Corporate Team Building in Durban & KwaZulu-Natal

What are the benefits of team building to an organisation? Employees are the most valuable asset to any business, and a functioning team of motivated employees can take overall productivity to greater heights. Tailored team building activities can enhance social relations, clarify workplace roles, and resolve any issues that may be putting a damper on inter-organisational efficacy. Our corporate team building works to change perceptions through activities designed to enrich individuals participating in a team, whether they are in leadership positions or employees. There’s a reason why team building has been around since the 1920’s – it works!


30th November 2023
Scotts Teambuilding discuss motivation

The Root of Motivation

Where should your focus be…? To learn more about the root of motivation and how you can use it to your advantage, watch Scott’s Teambuilding’s newest […]
30th August 2023
Scotts Teambuilding discuss importance of collaboration

The Power of Collaboration

Take a moment to think about the quote: “None of us is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard Once you have pondered the […]
27th February 2023
Scott’s Teambuilding discuss why leadership development and training are important

The Importance of Training Your Team’s Leaders

Imagine a doctor treating patients for 10 years before going to medical school or an airline captain transporting passengers at 30 000 feet for the same […]
17th June 2022
Scotts Teambuilding discuss recognition leading to motivation 2

Recognition Leads to Motivation

Recognition, the tonic which keeps us going forward. Here is an inspirational short video to hear how ‘encouragement and recognition leads to motivation’. Recognition leads to […]

Why Scott’s Teambuilding Adventures?

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Scott’s Teambuilding Adventures is a KwaZulu-Natal based team building initiative run by ex-Special Forces Captain, Ian Scott, with a core focus on leadership skills development and corporate team building (not to mention having loads of fun along the way). Ian Scott has been involved in leadership and teambuilding for 35 years, transforming countless people’s lives and improving their attitudes with a variety of unique team building activities – resulting in a meaningful experience for all. Scott’s Teambuilding Adventures facilitates the development of personal confidence and improved self-esteem among participants, showing all who take part how easily personal limitations can be broken down – turning the seemingly impossible into the possible!

Leadership Courses


Develop sound leadership in your organisation with one of our practical leadership courses, focusing on giving candidates the skills to make a positive difference in the workplace. Our courses can be run at a venue of your choice or at our stunning bush conference facility nestled in the tranquil surrounds of the Shongweni Game Reserve.

Personal Development and Motivation

These leadership courses assist individuals in taking greater control of their lives and their attitudes in general. We look at setting personal goals, developing action plans, and taking responsibility for one’s life among other key topics.

Leadership and Teambuilding

Our leadership and team building courses take a hands-on approach to developing individuals and teams alike, conflict resolution, proper inter-organisational communication, attitude adjustment, and co-operation to name a few.

Custom Leadership Courses

At Scott’s Teambuilding Adventures, we are able to fully customise your leadership or team building courses to achieve your specific organisational insights and outcomes – instilling meaningful change and positive outcomes in your business.

Team Building Activities

Each team building course is tailor developed to achieve specific outcomes laid out beforehand. Courses range in duration from a one day outing to a three-day team building adventure. Each course is suitable for individuals of all ages and are not too physically demanding. Have a look at some exciting team building activities that can be enjoyed with Scott’s Teambuilding Adventures:

Team Building Testimonials

Our passion for personal and organisational development is fuelled by the kind words our satisfied clients award us. Nothing feels as good as when we see someone’s life changing before our eyes. Here are some kind words from our satisfied team building clients:

