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wilderness summer beach volleyball challenge precious tree project

The Wilderness Beach Volleyball Team Challenge started as a summer event in December 2017 to raise funds to plant out a bio-mimicked forest patch in our Wilderness Heights Wildlife Corridor. The event has gained popularity over the past five years, having developed into an annual summer fundraiser on Leentjies Klip Beach in Wilderness. A once-a-year event, however, hasn’t quite satiated the locals’ appetites for serious volleyball and the requests to hold the event more regularly have been rolling in. In collaboration with Backline Lounge Bar and Corona Lite, to quench this thirst, we held an End of Summer Beach Volleyball Challenge on the 20th of March.

The passion for the game was evident in the high spirits of all the participants, where the standard of play and level of skill were the highest yet. Although there can only be one winning team to claim the winning spot on the day, everyone felt like winners having the knowledge that their participation alone equates to a bio-mimicked forest patch planted out in one of our local wildlife corridors.

Event Winners: One Family
Event Runners Up: The Assassins (Summer Challenge Title Holders three consecutive years in a row)

The Precious Tree Project Team would like to extend a huge thank you to the local volleyball players who consistently pitch up; sponsor a tree as their entry fee and play for the forests. It was rounds of fun! Watch this space for the next round of our Beach Volleyball Team Challenge!

If you would like to sponsor an indigenous South African forest tree or gift-a-Tree to a loved one and help the ongoing expansion of our wildlife corridors, simply click here OR you can go to

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Competing for 1st Place .. playing for Trees

Beach Volleyball Challenge 27 December 2021 Precious Tree Project

Our annual Summer Beach Volleyball Team Challenge that we hold each December gains popularity every year. The standard of play and the level of skill simply get better each year. While the teams certainly “upped their games”, none were able to beat the current title holders of the Challenge.

The Winners were (in three consecutive years of play): The Assassins.
The Runners Up: The Sandy Sacks (next time fellas).

A Big Thank You To:
everyone who entered the challenge,
the refs,
the sponsor – SOGA Organic,
Wilderness BeachHouse Backpackers,
the supporters on the side,
the photographers behind the camera.

If you would like to support our ongoing efforts of assisted regeneration of our forest biome and our wildlife corridors, click here!

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Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge 2019 Fundraising Event

Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge December 2019 Fundraising Event - Precious Tree Project

Playing to plant indigenous trees

The third annual beach volleyball team challenge, co-ordinated by thriVe to raise funds for Precious Tree Project, was held on the 27th of December on Leentjies Klip Beach in Wilderness.

The region had been experiencing more than usual windy conditions for many weeks prior to the event, and while paragliding enthusiasts generally benefit a whole lot from these windy conditions, they are not favourable for beach volleyball and the possibility of needing to postpone the event existed. On the day though, conditions were perfect for a full day of uninterrupted volleyball.

A big thank you to:

Beach House Backpackers for hosting our Prize Giving and always making our experience so enjoyable.

Robin Auld & Wendy Oldfield for sponsoring CD’s as part of the prizes awarded on the day.

SPAR Wilderness for donating the prizes for the winning team (a picnic basket for two for each of the winning team members) and who have subsequently elected to sponsor this event every year.

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Playing For Trees – thrive Beach Volleyball Challenge 2018 Fundraising Event

For the past two years, thriVe, hand in hand with Precious Tree Project (PTP), has put on a local VOLLEYBALL challenge, specifically geared to raise funds to plant out indigenous trees along the Garden Route, and regrow mini endemic forest areas. This was our second year running and its growing popularity here in Wilderness has put it on the Garden Route map as an annual fundraising event for PTP.

This year at our annual Beach Volleyball Challenge at Leentjies Klip Beach, there were more enthusiastic individuals signing up to Play for Trees, more sponsorships, more donations, and a whole lot of fun! So, taking it to the next level… we’re entering a PTP Team next year! See you there!

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Thank you to our local sponsor Eden Adventures for donating the winning prize: a full day trip canoeing along our beautiful Touw River.

thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge 2018

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Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball and Sand Castle Challenge 2017 Fundraising Event

Playing for Trees - thriVe Beach Volleyball and Sand Castle Challenge 2017 Fundraising Event - Precious Tree Project

Co-ordinated and put together by thriVe, this volleyball event at Leentjies Klip is the first of what is to become an annual sporting challenge here in Wilderness.

Playing for trees” was a truly fun way of raising money for Precious Tree Project – in the glorious summertime season – and we got to do it on the beach! Look out for next year’s event, same time, same place!