Happy Acres

Children come to Happy Acres to have fun!

Happy Acres is probably the most loved camp in South Africa! It is a child-centred field centre with over 70 years’ experience in providing a prepared environment that enables children to learn more about themselves, the environment and their peers. Happy Acres provides an environment where children can leave their backgrounds, privileged or not, behind and enter a secure neutral world as equals with children from a wide range of backgrounds. It’s a place where youngsters are kept busy doing positive things, while being encouraged to explore many different fun-filled opportunities. Call 083 449 5123 to book.

Happy Acres Offerings

  • Holiday Camps
  • Educational camps focusing on biology
  • Self-development or leadership camps
  • Fun Camps
  • Facilities for you to run your own camps
  • Biological specimens for educational purposes

Holiday Camps

The holiday camps are a hybrid of American camps, Scouts and good old South African outdoor fun with structures and programs that have developed over the last 75 years. The result is a highly organised system that encourages supportive interactions between children from a wide range of backgrounds.

Groups of roughly 10 boys and 10 girls of the same age are looked after by carefully selected and trained counselors who ensure the campers are busy having fun from the moment they wake up until they go to sleep. The counselors are also responsible for ensuring their campers feel that they belong, get involved in activities, clean-up, are fed, have sun-block on and are kept warm throughout the camp.

The children sleep in dormitories with their counselor and fellow campers, with the boys and girls dormitories located on opposite sides of the property. 

Contact Details for Happy Acres

083 449 5123

Rustenburg Road