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Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre (Lalapanzi)

A teambuilding venue where individuals are inspired
Cher-a-Don "Where every person counts"

Cher-a-Don 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.

At 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 leadership skills.

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 outcome.

At Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) we have the ideal setting for providing all types of adventurous activities.


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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.

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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 ages.

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 arising from:

• Action and or use of activities.

• Advice or instruction given.

• Any other possible cause or action.

Day trips 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 services available.

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.

Overnight camp 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 extras.


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Overnight rates

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 riding.

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.

Accommodation

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.

Meals

Large 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 request.

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.

REFUNDS

• 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.

E-mail: info@mkulukeihorsetrails.co.za

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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.

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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 exercise.

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.

Optional Activities:

Horse riding: Aimed at the beginner/novice rider in the arena more experienced riders will be accommodated in the game.

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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.


Corporate & Businesses

Outdoor Activity Courses

Leadership Identification

Fun Activities

Group Tasks

Team Building

Raft Building

Work as a Team

Wilderness Camp

Communication

Church Groups

Contact Details:

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
Skype: cheryl.giacchetti
E-mail: info@mkulukeihorsetrails.co.za

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


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