We are sisters who have a great love of mountains, poetry and the transformation that time in the wilderness can facilitate.

Between us we have over 50 years of hiking and mountaineering experience including self guided trips in the Himalaya, Alps and up Mount Kenya.  

We grew up in a family where games, story telling and exploration abounded.  In this home, we discovered the beauty of ritual. 

Wild Treasure brings our collective experience of adventure and our knowledge of ritual and transformation to guide our clients through celebrating their important milestones in a meaningful way, whether in the privacy of their home, or in a place of nature.

Liesl: When I am not word-weaving (I am a published poet) or peering through a magnifying glass drawing, I am to be found somewhere on a mountain slope either hiking or trail running-always with a notebook in my pocket.

I feel that my best education has come from reading, listening to those who are wiser than me, being a mother and from time spent quietly in the hills. I have a BA degree majoring in English and Drama from UCT. I am also a qualified mountain guide with 10 years experience as a hike leader for the MCSA’s outreach program.

I bring my illustrating, writing and acting skills to Wildtreasure and feel priviledged to have found work where I can express my creativity so abundantly.

Mallorie:   I am a qualified counselor, with a special interest in life transitions and the power of the natural environment to support change and healing.    I trained as a vision quest facilitator and have a Diploma from the South African College of Applied Psychology.  

I particularly enjoy working with adolescents, as this is a time where important life decisions are made, and a vital point for building the adolescent's resources. I have been privileged to create several coming of age camps for young women in high schools, as well as working with young adults doing personal development work.  Ritual has also been a beautiful and effective way to embrace and guide the adolescents in our own family.  I have six years of experience of working with Addiction Treatment Centers, where my work includes facilitating group work, teaching life skills and mindfulness as well as working with families in order to create healthier ways of relating to one another.  The most exciting aspect of this work for me is doing this some of this work in the mountains.  

I aspire to my mother's motto "tread gently on the earth" and strongly believe  that connecting with and respecting nature is a vital part of finding meaning and  a sense of belonging in the world.

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