Keep up to date with upcoming events, special last minute available slots on trails and specialisty trails such as the Wilderness Within Trailwhich will be running this June, July & August in iMfolozi game Reserve

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We need your help to continue our work and legacy. The Wilderness Leadership School is a registered PBO (your donations are tax exempt) and can provide Social Economic Development Certification

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Wilderness Leadership School - Reconnecting Man and Nature Since 1955


Our origins date back to 1955 when the American concept of wilderness was first introduced to the school's founder Dr. Ian Player by a senior game ranger Jim Feely. 

What is Wilderness

Wilderness is the highest form of conservation category that an area can achieve. Wilderness is the landscape, which contains only the plants and animals native to it. 

Support Critical Rhino Conservation Efforts

Rhino poaching has reached epidemic levels in Africa. We aim to stem the tide through educating and training communities living nearby wilderness areas

Original Wilderness Trails

A wilderness trail is a unique experience; a physical, mental and spiritual adventure during which the trailists discover a sense of wonder and re-examine their priorities.

Wilderness Trail Locations

Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wild Coast, the wild savannah's of Hluhluwe uMfolozi Game Reserve and the magical wetlands of iSimangliaso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.

Self Discovery Through Nature

Our Environmental Education Courses, Guide Training Programs and online resources all offer a special and unique set of tools and materials for reconnecting with nature.

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