In November 2022, Silke moved to Sunrise-on-Sea in the unparalleled beauty of the Eastern Cape, and is offering her 'Hiku Hikes' in that region. In March 2023, she led a Hiku Hike in collaboration with a yoga retreat including a journey through dance at Glengariff Lodge. Since then, she has been offering this activity on a monthly basis - even giving one in France!
Write your heart into place, capturing your experience on this guided, silent walk - listening in to the mystery of what is. NO WRITERLY EXPERIENCE is necessary for this activity, merely a wish to preserve your living self in a unique moment in space and time, by writing words down in response to your environment.
The hike is ideal for travellers keeping a journal of their experiences.
Depending on the weather, the 'Hiku Hike' takes place either on Sunrise-on-Sea beach or in dune forest above Kwelera. En route, I stop to read a poem, offering basic technical commentary. While walking, you compose your own poem or reflective piece of writing, based on your sense experience of the surroundings. You have a chance to draw together your jottings. Editorial tips and feedback are given at the end of the walk.
Bring pen and paper (phones and ipads will work in the shadier parts), hats, warm gear if there is a breeze, water bottle, and small cushions or towels to sit on. You need to be sufficiently able-bodied to walk, slowly, up- and downhill.
Cost: R250 p/p Scholars age 8+ R100
Duration: ca. 2.5 hours.
Bookings: Reserve your place with a 50% deposit.
Contact Silke on +27 (0)66 2546846
Upcoming 2023 Hiku Hikes
LAST HIKU HIKE OF THE YEAR!
Wednesday 27th December 2023, 9 a.m. Venue to be announced.
Please note that dates and times are subject to change, depending on the weather.
What previous Hiku Hikers have said
“I have participated in two of these creative and soul enriching Hiku Hikes with Silke. Not only did I manage to put a poem together with ease but felt very inspired by nature. Silke had a wonderful, gentle way of connecting me towards feeling inspired by these natural surroundings, and also, I felt relaxed and confident enough to tap into my creativity. A truly unique experience of which I highly recommend.” – Cher Goslett Strydom
"A suprisingly enlightening experience, obliging me to connect with self and nature. Both educational and therapeutic, one can totally benefit from this experience on a regular basis. I felt more at one with myself and nature after the session and look forward to many more. Thank you to Silke for this wonderful experience and for allowing me to just be myself through this process." – Jessica Rose Saunders, piano tuning and repairs
“East Londoners, don’t miss this opportunity - Silke’s Hiku Hike is not quite a hike nor quite a hiku, but a playful name that matches the playful meandering mindful walking and noticing experience… Later Silke gently guided us to let the jumble of words that captured what we noticed as we walked, looked, listened, felt… into some structure and a range of prose or poetry emerged, from playful and light to deeply reflective truths of self or our world.” – Lia Field