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3 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in South Africa

  • Cape Town Surf Yoga, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Overview

Relaxing Yoga Retreat South Africa

Join this wonderful yoga retreat specially designed for you to discover and enjoy the wonders of practicing yoga and combining it with amazing surf lessons in a beautiful South Africa. Experience the waves in one of the most famous surf breaks in Cape Town, Muizenberg. This is where surfing in South Africa started nearly a century ago and still provides one of the best learn-to-surf breaks in the world!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily energizing surf lessons
  • Time to explore the surroundings
  • Daily variety of yoga styles
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a shared or a private room. All rooms at Cape Town Surf Yoga are simply decorated with wooden floors, high ceilings, and private rooms have sweeping sea-views, some with their own private balconies. There are multiple areas to relax, from quiet reading nooks, sunny lounges, a massive balcony to watch the waves from, a games room, to a roof-top terrace with 360 degree views of the surroundings.

The hot water is solar heated and there is free Wi-Fi available in the common areas. You can stay in one of the six double rooms or in one of the three balcony rooms. They all have sea views and come equipped with bedside tables and reading lamps. The balcony rooms also have a table and chairs so you can soak up the views.

During this retreat, you will start each day with a healthy breakfast followed by a surf lesson. During the afternoons, you will enjoy a variety of yoga classes at the sea-view studio. You may enjoy Hatha, Vinyasa flow, or Ashtanga yoga styles. You will definitely have an experience that you will never forget.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Surf lesson followed by free time
  • 18:00 Yoga class

Surf lessons

You will enjoy the surf lessons right at Cape Town’s most famous surf break, Muizenberg. This surf break is famous because there is no rip currents, no reefs, it has mild water temperature and gentle, clean surf that provides long rides and plenty of open face to hone your skills on.

Yoga lessons

Yoga is the practice of combining body, mind, and breath. You will enjoy of practicing yoga right at the studio, overlooking the beautiful ocean. There are a variety of styles through a diverse team of local Yogis. You will be provided with mats and props so you just need to bring comfortable clothes.

Iyengar yoga

By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each posture, Iyengar yoga is the practice of precision. The poses are held for long periods and often modified with props. This method is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability, and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions.

Hatha yoga

Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Power yoga classes are all Hatha yoga. The word “Hatha” can be translated two ways; as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

Ashtanga yoga

This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many Vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence.

  • Johann Kotze

    Johann Kotze is one of the most experienced yoga teachers in Cape Town. He has shared his practical and philosophical interest in yoga since 1990 with 1,000 students. Getting beginners going with the essentials of an effective yoga practice is one of his specialties. Johann also makes it his mission to present the powerful advanced skills of yoga in an accessible way to all levels of practitioners. His gentle power flow Vinyasa style is a mix of modern and traditional elements.

  • Mandla Ndlovu

    Mandla is a super mellow character packed with tons of skills and loves helping people. The love of surfing grew really fast for this ex skater as has been surfing for the past decade. Sharing is one of the best gifts anyone could have. Mandla loves to share information and knowledge as he is member of the International Surfing Association, Surfing South Africa, and an accredited surf coach. He is also part of the World Surf League and a level two judge.

This retreat will be held at Cape Town Surf Yoga facilities in Muizenberg, South Africa. Cape Town Surf Yoga is set in a historical building right on the beach at the iconic Surfer's Corner in Muizenberg, a coastal suburb which is 20 minutes away from the city center.

The area is wedged in between the evergreen slopes of the Table mountain belt with a wide variety of plant and animal life, great hiking trails, and the temperate of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Several quaint seaside villages are within a walking distance and offer many coffee shops, galleries, and points of interest. There is also a train service with regular departures to the city center.

Nearby places

  • Cape Town city center - 20 minutes
Activities
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Local market
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance nearby

During this retreat, you will be served one daily delicious and healthy breakfast plus access to the coffee and tea-making facilities.

Cape Town Surf Yoga always has a choice of three delicious, super-food infused breakfasts on offer plus top quality freshly ground coffee, chai lattes, and the unique super food drink called "Rocket Choc" which is a sure fire way to maximize your energy and mental focus. The super foods include unsweetened yogurt, organic granola, hemp seed, guarana, honey, untreated oats, chia seeds, cranberries, apricots, bananas, apples, linseed, and sourdough bread.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During your free time, you will have lots of different activities to do in the middle of the day to give a well-rounded experience of the beautiful surrounds. Guided hikes up the mountain, visits to the penguin sanctuary, and horse-riding along the beach, are some of those activities.

