South Africa Sun & Soul Safari Adventure
Juluka Vedic Ventures
10 days of soul satisfaction!
Next Adventure Dates: March 23rd – April 1st 2023
Please join me on this exclusive adventure to my homeland. This is actually where we all began, so let’s journey back to the cradle of humanity and connect with our mother continent.
This yoga vacation is very special for me, as South Africa is my first home, and I love sharing this magnificent piece of the earth with my yogi friends. I have put my heart into creating what I think would be the most meaningful and enjoyable itinerary, for the amount of time we have. Due to the exclusive safari adventure and in an effort to keep the trip intimate, exotic & exciting, there is a strict limit on the number of guests. This trip has always sold out, so take advantage of this life time opportunity to join us! This is the 5th South Africa Yoga Vacation, and I have tweaked it a bit to make it even better! An upgraded fly-in safari has also been added.
Day 1–Arrive Cape Town International Airport.
You will be met at the airport and driven to your beautiful hotel, steps from the ocean, in Sea Point. The non stop United flight arrives in the early evening, but if you are arriving a different way, you may join as early as 10am. Orientation, and welcome light supper and drinks. President Hotel.
Day 2- Tour of Cape Town & Table Mountain Morning meditation and yoga class in Imizamo Yethu, an African township, taught by Busi. Cable car up Table Mountain, guided tour on the mountain. Private guided tour of the city and Bo-Kaap. President Hotel. B, D
Day 3– Robben Island, V&A. Morning meditation and yoga class, followed by breakfast. Head to V & A waterfront, Oranjezicht market, before we board a ferry for a VIP private tour of the prison where Nelson Mandela spent many years . Afternoon & evening free. President Hotel. B
Day 4-Bike tour of Winelands, Morning meditation and yoga class, followed by breakfast. We visit two stunning wine/lavender/olive oil estates. Biking through beautiful Franschhoek and vineyards.
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Day 5-Scenic Cape Point Tour. Morning meditation and yoga. Today we head out along the world famous scenic Chapman’s Peak drive to Cape Point. Moderate hike to the point, beautiful vistas of two oceans, in a nature reserve. Then we pop in to say Hi to the penguins at Boulders Beach, and lunch in the naval town of Simons Town. President Hotel. B, L, D
Day 6-Safari. Breakfast and check out of our hotel. Transfer to airport for our flight to Hoedspruit in the greater Kruger park area, transfer to our safari lodge. High tea, followed by an exciting game drive. Delicious dinner, under the African sky. Jackalberry Lodge B,L,D
Day 7-Safari. Early morning game drive. Yoga session. Relaxing time, massage, swim, chill. Lunch, late afternoon game drive. Jackalberry Lodge B,L,D
Day 8-Safari. Early morning game drive. Yoga session. Relaxing time, massage, swim, chill. Lunch, late afternoon game drive. Jackalberry Lodge B,L,D
Day 9-Sandton. Early morning game drive, brunch and then fly back to Jo’burg. Catch up on some shopping or just relaxing. Sandton Ciy Hotel. B
Day 10-Soweto. We have a few free hours in the morning before we are picked up by our very informative guide and driver to explore Soweto, the biggest “township” in Africa, also the home of Mandela and Desmond Tutu. We will experience the Apartheid museum as well. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in the township. Then it’s back to the hotel, pick up our bags and head to the airport by 5pm. B, L
Includes Welcome drinks and light supper, 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners,(two with wine), 5 lunches, airport transfers, Safari drives, all private transfers, domestic flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit & Hoedspruit to JNB, Cape Town tours, parks entrance fees, all taxes, Table Mountain cable car, Robben Island excursion, wine lands Bike Tour including wine tasting. Yoga and meditation, guides, Soweto, Apartheid Museum tours.
Prices per person
Double Superior $3350 Double Deluxe $3695 (Cape Town sea facing suite) Single Superior $4495
Not included: International flights, insurance, laundry, beverages, gratuities. This is mostly an all inclusive trip. There is a non stop United flight from Newark to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg.
Cape Town and Surrounds
Our adventure starts in Cape Town, the “mother city”, the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town is exciting, diverse and astonishingly beautiful. The professional guided walking tour with enlighten you to the history of this richly diverse and exciting city. We will take a cable car up Table Mountain for an incredible viewing and nature experience, take a boat out to Robben Island on a private VIP tour, the place where Nelson Mandela spent most of his imprisonment. There will be a visit to the vibrant
V & A waterfront and time to mingle with the locals. The food throughout the city is delicious, and we will experience many different culinary delights. You will have time to relax and shop or chill, maybe take a dip in the cool waters at hip Clifton Beach. We will also spend time biking through the stunning vineyards of the famous wine region of Franschhoek, where we enjoy some fine local wine tastings. Enroute to Franschhoek, we visit the magnificent Babylonstoren Estate for a guided tour of their exquisite gardens.
Other adventures will be a hike up Lion’s Head, a visit to the quaint seaside village of Simons Town, and a visit to Cape Point. We will dine at the fabulous Black Sheep in Cape Town, and the highly popular Mantra in trendy Camps Bay. Our accommodations are at the beautiful President Hotel on the Cape Town Sea Point Promenade, an excellent location, safe for exploring by foot, visiting markets and beautiful beaches. Beautiful vistas!
The Safari Adventure
We fly directly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit, very close to our safari destination, which is within the greater world famous Kruger National Game Reserve at the Jackalberry Lodge. Our beautiful accommodations are at a luxury private camp. This is beyond “glamping”. Air conditioning, private bathrooms, swimming pool and gorgeous common areas.
We experience 2 game drives per day in an open air land rover with highly experienced guides, on a hunt for animal viewing. The reserve has lions, elephant, cheetah, rhino, hippos, giraffe, and a population of the endangered African wild dog and of course many other species of game, in their natural habitat.
All meals are included. Sundowners are served out in the bush on the afternoon game drive. It is difficult to explain the serene tone of being in the bush, contrasted with the excitement and vibrant feeling of aliveness by being so incredibly close to nature at her finest. For most, this is an experience of a lifetime!
Soweto and Sandton City
Today includes a visit to Soweto, South Africa’s biggest and most famous township, with over a million residents and a tumultuous history. Then its off to the apartheid museum.
Our last night’s hotel is in the upscale Sandton/Morningside area. There will be time for shopping in Sandton City or relax at the pool.
Please email Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-201-638-6828 with any questions or concerns.
www.julukayoga.com Assistance with flights, insurance etc will gladly be provided!