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Participants bond as they move through their journey during the course. Photo: Supplied
Participants bond as they move through their journey during the course. Photo: Supplied

There is something deeply visceral and soul invigorating watching the glowing orange ball breaking dawn over the mountaintops of the Soutpansberg in Limpopo. The sensation is deepened by the connectedness to the space you are in – a wildlife sanctuary of spectacular serenity.

I’ve travelled six hours north, leaving the madness of Johannesburg’s big smoke behind me, to spend six days in unadulterated personal engagement. An inward-looking journey.

I’m no spring chicken; introspection has been a part of who I am. Yet, this is a journey of self-mastery in a place that grounds you to the purpose – Leshiba Wilderness. This jewel on top of a mountain has been a sanctuary to me for years. It is a hub of indigenous knowledge, often running courses on natural medicines, Venda carving workshops and wildlife survival.

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