A teambuilding venue where individuals are inspired
Cher-a-Don "Where every person counts"
Teambuilding & Adventure Centre previously know as Lalapanzi Adventure
Centre, a wilderness retreat and adventure camp with customized teambuilding
activities and overnight facilities for all ages and fitness levels. If you
are planning, or looking for things to do for a school camp, outing for
leadership identification, class outing, sport team building weekend or a
motivational outdoor office team building trip for your company.
Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre (Lalapanzi)
"Cher-a-Don" The stamp of Quality and Authenticity
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Cheradon (Lalapanzi) a tranquil location and
setting for encouraging personal growth and encouraging unity for
team members. A place where you can have fun outdoor experience
promoting positive changes through actions. Get away for a weekend
or few days to Cher-a-Don, a challenging way to improve your class
and company's communication skills, morale, trust and cohesiveness
and strengthen the teamwork of your group, build team spirit and
develop an atmosphere of cooperation and dynamics within the group.
A venue where individuals through activities are inspired to find
their strengths and weaknesses giving them the opportunity to find
themselves and learn alternative lifestyles.
Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) each individual counts and we will put together
a program to suit your requirements to develop the group members and
their ability to work together effectively. Different activities are
used depending on the objective and motivation of the teambuilding
for that day, age of group, group size and time available. Abseiling
and obstacle course are constructive activities designed to motivate
and help establish personal boundaries, help get messages across to
the participants that are pertinent to the focusing on behaviour
change, self improvement and promote a healthy and active lifestyle,
self awareness and personal growth.
Team work and team building are critical for
your social, business success and career. A good leader will both
inspire confidence and give a strong example of what we should aim
for in life. Learn leadership and management skills while having fun
and relieve stress from the class or corporate world. A good leader
is one that listens and not just talks, is positive and makes quick
decisions to build a positive team environment. At Lalapanzi we will
put together a program to suit your requirements develop group
members and their ability to work together effectively and promote
Cher-a-Don a team building adventure centre
with obstacle course, paintball and abseiling, situated on a game
farm. With accommodation in the form of 2 dormitories geared for
school going age groups and is a ideal location for outdoor
activities and camps. Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) Adventure Centre for your companies
teambuilding day outings.
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The centre is situated in a private game park with an abundance of
Impala and Blesbok, Warthog and a tremendous array of birds and sightings of zebra, giraffe
and rhino and have an abundance of plant life including a cycad forest and a Clivia
colony. A beautiful location and venue for a group outing encouraging team spirit
and personal growth.
Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre - situated in the Eastern Cape,
South Africa an hour from East London on the Kei Mouth Road (R349). Near Kei Mouth
and Morgan Bay on 800ha of pristine forest and open farm land and only 9km from
the Wild Coast Transkei.
Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) adventure centre, a adventure camp
venue with customized teambuilding. Opportunities for rock climbing, horse riding,
obstacle course, kloofing, canoeing, raft building, orienteering, paintball,
abseiling, hiking, bird-watching & environmental exploring. At Cher-a-Don we have the ideal setting for providing all types of adventurous activities.
The centre is aimed at school outings, office functions,
diversion journey and church getaways and youth camps as well as corporate
teambuilding and end-of-year outings. The activities offered are geared
towards the age group and ability of the group concerned. Our facilities
are an ideal outdoor venue for school leadership camps, sports teams and
business tours and designed to maximise the opportunities of being in an
outdoor learning setting, working on both personal and team strategies.
Teachers with their students and business leaders and colleagues are challenged with
new and demanding activities which are facilitated to help them to develop
and improve their personal skills and promote active and healthy lifestyles.
The physical challenges of life in the outdoors help to develop self-reliance,
personal responsibility and teach life skills. Teambuilding encourages
leaders, businesses and teams to find their motivation and become more
dynamic for optimal performance with synergistic benefits of tapping
into each otherís strengths & skills.
We ensure that everyone participating has fun while
recognizing his or her individual potential. Team building can be extremely
useful beyond the spectrum of business and various sports teams, a choir
group, students, learners and even extended families can reap massive
rewards from team building experiences. A eye-opening, mind changing
adventure experience that helps prepare you for life. A journey of
discovery and the realization of a positive mindset will push you further in
the future and any differences in social standing, age or of
race and culture can be overcome by working together.
By adapting the activities we can personalize the camp to suit your requirements.
Adventure sports packages, field trips, and office
outings are tailor made to include the importance of taking responsibility,
awareness of others, setting goals, trust and priorities to enhance personal
growth. Other programs to promote communication and team work or to introduce
students, teenagers, troubled youths and corporate members to outdoor and
environmental education and ecological awareness. The more extreme games are
adaptable to suit each group's needs and abilities, and teach valuable
life skills by helping to find each individuals strengths and weaknesses and
gaining great results through adventure to create a prosperous and successful
At Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) we have the ideal setting
for providing all types of adventurous activities.
