Guided Experiential Bush, Beach and Marine Eco-Learning Adventures
The African Edu-Eco Wizard has devised a number of Experiential Bush Eco-Learning Adventures on the Garden Route to challenge people and teams in unfamiliar terrain with all the hidden secrets, dangers and pleasures of the African Bush, Beach and Marine environments exposed.
Experiential and Transformational Adventure Programming is aimed at understanding concepts, enriching the knowledge of old concepts, or generating awareness of previously unknown needs through adventure. We characterise participants in these programs as people focused on learning through adventure. The bush and its inhabitants demonstrate a number of synergies with normal human existence where communication, teamwork, trust, interdependence, decision making, conflict resolution, competition and survival are the key strategies.
It is with this view in mind that the following programs have been devised. Most of the programs can be conducted in isolation although numerous tailor-made combinations are possible. The prescribed bush activities are conducted at venues in and around Plett. Groups of up to 10 people can be handled with a 1:10 facilitator to participant ratio being observed depending on the risk profile of the activity program. Our instructors are professional and very highly qualified, survivors in their own right, educators and teachers who love sharing and teaching what they know and have experienced.
HALF DAY – BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL ECO-ADVENTURE – R 750.00pp
The half day (9am – 1pm) Bush-craft and Survival program has been designed to create awareness amongst the group of the strategies which need to be employed using basic bushcraft as a means to survive. Concepts you will be exposed to during this one day event will comprise the basics of survival adaptability, basic navigation and orienteering skills, basic weapon and trapping improvisation techniques, what to eat and not to eat – palatability testing, reading and understanding the bush, behaviours associated with animals, and bush culinary skills.
THE ULTIMATE OVERNIGHT BUSH SURVIVAL ECO-ADVENTURE – R1 750.00pp
Survival is knowing what to do in order to stay alive in a sudden crisis in the bush. The bush is cruel and lacks understanding for the weak, frail and old. It has its own means of maintaining equilibrium where only the strong survive. This overnight program emphasises aspects such as food and water assimilation, shelter construction, direction finding and survival strategy where team members are responsible for each other’s safety. Animals lurk and a night watch strategy is needed for the night. Bush culinary skills are tested to the fullest as are the elements such as cold, dehydration and insects. Take up the survival challenge and break from the norm – exercise your spirit of adventure. This program operates from 12pm – 12pm.
HALF DAY – BUSH AND COASTAL FOREST EXPLORERS ECO-ADVENTURE – R 750.00pp
This half day (1 – 5pm) program is designed for those who would like a deeper insight into the concept of resource utilisation on a sustainable basis. We invite you to join us in this experiential and participative experience where we explore many of the hidden intricacies and secrets of the bush. Participants will be exposed to bush cuisine a-la naturale’, bush medicine, bush communication, bush dangers and signs, to name a few facets.
HALF DAY – COASTAL FOREST AND BUSH INSIGHTS ECO-ADVENTURE – R850.00pp
This half day (8am – 12.30pm) program is designed for those who would like a deeper insight into an Art that is losing its traditional essence. The half day program would include aspects such as The Art of Tracking, Spoor Identification, Scat Signs and Identification, Spoor and animal behavioural anticipation, attributes of a successful tracker and how this relates to each of us in our daily lives, reading the bush signs, listening to warning signs, anticipating animal movement patterns, behavioural knowledge associated with dangerous animals and the psychology of tracking.
HALF DAY – MARINE, COASTAL AND BEACH INSIGHTS ECO-ADVENTURE – R850.00pp
This half day (1pm – 5pm) program is designed for those who would like a deeper insight into the Marine, Coastal and Seashore Environment. The half day program would include aspects such as Marine Animal, Bird and Invertebrate Spoor Identification, Marine Scat signs and Identification, Spoor and animal behavioural anticipation, attributes of a successful Marine guide, reading the Beach and Coastal forest signs, listening for warning signs, anticipating animal movement patterns and behavioural knowledge associated with marine animals.
FULL DAY – BUSH, MARINE AND BEACH INSIGHTS ECO-ADVENTURE COMBO – R1 750.00pp
The full day experience is from 8am to 5pm. The morning Coastal Forest and Bush component would include aspects such as The Art of Tracking, Spoor Identification, Scat Signs and Identification, Spoor and animal behavioural anticipation, attributes of a successful tracker and how this relates to each of us in our daily lives, reading the bush signs, listening to warning signs, anticipating animal movement patterns, behavioural knowledge associated with dangerous animals and the psychology of tracking. The afternoon Marine component would include aspects such as Marine Animal, Bird and Invertebrate Spoor Identification, Marine Scat signs and Identification, Spoor and animal behavioural anticipation, attributes of a successful Marine guide, reading the Beach and Coastal forest signs, listening for warning signs, anticipating animal movement patterns and behavioural knowledge associated with marine animals.
FULL DAY – DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER ECO-ADVENTURE – R 1 750.00pp
This full day (8am – 4.30pm) program is designed for those who have an interest in the world around us and enables people from different walks of life to simply re-live a day in the life of a ranger. Individuals will be exposed to a variety of bush skills such as survival; bush-craft; conducting a walking experience safely and responsibly; tracking and approaches to animals by predictive behaviour and observation. Light breakfast and a lunch is included in the price in this program.
BUSH BANQUETS, NIGHT SKIES AND ORIENTEERING ECO-ADVENTURE – R750.00pp
This program commences at 5pm and concludes at 9.30pm.This program is conducted under the covers of darkness with alternative direction finding techniques being highlighted and enjoyed. Aligned with this is comprehensive ‘southern’ skies interpretation where astrological symbols and astronomical features are highlighted. This program is best conducted with a night out literally ‘under the stars’. During the early evening sundowners or a local wine tasting experience will be enjoyed after which a bush meal ala traditional will be prepared and presented by our food partners.
Please note that all these programs presented by the African Edu-Eco Wizard are done in a manner where an experiential learning environment is created and all participants are invited to explore their bush intuition by questioning, observing, interpreting and deducing the various outcomes as scenarios present themselves. Our leaders and bush facilitators guide the processes of experiential learning.
Enquire for available time slots. All departures are subject to availability. Minimum age of 10-years old permitted on any of these programs. The only exception is the Bush Survival overnight program where a minimum age of 14-years old is permitted without parental attendance.
NB: A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 Eco-Adventurers are permitted on the various Eco-Adventures.
All our Eco-Adventures are GUIDED, INTERPRETATIVE, EXPERIENTIAL, TRANSFORMATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL and FUN
Prices include entrance fees, bottled water, lunches (Full Day experiences) where applicable and a professional guide and facilitator. Prices exclude transport to and from the starting points of the various Experiential Bush, Beach and Marine Eco-Adventures.
Only CASH or EFT payments are accepted. Unfortunately we have no Credit Card Facilities.
A 50% non-refundable deposit secures group bookings.
NB: Minimum charge for single or double or a trio of eco-adventurers is the cost equivalent of the minimum of 4 eco-adventurers.