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Guided Art Trail Walk & Tree-Planting

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Guided Art Trail Walk & Tree-Planting

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Guided Art Trail Walk & Tree-Planting

nature walk

Guided Art Trail Walk & Tree-Planting

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Meet at the VF Park on Buitekant Street (opposite #26 & #28 Buitekant Street) in Swellendam. This is where the entrance to Masbiekers' Valley Project (MVP) trail is located. We will provide the compost, spades and trees to be planted, as well as refreshments. The MVP trail is about 2km and we will do it at a leisurely pace. Along the way we'll view the outdoor sculptures created for our 2019 Environmental Sculpture Competition with local schools. We'll also take a look at the indigenous and exotic trees and plants, filling you in on the ecosystem rehabilitation taking place here. In addition to telling you more about the indigenous fauna and flora, Andrew will also touch on the historical and cultural value of the Masbiekers Valley area. We also pause to view the other artworks along the trail and talk about land or eco-art. We will stop to plant your indigenous trees in one of the suitable areas being rehabilitated. The holes for your trees will be dug for you so there's no heavy work required! Then at the halfway point, we stop for coffee or tea and rusks overlooking the Masbiekers dam which attracts a variety of birds. After tea/coffee, we will return via an alternative route, pointing out various fauna, flora, artworks and signs of life en route. The tree-planting and guided art walk will finish back at the starting point on Buitekant Street.

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Learn more about Landia

Landia

We (Andrew Hofmeyr and Landia Davies) are the founders of the Masbiekers Valley Project (MVP) started in Swellendam in 2016. Our community initiative is transforming a neglected public area and has built 6 outdoor sculptures for the finalists of the MVP 2019 Environmental Sculpture Competition open to local schools. Andrew is a practising artist and qualified teacher and Landia has a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Development. We are both passionate about nature and art, so we've set about cleaning the place up, making paths and creating an environmental sculpture trail. We're working with volunteers from the local high schools to rehabilitate the area, make an arboretum and learn about ecology, art and conservation. The area is attracting more birds, insects and walkers as we clear invasive plant species and plant indigenous trees.

What's included

Food
Rusks (tea biscuits) made locally.
Drinks
Locally roasted coffee or tea and spring water.

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Where you'll be

We will visit the Masbieker's Valley Art Trail in the heart of Swellendam, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. See Masbiekers Valley Project for photos and more info about the work we're doing to improve this pocket of nature: https://masbiekersvalleyproject.org/

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. A moderate level of fitness will make the experience more enjoyable but we are happy to take the walk slowly and have had plenty of senior visitors walk the trail with us already. We will dig the holes for your…

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

More tips

This tree-planting & art walk helps to support our community initiative called Masbiekers Valley Project (MVP). We're improving a previously neglected valley by planting trees, clearing alien invasives, cleaning up, building paths and making artworks with the help of student volunteers and locals.
Landia
Guided Art Trail Walk & Tree-Planting
1 review
£12/person
1 review
£12/person