Destress, unwind and surrender yourself to the healing power of Africa. Feel the tension melt away while you watch a herd of elephants frolic in a river immersed in a spectacular savannah sunset. Close your eyes, let the fresh ocean breeze through your hair clear your mind. This is a nature-inspired retreat for women who need to recharge and reconnect with themselves. Whether you are a business woman, stay-at-home-mom or student, we all reach a point when we need to take a step back and focus on what is really important. Where better to do this than in the heart of Africa? Unplug from the demands in life and take the plunge to take care of you; get back to basics and let Nature Nurture. Kick back and relax, I will take care of everything on this Soul Safari Women’s Retreat.
Reconnect with nature, reconnect with yourself
Do you need a bush escape but don’t necessarily want to venture solo? Or are you looking for an adventurous and energising trip without the hassle of planning all the details? I offer an opportunity for you to travel to South Africa in the comfort and safety of a small group of like-minded adventurers. South Africa’s beautiful beaches and exciting wildlife will blow you away. I am passionate about African wildlife and marine ecosystems so I want nothing more than to showcase the incredible diversity of this special country.
This itinerary has been carefully designed to give you the most of this beautiful country, particularly its natural treasures. We start in the “Friendly City” of Port Elizabeth and make our way to Cape Town along the scenic Garden Route. You will experience a thrilling Big Five safari, explore ancient forests and traverse the magnificent coastline in search of marine creatures. Let’s not forget about some pampering spa treatments! You will be staying in eco-friendly lodges and guesthouses and enjoy proudly South African cuisine. Join me on a journey of natural discovery while you rejuvenate your soul.
Why travel with me?
My name is Anje and I have a background in Zoology and Marine Ecology. I love South Africa; its breathtaking landscapes, high plant and animal diversity and unique mix of cultures is truly inspiring. I have travelled all over the world but South Africa stands out for me. Come explore the spectacular southern Cape coastline with me and discover hidden gems. It’s so much more fun than travelling alone! The perks:
A small group (max 6 ladies)
Personal airport pickup and drop-off
No big tour buses. Ever.
Big five safari in a malaria-free area (no animals in camps or enclosures)
Experience genuine South African hospitality
Accommodation at eco-lodges and guesthouses
Free time to explore solo or with new friends
Assistance with pre- and post-tour arrangements
Private Facebook group to “meet” everyone before the tour
Excellent value for money
Live your African Dream – NOW
Don’t put off travelling until you retire! Here is the opportunity to experience Africa now. There’s no need to worry about travelling solo, designing an itinerary or hassling with transport arrangements because I’ve got you covered!
Get renewed inspiration
Being surrounded by nature truly inspires you to be the best YOU possible. It also boosts your morale and improves your overall sense of well-being. I strive to offer life enriching experiences so you will return home feeling inspired and in totally love with Africa.
Improved health and increased energy
We will be feasting on delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables and fresh, local meat and seafood. We will also be walking on a daily basis in glorious fresh air! So you will return home revitalised and energised.
Be taken care of
As women, we always look after others; your kids, parents, the neighbour’s cat…You have to be a wife, mother, cleaner, psychologist, boss, teacher…There never seems to be time to do something for ourselves. Let someone take care of you for a change! I want you to kick back and fully enjoy this Soul Safari Women’s Retreat. So have peace of mind; I will look after you from the moment you arrive at the airport.
Is this tour for you?
This tour is for anyone who has dreamed of travelling to Africa and who needs an escape from their busy life. Join a small group of like-minded women who are actually friends you just haven’t met yet! Can you relate to these?
I have a wanderlust heart in need of adventure
I am eco-conscious
I’d love to experience a wildlife safari in Africa
I love the idea of staying in family-run lodges and supporting the local community
The sound of the ocean is soothing
Being outdoors calms me down
My soul needs to be revitalised
I love to be pampered
Off-the-beaten-path sounds great
Have passport, will travel
An exciting Big Five safari
Forest canopy tour
Whale and dolphin watching cruise
Cape vulture experience
Visit the southern-most tip of Africa
Trails through beautiful endemic fynbos
Watch the sunset from Table Mountain
Delicious, Proudly South African cuisine
Heavenly spa treatments
Travel dates: TBA 2018
Departure point: Port Elizabeth
End point: Cape Town
10 Nights’ accommodation, all ground transportation and most meals
Included in this package
10 x Nights’ accommodation on a sharing basis
Single supplement: R4 000
All our accommodation establishments have been hand-picked and meet our high expectations and standards.
Port Elizabeth: Singa Town Lodge *****
Amakhala Private Game Reserve: Woodbury Tented Camp ****
Oyster Bay: Oyster Bay Beach Lodge****
The Crags: Hog Hollow Country Lodge ****
De Hoop Nature Reserve: Opstal Cloete Suites ****
Cape Town: The Three Boutique Hotel ****
10 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
All meals not mentioned are for your own account. The tap water is safe to drink but you will be provided with bottled water throughout the tour.
Two morning and two afternoon game drives in an open safari vehicle
Treetops Canopy Tour
Whale and Dolphin Ocean Cruise
Forest Nature Spa Package (30 mins foot massage, 15 mins body scrub; 45 mins full body massage; 30 mins head, neck and shoulder massage)
Marine Exploration Walk
Cape Vulture Trail
*All other activities including additional spa treatments are for your own account.
Guide and Transfers
The tour will be hosted by a passionate FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) qualified and registered guide. She has an MSc (Zoology), teaching diploma and extensive experience in the tourism industry. All ground transportation is included (including airport pickup + drop-off) on this tour. We will be travelling in a very comfortable, air-conditioned VW Kombi Trendline or similar.
Not included in this package
International and domestic flights
All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage
All meals and activities (including spa treatments) not specified
Laundry & telephone
Sustainable Travel and Responsible Tourism
Sustainable travel involves environmental, economic and social-cultural sustainability. We do not support any institutions which condone the unethical treatment of people or animals. Therefore, if you expect to cuddle a lion cub or ride an elephant while on this tour, it is not for you! I want to showcase South Africa’s beautifully preserved natural heritage so all our animal interactions are restricted to wild encounters. Our preferred accommodation establishments all strive to uplift the local community by hiring locals and to support the smaller businesses in the area amongst other initiatives. Furthermore, our preferred tour operators have legal permits to run their specific experiences.