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hike the Cederberg

THE MOUNTAIN MEANDER
CEDERBERG SOUTH AFRICA

10 - 15 March 2024

21 - 26 April 2024 

6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS moving through the majestic Cederberg mountains on human energy. A unique retreat programme with equal parts guided adventure activities, blended with various healing modalities, specifically designed to cultivate that perfect unplugged experience whilst reconnecting to yourself and nature. 

We've combined a series of guided hikes through the mountains with light off-road cycling to get the serotonin and endorphins firing. Two gravel rides totalling 46 km (optional) and various hikes totalling 33km including gorgeous hidden mountain pools, stunning trails and iconic rock formations including the Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Arch, Truitjieskraal and Disa Pools. Experience this unique African adventure location famous for it's shooting stars and night skies with 4x4 support vehicle, our private travelling plant based chef, luxurious glamping style accommodations and a team of healers, massage therapists, guest speakers, indigenous storytellers and yoga instructors to help guide your holistic journey through nature. 

"THE PLACE WHERE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE MEETS HOLISTIC HEALING"


 

INVESTMENT: 

R18500 per person SA ID

R23500 per foreign ID
 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Glamping accommodations

  • 3 gourmet meals daily

  • Bike or SUP rental (itinerary dependant)

  • Adventure tent

  • Daily yoga class

  • Refreshments

  • Guest speakers

  • Sound journey

  • Indigenous storytelling

  • Rock art cave tour

  • All hiking permits

  • Daily guided meditations

  • Professional guides

  • Support vehicle

  • Wim Hof Ice bath

  • Overnight hike

  • Hidden mountain pools

  • Star bathing

  • Yoga mat

  • Towels

  • Gift bag

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights

  • Massage

  • Travel insurance

  • Merchandise

  • Transport

 

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cederberg fire

DAY 1

OPENING CIRCLE & FIRESIDE INTRODUCTION

 

Day 1 is a travel day and with 200 km covered travelling into the Cederberg Mountains from Cape Town we arrive to be met with a relaxing welcome drink, a light introductory chat around the fire and a beautiful meal served by our private chef. 

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DAY 2

ROLLING OUT

 

We start our day with a sunrise yoga session led by our in-house facilitator. Our gentle yoga sessions are often rounded off by a beautiful meditation as we watch the sun break over the crest of the surrounding mountains. Resetting our circadian rhythm and falling back in-line with the cycles of nature is a big part of what we are trying to achieve on our programme, and that starts daily at sunrise.

 

After a gorgeous breakfast served by our private chef we have a relaxing morning in. camp landing after the previous travel day. Our in-house massage therapist is on hand to help you unwind and land gently into the space.

 

After lunch we head off for our 35 km gravel bicycle ride with support vehicle and refreshments in tow. This wonderful ride through the mountains and down the beautiful Uitkyk pass will lead you back into camp at sunset. We have a support vehicle on hand at all times if you're a first time rider and need some time out of the saddle. This ride caters to all fitness levels.

 

Dinner and fireside chat after our ride wraps up the day.

Cederberg rock art
cave art tour Cederberg

DAY 3

EXLOPRING ANCIENT ROCK ART & INDIGENOUS KHOISAN STORYTELLING

 

Our day starts with our usual guided sunrise yoga session and appreciation meditation followed by breakfast. We head out for a day of light adventure as we take a gentle 5 hour (round trip) hike up stream to a hidden swimming hole tucked away in a secret valley. After a swim in these healing waters and a packed lunch we return down stream.

 

The second half our day focuses on traditional storytelling and exploring ancient indigenous rock art which covers the walls of a shallow cave. This tribal experience with singing and drumming will transport you back to a time when the Khoisan people roamed these lands.

 

We return to basecamp for sunset dinner and a night of connecting around the fire.

 

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SOUND HEALING

DAY 4

ICONIC WOLFBERG ARCH OVERNIGHT HIKE & STAR BATHING

 

Daily sunrise yoga and meditations are followed by a beautiful breakfast. We have a gentle morning in camp where clients opt for massages from our in-house masseuse or read a book by a swimming hole in the sun.

 

We are treated to a soothing sound journey in camp as we are transported by a myriad of healing sounds played on various instruments by one of our healers.

 

We pack our backpacks with our overnight supplies and adventure tents in preparation for a departure after lunch. Many of our clients favourite day on the itinerary as we head up the mountain for our overnight hike. 

 

This 5 hour (one way) hike through the iconic Wolfberg Cracks and to the base of the Wolfberg Arch rock formation where we set up camp for the night with our adventure tents. 

 

We spend the night star bathing and counting shooting stars in one of Africa's best night skies. We say it's not a matter of whether you'll spot a shooting star, its how many!

hike the Cederberg waterfall
Cederberg waterfall

DAY 5

HIDDEN MOUNTAIN POOLS

 

We rise to a sunrise meditation and adventure breakfast before making our way back down the mountain towards a beautiful hidden swimming hole at the base of the trail.

 

We spend the afternoon swimming in these pristine healing mountain waters and lying on warm rocks in the sun as we digest our overnight hike and enjoy lunch.

 

Dinner and fireside chats wrap up the evening.

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DAY 6

ICE BATH FRIDAY

 

Our final yoga session and breakfast is followed by a guided ice bath experience which spikes the dopamine levels and leaves you feeling on top of the world. This immune boosting experience will leave you feeling revitalised after a week in the mountains building new friendships and skills making you ready to head back to your busy life armed a grounded and rejuvenated approach

 

The retreat wraps around 11/12 on day six and our shuttle departs for the three hour drive back to Cape Town.

 

If your'e coming in from abroad, please feel free to reach out for information and tips on how to make the most of your free time in Cape Town after the retreat. We are locals and know all the best spots.

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