School in the Wilds

School in the Wilds is our fully catered and facilitated outdoor educational programme for school groups (grade 3-7 learners). Hosted during the week from Monday to Friday – all through the school term – this programme provides the best outdoor education and fun-filled activities that connect kids with nature.


View our gallery of photos to see what facilities and activities are available. Site visits are also welcome, but by appointment only.


Schools visiting SOS have a choice between 2 fully equipped campsites, both offering dormitory style accommodation. View our gallery of photos to see what facilities and activities are available. Site visits are also welcome, but by appointment only.

River campsite

  • 5 x 32-bed Dormitories,
  • Separate 4-bedroom cottage for teachers (Sleeps 8),
  • Separate male and female ablution for campers,
  • Large dining/meeting hall,
  • Own kitchen,
  • Outside braai and campfire areas,
  • Grassed playing areas,
  • Tuck shop (shared between the two campsites).

Mountain Campsite

  • 5 x 32-bed Dormitories
  • Separate 4-bedroom cottage for teachers (Sleeps 8)
  • 3-bedroom accommodation for teachers (Sleeps 6)
  • Separate male and female ablution for campers
  • Large dining/meeting hall
  • Own kitchen
  • Outside braai and campfire areas
  • Grassed playing areas
  • Tuck shop (shared between the two campsites)


The SOS kitchen aims to supply all learners attending School in the Wilds with nutritious and wholesome meals.

For updated information on our catering items available for School Groups, please contact us directly on tel: 087 550 1220 or email:


Animal Antics

A visit to many animals that are found on the farm.

Bundu Bash

Take on the SOS Wildlife Camps obstacle course.


A water-based activity on the farm dam.

Night Adventure

A guided exploration of the farm in the dark.

Rock Climbing

We have both indoor and outdoor rock climbing facilities.

Fynbos Ecology

An educational hike and guide through our mountains' Fynbos.

Donkey Doings

An interactive experience with the farm's equine friends.

Team building

Develop communication and team skills with insightful exercises.


Enjoy the great outdoors while cooking up a feast for your group.


Enjoy the natural, cemented, farm pool.

SOS is registered as an Environmental Education Institution with the Western Cape Education Department. As such, our School in the Wilds programme is facilitated by highly qualified and experienced educators.



R800 per learner
Discount tariff June – August: R 650
*Own picnic lunch on first day


R1 600 per learner
(Monday supper to Friday breakfast)
Discount tariff June/July: R1 350

Extra meals: R 55 per person
Extra night: R 55 per person

Groups should preferably consist of no less than 45 pupils, although special arrangements can be made.


If required, SOS can arrange bus transport for your trip, on routes between the Cape Peninsula and Villiersdorp. Our service provider is Eljosa, and all buses are fitted with bucket seats and seatbelts.

We have access to 22-, 50-, 60-, 70- and 79-seater busses with varying prices. For more information and for a quote, please contact us directly at

Only the maximum amount of passengers, as per each bus’ rating, will be allowed to board on the day of departure from your school and from SOS. Please advise us well in advance of your preferred departure time. Should you not let us know anything to the contrary, we will assume normal departure time of 12:30 from SOS.

Should you use your own transport, please ensure that buses are on time and arrive at least half an hour before departure time. We can under no circumstances assist in the transport of any learner or educator if arrangements have not been made with us within due time.

Finer Details


We prefer a learner/educator ratio of 20:1, therefore one educator for every 20 learners may attend the camp free of charge. Other educators who want to attend the camp pay the normal camp fees.


As no deposit is required, cancellations must be made at least four months in advance. Late cancellations deprive other schools of the opportunity to participate in our programme. Early cancellations give us enough time to offer those dates to schools on our waiting list with plenty of time to make their preparations.