Lapalala Wilderness School

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"Lapalala Wilderness School can trace its roots back to 1981 when it consisted of three small tents and a tiny thatched kitchen area on the banks of the Palala River. From this small base the first 10 students and a field officer spent weekends exploring the 5 000 hectares of pristine wilderness which at that time was the extent of Lapalala, and discovering all the natural wonders that it held...The Lapalala Wilderness School is founded by Clive and Conita Walker under the auspices of the Wilderness Trust and, with the encouragement of Dale Parker, makes its home in a restored old farmhouse close to the Palala River. This original building can accommodate 36 pupils and two teachers. Roland Jones, the first full-time teacher at the school, develops the first programme of activities. He is later joined by Barbara Williams, a qualified teacher from the UK." [1]

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  1. Lapalala Wilderness School History, organizational web page, accessed March 14, 2019.
  2. Lapalala Wilderness School People, organizational web page, accessed March 14, 2019.