Activity Centres

Expert instructors staff each Activity Centre. The Patrol itineraries are planned to ensure that each person has a full opportunity to participate in the activities offered. On every Adventure we try to offer one or two new activities as well as to upgrade and enrich the old favourites, often taking into account suggestions made by participants.

Have you ever wished that you could take part in a rough, tough four-by-four vehicle adventure? Here is your chance to become a member of the crew of a Landover traversing a wicked mountain “road” with man-sized obstacles to be overcome that will test your ingenuity. Demonstrate your teamwork and…
Can you hear the massive din and see arrows raining down as two medieval armies clash, or imagine yourself taking aim at an apple perched on a head? Or do you fancy yourself roaming through Nottingham Forest relieving the wealthy of their purses and supporting the poor like Robin Hood?…
The night sky is clear with hundreds of sparking stars. The Milky Way stretches across the heavens like a filmy veil. The Kung San of the Kalahari call it "the backbone of night" and believe that were it not for the Milky Way, fragments of darkness would come crashing down.…
Bush cooking at its best – savour the culinary delights of a bush-cooked meal – prepared by yourself. This is the century’s old art of cooking in the wild, long before eye-level microwaves, slow electric cookers or glass-topped hobs and is still the best way to get the salivary juices…
Try yourself out on the tough course, testing yourself on the many obstacles. Scaling the cargo net, dead-man's crawl, and commando rope bridges. Being fit from hiking, perhaps your Patrol will set up the record time for completing the course.
On submerging below the surface, the world that the underwater swimmer sees is one of fascination, strange, almost silent. The great pools of the Duikerfontein above Sanddrif are inhabited by innumerable creatures, some large, some small, and some so minute that the human eye cannot see them. Explore the silent…
The old cast-iron Dutch Oven can't be beaten for good old-fashioned cooking like mother does it! No, you don't have to carry them! They will be available at the Dutch Oven Cooking Activity Centre. Indispensable to the early pioneers who crossed North America in wagon trains in the middle of…
Use your skill at the Electronics Activity Centre to make your very own Electronic gadget. Join the lucky adventures that will not only have the enjoyment of assembling their own very useful electronic “gadget”, but also to take home a permanent souvenir of the Adventure.
Discover how much fun can be had with a GPS and understand why this 21st Century game has become a world-wide pastime for thousands of outdoor loving people. Come to realise why there are more than 1.8 million geocache sites around the world and an active following of more than…
Join the 19th Century-style gold rush in 'them thar hills' and maybe strike that 'pay dirt' that the early gold prospectors dreamed about. You can become an early prospector and pan for gold in a stream. No animal is more closely associated with the colourful history of the explorers, gold…
After backpacking along tough trails and after taking part in some of the physically strenuous and more demanding Activity Centres, why not relax at the Handcraft Skills Activity Centre by making yourself useful mementos of the Adventure? Your creative abilities can be given full scope in making a vari-coloured shirt…
The Handicapped Awareness Trail is specially designed to give people those experiences which will increase their ability to understand the problems of the handicapped and to teach them how they can best help and befriend such people. Have fun carrying out activities with a handicap! Such things as tent pitching,…
This is based at Camping HQ where you will take your camera out into the field and photograph natural history. Take photographs of birds, creepy crawlies, flowers and plants, fish and reptiles. See if you can bag the Black / Verreaux's Eagle which is used on the Adventure logo. You…
Mountaineering can be as much fun and exciting as any activity. Restless adventurers seek challenges, comradeship, spectacular views, stimulating exercise, and solace by climbing high mountains. You can fulfil these urges in the Cederberg by climbing THE BIG ONE.Climb the mighty Sneeuberg, the highest in the range (2028m), bivouac near…
Does your Patrol dare to accept the challenge? The games, which are based on the traditional wide games such as Flag Raiding, Storming the Stockade and Ambush, promise you plenty of tension, excitement and fun. Here is your opportunity to demonstrate your superior stalking and observation! It is a battle…
Looking forward after trail rations to some freshly-baked grub? Here's an opportunity to sink your teeth into a delicious freshly made pizza made with your own hands, just as you like it. You will be issued with the ingredients to make a top-class pizza - dough and the toppings such…
Expert rock climbers from the Mountain Club of South Africa will teach you the basics of good rock climbing practice - the importance of balance, correct belaying techniques, abseiling, and the strict safety measures necessary. Then under their leadership, experience the exhilaration of overcoming rock climbing problems with the world…
Experience the rich biodiversity and cultural assets of Cederberg’s Heuningvlei village and live with the families of this 1830 settlement. You will become immersed in this historical experience of a bygone era and, whilst overnighting in their cottages, you will also get to enjoy the delights of traditional homemade meals.…
This activity is at Camping HQ. Here you can see the flying trapeze in action and have a go yourself at flying or even catching if the organisers allow it.
Water Skiing Instruction will be given in this exciting activity at the Water Activities Centre. Then when you give the correct signal, the engine of the powerboat roars, and you are off behind the boat as it cuts its way out across the dam, the wind in your hair, the…

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.