Welcome to spirit of adventure

We are an outdoor leadership centre based at Shongweni Dam, Roselands Farm and Tala Game Reserve. We have various packages available and we are more than happy to set up a custom package to suit your needs!

About Us

Spirit of Adventure is an outdoor leadership centre based at Shongweni Dam, which is located between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Spirit of Adventure was started in 1994 by Andy Telfer. The purpose of Spirit of Adventure is is to develop the potential of people, conveying modern leadership theory, personal development and team building using the medium of the outdoors. In 2005 Rudi Clark took over having already worked with Andy since 2000. Spirit of Adventure continues to be a leader in leadership development and a popular venue for schools, youth groups and corporates.

It is our belief that Spirit of Adventure adds a vital component to the development of all people with a specific emphasis on youth development. Spirit f Adventure activities are by nature exciting, enjoyable and adventurous. They are carried out to fulfil the aim of the course and will take place on land, on water and on rock faces.

All courses run by Spirit of Adventure are age-specific, professional and fun, ensuring that we give our best to each and every client.



Specialising in overnight courses, day trips or courses at your school, we have been conducting leadership, personal development and team building events for students from Grade 1 to Tertiary level.

Spirit of Adventure has a permenant site and Shongweni Dam offering accommodation, meals and tailor made programme. A “mobile” option is also available.

Birthday Celebrations

Looking for something different for your child’s birthday? What about teaming up with us at Spirit of Adventure. We will look after the kids whilst you relax or join in on the fun.

Firm favourites are the snake pit, mini assualt course, zip wire or raft build and race.

Company Team Building

Offering you a team build that is suitable to your companies needs, size and budget. Spirit of Adventure ensures that activities are pitched just right for your company with the main objectives of fun, tream work and communication being met throughout.

Spirit of Adventure has a permenant site at SHongweni Dam but also runs a “mobile” option – this can be at a venue of your choice from the berg to the beach. 

Leadership Year

Spirit of Adventure offers a year long opportunity for young people, offering a year like no other. The year is a great opportunity to gain life experience before choosing a career. A lifestyle of independance, responsibility, self sacrifice and fun. A chance for you to work with a team at Spirit of Adventure and gain vast experience in adventurous activities, for you to learn about yourself and others and so much more!

We are looking for people who are finishing Matric, have a love for people and the outdoors, those with a clean and healthy lifestyle. People who want to learn more about themselves and others.
Learn new skills in high ropes, water and land based activities. Develope as a leader. Make new friends. Be given responsibility. Become part of the Spirit of Adventure team and earn a basic salary.

We provide accommodation and meals.

Become prepared for the “the big wide world”

What are you waiting for?

Our team are ready to welcome you and take you on the greatest adventure of your life!