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10 Days Intensive Detox and Weight-Loss Yoga Retreat in South Africa

  • Fordoun Hotel & Spa, Nottingham Road, Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Detox Yoga Retreat South Africa

Take charge of your destiny and begin your journey to health and vitality with Namasté Retreats. Their successful approach is 100% natural and by employing a holistic approach to weight-loss they give you all the tools to make a lasting change. The retreat will give your body time to heal itself and lose weight, while detoxing your liver and colon. A complete detox will ensure optimal functioning of your body and assist with future weight-loss efforts. This program will consist of juice fasting followed by a life food diet as well as various nutritional supplements to ensure that you never feel hungry.


  • Detox programme
  • Daily exercise classes
  • Body composition analysis
  • Daily yoga and relaxation sessions
  • Informative talks and consultations
  • Daily meals or juice cleanse
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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Luxury suites

The luxury suites have a king-size bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, under floor heating in the bathroom and bedroom, tea making facilities as well as separate vanity and changing areas.

Superior suites

The mountain facing superior suites have majestic views of the Drakensberg as well as a king-size bed, a separate lounge area, a gas fireplace, a dressing room area, under floor heated bathroom with bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers, private balconies with loungers, air conditioning, and tea making facilities.

The exclusive programme combines juice fasting, supplementation, colonic hydrotherapy, lymph drainage massages, a daily exercise regime, personalized wellness coaching sessions, and several informative talks to help you lose weight and help you break your bad eating habits. An unhealthy body craves unhealthy food and a healthy body craves healthy food.

Included workshops

  • Learn how to: make your own juices, smoothies, and grow your own sprouts and micro greens
  • Raw food cooking class
  • Create your own vision board
  • Detoxification
  • Toxins
  • Exercise
  • Weight-loss workshops presented by industry leading experts on various topics including: nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, managing stress and hormones, and finding purpose

Your revitalize detox program includes

  • Colon cleanse
  • Liver cleanse
  • Kidney cleanse
  • Parasite cleanse

Complementary therapies included in your package

  • Colon hydrotherapy sessions
  • Coffee enemas
  • Massages
  • Hydrotherapy: indoor heated pool, out-door pool, and salt water flotation tank
  • Heat therapy: sauna and steam rooms
  • Coconut oil pulling therapy
  • Skin brushing

Guided walks around surrounding trails are included in the price.

Eudisha Balikaran

Eudisha Balikaran is a natural health therapist who has been in practice for over eight years. She received an advanced accreditation in colon hydrotherapy from the Chi Centre School in South Africa. Eudisha has extensive experience in both the closed and open colon hydrotherapy systems. She is a member of the Global Professional Association for Colon Therapists (GPACT).

Eudisha has also completed a course in nutrition facilitation with Stuart Wilson and Associates and is currently in her final year of naturopathic nutrition with the College of Natural Health. She has also achieved her Reiki masters. Her continuous study and development in the field of natural and alternate health is attributed to her passion and belief that nature provides many healing tools to achieve optimum health and well-being.

Brenda McFee

Brenda is a multi-modalitied holistic health practitioner. She has been in this field for 20 years and is an energy medicine specialist and instructor, a professional specialized kinesiologist and teacher, and a Reiki master and teacher. Brenda’s bachelors degrees are in education and metaphysics and she holds a masters of science degree in integrative holistic health from the Energy Medicine University in California.

She is busy completing her PhD in divinity focusing on pastural counselling and heads up the energy medicine at Fordoun. One of Brenda’s main aims in life is to enhance balance, harmony, and truth where ever she is. Her intuitive abilities aid in assessing imbalances and she finds solutions in the modalities she has studied as well as being divinely guided.

Kaley Symons

Tri yoga is the art and science of yoga flow, uniting breath, hand gestures with flowing, and sustained postures. It has the inherent qualities of rhythmic pacing, relaxation in action, wavelike spinal movements and economy of motion. Within each level students develop precise natural alignment, strength, flexibility, endurance, and a longer more rhythmic breath. When the body breath and hand madras (gestures) harmonize, the inner flow of prana (vital energy) is experienced. Continued practice makes the body calm and full of energetic life force.

Kaley will guide you systematically through seven series of yoga flows teaching students to apply the principles of yoga flow to everyday life. One begins to feel the life force increase. Extension in all directions expands awareness. Relaxation in action allows one to maintain balance. Rhythm of body and breath tunes one in to the inner dance. Economy of motion cultivates having only thoughts that are needed. Wavelike spinal movements remind you to remain at peace.

Danielle Marais

Danielle is has over six years experience in the fitness industry. She qualified through F.I.T.T (frequency, intensity, time, and type) principles and completed the Ace personal training course in 2009. In 2010 she discovered her passion for group training and qualified as a group instructor in stretch and body conditioning. Danielle is also a dance major and associate. She is currently studying to be a dance teacher through the Association of International Dance Teachers. She recently completed nutrition and sports nutrition courses and is passionate about getting you moving through your detox programme.