  • Director
    This letter serves to thank you for an outstanding two days on course. Our company has had several get togethers but the remarks were that this was the most productive, relevant and fun experience. From a team building perspective it has really proven extremely useful in getting everyone focussed on goals for the year. I would also like to commend you on your organisation and planning, the excellent catering, and the follow up after the outing. Once again thank you for a memorable experience which we would happily endorse to other corporates. On behalf of the Boxer delegates our sincere thanks.
    Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd
  • Thank you as well for the experience. I will re-iterate that the course content and execution was excellent. The message of the “good service” has definitely been spread at Engen and I am sure that you will be contacted by other departments in this regard. We will discuss the lessons learnt, mission statement etc with the team as a post team building deliverable. I will appreciate it if we could have a meeting at the refinery to discuss the objectives for another session.
  • Director
    On behalf of all of us I would like to thank you for the awesome time that we all experienced with you guys this weekend. The excitement in the office was tangible this morning, and the team is already discussing the next event. There has also been much discussion about how much everyone learnt – both about themselves and about life and being a team player. In short, and putting a financial slant on this – the weekend was a invaluable investment that will pay dividends for a long time to come. Thank you again
    The Rewards Company
  • Thank you very much for both the life skill and team and leadership experiences that you shared with us . As I said before you read your audience perfectly and managed the programme to get the best from all the participants . I am sure that by building on what you touched on we can grow to become an even stronger Team and Individuals . It was also great fun with lots of laughs.
    eThekwini Cold Stores
  • I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to you and your staff for providing such an amazing day for all of us here at Brightview. I would personally like to thank you for the motivational talks during the day and making sure everyone from our team were well looked after and always safe. Scott it was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and I hope we do this again in the near future. From all the staff at Brightview I thank you once again. Scott’s Teambuilding is the Best!!!
  • Business Strategy Team
    Our Port Manager and all of our NPA Port of Durban Executive Team would like to express our grateful thanks to both you and your team for your help and assistance towards making our Team Building session a great success. Your diligence in meeting our needs and your understanding of our organisation are to be commended and to this end we will ensure that the learning’s which you have provided we will continue to expand upon. Once again, thank you for a most enjoyable three days
    Business Strategy Team
    National Ports Authority
  • Once again, thanks so much for being “you”, we all decided that we could TRUST you completely and that’s what made it more enjoyable. Also the way in which you incorporated the theory into each of the activities we did, also made it easier to see where we could improve. I think just that fact that each of us were able to achieve something that we never dreamt we would and enjoyed it – is amazing.
    Edgars Consolidated Stores LTD
  • It was great to be able to participate in your programme . It was one of the best I have been on !!! Look forward to seeing you sometime soon !!
    Toyota SA
  • Mala
    Thank you for a brilliant time. This is the best team building I have had in all my working years. I have been in the manufacturing industry, retail, municipality and now water company & been on many team building events. I must congratulate you on being the best thus far…. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the 2nd level of teambuilding with you and will definitely persist until we see you again. Take care !!!!!
    Siza Water
    May I take this opportunity of thanking and congratulating both of you on a well planned, well executed and very worthwhile teambuild. I must admit that when we embarked on this venture, I thought we were being very optimistic to think that even half of us would attempt some of the activities.. The fact that you inspired, motivated, engendered trust and achieved 100% success is amazing, and certainly testimony to your skill, experience and ability. We did than I would have thought possible, and certainly more than I would have attempted without your guidance and motivation! Whilst much fun was evident, I am 120% satisfied that we achieved all we set out to achieve. The valuable lessons learnt will no doubt improve our planning, execution, communication, not to mention the knowledge gained on intra and inter-personal level. I can already see a difference in the team. Many thanks for a fabulous Team Building experience.
  • Managing Director, Brian Kannigadu ( Pr Tech Eng )
    Thank you for a splendid past few days.
    It certainly exceeded my expectations.  The lessons you so aptly taught us will certainly carry us in good stead for the future.
    I was taken aback by your vast knowledge and the fun ways in which you portray your teachings, it was immensely inspiring.  I was also pleasantly surprised by the strengths that some of my staff possess.  I could never have identified those strengths in the normal work situations.
    On behalf of the BMK team we wish you well in your own ventures and patiently look forward to our next team building exercise with you.
    Thanks again
    Managing Director, Brian Kannigadu ( Pr Tech Eng )
  • Head of Business Excellence
    Thank you for your contribution towards building our business this year. Everyone I meet in the Richards Bay operation just wants to know when their team will be going on the teambuilding session – clearly word has gone around…and those who have been are truly transformed. Your passion and skill is outstanding!
    Head of Business Excellence
  • Director
    Regards from a wind swept Mauritius. Just a short note to say hi and again a very big thank you for all your hard work, professionalism and most importantly your enthusiasm which is contagious… Hope you have your voice back! Look forward to exploring the opportunities further with you…seeing what type of business relationship could be established. I really enjoyed and appreciated working with the two of you.
    Maingard & Associates, Mauritius
  • Belinda
    We had so much fun; I have learned a lot from you during the sort period (like a sponge taking in everything you say and the interaction) and cant wait to meet you again.
    I will love to have you interact with the staff every 3 months, for some motivation …… you are a very interesting person and have so much knowledge to share.
    Thank you again for your time, knowledge, motivation and bringing our team together.
  • Director
