The autumn school holidays are in sight and as usual we’re bringing you the wonder of the great outdoors to our main cities. This season we’re specifically reaching out to young people aged 9-14. Our goal? To inspire the eco-warriors of the future.

Start this holiday with a dose of inspiration. Wild and Cape Union Mart have teamed up to bring you exciting and informative events aimed at youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14. Join us for a morning of stimulating talks and the chance to test your skills on the in-store climbing wall in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Entry is free of charge and includes snack packs for the kids and discounts on shopping at Cape Union Mart. Seats are limited, so be sure to RSVP to secure your spot. Bring a fully charged phone to enter the in-store competition to win a K-Way Youth jacket.

Cape Town: Fighting fires on our mountains

What does it take to stand between fire and fynbos? The Volunteer Wildfire Services has been combating wildfires in the Western Cape for two decades. They’ve clocked thousands of active firefighting hours in their battle to protect our fauna and flora. Come and hear how these heroes in yellow rise to the challenge. Stay afterwards to meet and greet your favourite firefighter and then gear up to tackle the climbing wall. The presentation is suitable for ages 9 to 14.

Date: Saturday 16 March 2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 (talk by Volunteer Wildfire Services), 11:00-12:00 (climbing wall open)
Venue: Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal Walk
RSVP for Cape Town

Johannesburg: Crocodiles, snakes & other reptiles

If you want to kick off your holiday with a wild experience, join us for a morning with crocs, snakes and other reptiles. Take advantage of our platform for touch, sight and sound with photo opportunities and giveaways galore – suitable for young people between the ages of 9 and 14. After the event, don the supplied climbing gear and test your skills on the in-store climbing wall.


Date:
Saturday 16 March 2019
Time: 11:00-12:00 (croc & snake talk), 12:00-13:00 (bouldering wall open)
Venue: Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Eastgate Shopping Centre
RSVP for Johannesburg

Durban: Mobile planetarium underwater show

Dive below the surface as the mobile planetarium screens the immersive show Expedition Reef. You will get to explore the ‘rainforests of the sea’ as you embark on an oceanic safari to the planet’s most colourful, and threatened, marine ecosystems. Booking is essential as seats are limited – the show is suitable for youngsters aged 9-14.

Date: Saturday 16 March 2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 OR 11:00-12:00
Venue: Cape Union Mart, Pavilion Shopping Centre
RSVP for Durban