Troubled teenagers and youth can find
themselves here at Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi), learn conflict resolution, learn life
skills, potential leaders can learn to communicate effectively. A
great outdoor adventure for those who want to give up a drug habit.
See our program using horses to inspire
change. Equine Assisted Therapy Learning
Corporate groups and businesses can find the winning edge
to motivate productivity and provoke new ideas, and create a vibrant atmosphere in
the office. In a fun filled outdoor environment sports teams and choirs can
fine tune their team skills.
Build a Winning Team for
Your Business or School.
The center of adventure and Learning. Adventures are designed with three goals in mind:
FUN, SAFETY and GROWTH.
Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre (Lalapanzi) - situated in the
Eastern Cape, South Africa just 72km from East London on the Kei Mouth Road (R349).
Near Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay on 800ha of pristine forest and open farm land and only
9km from the Wild Coast Transkei.
Adventure and teambuilding activities are accompanied
by qualified and experienced guides. Now run in conjunction with Mkulu Kei
horse trails, a fun filled adventure center which falls under the Cher-a-Don
stamp of Quality and Authenticity.
The adventure centre, having been successfully run by
Anne Fairey and Howard Champ for many years, will now be run by Don Fraser,
Cheryl Giacchetti and assisted by our staff.
The facilities are presently being revamped and upgraded
and in time buildings will be repainted and furnishings replaced where need. This
will be done on an ongoing bases and will take a bit of time. We are busy upgrading the current activity program and
will constantly be developing new activities to make your wilderness adventure
camp at Cher-a- Don Teambuilding Adventure Centre previously Lalapanzi a must do adventure escape for all fitness levels, sizes, and
Please be aware: That although every effort by the
management and staff of Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) Adventure Centre is made to ensure the
safety of participants and other parties while at the centre
it is an adventure centre and there are dangers and risks involved in participation
in the activities and by entering the property
you do so knowing and accepting the risks and indemnify Cher-a-Don, Lalapanzi and
Mkulu Kei, its owners, agents and/or servants against any claim of any nature
by yourself, your family or agents in the event of accident or loss of any kind
• Action and or use of activities.
• Advice or instruction given.
• Any other possible cause or action.
to Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) adventure venue for a minimum of 8 people can be arranged.
Prior booking of activities must be confirmed and booking essential. Large groups can be
accommodated. An ideal place to hold a teambuilding day with all the amenities and
Please phone for details and a quote.
Paintball is R80 per person this
includes 1pkt of paint balls and R10 per pkt of 20 thereafter. Our Paintball
activity is tactical and goal orientated in an all natural environment.
Horse riding R250
per person riding through the game, you will need to be a competent rider.
Beginners can be accommodated in a controlled area.
Abseiling R120 per person
/ minimum charge R240.Our
abseil experience takes place over looking the Guqura River off a
25-metre cliff and is suitable for all ages.
at Cher-a-Don team building adventure centre for a minimum
of 10 people can be arranged. We can accommodate groups of up to 64 persons
over night and 6 facilitators. Prior booking of activities must be confirmed
and booking essential. Please contact us to discuss your groups program,
dynamics and dietary requirements.
Abseiling, obstacle course, kloofing, canoeing,
raft building, orienteering, hiking, icebreakers, introduction to horses
Equine Assisted Therapy Learning and fun activities will be included in
your daily rate while paint ball and horse riding in the game are optional
Our rates for two or more nights are
R235 per person per night, for full catering,
which includes VAT and 3 meals and 2 teas per day plus all activities
except paintball and horse riding.
Our rates are R250 per
person for one night, for full catering, which includes 3 meals and
2 teas per day plus all activities except paintball and horse riding.
Self-catering R150 per
person per night including all activities except paintball and horse
We do not provide evening entertainment and do
not have television at the centre. We do however have a projector
and screen and a television for DVDs on prior request. Please note that
responsibility for the welfare of the children remains that of the
accompanying adults, especially at night. We have a open pit fire area
for relaxation and discussions, a center for reflection and story telling.
Wood will be provided.
Our visitors are accommodated in two dormitories with
bunk beds to accommodate 28 boys and bunks for 26 girls all under one roof.
If you require sleeping facilities for one sex we can accommodate using both
dormitories and can accommodate a further 10 individuals by using one of the
facilitators rooms. Each dormitory has its own ablutions and visitors are
required to bring their own bedding, pillows, sleeping bags, etc. as well
as personal toiletries and sufficient changes of clothes in case of bad
weather, at least 2 towels, a costume for the dam and good walking shoes,
hats, sun block and water bottles. It is
recommended that the participating visitors bring old clothes.
Lockers are provided for personal belongings and
toilet rolls are provided.
