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Posted on 15 September 2011, 13:01, by educationcentre.

A South Easter was forecast for the day but this did not deter us to make our way to Cape Point.  The road we travelled was already part of the outing, winding all along our beautiful coast and through characteristic towns along the way.
We entered the park and drove to the first viewpoint. From here [..]

Posted on 10 June 2011, 10:22, by educationcentre.

A small group of ECO-Rangers met at the library  and departed to the Silvermine Nature Reserve.
While driving we passed through a shower of rain. We held thumbs that we would be able to have our walk!
Luckily the weather looked much better once we arrived at Silvermine. The Silvermine Nature Reserve is a lovely recreational area. [..]

Posted on 10 June 2011, 10:21, by educationcentre.

The first ECO-Ranger newsletter is available for download as a pdf. Eco Ranger newsletter Autumn 2011

Posted on 4 May 2011, 09:17, by educationcentre.

After some technical problems, a long queue caused by a police check point and nearly being chased by a rhino while driving through Fairy Glen Game Reserve, we managed to get to the starting point of our long awaited hike into the Hex River mountains.

Posted on 17 April 2011, 11:17, by educationcentre.

We had planned to walk up the Helderberg, but as it was very hot we decided to go to the Koffiekloof gorge on Vergelegen Wine Estate.
The road up to the parking area was in relative good condition. From there it took about 15 minutes to walk to the Johnson hut. The fynbos in this area [..]

Posted on 26 September 2010, 10:15, by educationcentre.

Building Owl Boxes : 10 September 2010
All keen with a hammer in their hands, the ECO-Rangers arrived to build owl boxes. Andreas gave us a talk on what makes owls so special. He also showed a whole variety of owls and their calls, some laughing, others hooting which the ECO-Rangers found interesting and amusing.
Then the [..]

Posted on 20 July 2010, 17:55, by educationcentre.

Koggelberg new route hike : Unfortunately this walk had to be cancelled due to wet conditions
Seed planting : 7 children and 3 adults joined Andreas on this lovely morning to learn about our beautiful trees. Each child got a hip pouch to use to put the seeds in. We went on a walk in the [..]

Posted on 14 June 2010, 12:26, by educationcentre.

June/July 2010 holiday program

This coming holiday ECO-Rangers will be offering the following:

Saturday 19th June : Kogelberg new trail
Wednesday 23rd June : Trees: Collecting seed and planting
Saturday 26th June : Wagon trail (Wedderwill to Sir Lowry’s Pass)
Wednesday 30th  June : Owl nest building
Sat & Sunday 3-4 July : Snow camp : Heksrivier mountains (Worcester)
Wednesday 7th July [..]

Posted on 3 June 2010, 13:16, by educationcentre.

Making Toad Houses  :  28th May 2010
As the weather was real frog weather, we learned about frogs and toads. Andreas told us interesting facts about frogs and toads. We saw pictures of the tiniest frog, the biggest and the most beautiful frogs! We were shown what influence man has on these lovely creatures.
To encourage the [..]

Posted on 3 June 2010, 13:15, by educationcentre.

Tree planting on Wedderwill : 21 May 2010

We had a wonderful time planting the yellowwood trees. We were a group of 14 children and 7 adults. Each child carried ‘their’ tree from the parking area to the river. Andreas looked at the area and decided that the best area to plant the trees was [..]

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Helderberg Nature Reserve » Concerts - concerts

Bring your picnic and prepare yourself for an afternoon of great entertainment with the Graham Gillot Band on Sunday, 20 February 2011 at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.The Graham Gillot Band comprises some of South Africa’s top musicians – Graham Gillot, Duncan Combe and Jeane Combe and they combine catchy original vocal songs.


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Helderberg Nature Reserve » Hacks

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Helderberg Nature Reserve » Reserve

Free entry to the Reserve from 24 September to 3 October 2010To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West on 23 September 2010, you are invited to visit the Reserve for free from 24 September to 3 October.From 24 to 26 September 2010 the City of Cape Town municipality and. Posted on 16 September 2010, 11:19, by admin.


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Helderberg Nature Reserve » News

A small group of ECO-Rangers met at the library and departed to the Silvermine Nature Reserve. We held thumbs that we would be able to have our walk. Posted on 10 June 2011, 10:22, by educationcentre. While driving we passed through a shower of rain.


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Helderberg Nature Reserve » Concerts

Pack a Valentine’s picnic and enjoy a feast of Rock, Funk, Jazz and African music when the 14-piece Big Band “Banned in Evolution” takes to the stage on 14 February at the Helderberg Nature Reserve.The band was formed two years ago in Somerset West by Gavin Bingham when he gathered a group of highly talented.