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Who is Ransomed Heart?

John Eldredge wrote the New York Times Best selling book Wild at Heart in 2001. And it started a revolution.  Better said, it tapped into a revolution that has been dormant for far to long.  Men read the book and began contacting John from all over the world wanting more.
As a result John Eldredge and his team launched Ransomed Heart Ministries and began offering Wild at Heart Men's retreats (known as Boot Camps) in Colorado.  Since then John and his team have hosted nearly 50 Wild at Heart Boot Camps in the US and Internationally.  Every one has been sold out.  John and his team have felt very much led by God to come to South Africa with this message and opportunity to go deeper with men.


What is a Wild at Heart Boot Camp?

This isn't like any other men's event.  That's the last thing anyone needs.  The reason why most messages for men fail is simple:  They ignore what is deep and true to a man's heart and try to shape him up through various forms of pressure. 

Not this. 

This weekend is honest.  It's an authentic trek into the deep passions and desires of a man's heart, into the healing of the wounds he's taken in this battle, into the realm of fatherhood and sex and God and vocation - life as it was truly meant to be lived. 

Through sessions led by John and his team, times of reflection, movies, the camaraderie, the downtime and the adventures, you will discover something profound about the heart of God and the heart he gave you as a man.  Those who come say it is one of the greatest experiences of their entire life. 


What else should I know?

  • - This is a four day retreat for men ages 18 and older.
  • - Limited to 550 men.
  • - Registration is on a first come first serve basis and we do expect it to sell out.
  • - We have a special registration rate for South Africa residents that is deeply discounted, below our cost, so that we can ensure money doesn't limit the men God has called to participate
  • - Registration fee includes all of the lodging, meals, teaching and materials for the entire event.  After registering participants will only need to cover any cost of optional adventure activities during the weekend and transportation to and from the camp.
  • - The Wild at Heart Boot Camp is based on John's book Wild at Heart.  The best preparation for this event is to read this book.
  • - John Eldredge and the Ransomed Heart team will be present at and leading this event.


*Everything else you'll want to know about this event is listed below. If you have a question that can't be answered here, please feel free to contact as directly at



Registration is OPEN: and will remain open until the event fills.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis until the event fills.


Check-In: 4:30-5:30 pm on Thursday, 9 May, 2013
Conclusion: 12:30 pm on Sunday, 12 May, 2013



*Listed below are the regular ticket rates as well as a "SA local rate".  The (SA local rate) will be applied to all residents of South Africa as well as all residents of the African continent. All purchases are based on USD($) and will be calculated according to the current daily exchange rate.  As of March 19th the exchange rate is 1 USD to 9.23 Rands.  Depending on your credit card companies policies for foreign transactions, your purchase may be subject to an additional fee for the credit card processing.


  • Dormitory Ticket- $375 USD($150 USD SA Local rate (approximately 1400.00 to 1500 ZAR))-(Dormitory style accomodation, with bunk beds, shared toilet and shower facility)


Tuition for this event covers all costs for accommodation type, meals, teaching and event supplies.  It does not include transportation to and from the event.

Event Location:
Konka, Magaliesburg, South Africa

Area Map and Directions: 
Click here for map.

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation. However, we will be providing a shuttle at 1:00pm from the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.  To connect with other attendees to arrange carpooling please visit the group for this event on

Air Travel Information:
O.R.Tambo International Airport


Due to the nature and depth of the content and experience, Wild at Heart is not designed for youth.  You must be at least eighteen years of age to attend.

Registering a group:

*In order to be housed with your group, each member must be registered and paid with the same ticket type.

If attending with friends please create/select a group name during the registration process and make sure that each of your friends selects the same group name.  Please note, that the costs listed above are a per person cost and each member of your group must register and purchase a ticket individually.



Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation by Registrant
Full payment is required at the time your reservation is made for this event. You may cancel your registration up to 3 weeks prior to the date of the event; provided, however, you will be charged a $75.00 handling fee upon the cancellation of your registration and refunded the remaining portion. In the event that you cancel your registration less than 3 weeks prior to the date of the event, you will forfeit the entire registration fee. Regardless of when you cancel your registration, your registration is not transferable to another event, date, or person.

Cancellation by Ransomed Heart
If the event is made impossible by any act of God, war, earthquake, fire, strike, sickness, accident, epidemic, act of government, its agencies or officers, or any other legitimate cause beyond our control, we will cancel the event and refund your full Ransomed Heart event registration fee to you.
Participation of John Eldredge
While it is our intent that John Eldredge will participate in the event, if for any reason he is unable to participate, the event will most likely continue without him.  However, we reserve the right to cancel the event should John Eldredge's participation be prevented if we decide, in our sole discretion, that cancellation is necessary under the circumstances.  If we do decide to cancel the event for any reason, we will refund your full registration fee to you.