What Could You Experience In Your Spare Time On Our Shamwari Conservation Project?

What Could You Experience In Your Spare Time On Our Shamwari Conservation Project?

Posted by Ellie Hutchin on 30th May 2017

Whilst there is always something invigorating and exciting on offer from nature which cannot be forecast, some things can. Here’s what you could get up to this summer, in your spare time on our Shamwari Conservation Experience.

Whale Watching In Algoa Bay

whale watching

Whale watching season in the bay runs between June and January, but its peak times are July and August. This is also mating season for the humpback whales who migrate to the warmer waters at this time of year. Have the unforgettable experience as the 44-ton mammal breathtakingly breaches the water, performing an acrobatic show for all.

JBay Winterfest

surfing in south africa

This surfing festival is happening in July. It includes the superseding International Billabong Pro Surf Tournament. This year it has an amazing line up of events that include, a music festival, a celebrity event, mountain bike trail, a night trail running adventure, junior surfing activities and more. Immerse yourself in the South African culture by getting involved in this exciting festival.

The Annual Arts Festival

bongos in africa

This annual event is hosted in Grahamstown in June and July near to Port Elizabeth area. Delve into the fascinating culture of South Africa by participating in the biggest celebration of arts in the African continent. The program includes pieces from drama, dance, music, jazz, visual art exhibitions, , physical theatre, comedy, opera, film, student theatre, street theatre, lectures, craft fair, workshops, and even a children’s arts festival!

The Dry Season

the big five

South Africa has all of the Big Five, which are Lions, Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinos and leopards, and the English summer months coincide with the dry season in South Africa. Therefore all the animals congregate around water supplies, making this time of year the best time for a safari and spotting wildlife.

If you would like to take a closer look at the project, please view it on our project page. Please bear in mind that community school programs will be affected by the school holidays. All of the activities above will come at an additional cost but please inquire with your project coordinator regarding more information about this as they could help you facilitate these excursions for you.


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