6-Day Yoga Retreat | Soutpansberg
Reconnect & Reset in the Mountains
Join us on a yoga retreat on top of the Soutpansberg mountains. This space is designed to connect with nature, find deep rest, retreat from our busy lives and practice yoga and meditation.
Sigurwana Wilderness Reserve, Soutpansberg
6 Days | 5 Nights
1 May 2024 - 6 May 2024
5 September 2024 - 10 September 2024
Five nights’ accommodation in Bush Chalets at Sigurwana Lodge in the Soutpansberg mountains
On top of the mountain, absolutely seclude
Small group of 8 max
Morning and afternoon activities, yoga sessions, meditation practice and pranayama
Exploring the diverse wilderness with game drives and guided walks
A true botanical paradise: there are more than 320 different species of trees, including an ancient forest, as well as rare cycad
Located in the Soutpansberg Sigurwana Lodge enhances the authentic back-to-nature experience. The unique lodge accommodation provides you with beautiful views across spectacular areas of natural scenic beauty and is the ideal place from which to explore the vast range of fascinating indigenous creatures and plants that inhabit the 5 500 ha hotspot of biodiversity.
Sigurwana Lodge is an intimate lodge which can accommodate a total of 12 guests in the beautiful bush chalets, the Ystervark and a luxurious safari tent that sleeps four people. Not surprisingly, they care deeply about the environment, and you’ll find the lodge is extremely eco-friendly, using spring water and solar-powered energy.
The main lodge features a covered outdoor seating area, as well as an indoor common room with an inviting fire place.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the lovely tendered garden at the main lodge while dinner is served in the indoor common area.
A short walk from Sigurwana Lodge, the thatched chalets enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, each with delightful bush views and charm. Each chalet has its own distinctive colour scheme and theme.
Sigurwana’s uniquely furnished bush chalets offer comfort and privacy, and include ensuite bathrooms and generous-sized outdoor showers.
In front of the chalets is a cozy seating place at your disposal where you can enjoy the beautiful view into nature and watch the animals walking past.
In the following we would like to give you a glimpse into a typical day on our Yoga Retreat by giving you an overview of what those days look like. Although we don’t want to make our schedule too rigid but rather keep it flexible dependent on the season, the interest of our guests and other external factors like the weather. But still we believe in a certain structure and want to give you an idea of what you can expect during our time together.
On the first day a private transfer takes you from OR Tambo International Airport to the Soutpansberg. The drive takes about 5 hours and you will arrive around 1 pm. Our guide will welcome you at the meeting point and take you on a 4×4 adventure to the lodge. Guests who come with their own (rental-) car receive detailed directions to a meeting
After a warm welcome at the lodge, everyone is shown their accommodation. Then lunch is ready at the main area in the beautiful garden. In the afternoon we take a first stroll through the reserve, where we will find a nice spot to practice yoga asana, to stretch our bodies after the travels. Dinner is served in the lovely crafted common area of the lodge. On cold evenings the seating area by the firepla is very inviting to read a book, enjoy the company and warming up.
This is a little structure on how a typical day might look like:
6:00 | Morning Meditation
7:00 | Breakfast
8:00 | Morning activity: We go out for a walk or a game drive to explore the nature. Midway we move our body through a yoga asana practice.
12:00 | At around 12 o'clock we arrive back at the lodge.
13:00 | Lunchtime
14:00 | Time for yourself to relax, to enjoy the beautiful surrounding , to read a book or take a nap.
15:00 | Afternoon activity: We go out on another walk or drive into nature. Again we use the time out there to practice different aspects of yoga.
18:00 | Enjoy the sunset, relax in front of the fireplace and unwind after an eventful day.
19:00 | Dinnertime
On our drives and walks we learn more about the flora and fauna of the region, which is unique and diverse in the Soutpansberg region. Surrounded by this beautiful wilderness we use the time not only to explore nature but to practice the different aspects of yoga. The morning starts with a calming meditation while the birds start singing and the sun comes up. While out in the bush we practice yoga asana, combined with breathing exercises and relaxation. Through out the week there will be a red thread of yoga philosophy that weaves into our daily practices, where you might find some inspiration and learn more about yourself.
There is only one thing more amazing than practicing yoga, it is to practice yoga in such a stunning natural environment.
Bush Chalet with en-suite bathroom - single use:
Bush Chalet with en-suite bathroom - shared:
Price per person
Accommodation as stated above.
Coffee and Tea.
Entrance fee and excursions / activities during these days.
Transfer from and to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
Flights and airport taxes.
Pre and post safari accommodation and transfers to the lodge.
Other drinks at the lodge.
Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
Entry Visa Fees.