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Sigurwana Yoga Retreat


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Sigurwana Yoga Retreat


YOGA & MINDFULNESS SAFARI

 1 - 7  SEPTEMBER 2018 | SIGURWANA LODGE


Experience six nights in Limpopo Province, at a boutique private game reserve that is 'close to heaven'. This is an opportunity to recharge and drink in the tranquil and remote South African bushveld. Expect a mix of luxury, wellness and adventure! On this retreat you will discover vitality through daily yoga mindfulness sessions with Nina.  You can delight in guided game drives, sundowners overlooking the savannah, organic local produce, excursions to ancient rock art, wilderness walks, and starlit dinners by the campfire.

This is a one-of-kind all inclusive retreat package: luxury, wellness and adventure!

SIGURWANA - 'close to heaven'

Breathtaking landscape, unspoiled wilderness, beautiful and plentiful flora and fauna, delicious meals served under the African sky, on a bridge above a creek or out of the boma, perfect service, fascinating information about the area, and the most charming hosts! Sigurwana is a jewel to discover off the beaten track in South Africa!

Owners, Liesel and Neil Wright are art and nature lovers. Their Main Lodge was built in a fascinating way by using natural materials from the reserve - the roundly built rock walls are “going with the flow” of nature. A thatch roof which blends in with its environment gives a wonderful atmosphere. This is the heart of Sigurwana, where you will enjoy a warm and personal welcome, savour your meals, and thrive in your yoga classes.

Accommodation

All accommodation options are set walking distance from the main lodge.

Four chalets were proudly built by the staff, each with private bush views in harmony with nature. They are tastefully furnished, with en-suite bathrooms, big outdoor showers and covered verandas.

The Luxury Safari Tent is set off the ground on a wooden deck and sensitively constructed, surrounded by a fascinating rock scenery with view to “The Sigurwana Waterfall”, the Luxury Safari Tent promises an African experience. The tent has two double en-suite bedrooms, 2 outdoor showers and a tastefully furnished lounge in the centre of the tent give all the comfort and luxury you might dream of.

The Ystervark was designed by an acclaimed architect who perfectly combines the unusual with the natural. The interplay of light and structure conform naturally into its environment. He called it “Ystervark” – Afrikaans for porcupine. It offers a double bedroom with fireplace, ensuite bathroom, big outdoor shower, a covered veranda and a top deck veranda. Brightness, convenience and an exceptional design reflect the virtue of this unique accommodation.

food

Cooking with fresh organic vegetables, herbs, and using only ethically sourced meat is very important to Sigurwana. They love local, healthy and tasty food, and are adaptable to specific dietary requirements. The owner, Liesel Wright had great joy in publishing a Sigurwana Cook Book : Seven Steps to Heaven. This yoga safari package includes three meals daily, sundowners and drinks with dinner. At Sigurwana, many of the meals are served in comfort, outdoors!

Yoga & MINDfulness

Let Nina's intuitive and distinctive approach to yoga awaken your connection with nature, yourself and your inner peace. This retreat is intimate - it has been carefully and tastefully planned to make the most of the natural beauty of Sigurwana, and for this to be our inspiration in yoga and mindfulness practices. Feel the gentle rhythm of the African wilderness in your heart as you enjoy daily yoga sessions with breath-taking nature views. Delve deeper to experience mindfulness over each day, and let Nina's calming voice guide you into deep and continuous relaxation. All ages and yoga levels are welcome!

game drives & walks 

Sigurwana Wilderness Reserve is a hotspot of biodiversity stretching from South East to the North West over 5000ha of the Western Soutpansberg,  Limpopo Province, South Africa. Your yoga safari retreat includes daily guided game drives and mindfulness walks in this untouched gem.

Highlights include the only yellowwood forest in the North of South Africa, totally undisturbed, growing on the misty cliffs on the southern side of the Reserve, high above the valleys it is home of Samango monkeys and beautiful plants. On the western side, the reserve touches the highest peak of the Soutpansberg – Mount Lajuma. Here, there are spectacular views, ancient rock formations millions of years old, bushmen paintings, rock pools. Throughout, lush bushveld vegetation, rugged trees, mountain springs, grasslands and wetlands are a haven for many animals, birds, reptiles, insects and butterflies. Leopard, caracal, brown hyena, ant bear, pangolin, giraffe, zebra, sable antelope, wildebeests, kudu, bushbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Red Duiker and other small antelope roam through this remote reserve.

daily schedule

Contact Nina for the detailed schedule breakdown. Here is an example of the daily flow, depending on the forces of nature and our group, we'll also let inspiration guide us on some days!

  • Morning sunrise Yoga session
  • Meditation or Mindfulness walk
  • Sumptuous Breakfast
  • Guided excursions, such as - natural rock pool/cave art site
  • Healthy lunch
  • Late afternoon game drive and sundowners with a view
  • Dinner under the stars!


BOOKING TERMS

50% deposit upon booking confirmation.

Remaining 50% due 30 days prior to retreat start.

Cancellations - deposit fully refundable up until 90 days prior to retreat start. Thereafter, deposit non-refundable. 30 days prior to retreat, balance of booking rate is due. Non-refundable cancellations within 3 weeks of retreat start.

**Rates do not include international flights and visa costs.

 

BOOKING DETAILS

Full package rates p/person sharing: € 1 700

Full package rates single room: € 3 000

Full Package includes: 

Six nights luxury accommodation with en-suite bathrooms; 3 meals daily, sundowners, dinner drinks, tea and coffee; all game drives and excursions; all yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions; Polokwane airport pickup/drop off.