Come find the INGWE in yourself through one of our programmes:
Individuality Naturalisation Gratification Wisdom Endurance
Ingwe is an established outdoor education venue that has been operating since Dec 2004 offering a variety of programmes that promise fun and adventure, with excellent results and lasting memories. Owner managed with a small, but dynamic team that are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our clients leave happy and fulfilled, bursting with stories of adventure and new found strengths within themselves and of course; wanting to come back again and again!
In July 2009 Ingwe received endorsement by the Western Cape Education Department
Accommodation & facilities
A large wooden lodge with tables & benches for workshops, lectures & meals that also has a wrap-around deck and awesome views. Fully equipped kitchen, including all cleaning materials, firewood, refuse bags and boma area for those evenings around a roaring fire. Swimming pool with views of the Outeniqua mountain range and a glimpse of the ocean, sports field plus you can take a meander along a forested trail to a natural clearing in the indigenous forest, an ideal outdoor classroom or meeting area.
Accommodation for groups up to 70 people and another fully equipped self-catering cabin for a further 12 on the same farm.
2 cabins are dormitory style elevated overlooking rolling valleys that have bunk beds and each sleep 27 people comfortably. These cabins make use of a ablution block and only sheets are provided on the mattresses.
Forest Cottage is right in the middle of the indigenous forest and has 8 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each, a comfy lounge, kitchenette and 2 bathrooms. Fully equipped, you only need to bring your own towels. All rooms lead onto a wooden deck – just the place to sit and soak up the tranquil beauty and sounds of the forest.
Another fully equipped self-catering cabin is situated on the farm and can also be hired for any overflow.
We also offer day hire options if you don’t require accommodation.
So what happens at Ingwe?
On arrival we go through the general rules of Ingwe and make sure cell phone and other electronic gadgets are safely packed away so we can focus on each other. We work on a first name basis and our most important rule is respect for each other, Ingwe facilities and the environment.
If they are staying over, we allocate cabins and make sure everyone knows where the boundaries and rest of the facilities are.
Exclusive use of the venue offered for either day or overnight packages making YOU the centre of our attention!
Onto the programme!
Groups are briefed on their programme for the day and then split up into teams. Our activities have been developed with an emphasis on outdoor education, leadership skills, building effective teamwork and ‘thinking out of the box’. Most importantly, the challenges are set out for a team to tackle an ‘obstacle’ not as a competition against the other team, but rather as a team that overcomes and completes the “obstacle” as an effective group.
After the teams have been divided they participate in various activities to help them build their team spirit with plenty of fun and laughter along the way! Dependent on which programme has been chosen will determine the activities. Ingwe facilitators are present at all times during the programmes, we work on a 1:10 ratio and we welcome involvement and participation from the teachers/group leaders.
Every programme ends off with a debriefing session and feedback forms which is followed by a slide show presentation of the pictures taken during the day (the group gets a free copy!) and then ending off with handing out of certificates.
If the group is staying over, the teacher/group leaders are responsible for the nighttime duties and getting the children up in the mornings. Our camp supervisor lives on the property and will be on call the entire time you are with us.
Programmes can be tailor made to suit your specific needs and we welcome suggestions. Our facilitators are passionate about Nature and Conservation and bring a wealth of experience of this into our programmes. If you choose to, you may even run your own camp or workshop and activities yourselves at our spectacular venue. We are linked to many other conservation & community awareness projects right on our doorstep and can include this in your programme. Tailor made inclusive packages to suit your needs is our expertise.
Many of our bookings come in quite far in advance, so don’t delay in contacting us for a quote.
Our programmes require at least ½ day but a full day is preferred and a minimum of 16 participants are required
2 tea breaks, equipment, facilitation, certificates and copy of picture taken included in rate
If any meals are required, this can be arranged with pleasure or you may self-cater if you wish
Many other activities on offer either on site on situated nearby to include in a package:
~Adventure Racing ~ Hiking ~ Canoeing ~ Orienteering ~ Arts & crafts ~ Drama~ Presentations ~ Horse riding ~ Cycling ~
~Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ~ Birds of Eden ~ Monkeyland ~ Tenikwa ~ Elephant Sanctuary ~ Puzzle park ~
~River or Sea boat trips ~Bungi jump~