Cashane Ranger's Offerings

Be brave, take risks, nothing can substitute experience

Corporate Team Building

Use of survival scenarios to challenge groups to work together to overcome life threatening conditions.


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Survival Camps

Learn the skills necessary to survive should you become lost or stranded in the African bush.


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Birthday Parties

Let your kids spend their birthday outdoors doing fun activities while learning new skills.


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School Groups

Survival talks and demonstrations, snake talk and demonstrations, lessons on ecology.
We can travel to your school or you can visit our location.

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About Cashane Ranger

Where kids learn about outdoor survival.

Ian van der Vyver Founder and Instructor
Ian van der Vyver Founder and Instructor


Ian van der Vyver is a FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) certified guide with a BTech. degree in nature conservation and twenty years experience as a game reserve manager and tour guide.
Ian has worked on several reserves in South Africa and Botswana, guiding locally, in the Limpopo valley and in the Okavango Delta. He has a special interest in wilderness survival and loves sharing his considerable knowledge about the bush with wilderness enthusiasts, especially children.
He has completed several survival courses including the Survival course by WildlifeCampus and the Basic and Advanced Survival course offered by Boswa survival school.  ​Ian holds a level 3 first aid certificate.

News at Cashane Rangers

Learn, Survive, Enjoy

Day Survival Course for Children

Day Survival Course for Children

Day Survival Course for Children Sunday, 19 Sept 2021 from 09:00-16:00Noble Village Learn how to ...
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Ladies Camp

 A course designed to give women more confidence in their ability to survive difficult ...
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Survival camp 10 – 12 August 2018

The days before the camp were all hot and no one was prepared for the ...
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Day Survival Courses

Day survival courses @ R450pp food included
Location: MelonRouge, Magaliesburg
From 10am to 4pm

  • Dates can be booked  on request.


Survival Camps

Survival weekend camp @ R980pp food included
Location: Pecanview Cottage
From 4pm Friday to 3pm Sunday


Next Camp for 2021

Outdoor survival camp for children

Event by Cashane Junior Rangers and Pecanview Cottage

2 Apr at 16:00 – 4 Apr at 14:00

  • Learn how to make fire with a flint, build your own shelter, find food and water, set traps, track, make bows and arrows, filter water, make string from plants and much more.

Cost is R980pp food included, parents R450pp self catering.

Based in Hekpoort at the foot of the Magalieserg mountains only 40 min from Johannesburg

Contact Ian: 076 429 6739


Cashane Rangers - Gallery

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April 2019

Askari Lodge team Building

March 2020


How to light a fire with a flint.

Make your own bread over the fire

How to make a mini-bow

How to make string out of sisal leaves

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU again for the survival skills team build on Saturday – We all had loads of fun and really felt like we learnt a lot.
We will definitely keep you in mind for any future team building activities.
“Rea Lutze – Consultant”

Askari Team Building

Indeed great fun and lots was learned! Thank you for sharing your knowledge
Marina Schreiber

Survival Camp for Ladies

Thank you Ian for the very informative, relaxing and awesome survival camp.
Your calmness, kindness and knowledge gave the kids a sense of achievement and excitement at the same time.
The Jozikids Team

Informative, relaxing and awesome survival camp

My son still talks about the camps and how much he learned with Cashane Rangers
I can highly recommend it!
Corlette Wessels


Thank you so much for yesterday, Jack and all his friends really loved the party!
I will definitely be sending an email to friends and recommending your services.

Loved the Party

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 : +27 76 429 6739

: MelonRouge, R98 Magaliesburg, Gauteng