Get into the spirit of Earth Hour by reconnecting with nature under the soft glow of the moon. Participants will get to explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (CPT) and Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (JHB) by torchlight, while navigating their way to the hidden WWF check points dotted across a 5km course.
The event is open to participants of all ages. Those wishing to take part in the orienteering-style ‘adventure dash’ will need to be equipped with headlamps and a keen sense of night-time navigation. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and a picnic basket and to enjoy the evening.
- Date: 30 March 2019.
- Time: 18:00 gates and on-the-day ticket sales open (depending on availability).
Event starts at 19:30 sharp.
- Venue: Cape Town: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Johannesburg: Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
- Tickets: R180 (adults) R100 (children 6-17).
- Requirements: Headlamp and/or torch.
- Drinking cup/mug/bottle – we are enforcing a strictly no-waste policy. Leave only your footprints behind.
- Optional: Picnic basket and blankets. There will be no food on sale at the event. Only Coffee will be sold to our participants, served in your own mug. There will be no water stations set up.
- Entertainment: After the adventure, enjoy your picnic and Kiddies Panda tattoo area.
- MC: CPT: Zoe Brown, JHB: ProVerb
WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has for more than 40 years worked towards the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature.
The Earth Hour initiative was started in 2007 by WWF Australia and has, in its 10 years since inception, grown to being observed in 178 different countries. Traditionally, there has been a symbolic “switch off” of all non-essential electric appliances and lights for a period of 1 hour on the last Saturday of March. The focus of the initiative is to create awareness and impact change around renewable energy and climate change.