Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure is an outdoor leadership centre based at Shongweni Dam (between Dbn & Pmb) and was started in 1994 by Andy Telfer. The purpose of Spirit of Adventure is to develop the potential of people, conveying modern leadership theory, personal development and team building using the medium of the outdoors. In 2005, Rudi Clark took over having already worked with Andy since 2000. Spirit of Adventure continues to be a leader in leadership development and a popular venue for Schools, Youth Groups and Corporates.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Schools

Specializing in overnight courses, day trips and courses at your School.

Since 1994 Spirit of Adventure has been conducting leadership, personal development + team building events for students from Grade 1 to Tertiary level.

Spirit of Adventure has a permanent site at Shongweni Dam offering accommodation, meals + a tailor made programme. A ‘mobile’ option is also available.

Company Team Builds

Offering you a team build that is suited to your company’s needs, size and budget. Spirit of Adventure ensures that activities are pitched just right for your company with the main objectives of fun, team work and communication being met throughout.

Spirit of Adventure has a permanent site at Shongweni Dam but also runs a ‘mobile’ option – this can be at a venue of your choice, from the berg to the beach.

Tourism

Looking for a fun day out with your family or friends?

·         You can choose from the following activities:

·         Abseiling / rap jump the dam wall

·         Rock Climbing

·         Canoe Journey

·         The Assault Course

·         Raft build and race (10+ ppl)

·         Nature walks

Birthday Parties

Looking for something different for your Child’s birthday party?

What about doing something with us at Spirit of Adventure? We will look after the kids whilst you relax or join in on the fun. Firm favourites are the snake pit, mini assault course + zip wire or raft build + race. About

Spirit of Adventure is an outdoor leadership centre based at Shongweni Dam (between Dbn & Pmb) and was started in 1994 by Andy Telfer. The purpose of Spirit of Adventure is to develop the potential of people, conveying modern leadership theory, personal development and team building using the medium of the outdoors. In 2005, Rudi Clark took over having already worked with Andy since 2000. Spirit of Adventure continues to be a leader in leadership development and a popular venue for Schools, Youth Groups and Corporate.

It is our belief that Spirit of Adventure adds a vital component to the development of all people with a specific emphasis on youth development. Spirit of Adventure activities are by nature exciting, enjoyable and adventurous.  They are carried out to fulfil the aim of the course and will take place on land, on water and on rock faces.

All courses run by Spirit of Adventure are age-specific, professional and fun ensuring that we give our best to each and every client.

THE LEADERSHIP YEAR

Spirit of Adventure offers a yearlong opportunity for young people, offering a year like no other. The year is a great opportunity to gain life experience before choosing a career. A lifestyle of independence, responsibility, self-sacrifice & fun. A chance for you  to work with a Team at Spirit of Adventure and gain vast experience in adventurous activities, for you to learn about yourself and others and so much more!

WHO

We are looking for people who are finishing Metric, have a love for people & the outdoors, those with a clean and healthy lifestyle. People who want to learn more about themselves and others.

WHAT TO EXPECT.

Learn new skills in high ropes,   water & land based activities. Develop as a leader. Make new friends. Be given responsibility.  Become part of the Spirit of Adventure Team. Earn a basic salary.  We provide accommodation & meals. To be better prepared for “the big wide world”.

Our Story

Spirit of Adventure was started by Andy Telfer in 1994 with the purpose of developing the potential of young people, conveying modern leadership theory, personal development and team building through outdoor leadership. Andy came from a military background as a Lieutenant in the Rhodesian Army he was awarded the silver Cross of Rhodesia for his leadership in action; as a Captain he selected and trained officer cadets; and after 1981, was chosen to direct courses to integrate young leaders from both his own army and the former enemies of ZANLA and ZIPRA.

As a Major in the Middle East he commanded and trained a Squadron of Arab special forces soldiers for the Sultan of Oman.

Andy has also led a number of major expeditions, the most prominent being:

·         A crossing of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Deserts

·         A canoe venture across the 300 kilometer waterway of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe

·         Captain of the SA team entered in the Discovery Channel 1999 Eco Challenge race in Patagonia.

·         In 2005 Andy sold Spirit of Adventure to Rudi Clark and he and his family now reside in New Zealand.

Rudi Clark joined Spirit of Adventure in 2000 as a Leadership Year Instructor after he completed his metric at Durban High School (DHS). Due to his passion for leadership training Rudi went on to become the Schools Director in 2001 and fulfilled this role until Andy offered Rudi to purchase Spirit of Adventure in 2005 – which he did.

Since then Rudi has partnered with his brother Deta Clark who formally came from a teaching background. Together they have grown Spirit of Adventure not only to fulfil the requirements of the school sector but also those of the corporate and tourism sectors.

Company Overview

Spirit of Adventure offers an unforgettable outdoor experience to friends or family groups, tourists, corporate teams & school groups. We offer exceptional team building for young and old, many land and water based adventures and invaluable leadership training . Our main campsite is conveniently situated between Pietermaritzburg and Durban at the Shongweni Dam but we operate all around KwaZulu Natal, from the ‘berg’ to the beach

Products

Leadership training, teambuilding and personal development through adventure. Corporate, Tourism and Schools

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