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3 Day Path To Freedom Retreat in West Rand, Gauteng
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Melody Hill Retreat, 16 Seekoeihoek Road, Magaliesburg, Mogale City, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa

South Africa Wellness Retreat

A guide to releasing the limitations of the mind. As human beings, you have an innate need for growth and transformation. However, you tend to get in your own way with your limiting thoughts, belief systems, and your core wounds. In this retreat, you will learn how to free yourselves from what is known in yoga as the roaming tendencies of the mind.

Meet the instructors

Bianca & Victor
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  • 3 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Daily meditation session
  • Body-mind seminars and hikes
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Tranquil surroundings
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Transportation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 10-20 participants
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Melody Hill Retreat is a two-hectare country estate set in a secluded pecan-nut orchard, on the banks of the Magalies River. This river-side property is situated in a valley that boasts a unique ecosystem teaming with birds and indigenous plant life. The home of nagapies, porcupines, vervet monkeys, and hornbills. In summer, the mature pecan trees create a lush green forest canopy, and during winter, the sunlight streams in through the bare trees, and in between, spring and autumn offer up all of their wonderful colors. Melody Hill offers a peaceful and tranquil setting for mind, body, and soul integration.

Total harmonious relaxation for the body, mind, and spirit. Melody Hill has four venues, a large villa, a smaller villa, and two cottages. The venues can be booked separately or used in conjunction. The grounds and facilities include a studio, swimming pool, labyrinth, river, orchard, dam, vegetable gardens, and beautiful buildings, designed and built by them with love and passion over 25 years. The close proximity to Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Rustenburg make a two or three-night stay easily manageable.

The route from Johannesburg and Pretoria passes through the scenic landscape of the Cradle of Humankind. Come and experience a setting in harmony with its stunning environment. With its high ceilings and spacious rooms, Melody Hill House has the comfort and facilities of a private weekend villa. Offering a beautiful location to spend a few days throughout the year. The swimming pool and shady trees keep you cool in summer, and wood-burning fireplaces and warm wooden floors keep you cozy in winter.

The villa features a main house with two bedrooms, a large kitchen, scullery, lounge, dining room, balcony, and covered veranda. Adjoined to the main building are three more bedrooms with another three located in an adjacent building and the yoga studio nearby. The villa overlooks the pecan-nut orchard, facing northwest along the Magalies River valley. The country-house was designed and built using reclaimed wood and windows - molded to the setting and the materials.

What was originally a barn-style, family-farmhouse has grown and evolved to suit the needs of the groups they host. It has been a wonderful journey, full of partnerships, friendships, memories, and growth. With each new group, since they started hosting guests 15 years ago, Melody Hill Retreat has become more established as the perfect countryside retreat. Their regular guests and loyal clients will know that the venue is constantly improving and although rustic. There is something of a unique, personal touch that can be hard to find elsewhere.


Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up and refreshing tonic
  • 07:00 Yoga class
  • 08:15 Vegetarian breakfast
  • 09:30 Meditation
  • 10:00 Hike
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Body-mind seminar (includes different themed group hypnotherapy sessions, meditations, theory, and discussion time)
  • 16:00 Free time
  • 18:00 Vegetarian dinner
  • 19:30 Evening ceremony
  • 20:30 Quiet time

The schedule will be subject to change daily. The full day-to-day schedule will be provided after booking.


Bianca Cassingena

Victor O’Boyle

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Gauteng, South Africa.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served all meals (vegetarian and organic), snacks, and drinks included in the price.


  • Egg scramble with feta and mushrooms
  • Chia seed pudding with nuts and berries
  • Oats with accompaniments
  • Eggs, toast, mushrooms, and tomatoes
  • Eggie bake with herbs, cheese, and mushrooms


  • Soup, loaded salad, healthy breads
  • Courgette enchilada bake with sour cream, guacamole, and salad
  • Penne pasta with parsley pesto, cherry tomatoes, and toasted seeds served with salad
  • Trio of salad served with healthy breads
  • Roasted cauliflower with Tahini dressing and a loaded red Quinoa salad
  • Lentil and walnut nut loaf with mushroom gravy and a pear and fennel salad


  • Thai curry with brown jasmine rice and Thai-inspired salad
  • Vegetable Korma with red rice, poppadoms, and complimenting salad
  • Morrocan chickpea stew with spruced-up Quinoa and green salad
  • Rainbow stir-fry with baked tofu, rice noodles, and raw Pad Thai salad
  • Sri Lankan Moong Dal curry with red rice and complimenting salad
  • Rainbow lasagne with a loaded green salad
  • Spanish bean stew served with mash and salad with basil dressing


  • Raw carrot cake
  • Vegan chocolate mousse tart
  • Beetroot and chocolate bites
  • Vegan cheesecake
  • Pear and apple crumble
  • Pecan nut pie

Menu is created according to specifications and can be adapted to suit your requirements.

There is a local brewery down the road that can be enjoyed before and after the retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Massages
  • One-on-one therapy sessions
  • One-on-one yoga or movement sessions

Spa treatments

Group hypnotherapy and optional massages are available.

What's included

  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Mind-body seminars
  • Group hypnotherapy session
  • Movement program
  • Nature walks
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All vegetarian and organic meals, snacks, and drinks
  • Campfires
  • Transfer to and from Fourways pick up point

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • External activities
  • Massages
  • One-on-one sessions

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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