Category Archives: Events

Arbor Day Initiative

Celekuhle Senior Primary School, the 1st of September 2016 (08:00- 09:00) 153 learners will participate in the arbor day celebration.

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Successful Pokémon Go Event at Crocworld

Antonio Dawson,Desigan & Henriette Naicker, Annika Hurriparsad - ChatsworthCrocworld Conservation Centre on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has seen an influx of visitors recently searching for a new kind of resident creature – the Pokémon.

Pokémon Go became a worldwide phenomenon following its launch last month with users eagerly downloading the location-based, augmented reality game and searching for the elusive Pokémon. Niantic – creators of the hit game – intended to get electronics-users away from their homes, out into the real world, allowing them to become more active while also visiting the sites around them. Through the use of Google Maps, Pokémon and all its accompaniments, can be found at landmarks across the world with Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh being one such place.

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Award-Winning Wildlife Cinematographer Graeme Duane Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

1On August 13th, Crocworld Conservation Centre will be presenting a talk by renowned filmmaker and producer Graeme Duane. Duane is the latest expert to speak as part of the centre’s much-anticipated monthly lecture series and his talk, entitled ‘Seven Lessons From The Wild’ will give an incredible insight into his own encounters with some of nature’s most charismatic species.

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Johan Marais Snake Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

johanThose with an interest in snakes should make sure to schedule Crocworld Conservation Centre’s latest environmental talk in their diaries. On June 11th renowned herpetologist Johan Marais will become the most recent speaker in the Centre’s monthly lecture series, the purpose of which is to celebrate South Africa’s incredible biodiversity.

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David Allan Raptors Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

Fans of Crocworld Conservation Centre’s monthly environmental talks are in for a treat on May 14th, when renowned ornithologist David Allan will become the latest in the park’s long line of influential speakers. Entitled ‘Birds of Prey – New Frontiers in our Knowledge and Identification’, Allan’s talk promises to carry on the series’ tradition of celebrating the fascinating flora and fauna of Southern Africa.

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Why not come to Crocworld Conservation Centre during the school holidays

So much happening at Crocworld Conservation Centre during the school holidays

  • The not-to-be-missed snake demonstration at 10.15am.
  • Crocodile feeding and talk at both 11am and 3pm.
  • Face painting all day
  • Unique 1km nature walk through the indigenous coastal dune forest at 12pm.
  • On Sunday 27 and Monday 28 March during the crocodile feedings, lucky children in the audience will get to meet the Easter Bunny who will be handing out Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be posing for pictures with the children.

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Butterfly Gardening on the South Coast Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

butterflyOn 12 March, Crocworld Conservation Centre will present a lecture by renowned lepidopterist Steve Woodhall on butterfly gardening on the South Coast. The talk is part of the park’s ongoing series of monthly environmental talks, all of which are geared towards giving guests a deeper understanding of Southern Africa’s fascinating flora and fauna. Woodhall’s talk will focus on the best methods for attracting butterflies to one’s garden, and is therefore guaranteed to be a success with horticultural enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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Gardening Expert Geoff Nichols to give talk on Indigenous Medicinal Plants at Crocworld Conservation Centre

Geoff NicholsOn 13th February, renowned horticulturalist Geoff Nichols will kick off Crocworld Conservation Centre’s fourth year of monthly environmental talks. The talks, whose purpose is to inform and enthuse the general public about the exceptional flora and fauna of Southern Africa, have become increasingly popular since their inception in 2013 – with Nichols’ talk promising to bring in a larger audience than ever. The upcoming lecture is entitled “How To Grow And Conserve Indigenous Medicinal Plants”, and will give guests an insight into the twenty native species most coveted by traditional healers and herb gatherers.

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Henry’s 115th Birthday Celebration

Henry the crocodile - Crocworld Conservation CentreOn the 16 December, we celebrated the 115th birthday of resident croc Henry; a landmark that helps him maintain his title as the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity. In true birthday style, free cake and cupcakes were handed out on the day.
Special thanks to sponsors Sign-it @ Syms and Food Lover’s Market Scottburgh Mall.

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The Geological History of the South Coast Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

Professor Mike WatkeysOn 14 November, Crocworld Conservation Centre will be hosting the latest in its ongoing series of monthly environmental lectures, this time hosted by Professor Mike Watkeys entitled ‘How The South Coast Came To Be The South Coast: 1.3 Billion Years Of Earth History’.

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