School game drives
Community schools located on the border of our reserve are full of children who have never in their lives seen a wild animal in the bush. Our aim with school game drives is to give every grade 7 in these schools the opportunity to experience a day out in the bush and learn about why we have game reserves and how they benefit our local communities and the economy.
The game drives generally take place over the months of June / July when the weather is still cool, and the vegetation is not too thick. Nine children, along with a field guide and a teacher spend the day together in the game reserve where they enjoy game viewing, learn about wild animals, a picnic lunch and take home educational information about everything they see.
Each child receives an animal booklet which contains both English and Zulu names of the animals, with space to make notes about any information gained from their field guide.
This day is a highlight in the grade 7 year, and is an incentive for all the younger grades.