Guided mountaineering adventures!
Founded in 1994 on the magnificent southern tip of Africa, Venture Forth International is an accredited guide center.
Based in beautiful Cape Town on the Southern tip of Africa, Venture Forth International was founded in 1994 as a specialized mountain guide service and an accredited mountaineering school. Using our experience gained in the mountains of the world, we have expanded our adventure portfolio to include expert services in fields such as outdoor adventure education and corporate team building. We pride ourselves on being a dynamic and professional company with the flexibility to serve our clients’ adventure, travel and training requirements with dedication and enthusiasm. Whether you want to take a half day hike up Table Mountain, start out rock climbing, paddle awesome waters or go on a high altitude expedition, we would like to meet you and make it a reality.
Tour/course itineraries are flexible and depend on conditions such as weather, road conditions, mechanical breakdown, accidents, political stability and others which could influence and change the planned running of the trip/course. Come prepared for travel in Africa! In cases where Venture Forth acts as a booking agent (such as Kilimanjaro Expeditions etc) we cannot accept liability for itinerary changes or errors made by the operators who we have booked on behalf of our clients. All proposed itineraries are only confirmed once a deposit has been received. Although every effort will be made to ensure itineraries are correct Venture Forth cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions on itineraries.
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This is dependant on the adventure you have chosen.
All participants are welcome. However, you do require a certain level of fitness to manage the adventures we provide.
We do often have special offers going. Contact us to find out more.
A good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots is very important. Comfortable, breathable clothing is best.
There is no room for spectators.
All bookings to be made in advance.
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- Guided adventures
- Trekking & Mountaineering
- Rock Climbing
- Tours and adventures
Experience Africa at altitude with us or paddle its oceans, lakes, and waterways. Explore all 1086m of world-famous Table Mountain or 5896m of awe-inspiring Kilimanjaro. We believe that mountains are not just about the challenging routes and formidable peaks, but also about the people who live in its magnificent shadows. So we try and incorporate true cultural experiences with inspiring summits. We have selected a number of adventures with set itineraries. These can be found by discipline: Trekking (Hiking), Rock Climbing, Canyoneering (Kloofing) and Expeditions. These adventures can either be privately booked for yourself or you can join a set departure.
We would like to show you the mountains and wilderness of Africa, starting in the south. South Africa is a spectacularly mountainous country that offers some of the best adventure opportunities in the world. World-class rock climbing, trekking, and canyoneering can be found minutes from big cities or many days away from the urban jungle. Our mountains and wilderness areas are not overrun with people and civilization tend to stop at the foothills; leaving the peaks and valleys an impeccable wilderness experience for explorers and adventurers to enjoy.
Dreaming about a specific peak, route or tour? No problem! We will get you there…All our guides are highly experienced and appropriately qualified, licensed and registered tourist and adventure guides ensuring your safety and enjoyment.
Outdoor Adventure Education:
We believe in the Power of Adventure for forming and directing the young lives of our future generations. Many educators have also realized the benefits of Outdoor Adventure Education for their learners and actively seek out experiential learning opportunities that teach life skills or elements of the school curriculum.
We have worked with many local and international schools and youth organizations to provide fantastic experiences for their learners.
Venture Forth specialize in custom-made programmes to suit your specific needs.
Contact us for a consultation.
The Venture Forth difference:
We have over 20 years’ experience with a 100% safety record and are fully insured
We offer the widest range of activities and experiential learning subjects available
Flexible and customizable programmes at various venues
Professional, qualified, mature and experienced adventure guides & facilitators oversee the activities
We have a mobile infrastructure and are remote logistics specialists
We have rental equipment available for students who require this
Qualified wilderness medics full-time on staff and on site
The adventure guiding industry in Africa is growing at a fast pace and requires specialist adventure guides with a high level of competence and training. If you want to enter this exciting industry and become a professional adventure guide you need to be legally qualified and registered. A high level of industry appropriate training and qualifications will prepare you for a successful career in the adventure industry.
At Venture Forth’s Guide School we will make sure you get training, experience, assessment and career guidance from the most experienced instructors in the industry. We offer various national qualifications and also industry body certifications such as MDT awards for mountain leadership.
Mountain Guide Courses:
We offer a comprehensive range of mountain guide training and assessment programmes covering both the legally required National Qualifications and the MDT Awards for recreational mountain leaders. Course to choose from include:
- Mountain Walking Guiding/Leadership
- Climbing Wall Supervisor Award
- Single Pitch Rock Climbing Guide
- Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Guide
- Canyoneering (Kloofing) Guide
- Mountaineering Guide
Adventure Guide Courses:
We offer training and assessment for various other adventure guiding qualifications.
Based around the core foundation of the Generic Adventure Site Guide course we offer guiding electives in the following technical fields:
- 4×4 and Overland Guiding
- River Guide
- Sea Kayak Guide
- Flatwater Paddling Guide
- Mountain Biking Guide
- Surfing Guide
Listening to industry and student needs,
We have created two comprehensive courses. Longer in duration, these include a wide spectrum of guiding skills and also includes the all important aspects of personal experience and workplace experience.
An all-in-one qualification solutions:
- Semester at Guide School
- Year at Guide School
Want to take up climbing, hiking or paddling? Go from sport climber to trad climber? Want to get off the footpaths and experience those classic scramble routes on Table Mountain and elsewhere? Want to take the family paddling but worried about keeping them safe? We’ll show you how. And you’ll have lost of fun learning with us. Come get an adventure education.
Mountain guide, river guide, sea kayak guide, surfing guide, 4×4 guide, or any other type of adventure guide. All are jobs that don’t suck or pin you to a desk. All are jobs that require high levels of training and competence. We are the largest accredited mountain & adventure guide school in Africa. Expert training and assessment programmes and career guidance.
Courses designed specifically for people who work in the wilderness and mountain environment outside of the guiding field. Wilderness induction training, wilderness rope and abseil access, navigation, survival, self-rescue etc. Custom training suitable for arborists, nature conservation officers, wardens, social workers and school teachers. Let us help you develop your skills.
First Aid Training:
If you work or play in the wilderness you want to be suitably prepared to deal with possible emergencies. You also know that in the wilderness an ambulance is more than a phone call away so you need specialist training beyond a standard first aid course. With our partner, Wild Medix, we have designed the best available wilderness and adventure first aid courses.
With years of experience leading people on adventures to great heights, we are your top-choice when organizing team building events or incentive packages for your staff. Whether you wish to achieve specific outcomes during a serious intervention or just have an excellent and exciting time with your colleagues, Venture Forth can supply the specialist staff and activities to make it work.
We offer a one-stop service for the design and construction of:
- Climbing walls and gyms
- High ropes & low ropes courses
- Obstacle courses
- Abseiling & adventure towers
- Zip lines
We can build it, equip you, train your staff and consult with you on the operation of the activity and your business.
We are experts at gettings things done in remote locations and provide the following services:
- Passenger and goods transport solutions
- Remote area tented camps
- Equipment & infrastructure rentals
- Wilderness kitchens and catering
- Health & safety solutions
- Remote area rescue medics
- Film shoot & adventure services
We can help you cross just about any bridge in the adventure industry. For over 20 years we have been at the forefront of the industry in South Africa and we don’t mind sharing our expertise:
- Advice on new business ventures
- Staff selection and training
- Safety and site inspections
- Accident investigations
- Remote area safety & logistics