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South Africa Sun and Soul Safari Adventure: March 10th – March 19th 2022

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 have been wanting to share this magnificent piece of the earth with my yogi friends for many years. 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, luxurious and exciting, there is a strict limit on the number of guests.   This trip has always been sold out within the first day or two, so if you missed out before , now is your chance!  I have chosen a game reserve in a malaria free zone, so no shots or drugs necessary! One must, however, be FULLY vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 to join. 

Day 1Thurs. March 10th  Arrive Cape Town International Airport. 

You will be met at the airport and driven to your beautiful ocean view hotel, 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

Day 2-Fri. March 11th  Tour of Cape Town, Morning meditation and yoga class, Cable car up Table Mountain, guided tour on the mountain. Private guided tour of the city and Bo-Kaap.Breakfast,  Dinner with wine.

Day 3Sat. March 12th   Scenic Cape Point Tour. Morning meditation and yoga Class. Visit a stunning market where we will pick up our ‘take away” lunches. Private tour along scenic Chapman’s Peak drive to Cape Point. Moderate hike to the point, beautiful vistas of two oceans, in a nature reserve. Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4-Sun. March 13th  Bike tour of Winelands, Morning meditation and yoga class, followed by breakfast. We visit two stunning wine/lavendar/olive oil estates. Biking through Franschoek and vineyards.  Breakfast, Lunch,  

Day 5-Mon. March 14th  Boat tour to Robben Island. Morning meditation and yoga class, followed by breakfast. Head to V & A to board a ferry for a VIP private tour of the prison where Nelson Mandela spent many years . Afternoon and evening free. Breakfast

Day 6-Tues. March 15th    Fly to Jo’burg, Apartheid museum and Soweto tour.  Late afternoon to shop in Sandton. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7-Wed. March 16th   Safari. Scenic drive to Madikwe. Get settled into your beautiful tented safari accommodations,and then enjoy a hearty lunch. A few hours to relax and then tea followed by our first  late afternoon game drive. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Day 8-Thur. March 17th  Safari. Early morning game drive. Yoga session. Relaxing time, massage, swim, chill. Lunch, late afternoon game drive. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Day 9-Fri. March 18th   Safari Early morning game drive. Yoga session. Relaxing time, massage, swim, chill. Lunch, late afternoon game drive. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Day 10-March 19th  Early morning game drive, brunch and then we begin our drive back to Jo’burg in time for our evening flights back home!

Includes Welcome drinks and light supper, 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners,(two with wine),  5 lunches, all airport transfers, Safari drives, private transfers to Safari Lodge, domestic flights from Cape Town to Jo’burg, Cape Town tours, Table Mountain cable car, Robben Island excursion, wine lands Bike Tour including wine tasting. Yoga and meditation classes, informative guides, Soweto and Apartheid Museum tours.

Prices per person

Double Superior with views $3250

Double Deluxe with views $3650

Single Superior with views $4450

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.  We will take a cable car up Table Mountain for an incredible viewing and nature experience, take a boat out to Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela spent most of his imprisonment. We will also spend a day biking through the stunning vineyards of the famous wine region, enjoy a delicious lunch paired with some fine local wine tastings. There will be a visit to the vibrant V & A waterfront and time to mingle with the locals. The food is delicious, and we will experience many different culinary delights. You will have time to relax and shop or chill 

Other adventures will be a hike up Lion’s Head, a visit to the quaint seaside village of Kalk Bay, and a visit to Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. 

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
Our safari destination is Madikwe Game Reserve, on the border of South Africa and Botswana. Our beautiful accommodations are a luxury private tented 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, and some dinners will be enjoyed under the stars in the “boma”. 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!

Johannesburg suburbs and Soweto.

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 hotel tonight is in  the upscale Sandton/Morningside area.  There will be time for shopping in Sandton City  or the afternoon to relax at the pool. We will enjoy a dinner together at a local restaurant.