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7 Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in South Africa

  • Surfers Corner, Beach Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

7 Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in South Africa

  • Surfers Corner, Beach Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Yoga Retreat South Africa

Eat, sleep, surf, and do yoga with the mighty ocean on your doorstep, and the majestic Table mountain range behind you. Take part in a rejuvenating, energizing experience at the southern tip of Africa with up to four hours of daily yoga classes, workshops, individual sessions, and learning about mindfulness and yoga philosophy. Surf, rest, and enjoy delicious healthy food and a bit of exploring of Cape Town's many famous delights.

Highlights

  • 3 surf lessons
  • Scenic Table mountain walk
  • Kayaking and picnic with penguins
  • Daily yoga classes and meditation sessions
  • Daily brunch and five evening meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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All rooms are simply decorated, cleaned daily, with wooden floors, high ceilings, and have sweeping sea-views, some with their own private balconies. There are multiple areas to relax, from quiet reading nooks, sunny lounges, a massive balcony to watch the waves from, a games room, and a roof-top terrace with 360 degree views of the surrounds.

Hot water is solar heated; there is a recycling program and free Wi-Fi available in the common areas. You can stay in one of the six double rooms or in one of the three balcony rooms. They all have seaviews and come equipped with bedside tables and reading lamps. The balcony rooms also have a table and chairs so you can soak up the views.

Take part in an exceptional yoga and surf program that explores a quest for health and wisdom through the practice of yoga, and its integration into modern living. Participants can choose from a daily easy flow or power flow session, or do both! Daily workshops explore aspects of surf and yoga, the basics of yoga, and advanced practices which are further explored in the evening talks seamlessly blending into a unique opportunity for beginners, or an excellent opportunity for more advanced practitioners to experience a week of high quality instruction in a great location. Below you will find a tentative schedule that is subject to changes in order to make the best of the weather conditions. All sessions are one hour long except the 30 minute morning meditation sessions.

Monday

  • 10:00 Easy flow
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 11.30 Individual interviews (20 minutes each)
  • 16:30 Free time to settle in and acclimatize
  • 17:00 Welcome and opening ceremony, “Set Intentions” rejuvenation class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening talk: “A Philosophy of Understanding Self”

Tuesday

  • 07:00 Juices, meditation, and easy flow
  • 09:30 Workshop: “Essentials of Effective Yoga” (basics for beginners)
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 Excursion: surf and beach trip to the Atlantic coast
  • 16:00 Power flow
  • 17:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening talk: “Diet and Health”

Wednesday

  • 07:00 Juices, meditation, and easy flow
  • 09:30 Workshop: “Elements - Air, Fire, Earth, Water, Spirit”
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 Individual sessions and surf or relax time
  • 16:00 Power flow (forest class)
  • 17:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening talk: “Advanced Yoga”

Thursday

  • 07:00 Juices, meditation, and easy flow (beach class)
  • 09:30 Workshop: “Surf Yoga”
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 13:00 Excursion: Table mountain scenic walk
  • 16:00 Power flow
  • 17:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening Talk: “Mindfulness Yoga in Daily Life”

Friday

  • 07:00 Juices, meditation, and easy flow
  • 09:30 Workshop: “Advanced Yoga”
  • 12:00 Individual sessions and surf or relax time
  • 16:00 Power flow
  • 17:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening Talk: “Life Lessons from Soul Surfing”

Saturday

  • 07:00 Juices, meditation, and easy flow
  • 09:30 Workshop: “Mindfulness”
  • 11:00 Free time or surfing
  • 13:00 Excursion: “Kayak trip with the penguins”
  • 16:00 Rejuvenation class
  • 18:00 Dinner at a local restaurant
  • 20:00 Feedback on course and going back to the world closing ceremony

Sunday

  • 07:00 Juices, meditation, and easy flow
  • Departures

Workshops

The workshop program will lead participants through a series of aspects specific to the retreat. This will help ground your vacation in a practical, simple, and extraordinary experience of the life transforming potential of yoga.

Personal Evaluation

A brief evaluation of each individual’s ability, intentions, and expectations helps a lot with assisting each course participant to make the best of the retreat opportunities. One-on-one instruction and personal training can be used to maximize each participant’s individual opportunities for increased performance skills or remedial (yoga therapy) from the retreat. Attention to such detail is a vital component in the pursuit of health and excellence.

