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All-girl travel retreats we love

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the future of travel is female! Earlier in 2018, our Chief Destineer, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold joined a panel discussion about Women in Tourism and shed some light on the fascinating phenomenon of travel taking on a far more feminine form these days.

“Recent statistics show that two-thirds of travellers are women and, according to the US Travel Association, more than 11% of adult leisure travellers are solo females,” she said. “With this in mind, it’s no surprise that 80% of all travel decisions and 92% of travel purchases are made by women too.” For many women travel is all about leaving their comfort zones, looking for that once-in-a-lifetime adventure, or finding some solitude and getting away from the routine of daily life. Being an all-girl team of avid travellers ourselves, we understand this so well.

We’re not fans of the traditional retreat where it is all about silence, solitude and salad leaves…we’re more about deep connections with self and others over delicious food, good wine, heart to hearts and indulgent spa treatments. We also know how intimidating it can be to plan a trip – especially a solo one – without some help. That’s why we’ve carefully crafted three retreats that are sure to rejuvenate any adventurous woman’s soul. Take a look:

Beautifully Balanced in the Winelands

If you’re dreaming of some good old-fashioned relaxation, you know – long, lazy lunches; a massage or two; shopping; a touch of wellness; delicious food and the company of likeminded woman, our 5-night Beautifully Balanced Winelands package is right up your alley! The retreat kicks off with three nights at the magnificent Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch, where you will be spoiled with a spa treatment and a photo shoot in the vineyards, among other exciting surprises. A number of other excursions further afield will fill the rest of your time, including dinner at Delaire Graff, a garden tour and lunch at Babylonstoren, yoga and a wellness workshop. For the latter part of the retreat, you will head to Grootbos just outside Hermanus, where you will get to enjoy beach picnics, wine tastings, a fynbos beauty workshop and another spa treatment in the milkwood forest!

Book your Beautifully Balanced retreat now!

If you’re dreaming of some good old-fashioned relaxation, you know – long, lazy lunches; a massage or two; shopping; a touch of wellness; delicious food and the company of likeminded woman, our 5-night Beautifully Balanced Winelands package is right up your alley! The retreat kicks off with three nights at the magnificent Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch, where you will be spoiled with a spa treatment and a photo shoot in the vineyards, among other exciting surprises. A number of other excursions further afield will fill the rest of your time, including dinner at Delaire Graff, a garden tour and lunch at Babylonstoren, yoga and a wellness workshop. For the latter part of the retreat, you will head to Grootbos just outside Hermanus, where you will get to enjoy beach picnics, wine tastings, a fynbos beauty workshop and another spa treatment in the milkwood forest!

Book your Beautifully Balanced retreat now!

If you’re dreaming of some good old-fashioned relaxation, you know – long, lazy lunches; a massage or two; shopping; a touch of wellness; delicious food and the company of likeminded woman, our 5-night Beautifully Balanced Winelands package is right up your alley! The retreat kicks off with three nights at the magnificent Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch, where you will be spoiled with a spa treatment and a photo shoot in the vineyards, among other exciting surprises. A number of other excursions further afield will fill the rest of your time, including dinner at Delaire Graff, a garden tour and lunch at Babylonstoren, yoga and a wellness workshop. For the latter part of the retreat, you will head to Grootbos just outside Hermanus, where you will get to enjoy beach picnics, wine tastings, a fynbos beauty workshop and another spa treatment in the milkwood forest!

Book your Beautifully Balanced retreat now!

San, Stars and Soul in the Cederberg

Craving something far removed from city lights and the bustle of daily life? The Cederberg is calling your name, babe! For our San, Stars and Soul at Oudrif Strawbale Retreat, we’ve partnered with Shimansky to bring some extra sparkle. During this three-night break from the world, you will get to learn some of the secrets of the San during a medicinal plant, beauty and cooking workshop. There will also be daily yoga/pilates classes, as well as rock art walks and star-gazing. Expect to delve into your own treasure trove of memories and make deeper connections with the women around you during a storytelling and mindfulness session and a talk about whether finding balance in our crazy lives is even possible. Wondering where Shimansky comes in? The package includes a surprise gift that will remind you of this getaway every time you wear it.

Book your San, Stars and Soul retreat now! 

Craving something far removed from city lights and the bustle of daily life? The Cederberg is calling your name, babe! For our San, Stars and Soul at Oudrif Strawbale Retreat, we’ve partnered with Shimansky to bring some extra sparkle. During this three-night break from the world, you will get to learn some of the secrets of the San during a medicinal plant, beauty and cooking workshop. There will also be daily yoga/pilates classes, as well as rock art walks and star-gazing. Expect to delve into your own treasure trove of memories and make deeper connections with the women around you during a storytelling and mindfulness session and a talk about whether finding balance in our crazy lives is even possible. Wondering where Shimansky comes in? The package includes a surprise gift that will remind you of this getaway every time you wear it.

Book your San, Stars and Soul retreat now! 

The Ultimate Girl Getaway: Cape Town, Winelands and Safari all in one

Want to roll relaxation, adventure and safari all into one? We’ve got a package for that! Join us for the Ultimate Girl Getaway and get to experience the best of Cape Town, the Winelands and the bush in seven jam-packed days. We’ll start with a two-day exploration of the Mother City, including a Table Mountain sunset, a catamaran cruise in Table Bay, shopping with local designers, meals at top restaurants and the adorable African penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. From here, you will head on over to Stellenbosch for two nights at Lanzerac Hotel and days filled with cycling through the vineyards, photo shoots, cooking demos, winemaking, spa treatments and loads of sipping your favourite cultivars. After this, you’ll hop onto a plane and head for the bushveld to enjoy a stylish safari (with the chance of spotting the Big5) at one of South Africa’s top private game reserves.

Don’t even think twice, book your Ultimate Girl Getaway today!

Want to roll relaxation, adventure and safari all into one? We’ve got a package for that! Join us for the Ultimate Girl Getaway and get to experience the best of Cape Town, the Winelands and the bush in seven jam-packed days. We’ll start with a two-day exploration of the Mother City, including a Table Mountain sunset, a catamaran cruise in Table Bay, shopping with local designers, meals at top restaurants and the adorable African penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. From here, you will head on over to Stellenbosch for two nights at Lanzerac Hotel and days filled with cycling through the vineyards, photo shoots, cooking demos, winemaking, spa treatments and loads of sipping your favourite cultivars. After this, you’ll hop onto a plane and head for the bushveld to enjoy a stylish safari (with the chance of spotting the Big5) at one of South Africa’s top private game reserves.

Don’t even think twice, book your Ultimate Girl Getaway today!

Want to roll relaxation, adventure and safari all into one? We’ve got a package for that! Join us for the Ultimate Girl Getaway and get to experience the best of Cape Town, the Winelands and the bush in seven jam-packed days. We’ll start with a two-day exploration of the Mother City, including a Table Mountain sunset, a catamaran cruise in Table Bay, shopping with local designers, meals at top restaurants and the adorable African penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. From here, you will head on over to Stellenbosch for two nights at Lanzerac Hotel and days filled with cycling through the vineyards, photo shoots, cooking demos, winemaking, spa treatments and loads of sipping your favourite cultivars. After this, you’ll hop onto a plane and head for the bushveld to enjoy a stylish safari (with the chance of spotting the Big5) at one of South Africa’s top private game reserves.

Don’t even think twice, book your Ultimate Girl Getaway today!