• Crocodile River Reserve

    Environmental Education & Awareness Programmes

    Environmental Education and Awareness Outing

Environmental Education & Awareness

Our programmes offer schools, universities and environmental interest groups the opportunity to learn about and experience our biodiversity

EEP Pre-School Excursion

School Programme

Our School Programme enables children to do a practical, curriculum-based programme in the field, that is aligned with term 1 CAPS and the Platinum Textbooks.

The children get a chance to go out on a field excursion in a nature reserve and experience the things they learnt in class.

With this programme, children will not only develop skills like problem solving, creativity and group work, they will become aware of the natural environment and learn fundamental life lessons about nature like the importance of conservation and what they can do at home to help to save the environment.

Cost Per Child: R60

This fee includes:

  • 1 Facilitator
  • Entrace Fee
  • Snack Pack
  • 2 – 4 Educational Activities
  • Stationary for the Activities

Excluded:

  • Transportation
  • Facilitators or Teachers for groups of more than 40 children

Please click the Booking button for more information on the exact topics and programme for the day. We can work together to create a tailor-made programme to fit your schools needs.

EEP Special Group Excursion

Universities & Researchers

The Crocodile River Reserve boasts a variety of eco-systems and habitats within which there are many special species, some of them threatened and vulnerable.

The Egoli Granite Grassland in particular, endemic to Gauteng, and noted as highly threatened due to massive urbanisation and development in the Province, is well and thriving in the Reserve.

The Geological formations are unique and noted internationally.  Our rocks are amongst the oldest in the world, stromatolites that hosted the first forms of life on earth.

Enticing?  We welcome university students and researchers to come and identify areas for post-graduate study, and research.

Please contact us to arrange for site visits and discuss your research activities.

EEP Special Group Excursion

Special Interest Groups

Many Special Interest Groups come to the Reserve to enjoy a day outing and visit sites that are special for their particular interest.  The Tree Society regularly visits, and are generous in imparting their knowledge to the public that join them on the outings.  We have access to many specialised experts too – so if you have a particular interest or belong to a special interest group, give us a call.

This is not confined to particular special interests; we also welcome Eco Groups – mostly young children and teenagers – who come here to complete the practical elements and field study for their various badges and achievements.

Please contact us with your needs and we will arrange site visits for pre-preparation of special interest visits.

Want to know more about the Reserve?

Browse our articles on the flora and fauna found in the Reserve below

Barn Owl by E Stockenstroom

Barn Owl

The Barn Owl has earned itself the nickname ‘ghost owl’ because of its pale plumage and chilling call. This creature is one of the most widely distributed bird species in the world, and the superstition surrounding it has been unwittingly passed down from generation to generation. These superstitions have led to the senseless and cruel killing of these birds over the decades, however, farmers and enlightened city-folk hold these splendid birds in high regard, because they protect crops by feeding on rats, mice and birds.
January 7, 2020/by admin
African Finfoot by Eric Stockenstroom

African Finfoot

The African Finfoot or Watertrapper, (Podica senegalensis) is a very rare and vulnerable bird species.  The Afrikaans name for the African Finfoot is "Watertrapper".
The African Finfoot is about the size and shape of a large cormorant. 
January 7, 2020/by admin
Ball Python has a snuggle

A Talk By the Jhb Wildlife Vet at the Reserve

The Tree Walk held in the Crocodile River Reserve offered an insightful and easy to understand introduction to the day, starting with the structure of leaves and how to use this to identify a tree. What followed was a walk through the beautiful veld of the Reserve during which we identified a variety of trees - such as the fascinating underground tree Lannae Aedulis, the Diospyros Lycioides (Blue Bush), the common but beautiful Acacia Karroo (Sweet Thorn) and the Protea Caffra Trees but to name a few.
April 20, 2021/by admin
Tree Walk in the Crocodile River Reserve

A Successful Tree Walk in March 2021

The Tree Walk held in the Crocodile River Reserve offered an insightful and easy to understand introduction to the day, starting with the structure of leaves and how to use this to identify a tree. What followed was a walk through the beautiful veld of the Reserve during which we identified a variety of trees - such as the fascinating underground tree Lannae Aedulis, the Diospyros Lycioides (Blue Bush), the common but beautiful Acacia Karroo (Sweet Thorn) and the Protea Caffra Trees but to name a few.
March 24, 2021/by admin
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