Wilderness has great potential to heal, refresh and awaken. Here, Exclusive Getaways recommends three phenomenal safaris for the soul in South Africa – experiences that reach deeply into the inner being, by offering mind-body practices in addition to wilderness activities, and by being rooted in the intention to provide rest and rejuvenation for the spirit. Allowance for self-pacing, provision of contemplation spaces and opportunities for deepening self-awareness set these safaris apart from the mainstream.
GARONGA SAFARI CAMP, Hoedspruit Area, Limpopo
Garonga Safari Camp is a soulful and luxurious tented camp to the west of the Kruger National Park. Six en-suite tents have marvelous relaxation decks that look out over the bushveld. Hammocks beg one to linger just a little longer. At Garonga guests are encouraged to take things at their own pace, so that the guided safari drives, wilderness walks, and quiet in-between times can be appreciated thoroughly. Aromatherapy and reflexology treatments, and open-air baths, nurture and restore. Mail us.
LONDOLOZI, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga
Londolozi provides not only one of the most exceptional wildlife safaris in South Africa, but also has outstanding offerings for the wellness of its guests. Be nurtured back to harmony at Londolozi’s Healing House, where you have the choice of massage treatments, aromatherapy and reflexology, sound therapy, Reiki, crystal healing, shiatsu, halotherapy, yoga, meditation and breathwork. Yoga is offered daily, on a deck suspended in an ancient ebony tree, as close to nature as you could possibly get. Classes are available at beginner and intermediate level, and private classes are also available. Mail us.
SAMARA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, Eastern Cape
Samara Private Game Reserve is a remarkable wilderness in the malaria-free Great Karoo. Connect with a vast space and be inspired by Samara’s conservation projects; walk-and-stalk the highly endangered cheetah; explore the untouched plains viewing magnificent herds of antelope; delight in the mountain plateau where Cape Mountain Zebra have found safety; view fossils predating the dinosaurs, as well as ancient Bushman paintings. Take time to be at one with the gigantic landscape, and consider a sleepout beneath the stars at Samara’s spectacular Milky Way Starbed. Mail us.
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