9 Day Women’s Luxury Yoga Retreat in South Africa

A luxury yoga retreat in South Africa hosted by yoga instructors Joëlle Sleebos and Ena During.

Duration

9 Days

When

22-30 Oct 2020

Price from

$9,636

Trip Highlights

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Yoga
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About this trip

Ker & Downey® Africa presents our exclusive luxury yoga retreat in South Africa for women. Discover Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and Thornybush Private Game Reserve alongside your dedicated yoga instructor and seven like-minded souls on an eye-opening getaway in Africa. Stay on the edge of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at an exclusive boutique hotel accompanied by daily yoga classes, continue your wellness journey at a leading spa retreat in the Cape Winelands and complete your spiritual journey in the African bush. Facilitated by acclaimed yoga instructors, Joëlle Sleebos and Ena During, this specialized itinerary has been crafted by specialists in their field to deliver a holistic retreat that connects body, mind and soul.

Limited spaces are available on this scheduled retreat running from 22 October to 30 October 2020. This luxury yoga retreat is suited to yogis of all levels. Prices might change due to availability and flight fluctuations.

Your day-to-day- breakdown of this trip

Day one

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Arrive Cape Town

Check-in Arambrook Boutique Hotel

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport and receive a warm welcome from our Ker & Downey® Africa representative. Transfer to your exclusive hideaway, Arambrook Boutique Hotel as you catch your first glimpse of the iconic Table Mountain. On arrival at the hotel, you will be welcomed by Jenieen van den Heever (your retreat coordinator), Amy Bradfield (your hostess at Arambrook) and Joëlle Sleebos, your yoga instructor for the duration of your time in Cape Town. Receive your bespoke wellness gift pack and settle into your luxury suite. The first evening of your luxury yoga retreat will commence with an orientation session and introduction to your retreat led by Joëlle, followed by your first yoga practice on the property. Enjoy a wholesome dinner at the hands of Head Chef, Stacey Lee Chan.

Where you’ll stay: Arambrook Boutique Hotel

Located in the sought-after Bishopscourt neighborhood, Arambrook Boutique Hotel offers 8 exclusive suites surrounded by lush gardens. Each suite has been individually decorated and feature private balconies and terrace overlooking the mountain.

Experiences:

The first evening of your luxury yoga retreat will commence with an orientation session. Enjoy daily yoga sessions with your dedicated yoga instructor Joëlle Sleebos, as well as whole dining at Arambrook prepared by Head Chef, Stacey Lee Chan.

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Day two

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Arambrook Boutique Hotel

Yoga with Joëlle Sleebos

Your second day in Cape Town will be dedicated to a full day of yoga practice with Joëlle. Your morning will start with a 2-hour session running from 08h30 to 10h30. Following your practice, a delicious brunch will be served on the terrace overlooking Arambrook’s garden. The rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure on the property – discover the vegetable and herb garden, relax at the swimming pool or take a stroll through the forest. An optional afternoon activity will also be offered at Kirstenbosch Garden during this time. End off the day with your second yoga session of the day between 16h00 and 18h00 followed by a healthy dinner.

Where you’ll stay: Arambrook Boutique Hotel

Located in the sought-after Bishopscourt neighborhood, Arambrook Boutique Hotel offers 8 exclusive suites surrounded by lush gardens. Each suite has been individually decorated and feature private balconies and terrace overlooking the mountain.

Experiences:

Your second day in Cape Town will be dedicated to a full day of yoga. Discover the property’s vegetable and herb garden, relax at the swimming pool or take a stroll through the forest, or visit nearby Kirstenbosch Gardens.

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Day three

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Cape Town

Cape Point Tour

Today, you will have the opportunity to discover Cape Town on a private Cape Point tour led by Ker & Downey® Africa guide, Lauren Barnard. Visit the Cape Point National Park, Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown and experience one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world – Chapman’s Peak Drive. Lunch will be served at Whole Earth Café located in the small coastal town of Scarborough. The intimate café offers fresh, ethically sourced food that promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Following a wholesome, light lunch, you will enjoy your final yoga practice with Joëlle in Scarborough and set your intentions for the rest of your trip. Return to Arambrook Boutique Hotel for time at leisure and celebrate your last evening in Cape Town with a fine-dining experience at the hands of Stacey Chan.

Where you’ll stay: Arambrook Boutique Hotel

Located in the sought-after Bishopscourt neighborhood, Arambrook Boutique Hotel offers 8 exclusive suites surrounded by lush gardens. Each suite has been individually decorated and feature private balconies and terrace overlooking the mountain.

Experiences:

Discover Cape Town on a private Cape Point tour visit the Cape Point National Park, Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown and experience one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world – Chapman’s Peak Drive.

