Ingwe Forest Adventures

A mobile team building and outdoor adventure business based in The Crags, offers team building, environmental education and conservation-based programmes and adventures within the Garden Route area.

Ingwe means Leopard in Zulu and big cat in Xhosa; and was chosen in appreciation of these magnificent animals that still roam free in this area and all our programmes have been developed to inspire participants to find the INGWE in themselves…

Mission Statement:

To create adventures for both adults and children from all walks of life to enjoy various learning experiences that focus on developing excellent teamwork and leadership whilst gaining knowledge about the surrounding environment and how they can contribute to its preservation.

Tailor-made Adventures Programmes

Ingwe Forest Adventures has been established since 2004 and is owned and managed by Debbie Fermor, a resident of The Crags since 1995.

A few prime locations have been carefully chosen for our activities – or we can find the best one to suit your requirements. Our method is to always think-out-of-the-box, so we are happy to work with you just about anywhere!

Ingwe Forest Adventures offers you a custom designed adventure package to suit your needs. Families or groups of friends, corporate, sport and school groups who like to get outside, bond and have fun come find the INGWE in yourself!

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Adventure Programmes:

Ingwe Forest Adventures programmes focus on leadership and team building in an outdoor, creative and non-competitive environment. The challenges are designed to encourage each member of the group to realise their full potential and use their unique skills to work as a team. Equipment, facilitation, tea break, copy of pictures taken and a certificate are included in all programmes.

Designed for groups of 10 or more and need at least ½ day – duration is dependent on group size. Fun, adventure, outdoors, conversation, problem-solving, technology detox, games, nature, conservation, learning, recycling, re-use, reduce, new skills, thinking out-of-the-box, play, create, write, dream, laughter… are just a few words to describe our programmes and activities.

The Ingwe Journey - a challenging obstacle course and intensive leadership programme.

The Ingwe Adventure Trail - focussed on conservation and hiking skills - can incorporate basic first aid, survival skills if required.

The Ingwe Explorer - a stimulating and problem-solving adventure in magnificent surroundings.

The Ingwe Eco Warriors - a day for ecology and conservation, make a difference to our environment and become an Eco


The Ingwe Adventurers in association with The Nature’s Valley Trust. Using the collective strengths of both organisations, the programme explores the fynbos, forest, and shorelines of Nature's Valley.

The Gifts of the Earth Walks - a very special hike, location & routes are dependent on requirements, but generally 2 hours. Ideal for families or small groups wanting to explore nature and have a bit more than just a guided hike. Come play and explore with your family in nature.

Plettenberg Bay is an Adventurers Paradise offering so many activities to be included in your Ingwe Forest Adventures experience, we are happy to tailor-make a programme just for YOU resulting in unforgettable memories and an effective and renewed team.

Get in touch with us for our standard and custom-designed itineraries. Ingwe Forest Adventures is proudly endorsed by the Western Cape Education Department, is partner with Kwano Cycling Academy and The Nature’s Valley Trust. We hold 11 Eco Atlas stars, are also a founding member of NPO The Green Ticket and the initiative RenewAble Plett.

Holiday accommodation

Ingwe Forest Adventures can arrange your accommodation or event, from backpackers and camping or even glamping; to 5-star lodges! Get in touch with us for options to suit your needs and budget.

Willing Workers in South Africa (WWISA)

Volunteers are accepted through WWISA which aims to provide volunteers with hands on life experiences whilst providing support for various wildlife and community upliftment projects.

Contact: +27 (0) 83 442 6115