Phakalane Team

Lyon and Phoenix

Resident Cats

We are both the luckiest of cats….we chose the perfect home for ourselves.

I, Lyon, arrived in 31 October 2013, Phakalane’s 6th birthday, from across the road and decided I wanted to live here with Claudia. She is my passionate love! I do venture to connect with others every now and...

Claudia Rauber

Being Me, Real and True

Claudia lived her truth and up to her last exquisite breath in her physical body on 11th August 2018, she embodied that truth with courage, integrity and love.

Her journey in life was “The undoing of my Doing”.

Claudia come from a long line of ancest...

Lloyd Chaimah

Phakalane Internal Care Taker

It’s me Lloyd. I work in Phakalane. I love this place so much. I have been working here since April 2010. I feel at home here.

My plan is to become a teacher of yoga one day, but I need to practice it first. Also I wish most to study Jin shin Jyutsu with Nan H...

Angelika Fuchs

Director, Path finder, Elder, untameable, funloving

In 1990 I had a vision of creating a centre for Interpersonal Communication.

In 1995 I bought this land, now called Phakalane.

I handed it over in 2002 to Claudia who manifested her dream.

Now I stand and look at my own dream made visible.

The j...

Mano Kalos

Architect and Building Creator

Eventhough we are technologically more connected than ever before, we live in an increasingly anonymous world. I strongly feel that we need to create buildings that sit comfortably in their landscape and who’se use of materials and building processes is sustainable....

Spirit Cats

Simba, the Lion Cat
I found home here on this land in 2002. I was part of so much change and transformation.  I was intimately part of the building of Phakalane.
I derived the greatest joy from eating catnip and being stroked at the same time.
My spirit roams this land and guides from this pla...