Ingwe Forest Adventures



Family Activity


Team Building

Water Based

Outdoor education, conservation and teambuilding programmes

Forest adventures with lots of memories!

Ingwe Forest Cabins & Adventures a 3-star graded venue is situated in The Crags, just outside of Plettenberg Bay on a private farm in an indigenous forest. Opened in 2004 under the leadership of Debbie Fermor. We offer forest accommodation for groups of all sizes, a venue for weddings and events, conference facilities, teambuilding and environmental education programmes for youth camps and businesses. We are Rustic without the Rust! Eco-Friendly: At Ingwe our focus is on minimising our impact on the environment, and we achieve this by living as eco-friendly as possible through recycling, collecting rainwater, composting, growing our own herbs and vegetables for the kitchen, minimising our use of electricity, planting trees and removing alien vegetation, and fitting our bathrooms with showers instead of baths. We also have an abundance of wildlife which we strive to protect.


Whats included?

Facilitation, equipment, tea break, certificates and copy of photos taken

What must we bring?

comfortable clothing, closed shoes, positive attitude, water bottle

How old do you have to be?


How fit do I need to be?


What skills do I need?



From half day to full day programmes offered


From 230


Our accommodation ranges from self-catering cottages to large dormitory style cabins for big groups. Forest cottage sleeps 12, Tree House sleeps 6 and Olive Tree sleeps 2. The 2 dorms, Honeybadger & Bushbuck sleep 22 in each. We offer a variety of catering options, from group catering to picnic baskets. Activities: The forest lends itself to peace and tranquility, but for those who have a bit more energy to spare, you can sign up for guided hikes, bring your bike and try out the MTB trails, visit the neighbouring farms for horse riding, canyoning and wine tasting, or spend a day visiting the nearby snake, bird and animal sanctuaries.


Our experienced team offers custom-designed programmes, from teambuilding to environmental education, tailored to suit the needs of your corporate or youth group. During holidays we offer a variety of activities for families or group of friends to enjoy.

Ingwe Programme Offerings for schools

Ingwe Forest Adventures offers your students a unique, yet educational, outdoor experience. Our programme offerings are designed and reviewed by our Head of Programme Development, Kathy Terblanche (Master of Arts, Education). Ingwe Forest Adventures is endorsed by the Western Cape Dept of Education and therefore consideration of CAPS requirements for each grade level are integral to designing our programmes. Our core 5 programmes are: INGWE JOURNEY Uses the obstacle course to emphasizes teamwork and the individual’s role as an effective team member. Activities include skill sessions related to teamwork and efficient communication and application of these skills on the Ingwe obstacle course.

Skills emphasized include:

  • Problem-solving, communication and decision-making
  • Consideration of safety issues for themselves and others
  • Respect for themselves, others and diversity
  • Goal settings
  • Challenges and benefits to working in a group
  • Conflict resolution
  • Giving and receiving positive and negative feedback


Designed to spark an appreciation of our natural environment and outdoor recreation. Activities include sessions in outdoor skills as well as application of these skills while hiking on Ingwe property. Skills emphasized include:

  • Identification, development and refining of outdoor skills
  • Safety issues in outdoor recreation
  • Formulating environmentally sound choices and actions
  • Preservation of the natural environment through reducing personal impact


Strives to initiate a passion for environmental appreciation, evaluation of personal impact on the earth and willingness to make a positive difference on earth. Activities include a sensory exploration of Ingwe, environmental games, decision-making activities and story-telling. Concepts emphasized include: • appreciation of local, natural environment • identification of healthy & unhealthy environments • strategies for preserving healthy environments • social responsibility related to the environment • decision-making related to environmental issues


A fascinating programme run in collaboration with Nature’s Valley Trust and their personnel. It is a hiking exploration including fynbos, indigenous forest, rocky shores, sandy shores, dunes and estuary ecosystems. Concepts covered include: • investigations into adaptations of organisms • conservation issues related to environmentally sensitive ecosystems • interaction and interdependence within ecosystems • diversity and variation of organisms within and between ecosystems


This programme is packed with activities focussed on problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Skills emphasized include:

  • Problem-solving, communication and decision-making
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in self and others
  • Identifying the need for, and providing assistance to others
  • Goal setting
  • Challenges and benefits to working in a group
  • Conflict resolution
  • Giving and receiving positive and negative feedback.

Other activities include:





Ingwe is also the base for local NPO The Green Ticket and is one of the first RenewAble Plett Ambassadors. We encourage our guests to follow our recycling and minimisation of waste principles.

Wedding Venue

Our main building can comfortably accommodate 80 guests with a dance floor, our large field is perfect for a stretch/Bedouin tent that can easily accommodate more than 80 guests (this area has spectacular views of the valleys and forest), and we also have a natural clearing in the indigenous forest, perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings or events.

Location: No12 N2 The Crags 6602

33.9680° S, 23.4481° E

Need something in the water? Enjoy the knysna lagoon!

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