Grootbos Private Nature Reserve


    The Grootbos Foundation is a registered Non-Profit organization that is active in the fields of conservation, education and enterprise development in the Overberg area. Over 5,000 children participate in the Foundation’s sport and holiday programs that take place 6 days a week. Their Early Childhood Development Centers support over 160 children under the age of six. The Foundation also has a course about indigenous horticulture, as well as hospitality and service training courses.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, *Crayons, Pencils, and Pens

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and *Whistles

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.