Who is this experience for?
This adventure is for women of all ages and backgrounds who want to experience a gathering where we reclaim our wildness, connect in a community of authentic women and say yes to new challenges!!!
At The Wild Love we aim to focus on slowing down and tuning in to nature to guide and inspire. If slow peaceful mornings, coffee over the fire, moving your body, creating with your hands and deep connections are what make your heart sing, this experience is for you.
This retreat is designed to teach women the basics of Bushcraft and geared toward helping women to feel safe, strong, comfortable and confident in the wilderness. If you’ve never spent much time in the wilderness then look no further as this is a retreat designed especially for women with limited to no outdoor experience.
You’ll learn the basics of camping and bushcraft with ample time to relax, move our bodies, swim and frolic in nature.
This retreat is so much more than wilderness crafting, it is about connecting to an empowered state of being. That is what this camp is all about. A safe space where we can disconnect from the hustle of life and slow down enough to take the time to really see and hear each other. We are building a community of wild women willing to show up and do the work to share their truth and vulnerability. Are you yearning for deep conversations and meaningful interactions? Do you want to feel the healing vibrations of earth mama? Would you like to use your senses as you dive deeper into your movement and yoga practice out in nature?
Then this is the camp for you.
All of our retreats focus on connecting to nature and ourselves but if you are looking to learn specifically about earth skills and bushcraft in a group of supportive women then you came to the right place!
*Disclaimer: If you are seeking a retreat in which to relax by the pool, get massages and chill out this is not the experience for you and we recommend you choose another retreat suitable for those needs. We will be co-creating this experience and getting our hands dirty. It is going to push your limits and connect to that raw, primal part of you.
Highlights of this 4 day adventure…
Camp under the stars
Connect with your sisters around the campfire
Empower yourself by learning traditional earth skills, connecting you to your ancestors
Step onto your mat out in nature and move your body with the elements
Nude (optional) swimming in the natural rock pools and waterfall
Dance, sing and drum to the rhythm of Pacha Mama around the fire at night
Bathe in a wood-fired tub under the stars
Feel supported and held as you re-wild your mind and have the space to practice authentic relating
Tap into your “wild woman” archetype to ignite curiosity, passion and a joyfulness, as you reclaim your birthright
Nourish your body and discover your inner healer as you learn about wild foraged foods and traditional folk medicine
Reconnect, find balance and transform the parts of yourself that are ready for change
Prepare for your retreat
Tent (you will be setting up your own tent so a simple 1 or 2 person tent will be best)
Warm clothes for the evenings
Suitable clothes for the daytime
Swimming costume (optional as nude swimming is welcome and recommended)
Yoga mat (optional, we have a few spare)
Sense of adventure
An open mind and heart
Your truth and vulnerability
Included in your experience
We will provide the following:
3 nights accommodation at the bush camp on a private farm in Tulbagh
Wood-fired showers and tubs
Clean rustic camp ablutions
All meals and drinks provided
1 natural movement class
Wild medicine foraging
Swimming in the river-fed dam and waterfall rock pools
All women are welcome regardless of age, background or fitness level and all bodies are celebrated.
Tech: We invite you to leave your phone, ipad and laptop turned off and in your bag to give yourself a chance to fully explore and integrate this experience. This is not a rule, just an invitation (bring a book)
If you would like to participate but cannot afford the full rate please send us an email with your motivation and we can create a payment plan that suits us all: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carly will be your host and bushcraft guide. Her approaches range from using traditional herbology practices to her green witch intuition and skills she’s learned and adapted while living out on the farm for the past 8 years. Carly recently qualified as a survival ranger through Boswa school and is excited to share her bush knowledge with you. She is always looking to nature to guide and inspire.
Accommodation & Location
Held at Guinevere Farm, just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
The farm is surrounded, almost cradled, by majestic mountains in the Tulbagh valley on a nature-full farm.
We will be immersing ourselves in nature and staying at our simple but comfortable bush camp.
There is a central boma where we will gather for circles, drumming, dancing, singing and at mealtimes.
The bush camp has a simple craft space undercover where we will host some of the skills classes.
The swimming dam is a minute walk from the bush camp where you can have a refreshing dip at your leisure.
The bush camp has a hot shower by means of wood-fired burners as well as a compost toilet, making this a truly outdoor experience while still being clean and comfortable.