Awake in the Wild in South Africa with Chelsea & Kevin

      Durban South, South Africa

      ADzenTURE Retreats
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      106 reviews
      Mar 13 - 20, 2019
      Group size: 10 - 10
      Awake in the Wild in South Africa with Chelsea & Kevin
      Durban South, South Africa

      ADzenTURE Retreats
      • Email address verified
      106 reviews

      Mar 13 - 20, 2019
      Group size: 10 - 10

      About this trip

      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. 

      Meet your Retreat Leader

      As a mom of three, Chelsea 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.

      Retreat Itinerary

      DAY 1: 

      Arrival - Airport pick up from Durban King Shaka Int’l Airport and transfer to Thendele Camp at Drakensberg mountains.

      DAY 2: 

      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. 

      DAY 3: 

      Transfer to Ndaka Safari Lodge in Nambiti Game Reserve - Afternoon Game Drive.

      DAY 4: 

      Nambiti Game Reserve. Morning + Afternoon Game Drives. 

      DAY 5: 

      Morning game drive and transfer to Pumula Retreat Centre.

      DAY 6: 

      Pumula Retreat - Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve Guided Walk (zip lining optional).

      DAY 7: 

      Pumula Retreat - Beach day 

      DAY 8: 

      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.

      Booking Terms & Conditions

      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 31st, 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 email.  You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).

      Along with your flight purchase, travel insurance (medical & trip cancellation/interruption) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. 

      All deposits & payments are non refundable. 

      FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

      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.

      What’s included

      • Ground transportation
        All transportation starting from airport pick up to airport drop off.
      • 7 night accomodation
        2 nights in Thendele, 2 nights at Ndaka Safari Lodge and 3 nights at Pumula Retreat Centre
      • All meals, snacks & h2o
        Daily vegetarian meals and snacks including tea, coffee and water. Special diet needs can be accommodated.
      • Guided walks
        Explore uKahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site with a private guide. (hiking shoes are required)
      • Safari - min of 4 drives
        Morning (6:00 AM start time) and evening (3:00 PM start time) game drives thoroughout Nambiti Private Game Reserve - spot the big 5!
      • Oribi Gorge
        Entrance to the Nature Reserve - guided tour to explore this magnificent canyon.
      • Daily Yoga
        Chelsea will lead you through a daily yoga practice (morning or evening) depending on our location.
      • Workshop 1
        75 min - A strength based workshop creating stability and awareness preparing students to work into beginner inversions and arm balances. Based off of Chelsea’s ebook Rising Up Stronger
      • Workshop 2
        90 min - A dynamic movement workshop mixing animal flows, shapes, breath, and exploring outside the corners of our mat.
      • Workshop 3
        120 min - A workshop centered around shoulder and heart openers with a focus on easing into backbends and surrender.

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Arrive to Durban International Airport (DUR)
      • Travel Visa
        US & Canadian passport holders do not require visa. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
      • Travel Insurance
        Travellers must purchase travel insurance and provide proof before departure.
      • Additional Activites
        Ziplining, surfing, massages, etc
      • Gratuities & Souvenirs
        Travellers discretion

      Available Packages

      South Africa Adzenture: Double Occupancy

      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. 


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