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Environmental Education Centres

WESSA operates three environmental education centres in KwaZulu-Natal providing unique and diverse educational experiences in an outdoor classroom environment.  Environmental awareness, leadership and human capacity development, and outdoor adventure programmes are implemented by professional and experienced staff. 

The centres are located in three distinctive natural environments, offering walking trails and other activities in a variety of coastal and inland habitats.  Well-maintained accommodation and dining facilities are available at each centre. In addition to providing exciting education programmes for regular school groups, the centres are ideal training venues for WESSA’s accredited and non-accredited environmental courses for adults.  They are also popular accommodation venues and provide a base for exploring onsite and local tourism attractions.

 

WESSA Umgeni Valley Centre, KwaZulu-Natal
Situated 1km from Howick and downstream of the iconic Howick Falls, the 900 hectare Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve has grown to be one of the largest non-governmental environmental education projects in South Africa, with thousands of students participating in courses each year, both within South Africa and abroad. READ MORE…

WESSA Twinstreams Centre, KwaZulu-Natal
Twinstreams Centre has the distinction of being the oldest environmental education centre in South Africa. Established in 1952 it is situated in a magnificent rehabilitated dune forest near Mtunzini on the KZN North Coast. A joint partnership between Mondi and WESSA has resulted in this acclaimed Centre providing a wide range of programmes and experiences to schools, universities and the general public. READ MORE…
WESSA Treasure Beach Centre, KwaZulu-Natal
Treasure Beach Centre on Durban’s Bluff is rich in history and ecological importance. It is the site of the original radar tracking station for coastal defence during World War 2 and has one of the last remaining patches of coastal grassland. The Centre has been operating since 1985 and offers a wide diversity of educational experiences to all ages. READ MORE…