For families, communities and the success of our country
We form part of Outward Bound International the world’s largest, non-profit experiential teaching organisation. Over the past 30 years, we’ve had a deep and lasting impact on more than 65 000 young lives. Our skilled facilitators apply “learning through adventure” as a positive and immersive teaching tool using South Africa’s inspiring and varied natural landscapes is our campus. This bypasses barriers and empowers participants to realise the resilience and inner resources they need to be truly unstoppable.
To develop in young people the character, will, values and self belief to live their lives to the fullest and to make better choices.
Helping youth reach their full potential through challenges in the outdoors.
Respect and Compassion
Highest level of safety
Outward Bound South Africa (OBSA) has been operating in South Africa since 1992. We are a fully licensed member of Outward Bound International (OBI), the largest non-profit, experiential education organisation in the world. OBI currently has 33 fully licensed Outward Bound schools globally. Ensuring the safety of its participants has been a priority concern for OBI since its establishment in the 1930s.
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From Surviving to Thriving
Our people, our process and our places
Outward Bound programs are developed to impact participants through experiential learning, assisted by experienced, skilful facilitators in inspiring and challenging environments.
Our people are qualified and internationally approved outdoor experts, safety officers and creative thinkers with a high emotional intelligence.
Our process involves experiential learning, practical application and development through outdoor activities. We constantly review and reflect through each journey so that skills can be integrated into the home environment.
Our places are immersed in nature, within South Africa’s diverse landscapes that accommodate unique and challenging activities.