Activities in the Area

Adventure travel is a type of niche tourism, involving exploration or travel with a certain degree of risk (real or perceived), and which may require special skills and physical exertion. In South Africa, adventure tourism has grown in recent decades as tourists seek out-of-the-ordinary or “roads less travelled” vacations, but lack of a clear operational definition has hampered measurement of market size and growth. According to the U.S.-based Adventure Travel Trade Association, adventure travel may be any tourist activity that includes physical activity, a cultural exchange, and connection with nature.

Adventure tourists may have the motivation to achieve mental states characterized as rush or flow, resulting from stepping outside their comfort zone. This may be from experiencing culture shock or by performing acts requiring significant effort and involve some degree of risk, real or perceived, or physical danger. This may include activities such as mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, scuba diving, rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, paragliding, hiking, exploring, canyoneering, sandboarding, caving and rock climbing. Some obscure forms of adventure travel include disaster and ghetto tourism. Other rising forms of adventure travel include social and jungle tourism.

Access to inexpensive consumer technology, with respect to Global Positioning Systems, flash packing, social networking and photography, have increased the worldwide interest in adventure travel. The interest in independent adventure travel has also increased as more specialist travel websites emerge offering previously niche locations and sports.

Soft tourism includes the activities like backpacking, camping, hiking, kayaking etc. Soft adventure activities are low risk in nature. These activities are led by professional guides. Soft adventure is a popular category in adventure tourism.

At Imla Guest Farm we offer great Hiking & Trail running trails as well as awesome MTB trails. We have a few dams on the farm for swimmers, but one specifically for fishing. Carb weighing in at 8.5kg have been caught at our dam. We also offer Horse riding excursions for groups which is a great way of exploring the farm with its diversity in farming practices and exploring the Eastern Free state at it’s best.

Hiking

Mountain biking

Trail Running

Fishing

School Camps

School camps can vary widely in their focus, duration, and activities, catering to different educational objectives, age groups, and interests of the students. Here are some common types of school camps

Outdoor Education & Adventure Camps

These camps focus on outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, potjie kos, farm dam swimming & tubing, Gladiator slides and obstacle course racing. Activities like Mountain biking can also be incorporated if the need exist. They promote risk-taking, self-confidence, and overcoming challenges.

Leadership
Camps

Leadership camps aim to develop leadership skills through workshops, team-building exercises, problem-solving activities, and role-playing scenarios. They focus on communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, and goal-setting. These camps are value based and therefore values, identity, purpose etc. is just some of the topics discussed.

Science and Environmental Camps

Science and environmental camps focus on hands-on learning experiences related to biology, ecology, geology, and conservation. Students may engage in field studies, experiments, and nature exploration to deepen their understanding of the natural world.

Performing Arts
Camps

Performing arts camps offer workshops and rehearsals in areas such as drama, music, dance, and visual arts. Students have the opportunity to develop their creative talents, stage performances, and collaborate with peers.

Sports
Camps

Sports camps focus on improving skills in specific sports such as soccer, rugby, swimming, mountain biking and trail running. Coaches provide training sessions, drills, and friendly competitions to enhance athletic abilities.

Academic Enrichment or Study Camps

Academic camps provide supplementary learning opportunities in subjects such as mathematics, science, literature, and history. They may include workshops, seminars, and projects to deepen understanding and foster intellectual curiosity. Teachers facilitate these camps and our team assist with downtime activities to release stress etc.

Team-building
Retreats

King size bed with an an-suite bathroom including a bath & shower.

The room has a fireplace, electrical fan, electrical blankets, coffee station & hairdryer.

Service Learning
Camps

King size bed, electrical fan, electrical blankets, coffee station & hairdryer. These 2 rooms make use of a full joint bathroom and extra private toilet in the house. Used in conjunction with the luxury rooms, these two rooms are perfect for families with children.

Boot
Camps

These boot camps focus on promoting holistic wellness and teaching students techniques for managing stress, improving mental health, and fostering resilience. Activities may include Long hiking (“Vasbyt”) session, workshops on nutrition and self-care. Teambuilding activities like raft building, OCR racing etc will also be included. Physical fitness challenges will be experienced.