Surfing

The retreat is situated on the edge of the mile long golden sands of Muizenberg beach, which is known to be one of the best beaches in the entire world to learn to surf. This is due to the gradual curve of the ocean floor which helps form the gentle peaks that roll in and from up to 300 meters, allowing maximum time to surf the face of the wave.

The bottom is free of rocks and there are no dangerous rip currents. During April to September it is the best season for surfing this coastline, with average conditions having of moderate light winds and two to three feet high surf, perfect for learning, and excellent for long-boarding to satisfy for those that have experience in this style.

Included in the price are a surf and beach trip to the Atlantic coast, a scenic walk up Table mountain, and a kayaking trip to see a colony of penguins in a marine reserve.

Cape Town Surf Yoga is set in a historical building right on the beach, at the iconic Surfer's Corner in Muizenberg, a coastal suburb which is 20 minutes away from the city centre. The area is wedged in between the evergreen slopes of the Table mountain belt, with a wide variety of plant and animal life and great hiking trails, and the temperate Southern Atlantic ocean. Several quaint seaside villages are within walking distance and offer many coffee shops, galleries, and points of interest. There is also a train service with regular departures to the city centre.

Nearby places

  • Cape Town city center - 20 minutes
Activities
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Local market
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance nearby

Included in the price of this retreat are daily brunches and five evening vegetarian meals. You will start each day with a different freshly-squeezed juice to set the tone for what the day has to offer. After the morning yoga class you will sit down to a delicious homemade brunch including fresh fruit salad, homemade jams, homemade bread, yogurt, muesli plus a hot dish of the day (eggs, pancakes, oats), and a choice of drinks including water, coffee, tea, and herbal tea.

For five evenings you will indulge in a three-course meal of freshly prepared vegetarian cuisine by the in-house chef. All produce is organically-grown and locally-sourced to provide meals that are bursting with flavor and wholesome goodness. For the sixth evening, you will go on a scenic tour of the neighboring fishing village for a sundowner and a meal at a fantastic local restaurant overlooking the harbor.

Exclusions

The restaurant meal and lunches are not included in the price.

  • Coastal and mountain walks to suit all levels
  • Go surfing, SUP-ing, or simply enjoy the beach
  • Go horseback riding on the beach
  • Go on a wine-tasting tour
  • Visit the local craft food night market

You will be able to enjoy a massage or a beauty treatment at one of the local spas, for an extra cost.

  • 3 surf lessons
  • 5 three-course vegetarian evening meals and daily brunch plus juices
  • 6 nights sea-view accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All yoga and meditation classes (two daily) including a special sunrise beach class and a forest class
  • All required equipment for yoga
  • Daily workshops and evening talks
  • Kayaking trip and picnic with penguins in the marine reserve
  • Scenic Table mountain walk
  • Unlimited use of surfing equipment (surfboards and wetsuits)
  • Airfare
  • Lunches and a dinner
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Flights should be booked to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Cape Town Surf Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

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    Review by Lea Stuber from Republic of South Africa

    CONS Cons: The Bathrooms were pretty dirty and I didn't get fresh bedsheets.

    PROS Pros: The stuff was very nice and always provided great nighttime activities everyone was welcome to join! The vibe was great!

    2017-May-16 06:40:16

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    Review by Isabelle Schwab from Switzerland

    CONS Cons: Schlechte informationen zum start und standort.

    2017-Apr-30 06:18:02

  • Review by Marlena from Dubai
    10 out of 10

    "That was one of my best holiday experience. Love the place and relaxed atmosphere. Staff was really nice and helpful. Delicious breakfast and coffee. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and I really hope to go back soon."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Dane from South Africa
    9 out of 10

    "It always makes a difference when the owner is hands on to check that things are running smoothly. I received a warm welcome and was impressed by the hospitality of the staff and other guest, this is especially important if you are a solo traveler. Muizenberg itself is an awesome chilled-vibe town if you want to escape the uber trendy hustle and bustle of Cape Town. The surf and water is so inviting and safe if you are not used to the Cape ocean. Basically no rips, you can jump over broken waves, perfect for beginners. The Backpackers is situated with an ocean view of Surfer Corner 180 degrees plus from the balcony where everyone usually have a chat - so nice. I came down with the Metrorail train from Cape Town for R13.70 vs R350 for a shuttle/taxi. I also went to Simons Town and Kalkbay with the train. The veiws from the train is lovely. I would recommend this."

