Offerings

Events

O-Ventures specialises in fun, stimulating and challenging activities designed specifically for ‘Team Building days’, ‘Away Days’ or just a fun team day out of the office. Our events are fun and combine teamwork, communication, co-operation, trust and initiative. We tailor our activities to meet your requirements, time constraints and budget and work with you to set up a relevant and right package suited to your group. We offer a range of locations in Gauteng mostly in city parks such as Johannesburg Zoo, Delta Park, Golden Harvest and Emmarentia.

  • We can cater for groups of any size regardless of age, ability or fitness
  • Our assistants are experienced Orienteers.
  • We offer a range of locations in Gauteng mostly in city parks such as Johannesburg Zoo, Delta Park, Golden Harvest and Emmarentia.
  • We can cater for groups of any size regardless of age, ability or fitness.
  • Our assistants are experienced Orienteers.
  • We offer a range of locations in Gauteng.

Companies and Groups

We offer corporate orienteering team building experiences. We primarily use Johannesburg Zoo, Delta Park, Emmarentia and other city parks. Orienteering is a thinking sport and is great to inspire communication, team management and problem solving.

We also offer these corporate orienteering packages around the South Africa.

Schools Orienteering

Courses for Children

O-Ventures specialises in giving young people the opportunity to understand maps, make decisions and develop self-reliance. We design our Orienteering activities to be fun and challenging.

O-Ventures run orienteering events for classes fitting in a 45-minute period. They comprise a ten-minute overview of orienteering in the classroom and a twenty to thirty-minute orienteering event on the school property. 

Our programmes of Outdoor Education help to enrich the lives of young people by giving them new experiences and a real sense of achievement. Our activities encourage learning outside the classroom and take it into exciting and challenging new environments.

Training for Teachers

We offer courses in orienteering for teachers which are a combination of class and practical elements. We:

  • Provide teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence in the basics of map reading and navigation.
  • Empower teachers to run weekly training sessions to prepare them for schools’ leagues and club events.
  • Give LO and Geography teachers practical examples of how they can bring map reading and orienteering alive.
  • Show sports teachers the benefit of orienteering for learners especially those who are not interested in mainstream sports

Attend our course if:

  • you are a teacher whose school is taking part in the Gauteng Schools Orienteering League
  • you are a teacher interested in introducing Orienteering to your school
  • you are a teacher involved in Life Orientation (LO), Geography or Sports at your school
  • you are a parent or sports coach wanting to help with orienteering training at school level

Equipping more people with the skills to coach orienteering is in line with the SAOF’s development goals. We want to introduce more schools to the sport of orienteering.  We wish to make orienteering an enjoyable experience for those taking part.  And we know that increased enjoyment comes with increased skill levels.

Course attendees will receive an SAOF Level 1 Teachers’ Training Certificate.

Mapping

We map schools, parks and outdoor centres based on the based on an international standard. We can map your school for free using aerial images as part of the Schools Mapping Project. However, we charge a fee for an accurate map where we need at least one site visit.