Imara Retreat 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Soul Traveller Tours
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Mar 24 - 31, 2019
Group size: 85 - 100
Imara Retreat 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa

Soul Traveller Tours
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17 reviews

$4899
Mar 24 - 31, 2019
Group size: 85 - 100

About this trip

A WOMEN’S RETREAT: CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE AND EMPOWERMENT


“IMARA” means power, persistence, and endurance in Swahili. This language is one of the more recognizable and widely used, African languages within the African Diaspora, and very befitting for the movement, because it represents everything the experience we’ve created,  stands for. - The Colored Girl, founders Victory Jones & Tori Elizabeth


IMARA is a mindful movement created by agency of change,  The Colored Girl , and aims to further empower women and celebrate their excellence, but uplifting and uniting them.  This an exclusive, thoughtfully curated experience, helping women build the lives they desire, while ushering them to also be of  greater service to one another, and their communities; by connecting them in an organic way, within an unique environment,  The energy and synergistic alignment at IMARA is truly special and unparalleled, allowing for REAL, TRUE, AUTHENTIC, beneficial, lifelong personal bonds to be formed, as well as impactful professional development.


IMARA is for ALL women.  But more specifically for women of color, who tend to be the trendsetters within their communities, and are make up for much of the global population. This retreat offers a chance for these women to further connect with self and others more deeply, in meaningful ways and form a supportive global network, that goes well beyond the experience. The opportunities for personal and professional growth, at IMARA are bountiful, and the relationships formed at IMARA are invaluable.

This is an experience like no other… specially created, FOR US, BY US.


Rediscover yourself in the beautiful and historically significant environment of 'The Cradle of Humankind', Johannesburg, South Africa. Form authentic connections with other diverse women from across the globe, and become inspired, connected, educated and invigorated. Submerge yourself in the environment of true sisterhood and camaraderie in a week long adventure and “soul marathon “ that will change your life. Join us for intimate fireside chats, impactful panel discussions, amazing workshops, fun cultural activities, and become part of the powerful & resourceful global IMARA TRIBE. 

Policy & Terms

RETURN POLICY

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund or exchange for the $750 deposit for this event after purchase. There are also no refunds for the remainder of the full payment after 10/21/2018. (In case of a canceled event or workshop by Imara that was paid through our sites, you will be fully refunded)


DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

Buyer/Attendee agrees to individually, jointly and severally indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Colored Girl, LLC and all agents, affiliated and corresponding parties, from and against all liability, loss, damage, or expense, including attorney’s fees which may be incurred or sustained as a result of purchase; during IMARA retreat, or hereafter, in perpetuity.

PAYMENT PLAN

The payment plan is a guide to assist you with making payments towards your package balance. 


Full balance must be paid by 2/24/2019


Current payment plan dates: (optional)

8/21/2018

10/21/2018

12/01/2018

1/21/2019

2/24/2019


*you can pay as frequently as you would like*

What’s included

  • LODGING
    THE VALLEY LODGE & SPA HOTEL https://www.valleylodge.co.za/
  • RETREAT ACCESS
    Incredible speakers, intimate fireside chats, amazing workshops, impactful breakout sessions
  • CURATED GIFT BAG
    Suped up IMARA swag bag full of brands you need to know!
  • SAFARI
    Fun & adventurous wild life safari outing in a natural landscape
  • *GLAMPING
    Glamour meets camping: a unique and elevated camping experience, under the stars, for the modern woman
  • GUIDED TOUR
    Historically significant local guided tours by Soul Traveller; Nelson Mandela foundation, Constitutional Court Tour, Maropeng Cradle of Human Kind tour, and Sterkfontien Caves
  • YOGA & MEDITATION
    Daily Yoga or Meditation
  • ALL MEALS INCLUDED
    Delicious local cuisine including; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    Ground transportation to and from O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT upon arrival 3/24 in Jo'burg and departing 3/31
  • VIP*
    VIP (additional cost) includes a deluxe gift bag, VIP cocktail hour with Speakers & Special Guests and 1 massage
  • Transportation*
    (additional cost) for Day & Week pass travel to and from venue from pickup location in Jo'burg (for those staying at a different location than Valley Lodge & Spa)
  • FLIGHTS
    Please book your travel accommodations with an airline of your choice to arrive in Jo'burg on 3/24 and book return on 3/31 for complimentary transport
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
    We recommend travel insurance for all International travel

Available Packages

Bronze (Triple Occupancy) + Glamping
Available until Feb 28, 2019Sold Out

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Suite (triple occupancy; cost is per person)

Gift Bag

Glamping


$2999
Silver (Double Occupancy) + Glamping
Available until Feb 28, 2019Sold Out

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Garden Room (Double occupancy; cost is per person)

Gift Bag

Glamping

$3299
Silver (Single Occupancy) + Glamping
Available until Feb 28, 2019Sold Out

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Garden Room  

Gift Bag

Glamping

$4299
Gold (Double Occupancy) + Glamping
Available until Feb 28, 2019only 1 left

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Luxury Room (Double occupancy; cost is per person)

Gift Bag

Glamping

$3599
Gold (Single Occupancy) + Glamping
Sold Out

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Luxury Room

Gift Bag

Glamping

$4599
Deposit: $500
Platinum (Double Occupancy) + Glamping
Available until Feb 28, 2019Sold Out

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Superior Room  (Double occupancy; cost is per person)

Gift Bag

Glamping

$3899
Platinum (Single Occupancy) + Glamping
only 2 left

8 days and 7 nights 

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Superior Room

Gift Bag

Glamping




$4899
Local (week) Pass +glamping
Available until Mar 22, 201919 left

(room & board not included)

This pass is for local South Africans who live near The Cradle of Humankind/Jo'burg who would like to participate in the full retreat!


