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Yoga in South Africa
Saragossa is a peaceful oasis in high Middleveld

If there was a perfect place to host a yoga retreat, Saragossa would be it. The game reserve is located in Mpumalanga, filled with long stretches of beautiful grassland, interspersed with savannahs, forested ravines and waterfalls. As the plains open up under beautiful bright blue skies, the Saragossa mountains are visible in the distance.

Imagine stepping into a place where you can truly be at peace with yourself, where people are conscious about the environment, and treat everyone with respect. At Saragossa, you can find that. The game reserve only cultivates organic produce, makes sure to use solar power when possible, recycles waste, and rehabilitates endangered flora and fauna.

Yoga retreats are meant to be memorable. We want you to make friends for life, connect with yourself, rekindle your love of nature, and let your love of food extend into your own love for yourself.

Your Retreat Experience
DO DOWNWARD DOG ALONGSIDE A ZEBRA

Your retreat begins on Sunday afternoon with a welcome ceremony as our teachers introduce you to the retreat program. A gentle evening yoga session will help you to recover from a day of traveling before you join the other retreat participants for your welcome dinner.

During the week you’ll enjoy daily yoga, meditation classes, workshops and lots of delicious food and drink. To ensure your trip to South Africa is unforgettable, we’ve organized various local activities. These range from tours through the wilderness to culture and dance. Learn more about the activities.

MORNING
MORNING

Each morning we’ll start with a short meditation class focused on a unique aspects of mindfulness. After that, you can enjoy your first morning yoga class at 8:15am led by one of our wonderful yoga teachers. After morning yoga, you can join the breakfast buffet with local farm foods at 9:45 am.

NOON
NOON

Take some time to relax or join our local highly recommended activities. With game drives, we will take you on a wild safari adventure. You can enjoy stunning waterfalls, local caves or experience Africa from the ground with our bush walks.  The local Farm-to-Table lunch starts at 1pm. In the afternoon you can also enjoy yoga class or attend a special yoga workshop.

EVENING
EVENING

Enjoy our farm-based dinner with like-minded people and recharge your batteries for more evening activities. You can enjoy our music and dance activities through the night, or take an evening walk in the bushes. There will be an Ecstatic Dance Concert on the second day welcoming you to let go, feel the yoga vibe and just be yourself.

ACCOMODATION
LUXURY HAND IN HAND WITH MINDFULNESS

Saragossa Game Reserve is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the African bush, located on the banks of the Elands River in the scenic Elands Valley, approximately 20 km east of the old railway village Waterval Boven (Emgwenya). This exclusive nature and wildlife retreat covers a variety of ecosystems, from river-filled forest to savannah to bushveld. With an aura of calmness and beautiful nature, it’s the ideal place to start or end your journey in South Africa.

Giraffe, hippo, zebra, blue wildebeest and eland are just a few of the indigenous species that roam freely throughout the 1400-hectare reserve that we host our retreat at. You can discover caracal, hyena, porcupines and many more. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life and share our passion for this magical place.

Saragossa Game Reserve, Emgwenya, South Africa

PACKAGES

You can join by yourself or bring a friend or partner.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 3 x Daily meditation and yoga classes with Pilar, Sarah and Elnura
  • Body Bhajan Workshop and Ecstatic Dance with Pascal
  • Accommodation in a stunning luxury lodge incl. WiFi
  • Transportation from Johannesburg Airport to Lodge
  • 3 x daily meals prepared with love, using organic and locally grown ingredients (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Fruit, coffee and tea available all day
  • Yoga equipment (mats & towels) available all day
  • Plenty of time to explore the beauty of the game reserve
  • Access to the pool & spa area
  • In house activities such as 1 x Mountain Breakfast, 1 x Game Drive, 1 x Bush Walk, 1 x Star Gazing 1 x Farm-to-plate Tour
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights
  • Massages or other therapies (available on request)
  • External activities, such as the waterfall and cave tour

Looking for company?

1 PERSON IN A SHARED ROOM
€2600
/Person
Valid for one person
You’ll share a double room
We’ll put you with good company

All by yourself?

1 PERSON IN PRIVATE ROOM
€4200
/Person
Valid for one person
Private room all for yourself

Bring a friend!

2 PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
€5000
/2 Person
Valid for two people
You’ll share a private Garden Suite
Honeymoon suite available (FCFS)
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU