Be in nature, observe African wildlife & deepen your yoga practice with Maggie James & Beatrice Anne
Aug - Sep 2023
Hluhluwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa
YOGA & WALKING SAFARI RETREAT
Wake up to the sounds of the African bush;
walk at dawn in the footsteps of elephants,
observe rhinos from a safe distance, on foot, with just the trees and your trusted field guide between you;
Return home to a wholesome brunch on the veranda and watch the wildlife come and go around camp;
enjoy being in your body through an expertly guided yoga practice;
explore further areas of the wildlife area by car in the afternoon, or walk to visit the hippo by the river
return to base for a wholesome plant based BBQ;
fall asleep early, to the sound of the African bush.
The joy of living naturally.
HluHluwe Wildlife Reserve
2.5h drive from Durban Airport, South Africa
HluHluwe Imfolozi Game Park is one of Africa's most scenic areas and home incredible wildlife including the Big Five (Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard & Buffalo). It is the oldest nature reserve in Africa, as well as the birthplace of rhino conservation; thanks to this it has the largest population of white rhino in the world.
Read more about this incredible corner of the earth here:
We have our own private ranger to take us on walks every morning and afternoon (all activities optional). He will guide us safely and share invaluable insight into the ways of the fauna & flora around us.
Yoga & Meditation
Maggie and Beatrice will facilitate yoga and mediation each day. They have both been teaching yoga for many years and met while completing their Jivamukti teacher training in India. They shared a jungle cabin together for a month and discovered how much they had in common, above all their love & respect for nature.
Maggie has a passion for African wildlife & conservation and has spent time in various national parks all over Southern Africa with her family. Currently teaching yoga in London, her dream is to spread the sense of wholeness & peace that she experiences in the African bush, as well as in her regular yoga & meditation practice. Read more about Maggie here.
Beatrice believes with consistent practice, it opens opportunity to create and nurture connection with ourselves and with others. In addition to building strong physical bodies, yoga allows us to become flexibility in the body AND the mind. It helps us conquer fears, avoid injury, improve balance, and lead a more mindful and conscious life. Yoga brings people back to their natural state, one of true happiness and joy. Read more about Beatrice here.
Our campsite is private with just 4 twin cottages, each with their own bathroom; the communal area has a kitchen, dining room, indoor living & yoga space and outdoor veranda and BBQ area; it is simple & comfortable. We will also have a chef and a game ranger on site.
Prince Harry himself stayed in one of the huts in 2013. It is humble but comfortable and perfect for a retreat back to nature.
Food & Logistics
Our chef will be preparing vegetarian brunch and dinner, with coffee, tea, fruit, snacks and breakfast items available during the day. Our chef also cleans your cottages on a daily basis.