    A personal note to say thank you for a wonderful team-building day. It was more than I expected especially since it was just a one-day affair. The response from our staff members has been fantastic and we have some super photographs to remind us of our fun-filled experiences. I was really impressed with the programme you put together. It was tailor-made for our organisation and you read our needs accurately. It is not often that this happens. I have informally followed up with some of the concepts you introduced to us (your notes were most helpful), and it is gratifying to note that every staff member seems to have learnt something valuable from the exercise. We will definitely look at a follow-up programme with you in the new year.
  • Judy and team
    Many thanks, we had a great day, learning so much through the adventure, the best teambuilding we have had.
    Judy and team
  • Branch Manager: Pietermaritzburg
    Thank you for the day well spent, my team has been singing praises about the manner you’ve taken them through the day. Your understanding of the team & professionalism is highly commended, it was really a pleasure to have a coach of your calibre.
    Branch Manager: Pietermaritzburg
    South African Revenue Service
  • All I can say on behalf of everyone is “wow, what a fantastic time and experience” We are all still talking about it. Thank you for such an awesome time and for investing so much of your personal time and life experiences in us. I am sure we have all learnt a great deal. Have a wonderful day.
    The Rewards Company
  • Hello Scott On behalf of every positively HAPPY staff member a heartfelt, hearty thank you for an absolutely wonderful day! It was a day that exceeded all expectations, and we left with a sense of accomplishment and a happy, healthy positive vibe! The lessons we learnt will not be forgotten as they were gained in a way that was fun, emphatic, different from anything we have done before – and from embracing a new experience, we have grown, we have realised that the sky is the limit Thank you for sharing your expertise, the benefit of your years of experience and helping us all bond in a way we have not done before. Everybody had a super time!! Best wishes and may you go from strength to strength.
  • The HR Team
    In appreciation of our relationship in the past year we extend our very best wishes for the festive season. Thank you for your wonderful work. We appreciate your valuable contribution and we will be in contact in the New Year.
    The HR Team
    Daimler Chrysler South Africa
  • We would like to thank you very much for the team spirit that you have instilled in us. We have now noticed a stronger, vibrant crew that is able to tackle any situation head on. You have inspired and motivated us to believe in ourselves and by doing that we inspire the people around us therefore we are able to work better as a team. We enjoyed the activities that we had done thoroughly and hope to do it again soon. The activities that we had done had made us discover new things about each other. We are now able to trust and depend on each other going forward. The lessons that we have learnt have empowered us with a positive attitude and a greater zest for life. Once again, thank you very much. Hope to see YOU SOON!
    Blake Holdings
  • Logan
    I’m speak for the entire team that you coached today when I say thanks for an amazing day of adventure and fun. Never imagined one could pick up so many life skills while having so much fun. Truly an amazing experience. Wouldn’t mind doing it all over again.
    Smiths Manufacturing
  • General Manager-NATAL
    If I thought my adventure with my Management Team was good, this was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days with my Administration and Distribution team members. Ian, once again, many thanks for your input and hard work. My team was super impressed. Your leadership and encouraging skills are brilliant. A couple of staff expressed that they would not have completed certain tasks had it not been for your strong and trustworthy words of advice and encouragement. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss certain follow up exercises that might be required. We highly recommend this course and look forward to our next adventure with the Sales Team.
    General Manager-NATAL
  • Graduate Development
    It was an absolute pleasure to be there. You are brilliant and so motivational as always. My grads are so chuffed with you and the whole experience so i cannot thank you enough.
    Graduate Development
    Human Capital Systems
  •  Group Human Resources Manager, Dinesh K. Burrenchobay
    A warm word of thanks from the whole team here in Mauritius. It was great to have you both with us and I really appreciate all the time and patience that you had for us. As mentioned, when we embarked in planning this Retreat, the brief to Benoit was one that we wanted to have fun while strengthening the unique ties that bind our team together, we also wanted it to be different to our previous retreats. I can confirm after the 2 days, that we got exactly this and the whole team thoroughly enjoyed the time spent together. Once again, thank you and I hope to be able to welcome you to Mauritius again !
    Group Human Resources Manager, Dinesh K. Burrenchobay
    One & Only Resorts (St Geran,Le Touessrok) MAURITIUS
  • It was indeed the best team building exercise that I’ve been on and you can count on a follow-up in time to come. I was under pressure to outdo the last team building session and you certainly did a great job of that. I would like to see other departments come through the same. I certainly canvassed for this at the feedback session with the Maintenance Management team on Tuesday. Regards and thanks once again, I learned a lot more than I expected to.
  • Manager
    Hi Scotty, Trust that as your year reaches a close , you are able to look back briefly on success and then spend more time looking forward to a Fantastic new year. Thanks for your work with our teams from ABSA Retail Banking.
    Absa Bank Retail
  • HR/IR
    Thanks for the valuable feedback and written info which will certainly help us to condense and contextulise our lessons and experiences into action. There is no doubt in my mind and that of my colleagues that our trip to Shongweni was a beneficial experience and your organisation is an example to us in the quest for improvement and personal growth. One of the comments was “Well worthwhile – the best money that we have ever spent on training” Once again thanks for a professional, well structured, fun lessons – memories are most certainly imprinted with experiences – a footprint to the future.
    Kentz MEC Division
The Captain's Journey book cover

Ian Scott’s Leadership Book

Formerly a Selous Scouts Captain, and later member of the famed South African Special Forces Recce’s, Ian Scott has married his military experiences to practical leadership, and the result makes for a hugely readable book.

Through a series of emotional, humorous and thought-provoking events, Scott imparts some first-rate insights into leadership. His episodes on motivation and development, expanding leadership potential and getting the best out of your team make vital reading for any organisation! A captivating, inspirational guide with some hilarious accounts of Scott’s days of bush warfare.

Peta Lee, Fever Newspapers,  A Media 24 Publication