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Day four

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Transfer to Winelands

Check-in Santé Wellness Retreat

Today, your luxury yoga retreat continues in the Cape Winelands with a 2-night stay at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa, a member of Healing Hotels of the World. Settle into your single spa suite and prepare to detox, destress and dive into healthy living at its best. Your time at Santé can be spent according to your likes and needs. The property promotes treatments and activities to re-energize, rejuvenate and revitalize the mind, body, and soul. Spend your time at the day spa for signature spa treatments such as their “Vinotherapy”, enroll in a wellness program, discover healthy cuisine, visit the Santé Bio-Energy Centre or enjoy a session at the fitness centre. *Treatments not included.

Where you’ll stay: Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa

A member of Healing Hotels of the World, Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa promotes treatments and activities to re-energize, rejuvenate and revitalize the mind, body, and soul in the Cape Winelands.

Experiences:

Spend your time at the day spa for signature spa treatments such as their “Vinotherapy”, enroll in a wellness program, discover healthy cuisine, visit the Santé Bio-Energy Centre or enjoy a session at the fitness centre.

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Day five

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Winelands Tour

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Today will be dedicated to discovering the Winelands and surrounds on a private tour of the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden. Bordering Stellenbosch, the expansive garden showcases more than 60 sculptures by South African sculptor, Dylan Lewis. Inspired by the wild, most of his artworks represent African big cats in transitional forms. Your tour also includes 3 wine tastings and a revitalizing lunch in the Winelands. Return to Santé for time at leisure followed by a wholesome dinner.

Where you’ll stay: Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa

A member of Healing Hotels of the World, Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa promotes treatments and activities to re-energize, rejuvenate and revitalize the mind, body, and soul in the Cape Winelands.

Experiences:

Discover the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden on a private tour, followed by lunch in the Winelands. The expansive garden showcases over 60 sculptures by the South African sculptor.

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Day six

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Transfer to Hoedspruit

Check-in Saseka Tented Camp

The sixth day of your luxury yoga retreat in South Africa transports you to the magical African bush. Depart Santé for your private transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, a Ker & Downey® Africa representative will welcome and transfer you to the exclusive Saseka Tented Camp located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Bordering Kapama Game Reserve and within close proximity to Kruger National Park, Saseka Tented Camp offers unrivaled safari and wellness experiences. Yoga instructor, Ena During will welcome you at the lodge and give you time to settle into your luxury tented suite. The afternoon will be spent at leisure followed by your first-afternoon game drive in search of Africa’s famous wildlife.

Where you’ll stay: Saseka Tented Camp

Located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, the exclusive Saseka Tented Camp offers unrivaled safari and wellness experiences. The 9 luxurious tents each feature a private deck, outdoor shower and plunge pool.

Experiences:

Enjoy mindful yoga and meditations sessions surrounded by nature alongside yoga instructor, Ena During or unwind at the spa after an exhilirating day on safari. Other activites include guided walking safaris and daily game drives through the reserve.

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Day seven

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Saseka Tented Camp

Yoga with Ena During

Rise with the sun to embark on your first morning game drive. Connect to nature as you take in the sounds, colours and smells of the African bush to prepare yourself for a mindful yoga session. On return to the lodge, a light breakfast will be served followed by a 2-hour yoga practice led by Ena During. An optional afternoon game-drive will depart after your session to end off the day with an African sunset in the bush. Return to the lodge for dinner and an early night.

Where you’ll stay: Saseka Tented Camp

Located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, the exclusive Saseka Tented Camp offers unrivaled safari and wellness experiences. The 9 luxurious tents each feature a private deck, outdoor shower and plunge pool.

Experiences:

Enjoy mindful yoga and meditations sessions surrounded by nature alongside yoga instructor, Ena During or unwind at the spa after an exhilirating day on safari. Other activites include guided walking safaris and daily game drives through the reserve.

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Day eight

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Saseka Tented Camp

Yoga with Ena During

Rise and shine with the sounds of nature as you set out for your final morning game drive in Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Return to the lodge, enjoy a light breakfast and prepare for your final yoga session with Ena. Your last practice will be a 3-hour session in which your luxury yoga retreat in South Africa will be rounded off with a time to reflect on the experiences of the past nine days. A special dinner will be arranged for the group on the last evening to celebrate your time together.

Where you’ll stay: Saseka Tented Camp

Located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, the exclusive Saseka Tented Camp offers unrivaled safari and wellness experiences. The 9 luxurious tents each feature a private deck, outdoor shower and plunge pool.

Experiences:

Enjoy mindful yoga and meditations sessions surrounded by nature alongside yoga instructor, Ena During or unwind at the spa after an exhilirating day on safari. Other activites include guided walking safaris and daily game drives through the reserve.

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Day nine

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Departure

Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport

Today marks the last day of the Ker & Downey® Africa luxury yoga retreat. After breakfast you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg where you will connect with your international flight home.

Terms & Conditions Apply. Limited spaces available.

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