Dr. Tharique Bux

Dr. Tharique Bux is a graduate of the University Of Natal (now Nelson Mandela) Medical School. He has been in private practice since 1991 and currently practices integrative medicine at the Health Extension Clinic, in Johannesburg. He is a fellow of the South African Academy of Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine and believes in treating patients holistically. His special interest is in hormone balancing and stress management, focusing on lifestyle change and nutraceutical (naturally derived) supplementation in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Kerri-lee Nel

Kerri’s formal education includes a BA sport psychology degree, BA sport science (honours) degree, personal fitness trainer diploma, and a clinical nutrition (UK) diploma. Kerri has been a personal trainer, group instructor, and wellness coach for 12 years. She also incorporates her vast international experience (UK and USA) and latest trends and research into her lectures and workshops. Kerri has been involved in the formulation of the Namaste Detox programmes bringing in her wealth of knowledge on fitness and nutrition.

Varsha Ramesar

Varsha’s journey as a coach began five years ago when she discovered her purpose in working with individuals and organizations to enable them to recognize and live into their potential. In practice, this is achieved through the raising of the self-awareness of the individual client, supporting them to increase the breadth and adaptability of their styles and behavior, to gain in self-confidence and resilience and discover more effective and sustainable ways of achieving their goals.

This is accomplished using a host of models and tools, which are underpinned by an integral approach to coaching. Varsha has been involved in the formulation of the Namaste Detox programmes bringing in knowledge of group dynamics and life and wellness coaching.

Elliot Ndlovu

Traditional African healer Dr Elliot Ndlovu, Inyanga (medicinal healer), and Sangoma (spiritual healer) shares with the guests the wisdom and healing powers of Africa. In Elliot’s garden at Fordoun they have over 120 different species of healing plants. They also have two African therapy rooms and Elliot’s consulting room.

This retreat will take place at the beautiful five-star Fordoun Hotel & Spa in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Fordoun Hotel & Spa offers guests world-class facilities such as a large professional spa, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, steam room, salt water flotation tank, a yoga studio, a spinning studio, and mountain biking trails (including mountain bikes).

  • Fishing
  • Golf course nearby
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Pilates
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • River nearby
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

During this retreat, you may choose between the healthy eating live food or the juice fasting programme. On the healthy eating programme you will be eating well balanced meals which neither deny your taste buds nor pollute your body for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner daily. On the juice fasting programme you will receive five fruit and vegetable juices for four full days. Juice fasting is advised for maximum detox and weight-loss results.

  • Bio-energy
  • Boot camp, spinning, Pilates, or personal training sessions
  • Colon hydrotherapy

Aromatherapy massage

The aromatherapy massage is a light-pressured massage using essential oil blends of your choice to enhance balance and harmony in the body. 60 minutes cost 540 ZAR.

AGE smart treatment

Recommended for mature or pre-maturely aging skin. Dermalogica’s age smart system was designed to specifically treat and control the structural skin changes associated with skin aging and the biological triggers that lead to these changes. 640 ZAR is the cost for 75 minutes.

Dermalogica hydro-active mineral bath

Mineral sea salts and seaweed exfoliate while skin-smoothing enzymes help dissolve dead skin cells naturally for a smooth finish. Natural oils help stimulate the senses while cleansing and conditioning while the added benefit of warmth helps invigorate the mind and body. The cost is 350 ZAR for a 20-minute individual session or 490 ZAR per couple.

Express skin care treatment

An instant pick-me-up that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. The cost for 20 minutes is 300 ZAR.

Fordoun African earth experience – 75 minutes R770

A stimulating and cleansing body wrap using Dr Ndovu’s unique Ingredients. 75 minutes will cost you 770 ZAR.

Get waisted, tummy sculpting treatment

Powerful actives will increase the energy within your skin and the special Mio massage techniques will firm and re-sculpt, reducing wobble and love handle. The cost is 800 ZAR for 60 minutes.

Healing earth body wraps

They bring you the richness of fruits of Africa in their most modern form. The carefully hand-picked & blended indigenous botanical ingredients are from all over the continent of Africa. Nourish the mind, body, and spirit. The cost for 60 minutes is 500 ZAR.

Hot stone massage

Granite rocks are incorporated in this light-pressured massage to warm the muscles, increase circulation, and assist the body and mind to ease into pure relaxation. The cost is 540 ZAR for 60 minutes.

Inkomfe herbal wrap (African Potato

An exotic blend of African essences, rich with hydration, and anti-aging properties. The cost is 600 ZAR for 60 minutes.

Izinyawo Massage (foot massage)

A relaxing foot massage using wild dagga body oils. The cost is 200 ZAR for 25 minutes.

Liquid yoga

Liquid yoga is the perfect milky moisturizing blend of essential oils with an extravagant dose of mineral salts and therapeutic herbs to help with muscle fatigue, relaxing tight, stressed shoulders and soothing tired, achy bodies whilst detoxifying and re-energizing. The cost for individuals is 350 ZAR and for couples 490 ZAR for 30 minutes.

