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Connect with other women in a space of vulnerability and creative expression where you will be diving deeper into your feminine wildness while exploring creative movement in South Africa! Enjoy mindful yoga and meditation, art therapy in nature, evening sharing circles, and a purification ceremony (sweat lodge) on this amazing retreat set in the picturesque Tulbagh valley. On this retreat, you will be disconnecting from technology and the daily grind of your modern lives and reconnect with other women and yourselves, your sense of wonder and adventure, your creative expression, vulnerability, your deepest fears and desires, and sensuality in an open heart space.
Guinevere Guest Farm is set in a beautiful old monastery style farmhouse. The guest house can sleep up to 20 people in nine individually styled en-suite bedrooms. All of the nine en-suite bedrooms have a large master bathroom and private balcony. The bedrooms are spacious and uniquely decorated. These are located on the second level. The downstairs facilities include a large well-equipped kitchen for group catering with multiple prep areas and a cozy lounge with a fireplace and large flat-screen TV with DStv.
There is a dining hall with seating and tables for 36 people, another large fireplace and lounge, a courtyard with swinging daybeds, his / her toilets, and a self-contained shared bedroom leading off the courtyard which includes a fireplace, bathroom, and kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. There is a 60-square meter yoga studio with natural bamboo flooring and large glass doors opening out onto farm for warm sunny days. Eco- Infrared ceramic heating is used in the studio.
The upstairs facilities include an entertainment lounge with a bar, pool table, flat-screen TV with DStv, outdoor swimming pool with day loungers, and a portable braai. All of the spacious luxury en-suite bedrooms have a desk with lamp and a TV with DVD player, and private balcony. There is also free Wi-Fi access available throughout the farm house. There are nature trails that meander through the 95 hectares of pristine fynbos farm where plenty of bird life and small mammals can be spotted.
King en-suite master bedroom is provided with a private balcony and full bathroom with shower, bath, and his / her basins. Home-made organic, fynbos infused, and eco-friendly products are used for all the toiletries and cleaning products. Cotton percale linen and fresh white towels are provided. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with an eclectic mixture of new and antique furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Twin en-suite master bedroom offers a private balcony and full bathroom with shower, bath, and his / her basins. All the toiletries and cleaning products use home-made organic, fynbos infused, and eco-friendly products. This room also provides cotton percale linen and fresh white towels. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with an eclectic mixture of new and antique furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available.
This shared three-sleeper bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. It leads to a balcony and shares a reading nook / lounge with the other bedroom. Percale cotton is used for all the linen. Fresh white towels are provided as well as home-made organic, fynbos infused toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available.
A gentle hike (six kilometers round walk) to the waterfall in a nature reserve is included in the package.
Carly has always felt a deep connection with the earth and all the creatures living therein. After completing her studies as an interior designer, her heart guided her to another somewhat less traveled road entirely, as she spent months living in the South African bush and gaining her field guide certification. Combining her various and varied skills, Carly brings a stylishly earthy insight into nature’s bounty, sharing her knowledge about herbal remedies, foraged food, farm-to-table cooking, natural healing, and more at Guinevere Guest Farm.
Yanna Romano will be your instructor for this retreat. She is a yoga instructor at Emerge Yoga Studio in Woodstock, Cape Town. She is also a holistic massage therapist.
The retreat is located an hour and a half outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Guinevere Guest Farm offers spectacular views of the Tulbagh valley and is surrounded by mountains, nature, bird life, a waterfall, and wonderful walks. It is the perfect location for maximum rest and relaxation.
All of the foods that are served on this retreat is organic, which either grown on the farm or from the local organic community gardens. Gut healing broths, raw nutrient dense juices and smoothies, and wholesome cooked vegetables will make up each meal served.
Besides the numerous activities planned, there will be time for you to relax by yourself or connect with others whether you choose to lay by the pool or read a book by the fire.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the closest airport to the venue. Upon booking, you will receive instructions and directions on how to travel from Cape Town and the airport. There is no public transport to the venue but there are many car rental companies in Cape Town or at the airport. In this case, an airport shuttle can be arranged by request for 1,200 ZAR for each way. This shuttle can be shared if guests arrive the same day to reduce the cost per person. This can only be organized after booking with Guinevere Farm Nature Retreats. Please make sure to organize your transport to and from the venue prior to the retreat start date.
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