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Hawequas Field Giude

The Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre has been developed from the outset to host exciting outdoor adventure programmes for youth and adults.

Hawequas Info Sheet

Baboons at Hawequas

Campsites accommodating up to 300 campers.
Ablution facilities with hot showers and flush toilets.
10km's of mountain hiking trails.
Numerous granite rock pools along the Spruit River.
Concrete swimming reservoir and water activity area.
Floodlit grass playing field.
Campfire circle.

Lecture room and large undercover outdoor activity area.
Numerous secluded outdoor areas for breakaway groups and activities.
Large fully-equipped catering kitchen.
Accommodation in guest cottage (6 pax), bunk-rooms (30 pax), camping (300 pax).

Built on the expertise and resources of the South African Scout Association, Hawequas offers excellent leadership and teambuilding programmes for youth and adults.

There are two main camping areas on Haweuqas: The Pine Forest and The Terraces. Both have plenty of shade and taps with drinking water. The communal ablutions have hot showers. Ablutions facilities at the Terrace campsite are due to be built, but the main ablution facilites are a two minute walk away.

Recommended usage: Cub, Patrol, Troop and District camps.

Main House
There are three bedrooms fitted with 17 beds in all, two bathrooms, and a large louge / dining / activity area with five large tables and forty chairs. More tables and chairs are available. The large undercover veranda can also be used as a dining area. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, six gas rings, electric stove, urn, kettle and a few large pots. There is no crockery or cutlery.

Recommended usage: Adult accommodation for course leaders and staff at Scouter and Scout training courses, badge courses and Cub camps.

Located behind the main house is a large and well illuminated hall with a large covered veranda area.

Recommended usage: Suitable for lectures, handcrafts and emergency dry shelter.

Bunk House
Very spartan; has 11 bunk beds.

Recommended usage: Accommodation for wark parties, certain time- constrained courses, bad weather shelter.

Robert Hall Campsite
An exclusive site booked as an entity on its own, with all the necessities available and on site, having a small Bunk Room to accommodate 4 adults / persons, Kitchen fully equipped and stocked to cater for 40 (just bring your food), Stoep and Braai, Raised Platform shelter for dining / lectures / activities / handcrafts and level campsites on site for tents. There is an ablution block nearby, but does not form part of exclusive usage of this site. At a later stage tents and camp equipment will also be available to users on site.

Recommended usage: Suitable for Packs, Troops, Rovers, Groups, Districts, Youth Organizations or Groups who want to experience camping and survival under controlled conditions.

Renovated for basic water and electricity.

Recommended usage: Utility / storage / instruction area

Holiday Cabins
Situated up on the hill above the Cottage, reachable by car via the Wardens House. Each Cabin can sleep 8, has a shower, toilet, kitchen, dining area and later will have a stoep as well - from which one could sit and watch the sunset. You need only supply your own bedding, food and toiletries - just like camping, but under roof with 'extras'.

Recommended usage: These are aimed at families wanting to 'break away' for a weekend, two families spending time together, or parents of Cubs / Scouts wanting to stay over to save travelling while their kids camp or others... looking for a stay over.

Situated independently away from the main building, it is fully furnished and equipped to accommodate four people. There are two bedrooms with two single beds in one and a double bed in another (no bedding), with an open plan lounge kitchen.

Recommended usage: Families (including people outside the Movement), parents or Scouter's spouse during a camp.

Other facilities

  • Hiking trails: 10 km of mountain trails with views. Also shady river routes. (Map available)

  • Cement dam - large shallow farm dam for swimming and raft building.

  • Floodlit playing field

  • Wellington Information centre: ph (021) 873 4604