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Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat South Africa

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On this retreat, you will be immersed in a detoxification process spiritually and physically to open the mind and heart and receive mother earth's unconditional love. Through the purification sweat lodge ceremony, daily yoga and breathwork, the nutrient dense food served, and the informative workshops and talks, you will be held in a safe space for true transformation and healing to happen. Be sure to participate in this yoga retreat and make a life-changing memory that you will treasure forever.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and breathwork
  • Purifying sweat lodge ceremony
  • Medicinal food workshop session
  • Private nature walks and mountain hike
  • 1-day juice fast - detox and weight loss
  • Farm to table organic cuisine
  • 5 nights’ accommodation

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Guinevere Guest Farm is set in the beautiful Tulbagh Valley in the Cape Winelands. The accommodation is set in a beautiful old monastery style farm house. 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, 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.

Guinevere Farm Nature Retreats Yoga Holiday South Africa Itinerary

Day 1

  • Meet and greet
  • Gentle yoga class
  • Dinner
  • Set intentions

Day 2

  • Nature walk
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Free time and massages
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Gentle nature walk
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Medicinal herb workshop
  • Lunch
  • Free time and massages
  • Dinner

Day 4

  • Nature walk
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Massage and free time
  • Lunch
  • Sweat lodge ceremony
  • Free time
  • Gentle evening yoga
  • Dinner
  • Sharing circle

Day 5

  • Juice fast begins
  • Nature walk
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Massages and free time
  • Lunch
  • Sweat lodge ceremony
  • Dinner and sharing circle

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Yoga outdoor
  • Manifestation painting and sharing circle
  • Light brunch

Included excursions

In this retreat, you will go on hikes to the waterfall nature reserve.

Instructors

Carly Esterhuizen
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.

Location

The retreat takes place on a private farm in Tulbagh, a 90-minute drive out of Cape Town and the ideal space for the utmost rest, relaxation, and healing to happen. The farm is surrounded by mountains and pristine fynbos where there is plenty of nature walks and rescue animals to keep you busy.

Features

Activities

  • Mountain walking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Temazcal

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

Food

All food is prepared on site using only local organic produce from the farm or the Tulbagh community organic gardens. You will begin with light meals to prepare for the one day detoxing juice fast and end the retreat with a wonderful picnic of nutrient dense foods on the last day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Ayurvedic
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)

  • Energizing walks on the farm
  • Relax at the swimming pool

What's included

  • Daily yoga and breath work
  • 2 sweat lodge sessions
  • Nature walks
  • Medicinal herb workshop
  • Bonus "surprise" workshop
  • Daily meals, drinks, and snacks
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Gift pack with homemade scrubs and medicinal tinctures

What's not included

  • Transport to the venue
  • Extra spa treatments off-site
  • Holistic massage treats - 350 ZAR for 45 minutes or 500 ZAR for 75 minutes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). There is no public transport so you can either rent a car yourself or a shuttle can be arranged from the airport at 1200 ZAR each way. If guests arrive on the same day, the cost can be shared among yourselves, making it cheaper. Alternatively, you can take an Uber.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.