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Hatha Yoga Retreat South Africa

Enjoy a magical retreat away on the Nirvana Houseboat in Kraalbaai. Yoga, meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, free time, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, breathtaking surroundings, and so much more. The yoga will be gentle, slow, and mindful. Relax to the sounds of nature as you move mindfully and methodically through your asanas (postures), your pranayama (breathing), and ending with a lovely yoga Nidra (relaxation).

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Stand up paddle board equipment
  • Entrance to West Coast National Park
  • Free beach games use
  • 5 delicious meals
  • Tea and snacks

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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The Nirvana Houseboat has an upper and lower deck. It sleeps 22 people with 14 on the lower and eight on the upper deck but can accommodate up to 30 people during the day. Each deck is a unit on its own with full facilities and may be enjoyed separately or as a single unit. Both decks have extensive open deck space and the lower one, a floating jetty which serves both.

There are seven bedrooms with two single beds which can be moved together. One bedroom with a double bed. A bunk room with four single beds (two bunk beds). Two single divans in the lounge area on the upper deck. There is an on-board braai facility, fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and oven, gas fridge and freezer upstairs and downstairs, and four bathrooms each consisting of a shower a loo and basin. Shared bathrooms, no private or en suite bathrooms available.

If you are sharing accommodation, Yoga Awakening Africa would prefer you sharing with a friend or someone you know. Only friends will be placed in shared room.

Yoga Awakening Africa Yoga Retreat Program

Integral Hatha yoga classes will be offered in the morning and late afternoon. The yoga will be gentle, slow, and mindful. Relax to the sounds of nature as you move mindfully and methodically through your asanas (postures), your pranayama (breathing) and ending with a lovely Yoga Nidra (relaxation). Please note these classes are weather dependent.


  • Arrival from Friday afternoon
  • Settle into room and explore the sounding areas by foot or by car
  • Afternoon yoga session with Nicole and Nina
  • Dinner


  • Morning yoga session with Nicole and Nina
  • Breakfast
  • Free time to explore, read, rest, stand up paddling
  • Picnic lunch
  • Free time
  • Afternoon yoga session with Nicole and Nina
  • Dinner


  • Sunday morning yoga session with Nicole and Nina
  • Brunch
  • Pack up, feel free to hang out at the beach and explore the surrounding nature reserve.

Retreat location

The Kraalbaai Houseboats are permanently moored on the tranquil waters of the Langebaan Lagoon in the West Coast National Park, where Preekstoel (the Pulpit) watches over the serene surroundings.

Nearby places

  • Cape Town - 1 hour' drive



  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Night club nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Skiing
  • Stand up paddle boarding


  • Barbecue facilities
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Wedding


Friday dinner, three meals on Saturday, Sunday brunch, and tea and snacks are included in the price of the retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

During your free time you may enjoy cruising, fishing, flower and bird viewing, hikes, kayaking, mountainbiking, picnics, restaurant, pub, casino, yacht club visits

trails, and water sports. Water sports can be pre-booked and need to be paid in advance.

What's included

  • 1 Friday dinner
  • 1 Sunday brunch
  • 3 meals on Saturday
  • 4 yoga classes, weather depending
  • Daily tea and snacks
  • Entrance into the park for all 3 days
  • Free use of SUP and beach games

What's not included

  • Additional water sport activities

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 2 days before arrival.
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