Start the winter school holidays on a high note with fun and informative kids events that are all about the natural world. Join Wild and Cape Union Mart for educational and interactive experiences with penguins and reptiles. Held in Cape Town and Durban, these fun events for the family are totally FREE.

The July school holidays are traditionally the time when families travel to a national park or nature reserve. Whether you’re going away or not, you can still get close to nature at our kids events. In Durban, learn more about reptiles and why they deserve our respect, while in Cape Town, you can find out more about penguins plus try your hand on the in-store climbing wall.

Cape Town

Get ready for a fun-filled morning all about penguins, those smart-looking creatures with the interesting walk. Our special guests are SANCCOB, the organisation that protects our seabirds, and their ambassador penguin. Stay on after the talk for a chance to tackle the in-store climbing wall under the guidance of Cape Union Mart’s experienced staff.

Date: Saturday 1 July 2017
Time: 10:00–11:00 (penguin show), 11:00-12:00 (climbing wall)
Venue: Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre Canal Walk
RSVP for Penguin talk in Cape Town


Do reptiles give you the creeps or do you think snakes and lizards are awesome? Whether you think they’re super or scary, these cold-blooded creatures have unique abilities and play an important role in the natural world. Come get a closer look and you will find out these wild critters are absolutely wonderful.

Date: Saturday 1 July 2017
Time: 10:00–11:00
Venue: Cape Union Mart Pavilion
RSVP for Reptile talk in Durban

These events are offered free of charge but seats are limited, so please RSVP to secure your seat.