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3 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat South Africa

South Africa Yoga and Forest Hiking Retreat

Lauren Pinnoy Yoga invites you to join her one-of-a-kind retreat in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Enjoy Hatha yoga and enchanted forest walks. Immerse yourself in the beautiful setting of the midlands and its serenity. Apart from cozy accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals will be provided. Get lost in a fairytale and reconnect with yourself!

Retreat highlights

  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Enchanted forest walks
  • Peace and quiet local surroundings
  • Beautiful setting of the midlands
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be staying in a shared accommodation in the main house or cottages. Two people will be sharing a room. The rooms are large and have an en-suite bathroom with beautiful views and grounds. Single room supplement are also availabe in this retreat.

Yoga Retreat South Africa Program

Experience a yoga retreat in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Just an hour drive from Durban, this mystical meander has so much to offer to its visitors! They have amazing restaurants, historic landmarks, wildlife conservation as well as unique arts and crafts.

The retreat will be held on the most magnificent farm, with its rare, indigenous mist belt forest allowing time to get lost in a fairy tale. Get unplug and find a way to reconnect with your true self in this retreat.


Day 1

  • 15:00 Arrive, walk in the forest
  • 17:00 Yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 Yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Walk in the forest
  • 12:00 Optional lunch, free time to explore or have spa treatments
  • 17:00 Yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:00 Yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast

Included excursions

This retreat includes two walk / hike in the indigenous forest.


Lauren Pinnoy
Her classes are playful and powerful with the focus on leading with the breath to help deepen your practice together with all of your senses. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self. She allows​ the students to remain true in respecting their own body and try and make every practice as their own journey from within.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Midlands meander, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Nearby places:

  • Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - 15 minutes



  • Art classes nearby
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour


  • Fireplace


  • Room cleaning
  • Wedding

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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  • All meals are home-cooked and vegetarians. Fresh blended detox juices are also available.
  • On Saturday, lunch is available at the cost of 80 ZAR.

Things to do (optional)

There is so much to do and explore on lemonwood itself. You can go for a walk or a hike at the mystical forests to seek some serenity by yourself.

You can also wander around and visit the restaurants, shops, arts, and crafts, see the wildlife, or go for a scenic drive.

Fishing and riding are also available as well as golf courses. You can also enjoy the ‘extreme sport’ of the Karkloof Canopy Tour, horseplay, walking, cycling, sailing, canoeing, wine tasting, candle dipping, ceramic painting, explore the wedding venues, and much more.

You also can visit the Midmar Resort and nature reserve as well as Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve that is just 15 minutes away.

The battlefield area is also accessible for day trips or more extensive overnight stays. Lauren Pinnoy Yoga can put you in touch with tour operators if you want. Day trips to the world famous Drakensberg are also available.

Spa treatments

Take time to pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments.

Treatments can be arranged upon booking as spaces are limited with Lauren.

Full body Swedish massage - 550 ZAR

Swedish back head and neck massage - 300 ZAR

Reflexology - 300 ZAR

What's included

  • 2 nights comfortable accommodation
  • 4 yoga sessions
  • Beautiful valley views
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Electric blankets
  • En-suite shared rooms
  • Experience the forest wildlife
  • Free time for exploring
  • Fresh juices
  • Open log fire
  • Rooms cleaning
  • Self-guided hike in the enchanted forest
  • Swimming pool
  • Underfloor heating

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Yoga mat (Can be rented at 100 ZAR for the weekend)

How to get there

Driving directions from Durban

Take the N3 to Pietermaritzburg / Johannesburg.

Pass Pietermaritzburg and the Midmar Dam further along.

Take the 3rd Howick turn-off (Howick / Tweedie).

At the offramp turn left, and at the T-junction turn right onto the R103 in the direction of Nottingham Road.

About 3 kilometres after the Nelson Mandela Monument, turn left on the Dargle / Impendle Road.

Lemonwood is 10 kilometres along this tarred road on the right hand side.

Driving directions from Johannesburg

Take the N3 to Durban.

Take the Howick North/Tweedie off-ramp.

At the offramp turn right back over the highway and at the T-Junction turn right onto the R103 in the direction of Nottingham Road.

Shortly after the Nelson Mandela Monument, turn left on the Dargle / Impendle Road.

Lemonwood is 10 kilometres along this tarred road on the right-hand side.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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