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NVT Education & Research Program

The Nature's Valley Trust is a small community driven NPO that operates in four main arenas, namely Conservation, Education, Community and Research. We take a holistic view of people and the environment, and use our four programs to help shape how people live, how they view the world around them, and how they as individuals can contribute to conserving the natural world.

The NVT has a reputation for ensuring that development occurring in the area is done ethically, legally, and responsibly. We see ourselves as an organisation that helps protect the long term ecological integrity, beauty and wildness that Nature's Valley is world renowned for. We are also involved in the ongoing management and protection of the Open Spaces in Nature's Valley, namely the Fynbos Reserve, the Phyl Martin Park, Padda Puddle and the Dell. Our ethos of conservation is massaged into all we do - this is why we were set up and underpins all our efforts in the region.

One of our flagship programs, our environmental education staff use curriculum based initiatives to reach over 5000 children each year, making this one of the biggest environmental education initiatives in the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa. We believe in investing in the next generation, equipping them to understand why conservation should be an integral part of how they live their lives.

We partner with several local communities in terms of environmental awareness initiatives, community cleanup events, and community re-greening programs. By resourcing, assisting and educating local communities, we put conservation issues at the forefront of sustainable community development, which is where it should be.

Our scientific staff run long term ecological monitoring projects that enable us to better understand the environment we find ourselves in. The data collected from these research programs is fed directly into local conservation authorities and aids them in their efforts to ensure the long term ecological integrity of the area. Without good quality scientific data, we cannot conserve anything...

We constantly need funds to help cover our core operating costs - please consider a donation of any amount - every bit helps!

For more on our work, see our webpage, of our Facebook page



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    Anton Wolfaardt

    R50,362 raised

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    Jonathan Kingwill

    R6,100 raised

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    Colleen Tomlinson

    R4,600 raised

5 Fundraiser projects


  1. Brian & June Pashley

    30 November 2019

  2. Jay Moffatt

    22 November 2019

  3. Anton

    19 November 2019

116 Donations

Fundraiser projects

5 Fundraiser projects

Anton's Extreme Triathlon for Nature's Valley Trust

By Anton Wolfaardt

I am fortunate to call The Crags, in the GardenRoute of South Africa, home. It's a stunning part ...

100% Completed
R28,335 raised
R25,000 Target

Economic assessment of boat-based marine tourism in Plett

By Jonathan Kingwill

Assess fine-scale economic value of boat-based marine tourism in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa; p...

2.06555600704321% Completed
R6,100 raised
R295,320 Target

Help to buy meals for homeless women and children

By Junior Kalala

Anyone seeking to help homeless women and children who are struggling to get some foods to feed t...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R20,000 Target

Swim, Cycle, Run 70.3 miles for Conservation

By Colleen Tomlinson

In Jan 2016 I will swim, cycle and run 70.3 miles in the SA Ironman in East London to try and rai...

92% Completed
R4,600 raised
R5,000 Target