The ideal venue for:
• Workshops • Youth camps • Church groups • Team building events • Leadership training • Educational groups • Functions & Social gatherings • Conferences
Ingwe is also available for groups to use just as a base, to enjoy the abundance of activities to be found in the area. Take some time to explore the farm on the various hiking trails, which start right on your doorstep or enjoy some bird watching in the surrounding forests and at the well established dam nestled in the valley. Team building is just one of the things we do!
Archbishop Njongonkulu Winston Ndungane officially opened
Ingwe Forest Adventures on the 2nd December 2004
Ingwe means Leopard in Zulu and Big Cat in Xhosa; it was chosen in appreciation of these magnificent animals that still roam in this area.
To create a place for both adults & children from all walks of life to enjoy various learning experiences that focus on developing excellent teamwork and leadership whilst gaining knowledge about the surrounding environment & how they can contribute to its’ preservation.
Ingwe receives recognition
Endorsed by the Western Cape Education Department!
The Edwards family originally bought this 200-hectare farm in 1985 to farm fruit, dairy and sheep. Originally known as Longridge Farm, it was once owned by the Newdigates of Forest Hall. Ingwe is situated on the southern edge of Longridge. This spectacular site overlooks valleys of indigenous forest, fynbos and has a view of the Indian Ocean. Two streams run through the farm, a tributary of the Matjies River on the eastern side and the Longridge stream on the western side. A protected area has been created with four adjoining farms and game is being introduced. This family has always had a vision of being able to share their beautiful surroundings with others and through Ingwe this has been made possible.
This protected area has a stunning combination of forest, fynbos, pastures and wetlands for the introduced Impala and Zebra to safely roam and for you to explore. Ingwe is also home to an abundance of wildlife like; bushbuck, duiker, baboons, monkeys, bush pig, honey badger, lynx, leopard, small wild cats, porcupine, bats and numerous other small creatures. Birdlife is just as prolific; loeries, eagles, hawks, kites, kingfishers, wild geese, fish eagles, buzzard, kestrels francolins, guinea fowl, quail, cootes, cranes, golden orioles and many others can be seen. The surrounding forest comprises mainly yellowwood, ironwood, stinkwood, hard pear, milkwood, cape beech, cape ash, candlewood and numerous other indigenous trees.
Truly a nature lover’s paradise!