About Us


Merle Adrian founded Blue Naartjie. in 2003. As one of the premier team building companies Nationally , Blue Naartjie has led training programs for many individuals as well as Marketing Strategies for renown companies. In 2007, Blue Naartjie Adventures and Team Build became a company which catered for the Needs of companies looking for Unique , Different, Fresh, Unusual , Extraodinary Team Build Activities for their Groups and this is how Blue Naartjie has become the Company name on the tongue of many individuals and corporate companys. Our team building programs range from fun team building activities to retreats to intensive team interventions and everything in between. We listen to our clients and their needs.Our leadership development programs target basic New Management , “Where have all the Managers Gone”?, as well as the higher-level competencies needed by senior executives. Programs are fun, memorable, and create lasting results.We are known to tailor and custom events that are both suitable for the group and the budget. One of our many strengths is being in tune with our clients and delivering the theme that is required.

Blue Naartjie Adventures and Team Build help individuals, teams and organizations to gain a clear perspective of their strengths and challenges. Our online survey system is state-of-the-art. And our survey design experts turn feedback processes, team evaluation, and organizational climate surveys into the foundation for success. We offer this as an additional service if the client is looking for an outcome based activity.


Being a Qualified Firewalk Instructor, an Internationally Accredited Team Build Facilitator and a Renowned Motivational/ Inspirational Speaker, Duncan has over 25 years accumulated experience and is part of an International network of more than 50 expert facilitators which help plan and implement programs and activities for corporate’s and sporting groups. He is able to apply his deep and varied background to delivering team building, leadership, organisational development and other programs that are effective and sustainable in any corporate culture. He has been selected as one of their facilitators based on his special skills and experience.

Duncan has also got a passion for anything motorsport and can often be found frequenting local racetracks and off road riding areas in and around Gauteng. He was also instrumental in establishing two Mountainbike Clubs in the early 90′s, and still manages to turn the pedals over when the urge takes him.


With a BSC degree in Physiology, Phycology and Genetics behind her, she is an instrumental member of the team and heads up teambuilding activities, workshops and development programs. She is an avid sportsperson and enjoys the outdoors. Landi’s strengths lie in her ability to connect with any group and her facilitation is well received by all our clients and customers.