Grade 5: Coastal Hike (Nahoon Reef /Bat’s
This is a guided hike along one of
the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the area, focusing
on the historical and geographical significance. Learners
weave their way along the rugged wind and wave carved sandstone
landscape with secluded coves, blowholes and arches.
Visit the site where early human footprints
were found (±120 000 years old), and some animal tracks
can still be seen on the ceiling of 1 particular cave. Learners
discover how the footprints were formed by making plaster
casts of their own feet.
Also learn about some of the plants
used for indigenous medicine as the trail moves into the coastal
forest, different types of rock and coastal landforms, as
well as looking at some of the sources of pollution in the
area. Spectacular whale and dolphin sightings are frequent
from the many great lookout points.
HISTORY- LO1, AS’s 1.1, 1.2,
1.3; LO2, AS2.3
GEOGRAPHY- LO1, AS1.1
NATURAL SCIENCE- LO2, AS2.1; LO3, AS3.2