Outward Bound is an experience unlike anything else that you will have done, or will possibly do again. It is YOUR personal Journey of Discovery where you will spend time with a group of people taking part in adventures while learning about your real potential and capabilities.
At Outward Bound you will come into contact with new challenges where the outdoors are your classroom, and all the activities are designed to promote interests that can be transferred back to home, work and school.
The Biosphere Reserve presents exciting new opportunities to link outdoor adventures to the identification and articulation of programs and plans (involving local communities) which can help to make the designation of this area a sustainable reality.The Garden Route has recently been designated as South Africa’s ninth UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, recognized internationally for its potential to be a learning place for sustainable development, where biodiversity conservation is reconciled with the sustainable use of natural resources.
Mission of Outward Bound
The mission of Outward Bound South Africa is to transform individuals and groups to achieve their best. We equip people with the character, will, values and self-belief to live their lives to the full and to consistently make the right choices. We aim to uplift communities through the influence of empowered individuals.
There are millions of disadvantaged youth around our country who feel that they have no hope and have given up on society, have usually dropped out of school and then become involved in crime and drugs. In order to stop this scourge we need to get to these young people when they first drop out of school, help them to rebuild their self-esteem, teach them that they are able to achieve so much more than they believe, and encourage them to return to school. Unfortunately in order to touch as many lives a possible, we need funding. This is why we are turning to you and hoping that you will help us turn our youth into contributing members of society.
Outward Bound SA Staff
Outward Bound SA Board members
Jonathan founded Athena Capital in 2003, leading its evolution into leading Sub-Saharan Investment Advisor with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mauritius and London. Jonathan has significant investment and board experience spanning the Infrastructure, Health, Financial Services and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors. Jonathan directs the business with a focus on building sustainable relationships and aligning Athena with management teams and clients
Jonathon Hanks is a founding partner of Incite, a global advisory network based in South Africa that helps its clients build competitiveness by delivering societal value. Jonathon has more than twenty-five years of business experience, working with listed companies, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs across emerging markets in a range of sectors.
In 1983 I somehow heard about Outward Bound (remember there was no internet back then) and signed up for the 21 day course. Fast forward to 2004 and I was tasked with developing the outdoor education programme at Bridge House College, a newly formed Independent School. Outward Bound has been a service provider ever since. My own experience with adventure / outdoor / environmental education really started when I was completing the mandatory 3 years of community service for conscientious objectors. I was assigned to the precursor to Cape Nature where I developed EE programmes.
John Hanks is a zoologist by training with his first degree in Natural Sciences from Magdalene College, Cambridge, followed by a PhD on the reproductive physiology, growth, and population dynamics of the African elephant in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. He has over 45 years of experience in a wide variety of conservation management, environmental education and research projects.
Jacqui Dixon is an Associate consultant at Incite and has 18 years of experience in the sustainability field and 12 years working with the private sector in Asia and South Africa. She was the Sustainability Director for one of the largest global seafood companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore and has gone on to specialize in seafood & food supply chains. She is also a breath-based mindfulness instructor and a Trustee for Cheetah Outreach