This is Masiyembo

Health and wellbeing is going outdoors. 

We look forward to meeting you there. 

The Masiyembo Association is a network of nature-allied facilitators committed to providing:

1. Experiences for all South Africans to find meaning, connection and wellbeing through nature. 

2. Training and resources concerning outdoor health interventions for therapeutic and psycho-social wellbeing outcomes. 

3. Members with a supportive network that enhances the quality and profile of the rich experiences they provide. 

Together we are rediscovering the power of nature to support health outcomes during difficult times.

And now it is needed more than ever...



We are NatureAllied.

Connection is essential for our health and wellbeing.

Human connectedness with nature is a proven pathway toward building greater health resilience, happiness and life satisfaction. Connection also supports social cohesion and altruistic behaviours, like caring for nature. This is validated by science and verified by personal experience. 

The Masiyembo Association delivers NatureAllied Training and other guidance on how to best apply the principles and practices of nature connectedness to enhance outdoor experiences, conservation behaviours and psycho-social wellbeing. We identify the pathways that allow nature to again become a meaningful foundation for healthier lifestyles and communities. 

Contact us if you would like to learn more about nature connectedness and NatureAllied Training.



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If health and wellbeing matters to you, then join us.

Participate in an outing. Delve into a journey. Awaken your connection.

CapeNature Training

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Each year CapeNature hosts an Access Week which supports community visitation to all their nature reserves. This year's Access Week (20 - 27 Sept...

Forest Bathing Grounding Experience

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Forest Therapy Africa presents a two day experience designed to give you insight into the facilitation of shinrin yoku / forest...

Gen Schools: Wilderness Journey

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In November 2021, several Masiyembo members designed and facilitated a deep nature immersion for high school students from the Generation School...

Learn how we are supporting societal wellbeing and recovery post Covid-19

The Masiyembo Association acknowledges that we meet, work, and play in this remarkable country known as South Africa, which has been inhabited by peoples of various cultural backgrounds for thousands of generations. We are grateful to all the caretakers and Elders past and present for their tending of this land, its waters, wildlife and cultures.

We honour all non-human life and seek to live in respectful and harmonious relationship with them. 

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