Join internationally-renowned Master Coach and Human Behaviour Specialist, Rudi Viljoen, as he takes his Self-Mastery programme into the African wilderness. Discover Leshiba Wilderness on top of the secret Soutpansberg mountains in the far northern region of South Africa. 


Together Rudi Viljoen and Leshiba Wilderness bring you their first Mind Over Mountain experience and personal transformation workshop



”Everybody deserves a gift of life. A gift to better oneself and with that, better his family, friends and the world. Self-mastery is this gift. I sincerely wish everybody the same gift.”

–  Walter Bisschop. Netherlands, 2022

Rudi Viljoen’s Self-Mastery workshop
  is a journey of self-exploration and self- understanding. It will take courage and commitment. It will take becoming a warrior.

The workshop has all the elements, experiences and learning aimed at individuals committed to bettering themselves in various aspects of their lives, both private and professional.

Self-mastery is learning to have a different conversation with yourself, hearing what you actually have to say and rewriting your story. 

Your attitude and perception will be fundamentally shifted, providing you with a set of skills that you can benefit from immediately and easily integrate into every area of your life. 

You’ll be challenged and invited to dig deep in order to create new possibilities.

This Workshop will help you find

  • The origin of your shortcomings and how to deal with them
  • The events and beliefs that have shaped you into who you are
  • How you can have a different conversation with yourself and others
  • Your strengths and qualities and where they can take you

Ultimately gifting you with

  • The ability to make conscious choices about your life and your behaviour
  • More clarity and self-awareness
  • Tools for a more meaningful life
  • Fulfilling relationships both personal and professional



  • Journey through the timelines of this mysterious mountain with master tracker and guide, Peter Straughan

  • Explore ancient human history while following your own journey to self

  • Reconnect to the wild within you, the place in yourself that roars with possibility

  • Reignite your own inner fire

You will experience:

  • Daily Yoga
  • Guided bushwalking
  • Indoor learning 
  • Outdoor experiences 
  • Group and individual coaching
  • Interactive discussions
  • One-on-one talks

‘What if the question is not: why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but: why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?’ 

– Oriah Mountain Dreamer



Rudi’s philosophy is that we all have the skills to actively create our future and reach our highest goals. Deliberate creation is an important technique, which, once learnt and harnessed, can produce powerful outcomes. To add value, individuals need to delve into and gain an understanding of their own belief systems, equipped with this personal insight an individual is in an enhanced position to fulfil their role in their lives and others.

Find out more about Rudi here



Peter Straughan is the Soutpansberg’s very own ‘bush-man’. Self-taught and passionate about the environment, Pete has lived at Leshiba for the past 29 years. He does not have an office or a computer and is in the Stone Age when it comes to tech but he lives and breathes everything wild.
Peter represents a different era when living off the land was crucial to our survival. When there are no clear answers to a problem, Pete will find a solution and put it into action. He is committed to saving our endangered species and being a caretaker of this mountain. He truly ‘sees’ what is around him.


Only 16 spaces available

2024 Dates: 30 August – 5 September


Rate:  Enquire Now




Rudi Viljoen (Master Coach and Workshop facilitator)

Tel: +27 82 802 0880

Email: rudi@warriors.co.za 

Website: www.rudiviljoen.com


Enquiries & bookings:     

Kathryn Straughan (General Manager at Leshiba)

Tel: +27 83 444 0456

Email: kathryn@leshiba.co.za

Website: www.leshiba.co.za


“A great awakening for me”
– Machel Lombard. South Africa, 2022

“Most of all you will find out a lot about who you are and what you are capable of” – Tlou Mojela. South Africa, 2022

“We all need hope to generate energy, courage and purpose and this workshop does that!”
– Laura Cree. South Africa, 2022

“I have never felt this alive”
– Marissa du Preez. South Africa, 2022

“It feels like I have been resuscitated, like paddles have been placed on my chest and life shocked back into me. I feel as if I can no longer live an ordinary life in an ordinary way. The I am Warrior experience makes me wonder WHAT ELSE IS POSSIBLE!”
– Tess Rayner. South Africa, 2022

” It was a journey of meaning”
– Gabriel Seeber. South Africa, 2022

“I’m not sure where to start thanking you.  What an extraordinary week I experienced. The way you manage to create a totally safe environment, smother each participant in unconditional love, and ensure absolute respect for each of us was amazing. Sharing with such a diverse group of people really highlighted how each of us could use our strengths, vulnerabilities and experience to help, teach, and encourage each other. You do important and life changing work up there in the mountains. I feel energized, cleansed, free, and at ease with others and myself as a result. The last time I felt like that – well you know it was 47 years ago. Oh! and I haven’t laughed as much for years – and I mean really laugh until I could hardly breathe. Thank you. I would recommend this to anyone – like planting a tree, if not thirty years ago, then go now.”
– James Hill. United Kingdom, 2014