(TRANSPORTATION ADD-ON AT ADDITIONAL COST AVAILABLE FROM CITY OF JO'BURG TO THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND DAILY)

$1600
Deposit: $375
Week Pass (Local)
Available until Mar 22, 201919 left

 (room & board not included)

This pass is for local South Africans who live near The Cradle of Humankind/Jo'burg who would like to participate in the full retreat!

(TRANSPORTATION ADD-ON AT ADDITIONAL COST AVAILABLE FROM CITY OF JO'BURG TO THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND DAILY)

$949
Deposit: $350
Local (day) pass
Available until Mar 24, 201931 left

(room & board not included) ONLY FOR MONDAY-WEDNESDAY

This pass is for local South Africans who live near The Cradle of Humankind/Jo'burg who would like to participate in specific days during the retreat.


Purchase multiple day passes for the number of days you would like to attend...


(TRANSPORTATION ADD-ON AT ADDITIONAL COST AVAILABLE FROM CITY OF JO'BURG TO THE CRADEL OF HUMANKIND DAILY)

$149
Glamping
Available until Feb 28, 2019Sold Out

This is for local South Africans who would like to participate!


Want to Glamp & have dinner under the moon and party under the stars with us on Saturday March 30th? 


Reserve your spot to lay under the stars in a luxury tent surrounded by music, like-minded women and fire side chats!


(price per person)

$675
VIP
Available until Mar 24, 20194 left

For week long attendees

Includes:

1 Massage

VIP cocktail hour

Deluxe gift Bag

$250
Magic Maven's Session
Available until Mar 27, 20194 left

A session to share and receive resources from a select group of ladies to help elevate your professional and personal lives.


For example:

Coaching

Graphic Design services

Sponsorship

Interviews

etc

$150

Available options

VIP only 2 left
$250
Magic Maven Session9 left
$150
$4899

Platinum (Single Occupancy) + Glamping
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1
INTENTIONS: CREATING SPACE FOR MINDFULNESS

10AM-2PM

Hotel check-in & Registrations

2-4PM

Foot Massage & Pool Party

6-8PM

Naming Ceremony - Gogo Dineo

8-10PM

Welcome Dinner

Your Organizer


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Soul Traveller Tours
17 reviews
Soul Traveller Tours is the first group travel tour operator in South Africa. Besides providing value-for-money domestic travel experiences, Soul Traveller Tours provides travellers with life-changing experiences, where souls connect and memories last a lifetime through 6 curated travel packages that have been developed from the 6 colours of the South African flag, each with its own theme. An important objective of Soul Traveller Tours is to facilitate positive citizenry and transformation amongst everyday South Africans whilst creating experiences and memories that get retold and shared from generation to generation. Additional to its typical 5 days / 4 nights packages, Soul Traveller Tours also regularly arranges half-day 'immersives', where travellers are exposed to a 'snap shot' of a regular tour over a 8 - 12 hour period, immersing themselves in a collage of food, lifestyle and cultural experiences in a short period of type.

Reviews

We enjoyed the food and visiting Soweto however we didn’t feel that it was a good idea to introduce our selves to everyone for the tour guide as we had already done this before we arrived and we were about to eat and in a busy restaurant and the family felt uncomfortable doing this, We all felt that 3625 rand for 5 of us was not good value for money as we had to pay for our own taxi ride on the tour and also use a separate car so our family was split up. The price we paid was supposed to include transport which was untrue . The 2 guides that we met at Soweto were also not included in our trip as we were asked to also pay for these by donation a tip . The soul guide was friendly but was only able to share basic information about Soweto and she relied on the other 2 guides we met that wanted donations to do most of the talking so she was more an accompanying us rather then a guide. My children were in the other car so had no guide in their sat so had no benefit so missed out. In comparison We paid for a half day lion Safari including pick up and drop off and lunch for far less then we paid this trip so over all we were very disappointed and emailed to ask for some compensation but we had no response so can not recommend this type of trip .
Amazing experience. The Constitution Hill tour was my highlight of the day with Lwando as our very dynamic guide. Her passion and knowledge and delivery made for a riveting experience. Even though I don't drink alcohol however the trip to the gin distillery was quite an experience. i learned so much about the industry. And I was just as giddy from the experience as the drinkers because of the company of my fellow soul travellers. Awesomeness. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. A special thanks to the soul connector Xoliswa . You guys rock! Zanele M.
Absolutely phenomenal! I left this tour feeling rejuvenated, enriched, and more informed about the history, politics, and current events in Johannesburg. I’m used to traveling and exploring on my own, but to be able to experience SA through a local lens was totally worth the experience. Also, the three course meal was impeccable!!!! And I was blown away by the creativity and ingenuity of the amazing lady that founded the first Gin distillery. I’m inspired to be more proactive about finding curated travel experiences and I feel more empowered as someone who is looking to delve into social entrepreneurship myself.
This Experience was well coordinated. The Tour Guide was exceptional, well informed and very good with the guests. The group was multi-cultural, multi-generational and diverse. The transitions between all activities was smooth and seamless. Soul Traveller is one of the few Tour companies that know what they are doing. The energy was great right until the end. We are looking forward to another Soul Traveller Experience. WELL DONE!!! 13/10
Amazing Day! Greatest experience ever, so informative and eye opening with Lwando.... Brilliant Tour guide Xoliswa who knows her stuff, pure genius! Best choice of restaurant "Food I Love You" Well done Soul Traveller!!! You are the best...
By Zongile Ndlela for Art + Justice + Play on Jun 25, 2019
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