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Mandela University’s Grysbok Environmental Education Trail recently received a Certificate of Accreditation as Green Flag Trail Green Flag Trails International, a world trails network initiative and non-profit association in Switzerland that gives accredited trails international recognition once they comply to certain criteria. 


Craig Breedt, nature reserve ranger in the Horticulture Department, recently received the University’s Certificate of Accreditation from Mayor Gary van Niekerk, at the Van Stadens Wildflower Festival.

The initiative similar to the Blue Flag Beaches, was started by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs to package all the major hiking trails in the Metro under one marketable group.

The Grysbok Trail covers a 3,3km main trail or a 2km shortcut and was established in 1995 as an environmental education and recreation resource for the University, and the broader community.

Both trails cover relatively flat terrain and are suitable for moderately fit people.

The trail meanders through the reserve, providing opportunities for observing the exciting fauna, including a variety of mammalsreptiles, amphibiansbirds, and flora of the area.

More information on the Grysbok Trail

Contact information
Ms Elma de Koker
Internal Communication Practitioner
Tel: 041-504 2160