Come along on a 7 night traveling retreat as we explore the subtropical East Coast of South Africa with Chelsea Seaman. We'll combine mindfulness, restoration, strength with relaxation, self reflection and inspiration and did we mention we'll be on safari?! Join us for daily yoga classes and workshops (tailored to the interests and levels of those attending) as we explore this magnificent part of the world - together.
Kevin Hofer, professional photographer and body movement practitioner, will be joining this adzenture to help us capture the experience.
As a mom of three, fell in love with the quiet stillness that yoga offers and her practice has moved way beyond the physical asana and has become her favourite outlet. Since discovering yoga and receiving her 200 HR RYT certification, her passion for sharing the practice as well as her love of travel continues to grow. Chelsea is the author of Rising Up Stronger, a strength building guide that focuses on drills to increase stability and strength in inversions and arm balances, and she is currently working on Rising Up Stronger 2.0.
Arrival - Airport pick up from Durban King Shaka Int’l Airport and transfer to Thendele Camp at Drakensberg mountains.
Drakensberg mountains - Hikes in the Mdedelo Wilderness Area, as well as a guided walk to the Battle Cave, famous for its bushman rock art or the Marble bath path.
Transfer to Ndaka Safari Lodge in Nambiti Game Reserve - Afternoon Game Drive.
Nambiti Game Reserve. Morning + Afternoon Game Drives.
Morning game drive and transfer to Pumula Retreat Centre.
Pumula Retreat - Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve Guided Walk (zip lining optional).
Pumula Retreat - Beach day
Departure - transfer to Durban King Shaka Int’l Airport
* Daily yoga & workshops will be scheduled in accordingly. A detailed itinerary will be sent to you 30 days prior to your retreat start.
LOCATION #1 - Thendele Camp, located in the northern Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal and is part of the uKahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site. We will be based in the Upper Camp.
LOCATION #2 - Ndaka Safari Lodge within the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Set in KwaZulu-Natal on 22,000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith, Nambiti is situated in a malaria-free area, meaning that guests don’t have to take medication before visiting. This reserve boasts the attractions of the Big 5, the only one in the area to do so, and Nambiti’s biodiversity (it encompasses grasslands, riverine bush, savannah and thornveld) ensures a thrilling and unprecedented diversity of game (there are 40 other game species besides the big 5) and birding sightings.
LOCATION #3 - Pumula Retreat is situated on the subtropical East Coast of South Africa, 120km south of Durban, in the Umzumbe area. The large property boasts breath-taking sea views, has direct access to the forest, and is only 1km away from the beach. The attraction of the location is the quiet environment, the privacy and the spectacular natural surroundings. The South Coast boasts sunny weather all year around and the warm Indian Ocean allowing outdoor activities to be carry out such as surfing, scuba diving, horse riding, hiking, paragliding, etc. The large well wooded garden – 18700m2 enables guests to reconnect with nature and spot the local wildlife such as duiker, bushbuck (local antelope) and birdlife, as well as finding peace and tranquillity amongst the trees. The glass yoga studio at the bottom of the garden surrounded by the trees provides a unique yogic experience with nature.
A $750 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due January 13th, 2019 (a reminder will be sent two weeks prior to the due date).
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. When it is time to book your flight, you will be provided with instructions on when to arrive along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
Travel insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies.
All deposits & payments are non refundable. Payments will only be refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrolment.
1. Who can attend this retreat?
Our retreats are for everyone! It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race, weight, height, flexibility and level of experience is - the practice of yoga is for every single being. New to yoga? We all have to start somewhere and retreats are the perfect space to start and/or grow your practice. Don't worry about how advanced others may be and remember this journey is yours, take all the time and be patient with yourself. If you're new, let us know so we can make sure our teachers are prepped to assist you.
2. I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?
Yes!! Before you go, we are here to guide you and get you prepared as much as possible for this retreat and travel experience. With us, you're never alone! We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in and update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We'll pair you up with a roommate, who will most likely end up being a lifelong friend. You may come alone, but you'll end up leaving with a community of like minded people who will forever be connected through this experience.
3. What do I need to pack?
30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring.
4. Why is travel insurance mandatory?
This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
5. Do you offer monthly payment plans?
Due to the quickly approaching timeline of this retreat - payment plans are not available.
PLEASE READ: Private, comfort accommodation in a shared double room (Have a look at the different properties in the "Location" above to familiarize yourself with where we will be staying). Some rooms have private bathrooms, some are shared. Rooms vary in style and will be assigned at random.
***If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly. If you'd prefer female/male only room sharing please indicate this in your booking notes.