The Facilitators

Lucille , James and Bukelwa have been holding space, facilitating rites of passage and other transformational processes since the 1990s. Trained in the Vision Quest processes by Judy Bekker and Valerie Morris they have been assisting and co-facilitating Vision Quests with their teachers since 2005.
Lucille Lucille Greeff is an Organisation Development Practitioner, Facilitator and Poet. Her work focuses on personal transformation, integrating aspects of Deep Ecology with process work and identity maturation. Lucille is a Director with Aephoria Partners.
Bukelwa Sigila is a Clinical Social Worker and Sangoma. She has a deep connection to ritual and her work is rooted in African Spirituality. She is also a member of The Haven Board of Management.
James James Eckley is a trained Social Worker with a deep love for nature-based facilitation processes. Over the years he has run nature-based programmes as part of his community work with men at risk and he has been part of Vision Quest facilitation teams for the past 14 years. Partners.

The Territory

Mountain time is spent in the Groot Winterhoek, a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town. The area is tucked high up in the Olifantsriver valley, close to Porterville in the Western Cape We are hosted on a secluded, privately owned, 5000 hectare farm and surrounded by mountains and wild nature. The areas is a National Heritage site with a rich history. The memory of the indigenous Khoisan people is still strong in the land.

Explore the territory

The preparation time before going to the mountain takes place in Cape Town, South Africa. Integration after the fast also takes place in Cape Town. We travel to and from the mountain as a group with shared transport.

Pre-Course Preparation

At least a month (usually two) before the start of a vision quest, each delegate receives a comprehensive manual to help begin their preparation work, which includes:

  • The history and ethos of vision quest and its practice through the decades.
  • The Medicine Walk – a day spent walking in a wild place, one month prior to the start of the programme.
  • Clarifying intention. What is it that I hope to take away from this experience. Writing it down.
  • What to expect in the mountains, in the way of weather, terrain, animals, the physical challenge.
  • Dietary preparations. What to eliminate and how to prepare our bodies for a fast.
  • The gathering of equipment.


Cost: R11 500 (excludes your travel costs to and from Beaverlac and a shared meal in a restaurant upon return)

When: 17-27 November 2022

(Dependent On Covid-19 Reality – sign-up provisionally and we will make a call on continuing in early February)

N.B. Scholarships available on request. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a participant or loved one.