz Choi 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 that I will hold closely to my heart. With moments of laughter, love, and excitement, it...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by Faye Hudson 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! How could I be sure that South Africa was going to live...

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I Left a Boy and Came Back a Man

I Left a Boy and Came Back a Man

by Ri Galway 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 started my 3-month internship with NVT I was on a game reserve...

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#dontspoiltheendgame

by Elelwani Makhuvha 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 amaze me (well amaze you, same thing). 1st spoiler…after these six months that will feel like two weeks...

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PARADISE – 2 weeks at NVT

PARADISE – 2 weeks at NVT

by Craig Bradbury Before I got to the valley I flew from Birmingham (UK) via Dubai to Johannesburg - on Jan 22nd. I spent 6 weeks living with my cousin, in Tarleton - about 2 hours' drive from the airport OR Tambo.  I stayed with her on the Farm, along with the 24+...

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From Crawfish to Mosquito fish

From Crawfish to Mosquito fish

by Olivia Saacke After leaving Natures Valley a little over a week ago, I already miss waking up to the sound of birds outside my window, swimming in the estuary, the zebra fudge squares from Nature’s Way (highly recommend) and of course working for NVT. Interning at...

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Baie Dankie

Baie Dankie

by Christina Hoang Although I came to Nature’s Valley to intern as a marine debris analyst, I also felt the need to get away from my home because I felt absolutely consumed by it. Regardless of my reason for coming, Nature’s Valley accepts you for who you are and...

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JUST DO IT!

JUST DO IT!

by Leandro Evangelista Attention! To all those considering to volunteer, interning or studying at Nature’s Valley Trust (NVT); JUST DO IT! (Shia LaBeouf) This experience has changed my life. I can now call the people I worked with as my friends and family. I loved the...

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A Dream Come True!

A Dream Come True!

by Louise Bestea Living in Africa has always been one of my biggest dreams, maybe THE dream I knew I would realise one day. I took the opportunity to go to this continent for a 6-month internship which I had to do for my MSc. degree in ethology and ecology. I wanted...

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Worth the Travel

Worth the Travel

by Sabrina Engelmaier About a week ago, I left Nature’s Valley with a new feeling of positivity I had never experienced before. I spent 3 weeks there, surrounded by stunning nature and wonderful people. Although I was nervous about going there at the age of 18 as a...

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Drop the Mic!

Drop the Mic!

by Haley Mitchell To those who are heading out to Natures Valley tomorrow, next week or in a few weeks: I am SO flipping excited for you. You are honestly about to endure a TOTAL adventure; so many things you have not experienced before and moments you will never...

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