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Naturing Quest

29-31 March 2024 | Klein cederberg

 

Rewild your Body

Awake your Senses

Experience the Elements

Connect with Yourself

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SOUND

MOVEMENT

FIRE

CLAY

the experience

Barefoot Walking | Intermittent Fasting | Silence | Journaling | Movement Meditation | Fireside | Sound Journey | Nature Quest | Live Performance | Body Immersion | Digital Detox

 

Friday – You are welcome to arrive from 10am to settle in. After a welcome snack at 1pm, we will meet each other and the land, voice our intentions for the weekend and start our journey together. In the evening, we spend time by the fire and share a dance together in the twilight of the day.

Saturday – In the morning, we continue our journey into ourselves and our bodies with journaling and gentle movement. In the afternoon, we will be in silence as we venture out into the wild for our nature-quest. We end the day with a sound journey.

Sunday – After meeting yet more of our inner worlds and the nature around, we integrate our experience through play with clay, forming a piece of the earth into a piece of personal expression. We share what we harvested and what we take with us from the weekend, closing at 1pm.

backed by science

Nature Immersion regulates our nervous system. It improves cognitive restoration, physiological well-being as well as connectedness with nature and one’s self-perception.

The immersion experience in nature stimulates the five sensory systems which increase activities in one’s parasympathetic nervous system and leads to heightened awareness, eventually resulting in a state of relaxation. From this place, one can restore body and mind and recover from attentional fatigue. 

Vast spaces and off-the-grid facilities (digital detox) help reconnect with one’s intrinsic motivation. Pleasures of presence, mindfulness, sound meditation, intermittent fasting and self-soothing practices such as gentle movement and journaling are proven to alleviate tension, anxiety, depressive symptoms, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, stress resistance effects and spiritual well-being. Essentially, they bring one back to One’s meaning, authenticity, to One’s Self. 

Interpersonal regulation of emotions that happens in the empathetic group setting is yet another important factor. It promotes mirroring, emotional contagion, and mentalizing, inclusiveness, feeling of safety and reciprocal altruism. 

Last, but not least, being in the presence of Art and using Art therapy, through integrative techniques to captivate the soul, body and mind in ways that verbal expression alone doesn’t appear to can help one express more freely, improve one’s mental health, and interpersonal relationships.

Read more: Nature Immersion (2020), Fasting Interventions for Stress (2021), Sound Meditation (2017) Living with Meaning (2022), Providing Meaning & Living with Meaning (2023), Psychological healing in collective setting (2020), Role of Art Therapy (2022)

book your spot

It’s important to us to be inclusive and make this profound body and nature experience accessible for a wide range of budgets. That’s why we offer a payment sliding scale - from just covering the costs to paying it forward. Feel into where you find yourself on that scale… 

If you would feel the true calling to take part in this experience but face a financial struggle, please write us a Motivation Letter explaining your situation and the desire to join us to irmina@wildcornertravel.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

all you need to know

29-31 March, 2024 (Easter Weekend)
All inclusive Cederberg Naturing Quest

Highlights: Live Performances, Rewilding Experiences, Unspoiled Landscapes, Night Sky, Delicious Healthy Meals

Rates

It’s important to us to be inclusive and make this profound body and nature experience accessible for a wide range of budgets. That’s why we offer a payment sliding scale – from just covering the costs to paying it forward. Feel into where you find yourself on that scale…

With R4000 you reciprocate your costs of accommodation, food, organisation and logistics.

With R6000 you will energise us to bring more Naturing Practices to the wider public. 

With R8000 you will give forward, allowing somebody who cannot afford this experience currently to join and benefit from the healing it provides. 

If you would feel the true calling to take part in this experience but face a financial struggle, please write us a Motivation Letter explaining your situation and the desire to join us to irmina@wildcornertravel.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

What's Included
  • Accommodations: 2 nights in rustic stone cottages
  • Meals & Drinks
  • 4×4 scenic drive
  • Yoga mat, journal and pen
  • Guided experiences
  • Live performance
About the Accommodation

Klein Cederberg Private Nature Reserve 

Cederberg, South Africa 6836

info@kleincederberg.co.za

+27 82 606 0801

Klein Cederberg is offered as an exclusive-use property, allowing up to 18 guests of all ages to enjoy their stay in total privacy. Our layout and expansive property makes us the perfect place for friends and family group gatherings as well as corporate retreats and or special events.

Klein Cederberg is an off-the-grid eco-lodge and while we are not a luxury accommodation, we offer a simple, but cozy back-to-nature atmosphere. What makes us special is that we offer absolute privacy, tranquility, and exclusive access to our 16,000 hectare nature reserve property, which includes the opportunity for: hiking, bouldering, trail running, birding, botany exploration, stargazing, drives at dusk for private sundowners overlooking the sculpture route or Riet River Canyon, plein air painting, nature photography, and the opportunity to view contemporary sculptures by top South African artists set in the wilderness.