Group leaders, educators, officials and facilitators
are accommodated in two bedrooms both with bathrooms en suite. These rooms
are in the same building as the dormitories with a further room without
bathroom on suite, outside the main building that can be used if necessary.
We provide linen and towels for facilitators/supervisors.
dinning room and kitchen facilities, which doubles up for indoor activities, all
crockery and cutlery is provided.
Our meals are home cooked, plentiful and prepared daily
and we provide pudding with supper, a cooked breakfast, fruit and biscuits or cake
at tea. Juice, tea and coffee are available at all times. Sample menu available on
Please advise when booking of any special dietary requirements.
Please Be Advised When Booking
We have done extensive new marketing and have new
clients on our books, it has now become imperative for you to book and pay
your deposit for your camp well in advance in order to avoid disappointment
• In order to secure a reservation a 50 %
deposit is required within 7 days of receipt of invoice, failing which
the reservation will lapse and become available to other participants
without a written warning.
• The balance of the invoice will be due 21 days
before the camp commences and cleared by our bank 7 days before the
camp commences. Should the funds not be cleared in time your booking
will lapse and we will deem your camp cancelled without written warning and the booked dates be made
available to other participants and enquiries.
• Your faxed/e-mailed deposit slip with your name
and date confirms your camp booking and indicates to us that you have read
and acknowledged the information on this page.
• NB. Please be aware we live in a rural area, without
convenient banking facilitates and reliable phone lines for Internet
banking, it is important you check that we are aware of all deposits.
• No deposit or full payments will be refunded
unless the client finds a replacement.
• No refunds are given if a participant leaves
the camp early for whatever reason
Contact Don:+27 (0) 83 626 5710
Tel/Fax: +27 (0) 43 841 1525 A/H
Cell: +27 (0) 83 632 7298
During the day please contact me on the cell,
I am probably out and about. Signal can be irregular, please leave a
message or phone me on the landline in the evenings.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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All individuals will experience personal growth especially
troubled teenagers by encouraging emotional intelligence and accountability,
by offering alternative life skills through challenging obstacles they benefit
by learning through self discovery. Youth display behavior changes motivating
the children to remain in school and work towards a personal change. The goal
orientated activities help promote the importance of taking responsibility
for ones self, awareness of others, setting goals, trust and priorities to
enhance personal growth. Promote and development of individuals mental and
physical potential by improving their self-awareness and develop relationships.
Help them find their motivation and become more dynamic for optimal performance
by seeing the benefits of tapping into each otherís strengths & skills.
An eye-opening, mind changing adventure experience that helps prepare you for
life, a journey of personal discovery that helps participants realize a positive
mindset that will push them further in the future. Troubled teenagers and youth
can find themselves, learn to solve their problems, increase self-confidence,
learn to handle their anger and to trust again, have life changing profound
character changing experiences and personal growth while having fun. Some will
be inspired to work harder in future, go back to school, open communication with
their parents and people in authority and help change their lives for the better.
At Cher-a-Don each individual matters and we will put
together a program to suit your requirements to develop the group members
and their ability to work together effectively. Different activities are
used depending on the objective and motivation of the teambuilding for that
day, age of group, group size and time available. Abseiling and obstacle
course are constructive activities designed to push and establishing personal
boundaries, help get messages across to the participants that are pertinent
to the focusing on behaviour change, self improvement and promote a healthy
and active lifestyle, self awareness and personal growth. All individuals will
experience personal growth.
Adventures are designed with three
goals in mind: FUN, SAFETY and GROWTH.
Designed for all ages and fitness abilities. Groups or
families Ė holidaymakers and locals.
Abseiling and rappelling: It is commonly practiced around the
world as a method of descending a rope in a safe and controlled manner. Our
abseil experience takes place over looking the Guqura River off a 25-metre cliff
(suitable for all ages) with a second site used for special events with a drop
of 70 metres.
Anyone can abseil. You don't need strength and the experienced
guide will show you an easy technique. The guide also has control over your descent
to make sure you descend is safe and controlled.
Obstacle course: A series of obstacles constructed
of various types of materials provide challenges to individuals or groups and
encourages team spirit. Develops relations with fellow team mates, sharing of
strengths, listening skills, endurance, learn to follow instructions, co-operation,
patience and understanding, commitment, thought and effective communication. Some
challenges on the course help develop leadership skills. The different challenges
are used according the objective of the day.
Equine-assisted therapy/learning: Using horses is an
effective program for troubled, defiant, and/or rebellious adolescents and teenagers.
The bond teens develop with a horse can help them learn alternative, more appropriate,
and more effective ways of dealing with lifeís challenges. A form of fun therapy where
participants learn about themselves, other people and interacting with the world. Its
not about teaching riding or horse care skills and the children do not need any previous
experience of horses.
