Project King Protea
6 March 2010
Saturday turned out to be a fantastic day, after a week of unreliable weather. Ten enthusiastic students from Indwe School, in Mossel bay, arrived at our Main Gate, ready to explore!
Exitement rose as Forget, our Head Guide, set off with them on a short drive to our Protea Forest, with a short detour to our Elephants. After a quick bumble on the game viewer, they
arrived at the Protea Forest, which is located on a far northern corner of the reserve. Each student (and teacher) received a small King Protea, ready to plant, Forget volunteerd to slug
the 20 Liters of water down the hill.
Albert, ready with a spade, led the way down a incredible slope, earlier cleared by our two guides. With a bit of sliding we found our way down to where Albert and Forget have dug
holes for the plants.
Each student got the chance to plant their own King Protea, with Forget helping them along. After all the Proteas were safe and sound in their new homes, Forget and Albert helped
them to a drink of water. Then came the big trek back up the hill.
After quenching everybody’s thirst, they set off on a afternoon game drive to discover the magic of Gondwana.
Juts before sunset, ten hungry students arrived at our Bush dining spot. With a magnificent view and a roaring fire alongside, our chefs served the students (and hungry waterboy) with
a well deserved dinner.