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Re-Enter the Circle of Life
Re-Enter the Circle of Life
Re-Enter the Circle of Life

Highlights


Rangers Reserve


Introduction

Made up of 1385 hectares, Rangers Reserve is the home and pride of Rangers Survivalcraft. This paradise situated merely 2 hours out of Cape Town will capture your heart and plunge you into a world you would not want to leave.

Rangers Reserve prides itself in having the fynbos wilderness that is home to many varieties of game and vegetation, hundreds of different succulents as well as many different protea species.

Area

Situated in the Klein Karroo district of the Western Cape, Rangers Reserve has a Cape-Fynbos ecosystem with hillsides covered in protea, brightly coloured succulent species and sculptural rocks. It boasts breath-taking mountain views and serine valleys.

Wildlife

Currently Duiker, Klipspringer, Steenbok, Grys Ribbok, Porcupine, Jackal and the rare Riverine Rabbit can be seen on the Reserve, but as the project to upgrade the fencing commences so Rangers Reserve will be stocked with many more species. The aim is to be the home of the little 200 rather than the big 5 so that the Rangers Reserve can be enjoyed by both man and beast in harmony.

Activities

Rangers Reserve has a large variety of activities:

  • Camping: Tents, mini-tented lodge, tepee tents, cave camp.
  • Mountain biking (Mountain bikes not supplied)
  • 4x4 (Vehicles not supplied)
  • Hiking
  • Trail running
  • Bird watching
  • Group / team-building events (upon group request only)
  • Riverine Range Shooting Club incl. skeet & 500m rifle range (upon request only)
  • Survivalcraft training
  • Animal tracking (upon request only)
  • Rangers Leadership courses (upon request only)
  • Rangers Leadership school courses (upon request only)
  • Personal defence training (upon request only)

For information on Rangers Leadership and school courses please visit www.rangersleadership.com

Facilities / Accommodation

  • Suvivalcraft tented lodges
  • Rangers Campsite with ablutions
  • Wildfood Café
  • Riverine Range Survival Center & Shop
  • Mountain Cottage

Rates

  • Camp site R 80.00 per person per day
  • 5x5 survivalcraft tented lodge max 4 people R 600.00 per day
  • 10x5 Survivalcraft Tented Lodge max 10 people R 1200.00 per day
  • Mountain Cottage max 4 people R1000.00 per day

Activities

  • 4x4: non-campers R150.00 p/vehicle p/day. Campers R 100.00 p/vehicle p/day
  • Bird watching, trail running and hiking R 50.00 p/p p/day. FREE to campers
  • Mountain biking R 70.00 p/p p/day. R50.00 to Campers

Courses

For more information regarding our courses please feel free to contact us - 023 004 0074 or email us at info@rangerssurvivalcraft.com

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.

- G Snyder

Rangers Survivalcraft Courses


Intro

Rangers Survivalcraft is a world leader in supplying both basic and advanced survival training. Our mission is to train the individual to a level of excellence whereby they feel empowered to live and not just survive. We do this through building on your personal weaknesses and help you excel in your strengths in order to become a person that can cope with daily survival challenges.

Rangers Survivalcraft will be offered in 4 different courses namely:

  1. 1 Day Intro Course
  2. Family Day Course
  3. Weekend Packages
  4. 1 Week Training Course

These courses will offer the same material but with varying degrees of difficulty and intensity. Tailor-made courses can be developed for corporates and groups.

1 Day Intro Course

A day in which students get an opportunity to touch on all the areas of the Rangers Survivalcraft programme which include the following:

  1. AWARENESS TRAINING
  2. SURVIVAL PRIORITIES
  3. 5 ELEMENTS OF SURVIVAL
  4. SHELTER/WATER/FIRE/FOOD
  5. WILD FOODS
  6. PERSONAL DEFENCE
  7. ARCHERY
  8. SAFE KNIFE SKILLS
  9. KNOTS AND TRAPS

Family Day Course

Come and enjoy with family members Rangers Reserve. Any of our programmes can be delivered to individual families. Come as your own unit, or gather some friends together and enjoy as a bigger group. Mums, dads, daughters, sons, shake off the dust from your back packs and pack up together for a fun bushcraft outdoor weekend experience.