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  • Review by A traveler

    "Coolest place to hang/meet people do amazing stuff with/surf is right in front of the backpackers. Other surf options within 20 minute drive in the most beautiful City in the world. Nature rules, energetic homely vibes with a slight twist of surf camp/Yoga namaste like... Shaka! "

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  • Review by Andrew from Cape Town

    "I have stayed at African soul surfer on numerous occasions and I am always greeted with friendly staff and nothing is to much to ask them. The location is amazing with the beach right in front of the place as well as local transport. "

    TripAdvisor, edited

  • Review by A traveler from Cape Town

    "I traveled on my own to Cape Town and this was my first stop, Jamie and the whole team made my stay very comfortable and I enjoyed it so much that I ended up extending my trip here. Loved the activities! "

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by A traveler from Cape Town

    "Thank you for staying in your hostel ! I will come back soon ! :-) Staff members are very friendly and helpfully. :-)) Restaurants and Supermarket is nearby. You can cook your meal by yourself. Breakfast can be ordered and taste very well. Only one minute to very nice beach. With best regards from me."

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  • Review by A traveler from Thailand

    "The room had great view over the beach.There are no rooms with private bathrooms and all was outdated and not so clean. To get there you need to climb stairs which is really unhandy walking up with suitcases."

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  • Review by A traveler from Cape Town

    "After staying at various backpackers in the area, African Soul Surfer is the place i would recommend first, to anyone who enjoys surfing, yoga, massage, mountain walks and good vibes. You'll want to keep going back again. "

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Traveller from South Africa
    9 out of 10

    "Friendly staff, perfect location, nice surf. The rooms are big, there is a nice balcony where you can spot the waves, a free coffee in the morning, clean bathrooms, surfboard / wetsuit hire, a perfect chill spot!"

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  • Review by Emily from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent experience. I loved the surf and yoga. great atmosphere in the hostel and common areas. The staff were very nice especially the surf instructors and yoga teachers. I will definitely return in the future!"

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  • Review by Josh from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I just came back from living 2 months in African Soul Surfer and I'm almost depressed to not call it my home anymore.It's perfectly located on the beach side, only a few steps to the surf spot and close to everything that could be interesting in Muizenberg. It's definitely a surfers place, but during my time there were all different kinds of people that are surely enjoying their time. What I liked the most is that you can easily make contact to people due to the big self-catering kitchen, the big round table where you make eye-contact to people automatically, the pool table, and of course the daily activities organised by the volunteers. In the back there's nice lounge where it's easy to escape the people in the kitchen or to enjoy some private time. The staff is super friendly and I made friends for life for sure. For me, this is one of the places where I had the most fun in my life and I will come back for sure."

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  • Review by Jess from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "African Soul Surfer is a great place to stay. There is a chilled and positive vibe. There are plenty of places to eat on your doorstep if you don't feel like cooking, if you do, then there is a mini supermarket just behind the building. There is a train station 5 minutes away and it is a close drive to everything. The facilities are good and there is a beautiful view. Lovely staff, and great value for money. Would definitely recommend! If you do stay, would definitely recommend a surfing lesson with Doug, it is a MUST!"

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  • Review by Helen from South Africa
    8 out of 10

    "I would like to thank African Soul Surfers for an awesome stay. We booked a bit late but you were able to accommodate us. The stay was unbelievable and the view was breathtaking. It is beyond chilled if you are looking for that kinda vibe. I even decided after leaving that I should put surfing on my bucket list. Thank you so much for your warm welcome. We as a group would definitely recommend this place to anyone that enjoys the sea. Thank you again."

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  • Review by LVallett from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Stayed here for a week last month and it was hands down the best experience I have had at a backpackers anywhere in the world. You can't beat the beachfront location and can get you almost anywhere in Cape Town quick and cheap from the train station that's just a stones throw away. The accommodations (beds, bathrooms, and lounging areas) were all excellent as well. However it was the staff that made our experience here so great. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were satisfied not just with our experience at the backpackers, but our experience in Cape Town as a whole. I would recommend to anyone looking for an affordable and chill place to stay in Cape Town."

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Cape Town, South Africa

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