We offer various interesting and exciting educational and awareness programmes for numerous different groups, including School groups, Student groups, Groups of workers operating in the bush, Lodge/Reserve staff, Tour groups, Hospital staff, Local communities and the General public.
We do this in one of the most stunning landscapes in the Eastern Cape…
Between the little town of Alexandria and the sea lies an area of subtropical coastal forests reminiscent of those found along the coastline of KwaZulu-Natal – extensive and dense – that is preserved as a state forest known as the Alexandria State Forest, or Langebos to locals. It borders the Alexandria Coastal Dunefield, considered one of the largest moving dunefields in the world – some of the dunes reach heights similar to those found in the Namib Desert.
This incredible feat of nature is, in turn, included in and protected by the Woody Cape Nature Reserve, a 25 000 hectare reserve that stretches from the Sundays River mouth all the way to Bushman’s River mouth. The Woody Cape Nature Reserve then forms part of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park; hence Alexandria is often described as the gateway to Addo.
Our little piece of paradise sits right at the centre of this panoramic terrain and we welcome guests from all over the world to come and experience this unique environment.
From university students, school camps and local community projects, we continue to welcome more and more of South Africa’s youth every year. Our facilities include a large recreation/dining hall as well as an outdoor Environmental Education Centre. Our 3-day camps include any of the following…
Snakes + AmphibiansThis is where the fun starts. Using our resident friendly animals, we aim to: –
- Educate people about amphibians and reptiles, about their behaviour, importance in the environment and more
- Show people how to identify the common amphibian and reptile species in the area
- To teach people about the dangerous snakes of the area, and how to avoid being bitten as well as treatment of a bite
- To help people get a better understanding of these misunderstood creatures, and to get over their fears
- To encourage everyone to appreciate our beautiful amphibian and reptile species, and to educate others, to prevent further killing of these amazing animals