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8 Day Fully Alive Safaris and Yoga Retreat in Pumula, Hibberdene
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Pumula Retreat, 262 First Avenue, Pumula, Hibberdene, 4235, South Africa

Adventure Safaris and Yoga Retreat in South Africa

This yoga retreat offers you an opportunity to retreat and focus on your practice, in combination with the adventure of a lifetime that makes you feel fully alive! Both on and off the mat, you get to explore the different aspects of life. From actively and consciously moving towards your physical boundaries in a challenging asana sequence to finding deep relaxation and nourishment in a Nidra yoga practice. From hiking and zip lining in a beautiful nature reserve to watching the sun rise over the Savannah, spotting wildlife during one of the safaris.

Meet the instructors

Suze & Sonia
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Visit the Zulu waterfalls and hiking
  • 3 game safaris in Nambiti to spot the Big Five
  • Visit a local NGO that supports sustainable development
  • Enjoy hiking and ziplining in Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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7 days with instruction
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will be staying 4-night at a beautiful retreat center close to the beach, 2-night at a 5-star game lodge overlooking the savannah, and 1-night at Zulu Falls.

Day 1 - 4: Pumula Retreat, KwaZulu Natal

You will stay for the first 4 nights at Pumula Retreat. Pumula Retreat is situated 120 kilometers south of Durban, in the Uzumbe area. The large property boasts breath-taking sea views and offers direct access to the forest. It is only 1 kilometer away from the beach. Enjoying the silence, nature, and wildlife surrounding the retreat center, including duiker, bushbuck, and birdlife. You can truly dive deep in your practice.

The glass yoga studio surrounded by trees provides the perfect setting for the yoga classes. The accommodation consists of the main house and a cottage. The main house offers four double rooms and one en-suite double room, with private or shared bathrooms. All double rooms can be set up with two single beds or one double bed. The cottage offers a single room and a double room with a shared bathroom.

Day 5 - 7: Nambiti

You will be staying two nights at the beautiful Nambiti game, from where you get to enjoy three safaris. Nambiti is a luxury 5-star private game reserve in a malaria-free zone. It is also the only reserve in the area that has the big five, along with 40 other game species.

It's 22000 acres of land offers incredible biodiversity, with grasslands, riverine bush, Savannah, and thornveld. The accommodation is an African farmstead, which has been completely renovated into a homely lodge. It offers double rooms and single rooms.

Day 7 - 8: Zulu Falls Lodge

On the last night, you will spend at a beautiful Zulu Falls Lodge. The lodge consists of twin, en-suite rooms, and a quadruple Rondavels. The lodge is situated in a secluded hideaway 36 kilometers from Mooi River. It overlooks the impressive 83 meters high Zulu Falls and it is located at the Mooi River which has five waterfalls in total. It offers double and quadruple rooms. At this location, single rooms are not an option.

The following are the available accommodation options:

  • Option 1

4 nights double room with shared bathroom, 2 nights double luxury safari tent with a private bathroom, and 1-night in a triple tent with private bathroom.

  • Option 2

4 nights double room with shared bathroom, 2 nights double luxury safari tent with a private bathroom, and 1-night in a double cottage with private bathroom.

  • Option 3

4 nights double room with private bathroom, 2 nights double luxury safari tent with a private bathroom, and 1-night in a double cottage with private bathroom.

Program

Sonia and Suze are two senior teachers whose guidance will allow you to truly open up to all aspects of this journey. The practices they will offer you during the retreat are complimentary. You get to enjoy creative, challenging, alignment-based Vinyasa classes, a theory that transforms sustainability from a concept to something you can integrate both in your practice and daily life, and deeply relaxing practices like Nidra yoga.

The retreat itinerary offers you the perfect balance between retreating and staying in one location, as well as going on an adventure exploring the magical country of South Africa. The owners of Pumula Retreat will be your host during the 4-days that you are staying at their retreat center and the guide during your stay at Nambiti and Zulu Falls.

They will make sure you are completely taken care of. Scott has grown up in the area and he is the best person to show you around and give you all the background information you need to get the most out of your South Africa experience. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime that transforms you on all levels and allowing you to feel what it is like to be fully alive!

This retreat offers you so much more than yoga and a beautiful retreat location. Besides a complete and intensive yoga program, you get to truly experience the many aspects of South Africa that make this country so beautiful. From the beautiful beach to the breathtaking wildlife on the savanna, as well as the inspiring local efforts to make a sustainable and fulfilling lifestyle available for everybody. You get to experience it all.