We are a malaria-free property.

Located within the Cederberg Region we are conveniently en route to Algeria, Tankwa Karoo National Park, AfrikaBurn, and the Biedouw Valley’s enchanted spring flowering fields of Namakwa wildflowers.

Stay of Klein Cederberg Includes Exclusive Use of our:

– Nine Rustic Stone en-suite cottages supplied with linens, towels, and lanterns. Some cottages have a fireplace or a wood stove.
– Private Pool
– Braais and fire pits for your group to gather around at the end of the day
– Indoor Fireplace in the Settler’s Dwelling
– Indoor breakfast and tea room
– A dining room where we offer candle lit dinners by the fireplace

Fresh and delicious meals cooked over the fire are included in the rate.

Guests Requirements

Being able to move and walk, moderate fitness. OK to be exposed to the elements and their moods.

Important things to know

Cederberg Mountains are rather warm and sunny, so we would definitely recommend good sun protection, hat, sunglasses, etc.

Swimming suit will be perfect for the swim in the pool. 

For the evening, some warm layers and head torches – very useful to walk around the premises. The venue is completely off-the-grid, equipped only in oil lamps and candles by night. 

This is an alcohol and drug-free experience and we ask you to leave those behind. 

What to bring

Curiosity to experience something different. The openness to connect. The courage to just be.

Personal sanitary items (there is hot shower at the facilities)
Swimming suit
Head torch
Wind-breaker
Sun Hat, Sunblock
Long-sleeved top
Water bottle

Optional:
Journal and pen
Yoga Mat

Cancellation Policy

Full Payment required latest 7 days before the experience.

Full refund possible up to 14 days before the event; 50% non-refundable for cancellations thereafter.

Contact Numbers

Irmina: +27 74 115 2166

Hanna: +27 78 514 4374

KLEIN CEDERBERG
NATURE RESERVE

Art-filled hideaway | completely off-the-grid |16,000 privately owned hectares of untouched wilderness | nourishing vegetarian food | 4×4 scenic drive | quaint stone cottages |  experienced nature guides | live performances

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Friday 10:00 AM - Sunday 15:00 PM

Max 10 Guests

From R4000 p/p

Klein Cederberg Private Nature Reserve

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About the hosts

Meet our Experience Creators whose mission is to help you remember more of your true nature as you come home to your body, your true being and your heart.

Hanna

Deeply in love with the earth and the outdoors, Hanna has facilitated movement-yoga, meditation and embodiment for groups and individuals for over ten years. She believes that deep and meaningful connection – to self, body and heart, to others and to nature – is the medicine the world needs today. She is a nature-lover, writer, musician, dancer and embodiment facilitator and creates powerful offerings for people, igniting deep presence and connection, inner peace and lasting transformation.

Pieter

The wide open spaces of unspoilt nature are where Pieter feels at home. He has dedicated his life to re-wilding environments that have suffered from human influence or misuse. While Pieter embodies deep love and respect for nature, he is also a people person and has a true gift to make everyone feel special and cared for. He is the heart-centered guardian of the Klein Cederberg Nature reserve and has much knowledge of the animals, flora and fauna inhabiting the mountains.

book your spot

It’s important to us to be inclusive and make this profound body and nature experience accessible for a wide range of budgets. That’s why we offer a payment sliding scale - from just covering the costs to paying it forward. Feel into where you find yourself on that scale… 

If you would feel the true calling to take part in this experience but face a financial struggle, please write us a Motivation Letter explaining your situation and the desire to join us to irmina@wildcornertravel.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

"Disconnected to reconnect"

“The best way I can summize my experience of the retreat is that I was disconnected to reconnect. Enjoying and exploring life within nature is truly enriching. The facilities are cozy and superb. I highly recommend to anyone enticed to find balance (and fun!) with their mind, body and soul.”

– Wian Crous

"Appreciate the beauty and peace of nature"

“This retreat felt like a positive break to appreciate the beauty and peace of nature while connecting with yourself and others. The place where we are hosted has such a special vibe and a real charm. I specifically loved the nightsky, the raw nature surrounding us, sharing great meals with the group and the yoga practice by the pool in the morning!”

– Isabelle Sanfilippo

"A hidden gem off the grid"

“A hidden gem off the grid, Klein Cederberg was truly an experience, it was a way to connect with myself, with nature, unwind and switch off from normal busy life. So much beauty to experience, its endless, hearing the wind in the trees, the quietness, crisp air, I could go on and on.
In a nutshell it’s a necessary retreat, self care, to connect with yourself. I’ve taken away so much from this weekend. A huge thank you to Irmina, Pieter and Hanna for hosting an amazing, unforgettable weekend. I left feeling energised, relaxed and happy.”

– Leonie Wyngaard

"Re-energize your soul"

“What an amazing place and experience. The views are fantastic. The wind rustling through the trees is so soothing. A perfect place to re-connect with nature and re-energize the soul.”

– Lloyd Zari

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