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Soul Safaris are Holistic retreats which focus on Personal Transformation, and are set in the Ndlovumzi Nature reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Our Retreats are packaged as a holiday experience, and combine Learning and Healing with a magical African Safari adventure.  They are truly complete nourishment   for Mind, Body and Soul.

We offer you the chance to transform your life into more of what you want it to be, in an enjoyable and relaxing way; while at the same time having a wonderful holiday experience, and getting to explore some beautiful parts of South Africa.

Soul Safaris are set in the beautiful Ndlovumzi game reserve, a little piece of African paradise tucked away in the Limpopo province of South Africa, and close to the town of Hoedspruit.

Ndlovumzi;  which means 'Place of the elephant' because of its location on the Olifants River (which is the Afrikaans name for Elephants River);   is a 1000 hectare game and nature reserve, and is situated only 90 km from the Kruger National Park.  There is no ‘Big 5’ game here, no dangerous animals, so you can walk safely and freely throughout the reserve.  This makes it the perfect setting to enjoy glorious nature walks, hikes, cycling and mindful movement practices.  Experience the mesmerizing atmosphere and breath-taking views, as you feel the exhilaration of being surrounded by herds of wild animals, and being so close to nature.  Within this wonderful wildness you will find an abundance of birdlife, vegetation, indigenous trees, walking trails, dams, streams, viewpoints, picnic spots, and quiet ‘meditation places.’  There is an abundance of different game species, and you will be greeted by the wide variety of antelope such as Kudu, Wildebeest, Nyala, Bushbuck, Impala, Duiker, Klipspringer, Giraffe and Zebra;  as well as the smaller game such as Warthog and Jackal, Wild hare, Tortoise, Monkeys and Baboons;  and the nocturnal species such as the spotted Genet, Caracal and Night ape.

We have various accomodation options available, both in and close to Ndlovumzi, and the accomodation is a lovely combination of charming and rustic authentic African bush style.  We have different options available at different times of the year, with varied sleeping arrangements to suit everyone's needs.

During your Retreat stay we would like to treat you to some uniquely South African dishes, so we have chosen specific meals to help you enjoy the experience.  All meals are  light, delicious, healthy and wholesome, and are freshly prepared to guarantee you a sample of the multi-cultural flavours of South Africa.

The atmosphere is tranquil, secluded and free from noise and outside distractions.  There is no television, no radios, no internet connection, and only limited cell phone signal. All you need to enjoy pure, unspoiled, rejuvenating bliss.

If you like the idea of ‘getting away’ to the heart of the African bush for a Wellness holiday that will enrich your life, then you will love our invigorating Soul Safari Retreats.

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.