Cape Town, South Africa Trail Adventure
- Studio S
- Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 (9 days)
- $2,500.00 - Double occupancy, per person. Shared room with twin beds or double bed. Roommate requested on registration form. (Inquire for pricing of single occupancy in dbl room.)
Lobo Adventures invites our tribe of global co-wanderers to humanity’s genetic birthplace — AFRICA, where we will awaken our inner invincibility.
For good reason, many call Cape Town, South Africa the greatest city in the world–also known for the lion-spirit of Nelson Mandela. Unconquered by racism, hate, and his prison cell of 27 years on Robben Island, Mandela took inspiration from the beauty of Table Bay and the poem “Invictus.” It famously roars the sentiment of our quest:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole…
…I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
Cape Town has EVERYTHING it takes to feed a hungry soul–high design, rhythmic beats, pulsating life, deep history, and perfect weather. But what makes Cape Town so unique among its international peers is its over-the-top natural beauty. It is home to the iconic Table Mountain, two converging oceans, Stellenbosch vineyards, great white sharks, The Cape of Good Hope, and most remarkable of all–South Africans themselves.
We make base camp at Ocean Gulf Resort in the picturesque foothills of Chapman’s Peak and the great coastal highway, (reminiscent of California’s Highway 1). Noordhoek Beach is just a short walk from home, whether by flip flops down the street or by horse hooves through the dunes.
Daily nourishment consists of poolside morning mindfulness/ gentle movement; delicious, healthy meals (with some un-healthy options too, of course!); sweaty trail excursions (hike or run) led by Chris or Susie; night-time happy hours in the tree house; great conversations and guided reflections by the fire pit with some extraordinary people.
The cultural bedrock will be a boat trip to Robben Island where Mandela was jailed. Here our tour will be led by a former political prisoner. In the come-back spirit of Mandela, who masterfully used the sport of rugby to unite his nation, we too will employ the magical power of physical challenge to unleash our inner lion pride.
The physical climax of our journey will be a super-challenging trail hike/run, up-and-over Table Mountain for one hell of a picnic view. (Or, if you wish, there is also the option to take a cable car.)