• South Africa
  • 7 Days

A Journey into the Spirit of the Wild

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Volunteering
  • 7 days; 6 nights
  • 6 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in GRAAFF REINET
Re-wild yourself and connect to your inner nature in Bergplaas, a pristine Nature Reserve in the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Great Karoo in South Africa-- home to land, kudu, red hartebeest, zebra, springbuck and black wildebeest, among many others. The Spirit of the Wild Programme offers a one-to-three-week wildlife, guiding and leadership experience that will awaken each participant’s pathways of knowledge, belonging and purpose. This is a profound personal development journey that reconnects people from all backgrounds to 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. Deepen your understanding of wildlife and wilderness; become more aware of your part in nature; advance your communication and guiding skills; and awaken your vital force and life purpose. Some participants have said: “The Spirit of the Wild Programme leads to a revaluation of our personal relationship with the natural environment and our place as humans in this unique ecosystem we call Earth.” "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."read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts


Physical activity


Ground support



  • Mountains


  • For ages 18+
  • Fluent english spoken


  • Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Digital detox
  • Rural homestay

Your Local Expert

Cindy Maspero

We have been facilitating the Spirit of the Wild programme for 12 years and are deeply touched every time the way Nature speaks to people and reminds them who they are. This inner and outer journey deepens their connection to Nature, brings awareness of their surroundings and awakens a sense of their life purpose.

The Journey


  • Lodging

    Inclusive of programme, food and lodging. Food is vegetarian.

Not Included

  • Travel

    Travel to and from Begplaas Nature Reserve is not included.

Join the Journey

Join a likeminded community of curious and active explorers

$990 per person
Moderate cancellation - 100% refund more than 30 days before departure.

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