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4 Days Detoxifying Meditation and Yoga Retreat Western Cape, South Africa

Health and Wellness Yoga Retreat South Africa

On this four-day retreat you will be exploring the diversity of raw vegan foods and their cleansing and healing benefits. Your days will be filled with cold pressed juices, informative workshops where we get creative in the kitchen making delicious and healthy raw vegan meals together. The focus is on natural healing and so you will be learning about traditional herbal remedies in a medicinal tincture workshop where guests will learn about the various medicinal plants found in nature and make their own tinctures and remedies to take home.

Benefits

There will be daily mindful yoga practice, nature walks and evening meditation, the benefits of which are far reaching along with your plant based eating. Some of the benefits of this retreat include weight loss, clearer skin, mental clarity and a new found energy as you connect with your deeper self and with each other in a safe space. By getting back to basics you allow yourself to turn within, releasing negative patterns that do not serve your authentic selves. This retreat is for anyone who wants to get their power back, gain insights into and have the tools to kick start their new healthy lifestyle.

Everyone is welcome on this delicious and empowering journey of self discovery.

Retreat highlights

  • Group meditation
  • Daily mindful yoga
  • Conscious plant based cuisine
  • Raw food and Medicinal herb workshop
  • Holistic massage therapy
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Waterfall walks

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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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.

King bedroom

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 bedroom

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.

Shared sleeper bedroom

This shared three sleeper bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. It leads onto 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.

Guinevere Farm Nature Retreats Yoga Holiday South Africa Program

Explore the healing benefits of raw plant based meals, daily yoga, informative herbal workshops and more on this four day retreat set in nature.

Itinerary

Friday: Meet and greet

Carly will be ready for your arrival. Settle in and familiarize yourself with the farm. A gentle evening yoga class focusing on the breath will be open to those who would like to join followed by group meditation. Farm to table dinner will be served. There will be free time to connect and get to know each other.

Saturday: Ground. Connect. Support.

  • Nature walk
  • Yoga / meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Raw food workshop
  • Lunch
  • Free time and / or massage
  • Dinner and relax

Sunday: Insight. Breathe. Empower.

  • Early nature walk
  • Yoga / meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Medicinal herb workshop
  • Lunch
  • Free time and massage
  • Dinner

Monday: Create. Manifest. Reflect.

  • Yoga / meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Manifestation painting, meditation, and reflection
  • Light lunch
  • Farewell

Included excursions

You will enjoy a hike to Waterval Nature Reserve.

Instructors

Carly Esterhuizen
Self Taught (Vegan)
Ulu Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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 herbalism, wild food foraging, farm-to-table cooking and natural movement at The Wild Love

Retreat location

The retreat takes place an hour and a half outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Guinevere Guest Farm is set on 95 hectares of private land of which 80% is indigenous fynbos. Set in the Tulbagh valley surrounded by majestic mountains, it is the ideal location to dive deep on your journey of self-discovery. With only nature as your backdrop and the sounds of the birds, you will find the comfort of peace and deep relaxation.

Nearby places

  • Cape Town - an hour and a half

Unique features

Activities

  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Conference room
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning

Food

Creative, conscious cuisine will be prepared using organic raw and cooked enzyme rich produce to create healthy, satisfying and delicious plant based meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as snacks will be provided. Freshly squeezed juices and foraged herbal teas will be served throughout the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Raw 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)

Enjoy the space on the farm as you please. If the weather permits, there is an outdoor pool and a dam for swimming as well as nature trails through the fynbos. Otherwise enjoy a book by the fireplace or in one of the many reading nooks or loungers around the house.

Extra activities

You can pamper yourself with spa treatments (off-site).

What's included

  • Nature walks
  • A holistic massage
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and breath work
  • Hike to the Waterval nature reserve
  • Detoxifying meals, drinks and snacks
  • A gift bag with homemade soaps / scrub
  • Wild food forage workshop (included to take home is a tincture made in the workshop)

What's not included

  • Extra spa treatments off-site
  • Transport to the retreat

How to get there

Arrival by car

From Cape Town International Airport - Take the N2 northbound towards Somerset West. Take the exite 22A onto the R300 towards Bellville. Merge onto the N1/Paarl. Drive for about 20km. Take exit 47 for the R44 towards Stellenbsoch R101/Klapmuts/Wellington. Turn left on the R44 towards Wellington. Drive for about 22km. Turn left onto Distillery/Stockery Road. Continue to follow R44 for about 40 km. Continue towards Ceres (road becomes R46) For about 10 km, you will go through Nuwekloof pass. Once through the pass, you will take a right onto Tulbagh weg Road. Take first left. Road turns to dirt road. Continue on this road for 4 km. Stick to the left and you will get to the farm entrance on your left. Follow the signs up to the house from there. Alternatively type in Guinevere Guest Farm in GPS, it will direct you to the farm.

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 7 days before arrival.
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