BERGPLAAS

Meeting the Spirit of Nature

BERGPLAAS

Meeting the Spirit of Nature

BERGPLAAS

"Bergplaas is a powerful and wild place where our connection with nature and the oneness of all life, is alive and can be experienced and felt. It is here that we can allow the land and all its life-forms to be our prime teacher. A space to connect to our own true nature and recognise that 'solving the environmental crises' starts with a commitment to deep reconciliation through the heart." - Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld

BERGPLAAS

Deep in the heart of the Karoo lives a princess. She is not a local princess but a Dutch royal, and she’s on a mission to help all of us regain our relationship with nature. It’s all about balance, she says, and she’s not just talking about it.

It's her to integrating Nature and our deep selves to bring to life our true potential. "We are Nature".

In 1998, Princess Irene van Lippe of the Netherlands visited Bergplaas for the first time and felt a deep connection to the land ‘Bergplaas is a powerful and wild place where our connection with nature and the oneness of all life is alive and can be experienced and felt. It is here that we can allow the land and all its life-forms to be our prime teacher. A space to connect to our own true nature and recognizing that solving the environmental crisis starts with a commitment to deep reconciliation through the heart.’

Bergplaas is situated in the Sneeuberg Mountains, in the Eastern Cape and forms part of the Nama Karoo biome. Today, it has official Nature Reserve status through the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Authority’s biodiversity stewardship program. It forms part of a vital water catchment area for the Orange River and surrounding areas.

Ivo Valkenburg

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