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Tue, 10 Oct

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uMgungundlovu District Municipality

Yoga retreat

to book and for more information https://www.ohsoyoga.com/event-details-registration/yoga-safari-retreat-2

Yoga retreat
Yoga retreat

Time & Location

10 Oct, 20:30 – 18 Oct, 20:30

uMgungundlovu District Municipality, Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, 3300, South Africa

About the Event

We would love to invite you to join us for 6 days of Yoga and Safari in South Africa. Our first 3 day will be at the Elephant Rock Lodge in Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve and then we will move to Quambiti Mountain Lodge in the Drakensberg mountains. For 3 days of Yoga, Hiking and horse riding. South Africa is an incredible and diverse country that has a special place in our hearts. It is a place that makes your soul happy and humbles you as a human in ways that cannot be explained with words.

Nature teaches us all we need to know about life, harmony, balance and strength, and from that the idea of nature and yoga retreat slowly started to develop. The importance of the conservation of wild animals and the natural beauty of the reserve allows us to have a deeper connection to nature and through it to ourselves. As you meditate and practice yoga with the sun rising and capure those special moments of game viewing on our daily safaris you become humbled by the beauty of the natural world. The aim of the retreat is to switch off from the rat race and the constant noise of the city, immerse yourself fully in the wilderness and to learn to come back to those moments through yoga and meditation.

OUR HOME

Our home for 3 days will be Elephant Rock Lodge - it is a beautiful boutique lodge which can only accommodate a maximum of 10 guests.  When you arrive you are greeted with a handshake and you leave with a hug, they really make you feel like you are part of the family. We have been returning there since 2015 and we love it each time we stay at the lodge. It is located on a hill overlooking a water hole where Elephants often come to drink and play in the water. The lodge will be booked by us exclusively. With no tv's, no radio, no newspapers and wifi only available in a designated spot- you can really escape the rat race and switch off from the outside world.

The sun deck will become our Yoga Shala as we practice and meditate under the African sky.

Welcome to Elephant Rock Lodge

The lodge is perfectly designed to accommodate up to 10 guests, offering an idyllic setting for the perfect yoga retreats. With our fully catered services, you can indulge in a luxurious experience. Situated amidst the captivating bird-filled native bush, our accommodation is a place of total relaxation. Engage in exciting activities such as exhilarating safaris, enjoyable hikes, and local activities like horse riding, all guided by our knowledgeable ranger. If you seek tranquillity, adventure, or new experiences, our lodge provides an exceptional environment to create lasting memories.

Facilities:

  • Game drives
  • Swimming pool
  • Honeymoon destination
  • Bar in the main lodge
  • All meals included
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suites
  • Lounge area

3 more nights in Qambithi Mountain Lodge

Welcome to Qambathi, an exclusive adult-only boutique eco lodge and nature reserve nestled in the enchanting Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg. Situated amidst the breathtaking Midlands Meander and Kamberg farming community, our lodge offers a truly extraordinary experience. In fact, we were privileged to host the esteemed Tom Cruise for several months in 2022.

Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of Qambathi, where romance permeates every corner. Surrounded by the majestic Drakensberg mountains and picturesque valleys, our lodge provides an idyllic setting for a romantic escape. Our commitment to excellent service enhances the superb cuisine, ensuring that every day feels like a fairytale come true.

At Qambathi, we've spared no effort in creating distinctive and inspiring luxury accommodation. Each meticulously designed room harmoniously combines nature's vibrant colors with contemporary use of natural materials and sumptuous textures, offering unparalleled comfort.

With only five suites available, Qambathi guarantees a personalized and stress-free oasis. The garden rooms boast private decks furnished with hanging chairs, overlooking the lush gardens and mountains. The Chill Lounge and Pool Deck area provide panoramic views, inviting you to indulge in a late afternoon sundowner or bask in the warm sunrays.

Facilities:

  • ​Wine Cellar
  • Lodge Pool Deck
  • Free Wifi
  • Boma Fire
  • Qambathi Reserve
  • Load shedding free

This peaceful, idillic location allows us to practice Yoga before the most incredible mountainous views, surrounded by horses, zebras and more.

What to expect on a yoga retreat?

Free time to relax, sleep, read, swim in the rock pool, spot animals from the viewing deck, book a spa treatment, sunbathe and enjoy the bush.

Most people come on retreats on their own and end up making friendships for life. Please don't be worried about coming on retreat on your own as by the end of it we will all feel like one big family. With only 9 spaces available this is a very unique and boutique retreat. I cannot wait to host you in one of the most beautiful places on this planet!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 3 nights accommodation at Elephant Rock Lodge on the Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve
  • 3 nights accommodation at Qambathi Mountain Lodge in the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (vegan/vegetarian or South African options)
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation

Elephant Lodge

  • Morning and evening Game Drives
  • Bonfire evening and stargazing

Qambathi lodge

  • Easy hike to a local waterfall
  • Optional harder Hike to the Drakensberg mountains
  • Optional Horse riding at Qambathi Lodge
  • Optional Massage
  • Aerial Yoga

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Horse riding
  • Optional Hike
  • Optional Massage
  • Yoga Mat​

USEFUL INFORMATION

Airport Transfers (from Durban)

Lots of love and care from Stacey and the amazing teams at Elephant Rock and Qambathi

Pure happiness

We will allocate you with another yogi or you can choose to come as a couple or bring a friend.

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