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The Autumn Quest - April To May

Autumn Quest in South Africa has warm days and cool nights. Summer clothing with extra jackets, thermal and fleece blanket will do. For most of autumn, the Warriors travel to warmer areas up north, keeping us away from Base Camp 70% of the time. 

 The highlight of this Quest is the journey to  Ponta do Oura in Mozambique for the two week ocean open water diving course. The Autumn Quest is rounded off with an unforgettable four day wilderness hike in the northern Kruger National Park.

EQ Fitness (Toltec)

An ongoing practical application of principles and values work shopped in the Summer Quest. The full Toltec course may be offered if sufficient numbers warrant it.

Adventure Pursuits

Abseil Supervisors Course, Beach Clean-up, Dolphin Experience, Expedition Africa Service Team, Fire-walking, Kloofing Expedition, Scuba course in Mozambique at Ponta do Ouro, Scuba Diver (NAUI), Scuba Advanced Diver (NAUI), Scuba Rescue Diver (NAUI), Free Diving, Snorkelling, Ocean Paddling.

Community Service

Ongoing local community service commitments, animal shelters, old age home visits and engagement with disabled children, fund raising for selected charities.

Workplace Ready:

Part II Enterprise program, includes a selection of activities from, Entrepreneurial Skills workshop, personal financial literacy and financial management, business game (http://www.stockmarketgame.org), photography / film workshop, leadership and followership skills, the rules of work, creativity experiences, introduction to event planning and project management, introduction to strategic thinking and planning.

Engagement with the natural world Continuing with the eco positive attitude set in the Summer Quest, the Autumn Quest has as its highlight, the four day guided wilderness hike in the Kruger National Park. This is an unforgettable opportunity to fully experience the raw and untamed African bush from an unsophisticated position, on foot and self-contained. Plans are in progress to include an interaction with the elephant and rhino sanctuary where you would complement the African conservation experience. 

Safety considerations remain a priority and whilst every effort is made to deliver the full program, we have to retain the option of flexibility depending on local conditions, weather and availability of venues. Should unavoidable changes be made, we will guarantee a similar valued experience.