What we do…
Take the wisdom of leadership theory and test it on an assault course; take the structure of team dynamics and lead participants up a sheer cliff face. That’s when true transformation takes place. That’s where character is forged.
Not that you have to be an adrenalin-junkie to benefit from the Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg’s unique combination of lecture-room training and action-based learning; far from it. Whether you’re a student, a business person, a group of guys giving your buddy an unforgettable send-off into marriage or a team needing input, all it takes to gain important new life skills, is the willingness to accept a challenge.
Since early 2001, Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg has been running courses specifically crafted to develop people of all ages in the areas of leadership, team work and personal growth. Using the medium of the outdoors and challenging adventurous activities, we seek to show individuals how they can out-perform their own paradigms in leading others and being lead. By spending time out of their usual comfortable environments and being faced with a variety of team and leadership situations they gain invaluable insight and practical experience that can be applied anywhere.
How did we start?
It all began in 1994 when the Spirit of Adventure Trust was started by Andy Telfer in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. He was assisted by a board of trustees made up of leading educators and chaired by Dudley Forde, then the Rector of Michael House in Balgowan.
The aim was to provide relevant leadership, team and personal development training to school learners as well as corporates. Using adventurous activities in rustic outdoor settings, Andy was very successful in setting up programs which have changed the lives of tens of thousands of people of all ages.
In 1999 Andy saw the need to expand and began looking for a venue to provide the same quality experiences to schools and businesses in Gauteng and neighboring provinces. He found a beautiful piece of the Magaliesburg mountain range not far from Rustenburg in North-West Province and so Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg was born.