We offer ecowalks to the public in Hazyview, White River and Nelspruit. We have selected trails which are easily accessible with unspoilt natural surroundings.
The walks are easy, relaxing and informative and take about two hours.
Eco Walking - Nelspruit, Hazyview
Eco walking is walking, learning and experiencing on wild land. We focus on the north eastern escarpment of South Africa for its beauty and biodiversity, but also for its conservation.
We take a closer look at plants, insects, birds and other creatures in their natural habitat. We also try to understand relationships and patterns, like the age old relationship between plants and insects, and the role of fire on vegetation.
We offer ecowalks to the public in Hazyview, White River and Nelspruit. We have selected trails which are easily accessible with unspoilt natural surroundings. The walks are easy, relaxing and informative and take about two hours. They are ideal for nature lovers, corporate groups, school groups and ecology students.
We advise that you bring good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle and a light snack.
Eco "Walk & Talk"
We take a tour into the beautiful SabieRiver Valley, to look at biodiversity and farming practices. Whilst looking at tree diversity and taking a bird's eye view of the valley. We also talk about endangered species,alien species and mono-culture farming.
Rates: R 200.00 per person and R 80.00 per child. Groups of 4 or more guests cost R180.00
Times: 8am and 3pm daily
The Green Monkeys are people who help to restore the beauty, integrity and diversity of our bushveld, woodland and forests.
These include landowners, as well as volunteers from all walks of life. The Green Monkey Project is also about education and the training of rangers and guides.
We hope to bring back value to wild land, by sharing information and opening new walking trails.
Did You Know ?
- What goes around comes around -
You may not see it from day to day, but our bushveld is a very dynamic environment that changes all the time. What happened 20 years ago is now reflected in the tree composition and general look of the landscape.
Veld fires, grazing animals and farming practices shape the bushveld of tomorrow. It is therefore important to manage and protect our remaining pieces of wild land.
- The Smallest and the Biggest -
Although our bushveld is very fragmented, we can still boast to have one of the smallest and one of the largest eagles resident in our area.
The Long Crested Eagle is a real miniature, small enough to hunt from a telephone pole. The African Crowned Eagle on the other hand, is the most powerful eagle in Africa, able to hunt monkeys and small antelope.
- 40+ Families -
On undisturbed bushveld in our area, you can find more than forty different families of trees, shrubs and climbers. These do not include grasses and the smaller herbs, flowers and bulbs which come and go every season.
- 5 Niches in one tree -
By its form, the bushveld tree adds another dimension to grassland and in this way creates five bird niches, from the ground to the canopy. Even the spaces between trees function as a niche for flycatchers and bee-eaters.
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