Back to Basics Course 2017-05-26T14:30:42+00:00

Embracing Nature’s Ability to Inspire and Educate

An experiential wilderness journey
nurturing conscious youth and expanding academic abilities

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Embracing
Nature’s Ability to Inspire and Educate

An experiential wilderness journey
nurturing conscious youth and expanding academic abilities

Enquire Now
  • Curriculum-boosting activities and lessons

  • Expertly-trained staff and guides

  • Pre- and post-departure support included

  • High-quality accommodations

Wilderness-Based Learning

Join us with your school or group in the heart of the South African bushveld for a 7-day wilderness experience, and learn about nature and the environment through a variety of enjoyable and educational activities.

This experience is tailored for students aged 11 to 13, and incorporates aspects of the school curriculum in the fields of natural science, geography and life skills. Students will be introduced to concepts such as environmental awareness, conservation and social responsibility, and equipped with information to support responsible living and promote a healthy environment at home.

Participants joining the course enjoy comfortable, safe accommodation in our fenced camp facility, which is based in South Africa’s iconic Kruger Area, just 5 hours outside of central Johannesburg. Here, we can accommodate groups of all sizes (From 15 to over 200!) in en-suite bungalows. Educators and guardians are accommodated in comfortably furnished chalets.

Spacious lapas provide perfect locations for shared meals, lectures and activities. Sprawling lawns, volleyball courts, indigenous riverine forests and safe, natural swimming pools in the Lower Blyde River offer a multitude of activities and recreation under the supervision of our expertly-trained staff and guides.

The curriculum for this course has been carefully designed, and by facilitating both a physical and tacit journey for students, it delivers a number of outcomes.

The Practical Journey 

Participants learn about the fauna and flora of the lowveld and its interconnectedness. They explore the need for and role of conservation, and how nature reserves and eco-tourism are contributing to preserving our natural heritage. The course is linked to the South African school curriculum, focusing on natural science, geography and life skills, and is accompanied by a workbook which consolidates what they learn and makes the information relevant for when they return home. The range of interactive and interpretive activities help learners to create strong linkages to the theory they learn in the classroom, and build confidence in their abilities.

The Tacit Journey

The benefits of breaking away from technology and spending time outdoors are well-documented. Student experience wilderness, learn about conservation and develop practical skills with a clear mind, giving the impact of their experiences longevity. Learners are able to explore their compassion and priorities, understanding what is important to them, and becoming more conscious of others. Experiential and reflective learning opportunities play a significant role.

Participants joining our Back to Basics Course enjoy comfortable, safe accommodation in our fenced camp facility, which is based in South Africa’s iconic Kruger Area, just 5 hours outside of central Johannesburg. Here, we can accommodate groups of all sizes (From 15 to over 200 learners!) in en-suite bungalows. Educators and guardians are accommodated in comfortable chalets.

Spacious lapas provide perfect locations for shared meals, lectures and activities. Sprawling lawns, volleyball courts, indigenous riverine forests and safe, natural swimming pools in the Lower Blyde River offer a multitude of activities and recreation under the supervision of our expertly-trained staff and guides.

What’s Included

  • Comfortable, shared accommodation
  • All meals
  • Transfers
  • Pre-departure support
  • 24/7 Emergency support
  • All conservation fees
  • Workbooks
  • Pre- and post-departure materials

What’s not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature
  • Outdoor gear
  • Any additional recommended reference books

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Discover the interconnectedness of the world around you and gain a deeper understanding of the natural world

Benefit from a range of exciting activities designed to boost students’ curricula

Explore the famous Blyde River Canyon and Greater Kruger Area, home to the Big Five

Learn about the environment, conservation, social responsibility and how to support responsible living at home