+27 (0) 54 741 0167
E-mail. duinindieweg@gmail.com

Duin in die Weg Guest Farm N10, Perseel 131, 8822 Gariep, Upington, Northern Cape

   +27 (0) 54 741 0167
E-mail. duinindieweg@gmail.com

Duin in die Weg Guest Farm N10, Perseel 131, 8822 Gariep, Upington, Northern Cape

A closer look at the modules

Adventure & Sport

The Adventure tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Tourist guiding, including adventure guiding, is a legally regulated profession. To become a recognised accredited tourism or facilitator (level 2, 3) in SA, one is required by law to register as such with an appropriate qualification. Students do the Adventure Recreation Association (ARA) Certificate course, and qualify as ARA Level 2 Assistant Adventure Activity Facilitators / Leaders.

The course is also ideal for potential entrepreneurs intent on starting an Eco-Tourism business of their own and who need the skills to manage their small business effectively.

In addition you will assist with our Outdoor Education Centre’s camps and trails and on the sports side participate in relevant coaching courses, Furthermore you will be involved with our clinics and tournaments and may assist at the local schools. We also do the Sportlife course, which includes topics such as the human body, play, sport and competition, character, emotions, relationships, trails & transitions, money, callings and careers.

Students are therefore exposed to practical hands-on experience to make an informed career choice. You will be outside often. You will get cold, hot, uncomfortable and sometimes tired. But if you are made from outdoor and sport material, you will love every minute of it!

Agriculture and Farming

If you’re looking to spend a part of your Gap Year getting your hands dirty on the farm and in the community, this module could be just what you’re looking for! One of the benefits about this part of the programme is the opportunity to work outdoors. The landscape, climate and community may be completely different from what you’re used to, but there’s no better way of experiencing a region or country than working in the countryside. This hands-on, practical module teaches the students very valuable skills relating to farm work in particular and agriculture generally.The subjects are taught by instructors, experienced in their fields. The students also participate in social responsibility projects which give them valuable community exposure.

Personal Development

One of the most important developmental aspects of adolescents is to make peace with the uniqueness of their own identity. We assist with guiding our students towards that goal which, once achieved, move them to the next phase of their journey of discovering the purpose of his/her life. They learn how to set and be held accountable for their personal goals and commitments under the guidance of our dedicated mentorship. It is about becoming life-fit and resilient. You must learn how to handle some one of life’s difficult situations. You will learn a wide range of great skills to help you flourish and function effectively in society. This hands-on, practical module teaches the students very valuable skills relating to farm work in particular and agriculture generally.The subjects are taught by instructors, experienced in their fields. The students also participate in social responsibility projects which give them valuable community exposure.
Identity / Emotional Intelligence
Self-confidence, understand your emotions, stress management, how to be positive, achieve your goals.
Career Guidance
DISC personality test, personal development plan, career planning, work shadow, research and contacts, CV, Job interviewing.
Planning
Time management, project management, study methods.
Finances Personal finances, budget, banking options, internet banking, financial terminology, investment.
IT
Computer, web, social media, online tools.
Communication
Social skills, conflict resolution, listening skills, public speaking, emails and letters.
Culinary skills
Various cultures, kitchen basics, meal planning, meat-cuts, cooking techniques, herbs / spices, desserts, how to shop, hospitality.
Style and image
Personal style (colours, body analysis, best looks, fashion mistakes, wardrobe planning, shop wisely, make-up/ grooming, interior design.
Legal wise
Ethics, common legal mistakes, contracts, court procedures, crime / accidents, rent or buy property.
Etiquette
Social etiquette, cell phone etiquette, hostess etiquette, graceful dating etiquette,  funerals / weddings, cultures, parties.
Wine appreciation Do’s and don’ts of alcohol, tradition and culture, wine tasting / appreciation.
Photography Basics of cameras, studio photography, good photos, how to do photo / travel journalism / writing.
The course is designed to be insightful and fun making the process of exploring these topics interesting, taking you on a journey to open your mind to new ideas and possibilities. This process includes demonstrations, activities, questionnaires, games, tasks, student presentations, mentorship, etc.

Nature Conservation

Want to make a difference to our planet and secure a bright future? 

This module equips students with environmental skills through a combination of practical and theoretical teaching and learning. It will also prepare them for entry into the labour market or further studies related to environmental management and / or qualifications.