Spirit of the Wild

The Spirit of the Wild is a profound personal and leadership skills development program that re-wilds and reconnects participants with the natural environment.  In the 21st century, many of us have lost this connection, which is the lifeline to our shared humanity, our collective well-being and the achievement of our full potential. It is a wildlife, guiding and leadership experience that awakens each participant’s pathways of knowledge, belonging and purpose. 

“The Spirit of the Wild leads to a revaluation of our personal relationship with nature and our place as humans in this unique ecosystem we call Earth”

~ Princess Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld (Founder of Bergplaas Nature Reserve and Spirit of the Wild)

"On the Spirit of the Wild progamme I felt as if my journey to live a better life is starting. I learnt about respect, value, life and its obstacles and how to move forward." 

~ Melisizwe Ntombana (Participant)

Hosted By

Bergplaas Nature Reserve


Bergplaas Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape, 75km north of Graaff-Reinet in the Sneeuberge

Next Course

Contact: cindy@spiritofthewild.co.za for the next available dates. 


Walk / Workshop / Immersion / Learning Journey


Fully funded/sponsored for participants/students/interns/educators who are involved in the environmental sector.

If not, please enquire directly: cindy@spiritofthewild.co.za

No. Persons

Minimum 8 and Maximum 16 participants


Accommodated in the original farmhouse. Shared rooms and bathrooms. Vegetarian catering included.

Fitness Level

Moderate fitness level required

Attire / Gear

Good shoes and appropriate clothing for walking/hiking

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