MediBac Clearing™ treatment

Medi-Bac Clearing facials are perfect for acne prone skin, whether mild, moderate, or severe. Medi-Bac is designed to combat overactive sebum production, cell accumulation, bacteria, and inflammation. The cost is 500 ZAR for 60 minutes.

NdlovuArtemesia deep tissue massage

A specific technique using Artemesia Afra based oils by Tr Dr Ndlovu in order to stimulate the circulation and respiratory system and helping release "built-up” tension in the body. A full body massage cost 530 R for 60 minutes and a back, neck, and shoulder massage is 300 R for 30 minutes.

Ndlovu nourishing Swedish massage

A medium pressured massage that relieves muscles tension and increases blood circulation using nurturing and nourishing African Potato and Leonotis Leonorus based oils by Tr Dr Ndlovu. A full body massage is 500 R for 60 minutes or 370 R for 45 minutes.

Nduku Nduku Massage

A unique experience making use of the traditional Zulu Knobkierie sticks concentrating on the back of the body. The cost is 380 ZAR for 45 minutes.

Phumuza ikhanda massage

Concentrating on the neck, head, and scalp using particular pressure points aiding in the relief of stress and tension. The cost is 210 ZAR for 25 minutes.

Royal zulu bath

A soothing bath soak experience filled with the healing properties of the African potato and wonderful aromas of lavender and Rooibos blend. Rich with anti-oxidants, soothing for the mind body and soul. 30 minutes will cost individuals 200 ZAR and couples 270 ZAR.

Shrink to fit cellulite smoothing treatment

Deep tissue and lymphatic Mio massage to lift tighten and tone your hips and thighs, reducing saddlebags and dimpling. Powerful actives stimulate circulation, removing toxins, tightening up spongy skin, leaving smooth, firm, fitter looking legs and a perter, tighter butt. The cost is 900 ZAR for 60 minutes.

The dermalogica face treatment

Professional masks and massage techniques are personalised to create your own fully customised Dermalogica treatment. Starting with face mapping, all your skin’s needs are targeted in this ultra relaxing experience. 60 minutes will cost you 500 ZAR.

The full monty body sculpt contouring treatment

The ultimate body treatment giving intense body tightening and toning, targeting the three main areas of concern from cellulite-prone hips to upper arms, chest, bust, and tightening your tummy. The cost is 2000 ZAR for 90 minutes.

The healing earth facial

Reveal your beauty and achieve optimal results through the use of custom-tailored skin care ceremonies and special advanced treatment techniques. Healing earth facial ceremonies incorporate specific massage techniques with a unique botanical blend of natural ingredients, hot stones, and jade crystals. The cost for 60 minutes is 500 ZAR.

Upper body and arm contouring treatment

Seeing is believing with this amazing décolleté, bust, back, and upper arms treatment that will dramatically increase circulation, plump up tired skin, visibly reducing sag and arm wobble. Deep tissue and lymphatic massage releases, tension, and improves posture whilst rich actives regenerate gorgeous glowing healthy skin. The cost is 600 ZAR for 45 minutes.

  • 9 night accommodation
  • All juices, broths, meals, herbal teas, an unlimited supply of Happy Water™, and all natural supplementation to aid detoxification
  • A one-on-one nutrition consultation, with take-home personalised plan
  • A one-on-one training session, with take-home exercise plan
  • A welcome bag, filled with organic goodies to use during your stay
  • Body composition analysis
  • Pre and post meal plan, with recipes
  • Yoga, relaxation and mindfulness, water aerobics, and guided walks around surrounding trails

Driving directions from Johannesburg to Fordoun

  • Take the N3 Highway south from Johannesburg heading towards Durban.
  • Approximately 15 kilometers after the Mooi River Plaza toll gate take the Nottingham Road off-ramp.
  • At the stop street turn right heading towards Nottingham Road for about three kilometers and they will be on the right hand side.
  • At the entrance to the driveway you will see a large sign on the wall reading: “Fordoun Hotel & Spa”.
  • Follow the driveway for 400 metres to the hotel reception.

Driving directions from Durban to Fordoun

  • Take N3 from Durban heading towards Johannesburg.
  • Take the Nottingham Road turn off, which is about 15 kilometers before Mooi River Toll Gate.
  • At stop turn right and head towards Nottingham Road for about three kilometers and they will be on the right hand side.
  • At the entrance to the driveway you will see a large sign on the wall reading: “Fordoun Hotel & Restaurant”.
  • Follow driveway for 400 metres to hotel reception.

Arrival by airplane

You can fly into Durban International Airport (DUR) where you can hire a car and drive to the retreat or they can arrange a transfer for you. Should you wish to book a transfer please notify them at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Transfers are an additional cost for your account.

You can also fly to Oribi Airport (PZB). A transfer can be arranged for you, please notify them at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Transfers are an additional cost for your account.


  • Longitude: 29°19’42.9″S
  • Latitude: 30°01’54.8″E


  • Durban International Airport (DUR) - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Oribi Airport - 45 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Namaste Detox Retreats an inquiry.