Weekend Packages

The weekend programme takes time to go into greater depth of the areas of survival and includes long rifle training and basic tracking. Escape from the stress of the city; immerse yourself in nature on the Rangers Reserve with our acclaimed survival instructors.

  1. Basic 2 day Survivalcraft programme Fundamentals
    • Shelter building
    • Safe water
    • Fire-making
    • Basic awareness
    • Tracking
    • Wild-food (obtaining and preparing)
    • Your Survival kit (prepping, choosing and using)
    • Basic bush medicine/hygiene
    • Archery
      1. School Groups (Rangers Leadership)
      2. Family Focused Option

        Courses focused on building relationships inside a family unit through experiencing and challenging the outdoors together.

    • Anti-bullying
    • Basic personal protection
    • Basic firearms handling
    • Team focused survival exercises
      1. Corporate Focused Options

        Courses focused on team building and gaining experience

    • Basic Personal protection
    • Basic Firearms
    • Team focused survival exercises
      1. Individual

        Courses focused on helping an individual develop skills and confidence

    • Basic Personal Protection
    • Basic Firearms
  2. Advanced 2 Weekend Survivalcraft course

    ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONE THE BASIC 2 DAY

    Push yourself and learn your strengths and weaknesses while learning to work as a team and practicing some of the most advanced survival techniques in the world.

    • Snaring and trapping
    • Knots
    • Navigation
    • Firearms - shotgun, pistol, rifle, semi-auto
    • Tactical and wilderness awareness
    • Wilderness medicine
    • Tracking (and introduction to man tracking)
    • Advanced shelter building techniques
    • Choosing professional kit (including knives and firearms)
    • Fire-making
    • Finding and purifying water
    • Personal protection

1 Week Training Course

The 1 week training course follows an intense schedule giving students the opportunity to get evaluated and achieve a level 1 to 5 grading. In the 1 week training course each day will represent a relevant field of training allowing for in depth focus and understanding of that particular field.

Such a week could, for example, be broken down into:

  1. FIREARMS TRAINING DAY
  2. SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING DAY
  3. WILD FOOD AND MEDICINE
  4. SURVIVAL AND BUSHCRAFT
  5. TRACKING

Throughout the 1 week training course "awareness" will be a running theme as it is a skill that needs to be practiced in all fields of survival.

Make a fire in the wild & rekindle a spark in your spirit.

- M Hargreaves

Young Rangers


Intro

At Rangers Survivalcraft we have developed an education programme using bushcraft, survival and both leadership and communication skills. In our complete survival system we have clearly defined courses and exams. Our commitment is to provide the best training of its type in the world and has already begun in both europe and here in South Africa.

Our mission is to create an awareness amongst young people that opportunities exist worldwide for work and careers in the natural world. It is also paramount to allow our children and young adults the time to discover their natural heritage and learn the relevant skill sets necessary for future careers and personal advancement.

We actively encourage those who show the relevant commitment and wish to enter into the guiding and nature based industries that exist in South Africa and worldwide.

The Course

  • Awareness Training
  • Survival Priorities
  • The Five Elements
  • Shelter/Water/Fire/Food
  • Wild Foods
  • Personal Defence
  • Archery
  • Knots and Traps
  • Safe Knife Skills
  • Wildlife Studies
  • Tracking


The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.

- D Brower

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The mountains are calling and I must go.

- J Muir

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM CAPE TOWN TO RANGERS RESERVE

  1. Leave Cape Town on N1 direction Paarl.
  2. Continue on the N1 reaching the toll (30 Rand for standard car/mini buses or 84 Rand for 2 axle vehicles seating 16 or over) for the Huguenot Tunnel.
  3. Continue on the N1 past Worcester and De Doorns.
  4. On reaching Touwsrivier you will see a BP Garage on your left.
  5. 0.5 Km past the BP Garage you will see on our left a sign for Rangers Reserve. Turn left here.
  6. Drive on the dirt road for 8.0 Km – take care for mud (if wet), free-roaming cattle, dips and pot holes. You will go over 2 cattle grids.
  7. Shortly after the 2nd cattle grid you will reach the Rangers Reserve gate on your left hand side.
  8. Once you have entered the reserve turn right and follow the signs and road for 3 Km to the main house and reception.

Please be aware in some areas of the journey of rapidly changing speed limits.


Contact Details

Email: info@rangerssurvivalcraft.com
Tel : +27 (0) 23 004 0074