3 Days Surf and Yoga Escape in South Africa

  • Umhlanga, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

3 Days Surf and Yoga Escape in South Africa

  • Umhlanga, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Surf and Yoga Retreat in South Africa

Need to get away? Come join SurfSup Yoga Retreat for an unforgettable experience on the East Coast of South Africa. Spend your days doing yoga, learning to surf and stand up paddle board, relaxing on the beach, eating wholesome vegetarian meals and exploring the coast of Durban. Just the right mix of relaxation and adventure to ensure that you get the most out of your time spent at this blissful retreat.


  • 2 yoga classes
  • 2 surf sessions
  • 2 SUP sessions
  • Vegetarian breakfasts and lunches
  • Fresh fruit snacks and bottled water
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation
  • Dolphin coast experience
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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SurfSup Yoga Retreat is in the gorgeous city of Durban, South Africa. Known for its pristine sun-kissed beaches, all year round warm weather, incredible eclectic mix of cultures and awesome surfing spots, Durban is an ideal location for a retreat of this nature.The accommodation is located at Umhlanga Rocks and is within walking distance from the beach, shops and restaurants.

Experience on their weekend retreat - gorgeous sunrises, surfing, supping and swimming in the warm Indian ocean, meeting dolphin friends and beach yoga classes!

On this weekend package, not only will you spend your days doing yoga, you will get the chance to learn surfing and stand up paddle boarding from experienced and qualified yoga and surf instructors. You also get to enjoy relaxing on the beach, eating wholesome vegetarian meals and exploring the coast of Durban. Just the right mix of relaxation and adventure to ensure that you get the most out of your time spent at this blissful retreat.

Example of daily schedule

  • 06:40 - 07:00 Shuttle from Umhlanga to Durban Beach
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Sunrise yoga session
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast on the beach
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Surf session
  • 10:30 -11:30 Sup session
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch on the beach
  • 13:00 - 13:20 Shuttle from Durban Beach to Umhlanga
  • 13:20 onward Leisure time
  • Lauren Crichton

    Lauren will conduct the yoga classes and she will be coordinating the schedule, accommodation, and meals etc. She has earned her 200-hour yoga teaching training certification from the International Yoga Federation. Lauren Crichton has now achieved her 500-hour advanced yoga teacher training qualification through Yoga Alliance.

  • Allan Wallace

    He is SurfSups surf instructor. He has been teaching at the Roxy Learn to Surf Camp in Durban for many years.

  • Brandon Reed

    Brandon is a qualified SUP instructor and has been giving SUP lessons for many years.

Situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the vibrant Port City of Durban, Umhlanga faces the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has the best South African accommodation, with superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges and B&B's. It also has up-market Office Parks and first world Shopping Centre.

The golden sandy beach stretch northwards for more than 200 kilometers, all the way to the spectacular Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site. Inland from Umhlanga, endless fields of sugarcane give way to the undulating landscape of the Valley of 1000 Hills, the massive Inanda Dam and the mystical hidden valleys of Zululand.

Nearby places

  • Umhlanga - 15 minutes
  • Cycling
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Shop nearby

You will be served wholesome, nutritious vegetarian breakfasts and lunches, including fresh fruit snacks and bottled water. These two main meals are included in the price of the retreat.

Dinner is not included and this will give you the opportunity to experience local restaurants, a number of which are within walking distance from where you will be staying.

  • Biking along Durban's Golden Mile
  • Dolphin / whale watching
  • Durban's Mini Town
  • Enjoy luxurious spa
  • Explore Moses Mabhiba Stadium
  • Hop on Hop off bus tour
  • Sharks Board
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa treatments
  • Tala Game Reserve
  • Trip to uShaka Marine World
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail
  • Visit to botanical gardens
  • Visit Gateway Shopping Centre
  • Visit Umhlanga Village
  • 2 nights accommodation in the seaside town of Umhlanga
  • 2 SUP sessions
  • 2 surf lessons
  • 2 yoga classes
  • An experience that you will never forget
  • Daily transfers to and from the beach for yoga, surfing, and supping
  • Fresh fruit snacks and bottled water
  • Photos of the retreat
  • Use of SurfSUP yoga beach and indoor yoga mats
  • Wholesome, nutritious vegetarian breakfasts & lunches
  • Dinners
  • Travel expenses
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Nicole Graham

    "Lauren's yoga is the perfect mix of challenging and relaxing for me. Wonderful."

    Surf Sup Yoga Facebook, edited

  • Review by Kerry Wilson

    "I had an amazing time with Lauren and the Roxy Learn 2 Surf team last month. I enjoyed Lauren's yoga instruction and got to see some beautiful views of the ocean when I would have normally still been in bed. Lauren is friendly, relaxed, flexible, approachable and accessible and kept us posted on the sessions and weather predictions. I met some lovely ladies and we shared a lot of laughs together. Truly inspiring. Thanks!"

    Surf Sup Yoga Facebook, edited

  • "I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a break. It is really accessible (no need to be an athlete), you can go alone or in group (so even solo-travellers shouldn't be put of) and spending all this time at the great Durban sea will calm anyone. No need to worry if the weather doesn't allow you to surf on a day, there are plenty more things that can be done (bike, durbantour,...)I was a complete novice to all three of the sports offered, so it was a big unknown for me as I entered the retreat. I must say that I found all three sports very easy to get into and found it great to learn in such a short period of time. My goal when I came to this retreat was to get some me-time and learn new things. The retreat definitely provided that. I found the combination of grouptime and me time very good. Lauren is a very nice, enthusiastic, empathic teacher who genuinely cares about the retreat-experience for the participants. The hightlight for me was finding me alone a sup-board in the sea - just me and the sea :-)"

    SurfSup Yoga Retreat, edited

  • "What a heavenly retreat. It's a super-cool trilogy of surfing, supping and sunrise yoga, such an original outdoor fun concept. I love it and want to do it again! Durban is the perfect place to enjoy a warm, tropical ocean and Lauren, the surfsupyoga coach is gentle, patient and wonderful company!"

    January 2016. SurfSup Yoga Retreat, edited

Durban, South Africa

SurfSup Yoga Retreat offers yoga, surf and stand up paddle board retreats in the beautiful city of Durban, South Africa

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