Adventure Timeline

The Senior Scout Adventure is South Africa's premier event on the Scouting calendar.

The Adventure was first held in 1970 and with one exception has been run every two years. Hosted and organised by Scouting in the Western Cape it has over the years been held in the Witzenberg, Winterhoek and Cederberg wilderness areas.

Scouts from England, Ireland, Scotland, USA, Canada, Australia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Uganda and Botswana have attended the Adventures over the years.

The Timeline is shown from the most recent adventure.

Dates: 12/12/2014– 23/12/2014
Conveners: John Mütti, Nigel Forshaw & Richard Goldschmidt
Cost: R3300


Click on the image to view a selection of images from 2014.




Dates: 10/12/2012– 22/12/2012
Convener: Nigel Forshaw
Cost: R3000

Dates: 11/12/2010 – 23/12/2010
Convener: Buzz Macey
Cost: R2400
Participants: 395

Rain on this Adventure could not dampen the spirits with comments like awesome, it rocked, enlightening, and from the electronics base ‘solder-rific’.

Dates: 9/12/2008 – 20/12/2008
Convener: Buzz Macey
Cost: R2200
Participants: 470

Camp Headquarters Kliphuis

The South Peaks 'extreme' route saw the reintroduction of a tough all hiking route. Temperatures were in the upper 30o's and hiking skills were put to the test.

Dates: 28/12/2006 – 8/1/2007
Convener: John Mutti
Cost: R1800
Base Camp: Kalkoenfontein/ Kliphuis

Kalkoenfontein Camp Headquarters upgraded with electricity, water, ablutions and renamed Kliphuis
Centenary of Scouting

Who may participate

Scout Patrols where all Scouts are over the age of 15 (barring very exceptional circumstances) but not yet turned 18 at the start of the Adventure, qualify to enter. Scouter Patrols where all adults are over the age of 18 are welcome to enter too. 

Adventure History

The Heritage Team have posted some interesting facts on previous Adventures. Click here for a trip into the past.