Day 1 at High Africa

Day 1 started off with great excitement. We arrived at quite a warm campsite and we were treated to a swim pretty soon after arrival to cool off before starting our activities. The children were divided into 5 groups and started a rotation of activities.

The first one was the Leap of Faith. For some it was a challenge of heights for others it was a breeze to the top. They enjoyed the swing at the top. The next was wall climbing.  There were awesome moments as the children scaled the 11m high wall. The Long Walk to Freedom tested some teamwork among the children. The raft building was a firm favourite as they got to be out in the water again.

Our evening commenced with a starter as the children made their own stokbrood followed by a wonderful supper of chicken, roast potatoes and salad. We certainly don’t go hungry here.

We ended the day with a night walk to see the beautiful stars away from the city lights. Take a look at our photos of the day…

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Day 2 at High Africa

Day 2 at High Africa

Day 2 did not disappoint expectations. It started early and was filled with non stop action, fun and laughter. There were opportunities to build on old friendships and to create new friendships.

One of the highlights was that the children had to prepare their own supper – they had to make potjies. For some it was the first time cutting vegetables and cooking. The teachers were entertained by the amount of ‘crying’ from the onions and running to basins to wash off hands to save the burning eyes. Others felt they were experts in cooking and enjoyed teaching others the much needed skills for a successful supper. The teachers got to do some taste testers and were very impressed with the delicious outcomes.

Now it is almost time to prepare for bedtime and get some weary bodies to bed.

Good night all.

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Grade 5 camp at High Africa


It’s off to camp we go… We left for High Africa. with most of the kids in High Spirits. Some were a little sad to say good bye to parents but it didn’t take longer than 5 minutes out on the road for the excitement to rub off on each other.

On arrival the children were very excited to explore the camp area, choose their rooms and get settled in. Then we got off to doing various activities. The raft building as always was fun as they got to cool off in the Breede River from warm Worcester temperatures. The Leap of Faith challenged some of the children, many feeling very proud of accomplishing new heights. Lots of teamwork and fun was had by all.  We ended off with a night walk, looking at the beautiful stars in the night sky away from the city lights.  Now we are heading for bed to hopefully get some sleep… Day 2 to follow tomorrow… Good night everyone.

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Last day at High Africa

And so yet another camp must come to an end. For some it is good timing as they are ready for home comforts and their parents. For others, their batteries have not quite yet run out.

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Day 2 at High Africa

The fun and action has continued today. Although they were up EARLY due to excitement, they just keep going and going. There were personal challenges accomplished, new friendships made and new skills learnt. See what we got up to today.

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Day 1 at High Africa

85 super excited Grade 5’s arrived at High Africa today amped to get started with the activities from the word go. They have had a full and busy day and the buzz is yet to subside… Take a look at some of the snapshots from our first day at camp.

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Day 2 at camp

With all the excitement we had SOME sleep last night and were rearing to go this morning.  The children went on a hike this morning and learnt about snakes which was appealing to some but maybe not to others. This was accompanied by a little snake prank by a few boys which caused them to errupt with laugher when Mrs Raubie fell for the trick.  It is a beautiful day and everyone, teachers included, are making good use of the cool Breede River water and working up their appetite for lunch.  What better way to enjoy our friends and have fun?  Mr Raven has been great entertainment as he has performed somersaults on the leap of faith. Now they are trying to persuade the other teachers to do the leap of faith!

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Hi from High Africa

We have had an active and adventurous day, filled with lots of fun in the sun.

There have been various activities from raft building, swimming, puzzle problem solving to the leap of faith. The children are having a wonderful time and they are looking forward to the night walk when we will be going star gazing.  The fire is burning ready for our braai tonight.

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