Yoga and Nature Retreat to Clarens
Time & Location
About The Event
Set on a game-farm at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, the Bokpoort Mountain Lodge is the idyllic sanctuary for a weekend of connecting within and with nature. Bordering the Golden Gate National Park (10 minutes from Clarens), this 1000 hectare piece of heaven is yours for a weekend of yoga, mountain hikes/runs/scenic horse-rides, picnics in the veld and so much more.
For the less-adventurous and for those needing to lie low for the weekend, the lodge boasts classy accommodation with carefully chosen finishes that make it beautifully nurturing and homely. Relax on one of the covered patios, around the pool deck, at the fire boma, or at the dam, enjoying delicious produce from the farmhouse kitchen whilst appreciating the historical sandstone charm of the recently restored farm buildings.
Although all weekend activities are optional, the weekend will start with a Friday evening sunset yoga class by lantern light, followed by a boma dinner around the fire. On Saturday morning you’ll start early with a light breakfast, and then set off on a 8km (approx 2 hours) hike/trail-run/horse-ride/game-drive (you choose) into the mountains to enjoy close views of wildebeest, zebra, eland amongst others. You'll end at the dam with a gentle yoga stretch class (and of course a swim in the crystal clear water for those who’d like to cool off) before being presented with a mouth-watering picnic spread at the dam. Saturday afternoon is yours to relax or explore the town of Clarens, with evening sundowners and canapés served at Sunset Rock close-by to the lodge. Saturday night’s dinner will be something really memorable as you sit under the stars, on the pool deck. Sunday morning will begin with a yoga class in the farm’s historical sandstone chapel, and you’ll then indulge in a delicious brunch, before departing for home from 12h00 onwards. The gallery in the link alongside will give a better idea of our venue for the retreat https://www.bokpoort.com/
Caitlin Hird (from Yoga Works) will be your guide on this retreat and will be leading you through 3 yoga sessions focusing on both mindfulness and movement. The yoga sessions are accessible for all levels even if you are new to yoga.
Activities: Yoga (3 classes), hiking/walking/trail running/horse-riding/game-driving, picnic, swim in the dam - all activities are optional.
Fitness: A reasonable level of fitness is required for the hike on Saturday, although there is the option to horse-ride or be driven into the veld on a game-vehicle (if preferred). The hike will take between 1 and 2 hours, along a well-marked trail in the veld.
Price: 4250 ZAR pp sharing. This includes 2 nights accommodation (with rooms serviced daily), all meals, 3 yoga classes, use of horses and game vehicle, tips for the staff (they are incredible) and exclusive use of the 1000 ha farm with its trails, dams, etc. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks, although they do have a fully stocked bar should you prefer to run your own tab for the weekend. For those who’d like to come a day earlier (i.e. on Thursday) the cost is R1400 for the night (dinner, breakfast and lunch included). There is a lovely quiet area to work and fast WiFi in the cottages should you want make the most of it and spend the day working with a beautiful view.
Book: Fill in online form via ticket link, a 50% deposit secures your spot with the balance due by 12 March.
Food: The farmhouse kitchen caters for both vegan or vegetarian options