Guided Walks

WCC offers a variety of guided outdoor experiences.

Firefly Walk

October is firefly time!

For a brief two weeks in October, on a warm and windless night, fireflies will light up Fernkloof Nature reserve. When conditions are just right, adult fireflies will emerge from their underground pupae with procreation on their minds. Male fireflies flit low over the vegetation, flashing their ‘fairy’ lights and females flash in response. In less than an hour, the flashing fades.

Join Whale Coast Conservation for a guided walk, learning all about fireflies, their ecology and threats. Suitable for children 6 years and over.

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Velvet Worm Quest

Velvet worms are neither worms nor insects, but they have some characteristics of both, as well as other unique features of their own.

The truth is that velvet worms (Onychophora) are a very early evolutionary offshoot of a common ancestor of annelids and arthropods; velvet worms have not changed much in half a billion years.

Come on a quest with WCC to find a velvet worm, learn about its body structure, mode of locomotion, amazing hunting strategy and reproduction.

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Sandy Beach Exploration

Learn how various animals adapt to life in the intertidal zone. We look at the ecology of sand hoppers, mussels and plough snails.

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Chameleon Spotting

From time to time we conduct surveys of chameleons in areas of interest.  It may on occasion become necessary to move chameleons from situations of danger (e.g. before a controlled burn).  Your chameleon spotting abilities would be welcomed but only experienced handler will handle the chameleons if necessary. If you would like to bash through undergrowth in the dark (chameleon spotting is easier in the dark) for the excitement of spotting a chameleon, please email us on

Millstream walk

The Mill stream and wetland rehabilitation project in Stanford offers a guided walk and talk about the stream’s history and ongoing rehabilitation efforts.  Email for more information.