Situated on privately owned land of approximately 200 hectares of which about 100 hectares is covered in pristine indigenous forest creates a haven for plant, bird and animal life - a very special location to restore your soul!
Ingwe means Leopard in Zulu and big cat in Xhosa;
it was chosen in appreciation of these magnificent animals that still roam free in this area.
Officially opened in December 2004 by Archbishop Winston Ndungane with the mission to create a place for groups of adults and children from all walks of life to enjoy various learning experiences that focus on developing excellent teamwork and leadership whilst gaining knowledge about the surrounding environment and how they can contribute to its preservation.
Tailor-made Adventures Programmes
Emphasising outdoor education and thinking out of the box in a non-competitive environment resulting in completing the given tasks through effective teamwork. Briefings, worksheets and quizzes all form part of the various programmes and every participant receives a certificate on completion. Minimum group size is 16 people.
The Ingwe team boasts extensive collective experience in the development of individuals and teams of all ages, and all share a compassion for ecology and the great outdoors. Programmes can be tailor made to suit your specific needs and facilitation is on a 1:10 ratio. A large wooden barn style lodge area for workshops, gatherings and meals with a fully equipped kitchen and boma overlooks the forest canopy. Dormitory style accommodation in charming wooden cabins overlooking rolling valleys for up to 55 people and the secluded Forest Cottage for adults sleeping up to 16 people is available.
Ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts looking for some peace and tranquillity to either just come and relax with your family and friends in beautiful surroundings, or be active and explore some of our wonderful hiking trails and fabulous activities nearby.
Ingwe offers exclusive use of the venue, and viewing is only by appointment resulting in your privacy being assured
Willing Workers in South Africa (WWISA)
Volunteers are accepted through WWISA which aims to provide volunteers with hands on life experiences whilst providing support for various wildlife and community upliftment projects.
Community & Conservation
Under the guidance of mentors in the Nature & Conservation field, Ingwe is engaged in various community development projects that can be included in your experience. We continually are working on our ecological survey of the birds, trees and animals found on the property and offer guided hikes, both on and off the Ingwe property. Ingwe’s forest forms part of the Eden to Addo corridor initiative and are actively involved in leopard research with The Landmark Foundation.
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