Sarah Dawn Bergs

Sarah Dawn Bergs

Founder & Director: Nourish


Sarah was born and bred in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and this bush upbringing has remained close to her heart as she has navigated the foundation of her nonprofit organisation, Nourish. Now living a life of passion in Hoedspruit, Sarah looks back on her many opportunities from a point of privilege and gratitude. She was home-schooled in the Timbavati, she travelled Europe as a backpacker, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in in Humanities through UNISA as well as completing a Game Lodge Management course and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course. 

Sarah’s career path has led her from the safari industry into conservation. She worked as a reservationist for game lodge and then joined Elephants Alive before delving into the sphere of community development, which ultimately led her to the founding of Nourish. 

Starting Nourish over ten years ago remains a pivotal point in Sarah’s life and the development of the organisation’s Eco Village is now a product of pride. While continuing to build and manage various projects that unite community and conservation at Nourish, Sarah is a leader in her field and inspires others to follow their dreams.