Happy Acres has three very different properties.
Happy AcresThe property where Happy Acres started is the smallest and most developed of the three properties. It is surrounded by an electric fence and has 24hr armed security response.
There are 7 dormitories that each sleep about 20 campers, several smaller rooms for teachers or leaders, ablution facilities, a multi-purpose hall, outdoor and indoor tables to cater for up to 150 campers, an open-air stage, swimming pool and sports field.
The Old MillThe historical property has about a km of river frontage, large lawns, a full-sized soccer field, an educational greenhouse, and the grand old stone water-driven mill that was built in about 1845.
The property is used for large festivals, large group games, biology educational trips and local soccer matches.
Kingfisher BendThe third property is the largest and least developed of the three properties. It’s a narrow 60-hectare strip of land stretching along the river and over a rocky grassland hillside. The riparian forest, the clean river near the river mouth and highveld grasslands provides a wide diversity of ecosystems for visitors to learn about these threatened systems or simply for vistors to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature.
The property is on one of the last remaining stretches of indigenous, unspoiled rivers in Gauteng which is the reason why the biological departments of all major universities in Gauteng run biology practicals on the property.