November 23, 2015 by dyertrust

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents: The Grootbos Orchestral Extravaganza. For the first time ever, an orchestra will resound in our fynbos paradise on the eve of 16 December in the majestic Forest Lodge.

Experience the finesse of a harmonious masterpiece, combining the top orchestra in the country with the delights of Grootbos.

The renowned Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of resident conductor Brandon Phillips, will perform a selection of the finest musical masterpieces and melodies which have been created by a wide variety of composers, from Strauss to Mozart to Brahms to Lloyd-Webber.

In celebration of Reconciliation Day, an auction of fine art to benefit the Grootbos Foundation and other Overberg charities, will be held. Tickets sell at R750 and R950 per person. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust is very excited to be one of those charities who will benefit from the income raised at what promises to be a sterling event.

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Its going to be a MADChristmas this year!

Yes, it is that time of the year again. Unbelievable, we know. This year the Dyer Island Conservation Trust launches the #MADChristmas innitiative.

Christmas is a time to open our hearts and share love and happiness; many people do this through the act of giving gifts. This year we want to Make A Difference by giving our supporters and friends of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust the opportunity to give a gift that keeps on giving.

So how can you get MAD?

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust offers four different ways to give that special gift this festive season.

  • SAVE the endangered penguinThe African penguin is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and through this project we aim to rehabilitate and release injured, distressed and oiled seabirds at the

  • Shark ResearchThe Dyer Island Conservation together with our tourism partner

  • Fishing Line BinsMonofilament fishing line, line used for shore based and small boat based angling, is non-biodegradable entering in the marine environment where it entangles wildlife, is mistakenly ingested by birds and animals, resulting in injury or death, and is also hazardous to boaters and swimmers. The Fishing Line Bin project aims to reduce the severe environmental damage caused by discarded fishing line on our coastline with specially designed disposal bins where anglers will be encouraged to recycle or dispose of their used fishing line. The

  • Rescue and RehabilitationA continuous stream of seabirds, especially penguins, are found injured, oiled or sick on Dyer Island and the adjacent coastline. The average cost of rescuing a seabird is R1000.00, but every contribution helps. We have also successfully helped stranded whales/dolphins/seals and assist wherever we can. The Rescue and Rehabilitation option gives you the choice to truly go MAD!