is something special about the Union schools that isn't
about people. It's the schools' location - and it
affects the people who study there.
Graaff-Reinet is probably the only town in South Africa surrounded by National Park. The fourth oldest town in the country is wrapped around by 15 000 hectares of scenic splendour, some of which borders on Union. This means that pupils have access to one of the greatest classrooms in the universe - nature.
Access to the veld is also provided by frequent farm trips and excursions. Boys are able to join Cubs and Scouts.
In addition to landscape splendours, pupils are exposed to a healthy climate which combats asthma and builds personal strength.
Graaff-Reinet is known for its quantity of national monuments and a past steeped in history. As the centre of Gondwanaland, the area boasts some of the world's finest fossil specimens.
Graaff-Reinet retains the charm of its past. Tucked into the horseshoe bend of the Sundays River, the town has no malls or clubs. Relatively speaking, its crime rate is extremely low and the general safety of pupils is secure.
The town is on major bus routes between Ports Elizabeth, Gauteng, East London and the Western Cape.