  • 1 daily healthy breakfast
  • 1 daily surf lesson
  • 1 daily yoga class
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily dinner
  • Daily lunch

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

  • Review by Dane from Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
    9 out of 10

    "It always makes a difference when the owner is hands on to check that things are running smoothly. I received a warm welcome and was impressed by the hospitality of the staff and other guest, this is especially important if you are a solo traveler. Muizenberg itself is an awesome chilled-vibe town if you want to escape the uber trendy hustle and bustle of Cape Town. The surf and water is so inviting and safe if you are not used to the Cape ocean. Basically no rips, you can jump over broken waves, perfect for beginners. The Backpackers is situated with an ocean view of Surfer Corner 180 degrees plus from the balcony where everyone usually have a chat - so nice. I came down with the Metrorail train from Cape Town for R13.70 vs R350 for a shuttle/taxi. I also went to Simons Town and Kalkbay with the train. The veiws from the train is lovely. I would recommend this."

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  • Review by A traveler

    "Coolest place to hang/meet people do amazing stuff with/surf is right in front of the backpackers. Other surf options within 20 minute drive in the most beautiful City in the world. Nature rules, energetic homely vibes with a slight twist of surf camp/Yoga namaste like... Shaka! "

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  • Review by Andrew from Cape Town

    "I have stayed at African soul surfer on numerous occasions and I am always greeted with friendly staff and nothing is to much to ask them. The location is amazing with the beach right in front of the place as well as local transport. "

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  • Review by A traveler from Cape Town

    "I traveled on my own to Cape Town and this was my first stop, Jamie and the whole team made my stay very comfortable and I enjoyed it so much that I ended up extending my trip here. Loved the activities! "

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  • Review by A traveler from Cape Town

    "Thank you for staying in your hostel ! I will come back soon ! :-) Staff members are very friendly and helpfully. :-)) Restaurants and Supermarket is nearby. You can cook your meal by yourself. Breakfast can be ordered and taste very well. Only one minute to very nice beach. With best regards from me."

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  • Review by A traveler from Phuket, Thailand

    "The room had great view over the beach.There are no rooms with private bathrooms and all was outdated and not so clean. To get there you need to climb stairs which is really unhandy walking up with suitcases."

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  • Review by A traveler from Cape Town

    "After staying at various backpackers in the area, African Soul Surfer is the place i would recommend first, to anyone who enjoys surfing, yoga, massage, mountain walks and good vibes. You'll want to keep going back again. "

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  • Review by Traveller from Cape Town, South Africa
    9 out of 10

    "Friendly staff, perfect location, nice surf. The rooms are big, there is a nice balcony where you can spot the waves, a free coffee in the morning, clean bathrooms, surfboard / wetsuit hire, a perfect chill spot!"

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  • Review by Emily from Cape Town, South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent experience. I loved the surf and yoga. great atmosphere in the hostel and common areas. The staff were very nice especially the surf instructors and yoga teachers. I will definitely return in the future!"

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  • Review by Josh from Frankfurt, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I just came back from living 2 months in African Soul Surfer and I'm almost depressed to not call it my home anymore.It's perfectly located on the beach side, only a few steps to the surf spot and close to everything that could be interesting in Muizenberg. It's definitely a surfers place, but during my time there were all different kinds of people that are surely enjoying their time. What I liked the most is that you can easily make contact to people due to the big self-catering kitchen, the big round table where you make eye-contact to people automatically, the pool table, and of course the daily activities organised by the volunteers. In the back there's nice lounge where it's easy to escape the people in the kitchen or to enjoy some private time. The staff is super friendly and I made friends for life for sure. For me, this is one of the places where I had the most fun in my life and I will come back for sure."

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  • Review by Jess from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "African Soul Surfer is a great place to stay. There is a chilled and positive vibe. There are plenty of places to eat on your doorstep if you don't feel like cooking, if you do, then there is a mini supermarket just behind the building. There is a train station 5 minutes away and it is a close drive to everything. The facilities are good and there is a beautiful view. Lovely staff, and great value for money. Would definitely recommend! If you do stay, would definitely recommend a surfing lesson with Doug, it is a MUST!"

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  • Review by Helen from Kimberley, South Africa
    8 out of 10

    "I would like to thank African Soul Surfers for an awesome stay. We booked a bit late but you were able to accommodate us. The stay was unbelievable and the view was breathtaking. It is beyond chilled if you are looking for that kinda vibe. I even decided after leaving that I should put surfing on my bucket list. Thank you so much for your warm welcome. We as a group would definitely recommend this place to anyone that enjoys the sea. Thank you again."

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  • Review by LVallett from Tennessee, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Stayed here for a week last month and it was hands down the best experience I have had at a backpackers anywhere in the world. You can't beat the beachfront location and can get you almost anywhere in Cape Town quick and cheap from the train station that's just a stones throw away. The accommodations (beds, bathrooms, and lounging areas) were all excellent as well. However it was the staff that made our experience here so great. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were satisfied not just with our experience at the backpackers, but our experience in Cape Town as a whole. I would recommend to anyone looking for an affordable and chill place to stay in Cape Town."

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Surf Yoga is a surf camp, local cafe, yoga, and art space located on the beach in the heart of Muizenberg. They offer surf and yoga retreats that promise an experience you will never forget.

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