Overnight Camps

We offer various interesting and exciting educational and awareness programmes for numerous different groups, including School groups, Student groups, Groups of workers operating in the bush, Lodge/Reserve staff, Tour groups, Hospital staff, Local communities and the General public.
We do this in one of the most stunning landscapes in the Eastern Cape…
Between the little town of Alexandria and the sea lies an area of subtropical coastal forests reminiscent of those found along the coastline of KwaZulu-Natal – extensive and dense – that is preserved as a state forest known as the Alexandria State Forest, or Langebos to locals. It borders the Alexandria Coastal Dunefield, considered one of the largest moving dunefields in the world – some of the dunes reach heights similar to those found in the Namib Desert.

This incredible feat of nature is, in turn, included in and protected by the Woody Cape Nature Reserve, a 25 000 hectare reserve that stretches from the Sundays River mouth all the way to Bushman’s River mouth. The Woody Cape Nature Reserve then forms part of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park; hence Alexandria is often described as the gateway to Addo.

Our little piece of paradise sits right at the centre of this panoramic terrain and we welcome guests from all over the world to come and experience this unique environment.

From university students, school camps and local community projects, we continue to welcome more and more of South Africa’s youth every year. Our facilities include a large recreation/dining hall as well as an outdoor Environmental Education Centre. Our 3-day camps include any of the following…

Snakes + Amphibians

This is where the fun starts. Using our resident friendly animals, we aim to: –
  • Educate people about amphibians and reptiles, about their behaviour, importance in the environment and more
  • Show people how to identify the common amphibian and reptile species in the area
  • To teach people about the dangerous snakes of the area, and how to avoid being bitten as well as treatment of a bite
  • To help people get a better understanding of these misunderstood creatures, and to get over their fears
  • To encourage everyone to appreciate our beautiful amphibian and reptile species, and to educate others, to prevent further killing of these amazing animals
This programme included the voluntary handling of snakes, frogs, toads, insects and spiders!

Dune Exploration

Rising from the ocean between Port Elizabeth and Port Alfred is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening sands of the Alexandria Coastal Dunefield. Over 1800 dunes make up this spectacular landscape with some reaching heights similar to those in the Namib Desert! Choose between our short option lasting 3 hours or our 2 day hiking trail encompassing the dunes, the magnificent coastline as well as the Alexandria forest.

Forest Hike

A walk through the magical Alexandria Forest where ancient Yellowwoods and spectacular Coral Trees can be seen. The “Waterboom” or “Lekkerboom” – a gigantic yellowwood named for the reservoir of water held at the base of its trunk – provides an interesting resting point along the way. Hikers are driven to the starting point at the SANParks offices (about a 10 minute drive) and the hike takes about 4 hours to complete.

Game Drives

We offer big 5 game drives in the Addo Elephant National Park. 
This finely-tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in here. This is a full day experience!

Canoe Safari

Meander up the Bushmans River thru the plains of two private game reserves. Leisurely but a sufficiently testing 13km each way, the prize at the end is rustic wooden hut accommodation overlooking the bush, where we sleep by campfire and wake up to the call of the wild. Previous paddlers have spotted lion, rhino and elephants on their journey in addition to plenty of birdlife and smaller game. A morning/afternoon option is also available.

Horse Riding

We partner with Beachcomber Horse Trails to offer you some of the best riding ever! We’ll take you over spectacular landscapes of wide open beaches or secluded valleys and cliffs while riding one of our beautiful Arabian horses bred for their temperament and endurance.

Riding hats, half chaps and drinks provided for each ride. All riding levels are welcome as are children from 7 years and up.

Team Building, Workshops + Ice Breakers

Our team of international volunteers host a number of team building exercises, workshops including arts and crafts, adventure expeditions (e.g. sand-boarding), juggling workshops, games etc.


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