The highlights of the retreat

  • Yoga style: Vinyasa yoga and Nidra yoga
  • Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and sustainability classes with two senior teachers
  • Visit a local NGO that supports sustainable development and creative education
  • Go on adventurous trips such as hiking and zip-lining in Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, spotting whales from the beach, and hiking at Zulu Falls
  • Enjoy no less than three game safaris in Nambiti where you can spot the big five

Day 1-2 at Zulu Falls Waterfalls and Hiking

From Nambiti you will travel to Zulu Falls where you get to enjoy the view over the stunning waterfalls right from your accommodation. Here too, your guides take you to the most beautiful spots as you go on a hike in the area and visit the waterfalls.

Day 2 - 4 at Nambiti The big 5 Safaris

After 4 nights at Pumula Retreat, the local guides take you to Nambiti where you get to enjoy no less than 3 game safaris! One in the afternoon, one in the early morning, and one in the early evening, giving you the highest chance to see the different wildlife that lives in the area as well as enjoy the magical African sunrise and sunset.

Day 4-8 at Pumula Retreat Center Whale watching at the beach, Zip-lining, and supporting a local NGO

While staying 4 nights at Pumula Retreat you can enjoy the beach and spot whales if you are lucky as they are frequently visiting the coastline. But the area has more stunning nature to offer! You will enjoy a day trip to Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve for a beautiful hike and a zip-lining adventure. Global Flow Retreats always include a local sustainability project that offers an insight and education on the issues the local population runs into, the initiatives they start to create change and awareness and how one can take home the teachings they. For this retreat, you will visit Thanda, a local NGO that supports children and families in learning creative and sustainable skills that allows them to create a life that fulfills their potential while supporting the environment.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1 - May 8, 2021 (Saturday): Arrival at Zulu Falls

  • Pick up from Durban Airport
  • 14:00 Arrival and check-in
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Group welcome and retreat opening
  • 15:30 - 17:30 Hike at Zulu Falls
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra with Suze
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 2 - May 9, 2021 (Sunday): Zuku Falls > Nambiti

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Yoga class with Sonia
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 12:00 Free time / hiking
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Drive to Nambiti
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Game drive
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 3 - May 10, 2021 (Monday): Nambiti

  • 06:00 - 09:00 Morning game drive
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Afternoon game drive
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Restorative Yoga / Yoga Nidra with Suze
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 4 - May 11, 2021 (Tuesday): Nambiti > Pumula Retreat

  • 06:00 - 09:00 Morning game drive
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Yoga with Sonia
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17:30 Drive to Pumula
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Nidra with Suze
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 5 - May 12, 2021 (Wednesday): Pumula

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning tea and snack
  • 7:30 - 10:00 Yoga class with Sonia
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 14:00 Free time at the beach
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Free time at the beach
  • 16:30 - 19:00 Yoga class with Sonia
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 6 - May 13, 2021 (Thursday): Pumula

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning tea and snack
  • 7:30 - 10:00 Yoga class with Sonia
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 15:30 Visit NGO Thanda with Lunch
  • 16:30 - 19:00 Yoga class with Suze
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 7 - May 14, 2021 (Friday): Pumula

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning tea and snack
  • 7:30 - 10:00 Yoga class with Sonia
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 15:30 Trip to Oribi Gorge
  • 16:30 - 19:00 Yoga class with Suze
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 8 - May 15, 2021 (Saturday): Pumula to Durban Airport

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning tea and snack
  • 07:30 - 10:00 Yoga and Nidra yoga class with Sonia and Suze
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Check out
  • 12:00 - 15:00 Drive and drop off at Durban airport

The retreat schedule is subject to change if this serves the flow of the retreat.

Instructors

Suze Retera

Sonia Taylor Bach

Location

Food

During this retreat, you will be served with daily delicious vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • 3 game drives safari to watch the Big Five
  • All meals
  • 4 nights accommodation at Pumula Retreat Center
  • 2 nights accommodation in Nambiti at a game resort
  • 1-night accommodation at Zulu Falls
  • Visit a local NGO
  • Hiking and ziplining in Oribi Gorge
  • Visit the Zulu waterfalls and hike
  • A day at the beach where to spot whales as they swim in the area (if you're lucky)
  • All transport during the retreat
  • Airport pick up and drop off Durban Airport

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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