You’ll wake up your soul and your senses on this incredible journey, which immerses you in the spiritual traditions of Southern Africa. You’ll witness all-night dance ceremonies deep in the Kalahari and meet with shamans to learn about ancient tribal healing rituals.
You’ll also go on game drives across the great African savannah, have lots of opportunity to practice yoga, and travel to luxury spas, where you can indulge in treatments based around local practices and ingredients.
This transformational journey takes you to the heart and soul of Southern Africa. Begin in Cape Town with four relaxing nights at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Your days in Cape Town will be spent sampling local organic foods at the Old Biscuit Mill’s Saturday market, soaking up views of the city from the top of Table Mountain, rubbing noses with the penguins at Boulders Beach, and wine tasting your way to Babylonstoren in Franschhoek, where you will feast on a nutritious lunch with fresh ingredients selected from the property’s organic garden, footsteps away.
Continue your journey at Karkloof Spa, located just outside of Durban in a picturesque game reserve amongst valleys, waterfalls, and Acacia trees. After two days of restorative yoga, spa treatments, and nature-focused activities you will continue to the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve for three nights at Londolozi Private Game Reserve.
Your days at Londolozi begin early with sunrise yoga in the lodge’s yoga pavilion followed by morning and late afternoon game drives. From Londolozi, you will fly to Johannesburg for a quick overnight stay and then continue to Maun, Botswana, where you will connect to your charter flight to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
The next three nights will be spent in the quiet solitude of the expansive salt pans. Nothing in the world is as humbling as looking out onto the world’s most impressive salt pans, with nothing at all to distract you. You will also enjoy learning from your biologist guide who will bring the region to life. Next, enjoy three awe-inspiring nights interacting with local Bushmen in the Western Kalahari. Your days will be spent alongside the local people, learning about medicinal healing from using traditional herbs and your nights will be spend gathered around a burning fire while Bushmen shamans lose themselves in the ancient tradition of trance dance.
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