See Equine Assisted Therapy Learning
Rock climbing: A variety of routes are identified, ranging
from testing to more challenging, all are backed up by an instructor and belay operator
for safety. A climbing wall, as a part of the obstacle course, is planned for the future.
Hiking both in the Gugura river and on the farm through game, a fun, scenic
Kloofing: Various marked routes geared for different fitness levels.
Canoeing on the farm dam, for personal development skills and coordination.
Raft building: A perfect exercise for team building development for a youth or
corporate group. In teams, you will be challenged to build a raft using limited materials
and your personal and leadership skills. Once built, your team will then take to the water
and achieve your mission around the farm dam without sinking!!
Orienteering: If you are ready for a challenge that is both
mental and physical and gets you off the beaten track, then orienteering is for you! You
will learn to read and interpret a variety of specialist orienteering maps and use these
to help you navigate interesting and challenging routes through forest, rivers, kloofs
and open farmland. This activity is used to improve your navigation skills, team work and
as a stepping-stone to participation in competitive events.
Target Shooting: Use blow pipes, catapult or paintball
guns to shoot at a target.
Bush art: Fun activity that creates awareness
of our environment
Volley ball fun team relaxation.
Group Dynamics, incentive activities and icebreaker activities all creating a
realization that we need each other, team strengths as well as effective communication
and problem solving.
There are literally hundreds of teambuilding activities that can
be used to achieve different objectives and outcomes.
Spiders Web, Jacobs ladder, rope courses, tyre shuffle, traffic
Jam, beam change, mine field, wooden board, blindfold square, tripod crossing, totem
pole teamwork and many more.
The type of activity used will depend on the following factors:
• Objective and motivation of the teambuilding for that day.
• Age of group.
• Group size.
• Time available.
Horse riding: Aimed at the beginner/novice rider in the arena more
experienced riders will be accommodated in the game.
• See Our Horses
• See Pony Camp
• See Day Rides
• See Our Mares
Bush Camp: A night under the stars the aim of bush camp is to increase resilience,
independence, understanding, survival skills and leadership skills.
Solitude: Affording each camper the opportunity to record feelings,
hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future, reflection on camp and oneís self.
Paintball: We supply the paint ball guns, paintballs and protective eyewear
(according to paintball regulations), please bring a change of old clothes - some
overalls are available. It is a fun, healthy and technical exercise and involves
strategy, teamwork and quick thinking.
If you are a corporate, business, church, school or youth
group then check out our rates for activity packages. We offer a 'Mix n Match' of
different adventure activities over a weekend, for a few days or choose one action
packed day. Have an adventure party and we can accommodate you with paint ball,
abseiling or other fun activities for you and your friends for a fun filled day.
The warm atmosphere provides an ideal venue for all
different groups for all different purposes, whether corporate, clubs, church
groups, educational and school outings, leadership camps or team building groups.
Our aim is quite simple, and that is to get you to experience the greatness of
nature again. And if that means being very busy or very quiet, getting dirty or
simply to enjoy the sheer beauty of the outdoors, we invite you to experience
Cheradon (Lalapanzi) for an absolute fun filled time of activities and adventure.
We offer a very wide range of high quality adventure
activities, all goal orientated, to suit all ages and abilities including
fun days, weekend breaks, instruction, adventure getaways, team building
and outdoor pursuits, outdoor activity courses, class and school excursions,
school group outings, veldskool, adventure camps, mini conferences, corporate
weekends, functions, leadership identification, leadership development, sport
camps & clinics, equestrian teams and associations.
Our aim is to encourage emotional intelligence
and accountability through group dynamic tasks, activities, team building
exercises and self- assessment programs. Further, we strive to build self-belief
and confidence in the learners that visit through individual and team
challenges that are adventure based. Activities result in increased
self-confidence, personal self-esteem, courage, strength, group dynamics
and encourage cooperation with others. By developing interpersonal skills
and relations, promoting decision-making, solutions, teamwork, character
building, group dynamics, development.
Cher-a-Don teambuilding & adventure centre for your
motivational corporate office team building functions. The activities acknowledge
the different strengths and abilities of individuals thus ensuring that all
members of a group are given the chance to 'shine'. Much personal growth
takes place as does the inevitable 'team building'. Team building is the
process of turning a group of individuals into a team, equipped with skills
such as communication, trust, co-operation, planning and honesty. The productivity
of a well-developed team can be astonishing.
P.O. Box 25, Haga Haga 5272,
Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Tel/Fax: +27 (0) 43 841 1525 A/H
Fax: 086 523 8259
Cell: +27 (0) 83 632 7298
During the day please contact us
on the cell, we are probably out and about. Signal can
be irregular, if you cannot get through please leave a message or phone us on the
landline in the evenings. Thanks