Experience a holistic yoga trip at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat : 8 Nov – 15 Nov 2013

| August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

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The Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa is partnering up with the Geneva based wellness centre Insens, renowned for its focus on balance and harmony, for a holistic seven-day luxury yoga holiday.

The retreat will take place from 8 – 15 November, at two of RCH’s award-winning properties in South Africa, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains. These two breathtaking locations will allow guests to re-connect with nature, and nurture mind, body and soul.  This very special trip will be hosted by renowned Insens yoga instructor Ata Baechler, who has been transmitting the eachings of yoga following the lineage of his master Sri Dharma Mittra. Ata has been living the life of a yogi for many years, adapting its principal to a modern lifestyle. He undertook intensive training with Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra at the Kailashananda Temple in New York and subsequently perfected his practice in California, and Kerala, India, where he spent extended periods of time living a monastic life in ashrams. Ata has also been studying and teaching the ancient art of Thai massage for over 12 years. He was taught by the great Masters in Asia and developed his own blend of treatments, mixing traditional Thai massage techniques with western osteopathic principals.

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The trip begins with a two-night stay at The Twelve Apostles. Nestled between the mountains and ocean, this is Cape Town’s most beautifully located five-star hotel. Participants may enjoy yoga sessions, healthy picnic breakfasts on one of The Twelve Apostles’ mountain trails, and delicious lunches and dinners served either in the Azure Restaurant or The Café Grill. They are also encouraged to indulge in an Elemis or Bl Africa signature treatment at the hotel’s award-winning Spa, and unwind in the Rasul chamber, hydro, plunge and floatation pools.

On Sunday the 10th of November, the group will be transferred to Relais & Chateaux member Bushmans Kloof, a place of ancient and untamed beauty. This extraordinary property, located at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape, restore and relax. Guests will be welcomed by a scrumptious High Tea, followed by a sunset yoga session at a special mystical place in the reserve.  A varied programme is scheduled for the remaining days at Bushmans Kloof, with morning and afternoon yoga sessions in various locations around the reserve offering stunning views of the surrounding plains. Bushmans Kloof’s cuisine is fresh and healthy, with Executive Chef Floris Smith using only the finest ingredients, many of them straight from the lodge’s organic gardens. Special vegetarian and vegan options will also be available and served in a variety of extraordinary dining venues. Spa treatments are available at the outdoor Gazebo or in the stunning spa. There will be free time to discover the heritage centre and the reserve with other activities which include mountain biking, canoeing, fly fishing, hiking trails and botanical walks. This trip offers a unique opportunity to practise yoga with a master teacher in two of the most beautiful places in the world.

PRICE: Depending on room type, from CHF8,200 (approximately R65,409) per person sharing. The rate includes seven nights’ luxury accommodation, transfers, all meals, yoga classes, use of hotel facilities and guided excursions.

Tel: + 41 22 545 36 85 or email: energie@insens.ch  or <http://www.insens.ch>

More on Ata Baechler: <http://www.atayoga.com>


The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance. Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70 bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.

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Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)21 437 9000

Email: bookta@12apostles.co.za
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Bushmans Kloof is a luxurious ecological oasis of 18 533 acres (7500 hectare), situated at the foothills of the breathtaking Cederberg mountains. Here majestic views,
staggering rock formations, open plains, invigorating outdoor activities, 16 luxurious rooms and suites , award-winning Cape cuisine and a wellness experience deeply rooted in Nature, all combine to create an unforgettable, luxury wilderness adventure.

Koro Lodge, the private villa, provides a fully independently catered for experience for families and friends travelling together, which includes the services of a guide with game viewing vehicle, and a dedicated chef and hostess. Less than three hours’ drive from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof is unequivocally recognised as a conservation success story, and was awarded the Relais & Châteaux Environment Trophy (2007), in recognition of its exceptional environmental and conservation projects. In 2012, Virtuoso presented Bushmans Kloof with its coveted Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award, for outstanding leadership and commitment to sustainable tourism principles. Malaria and predator free, Bushmans Kloof is a sanctuary for many indigenous plants, animals and birds, including the endangered Cape mountain zebra. It is also home to over 130 Bushman rock art sites, is recognized as one of South Africa’s Natural Heritage Sites, and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It bases its entire business ethos on preserving the precious natural environment, while providing guests with the ultimate African wilderness experience in the beautiful surroundings of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region – a recognized World Heritage site.  A mere 270km from Cape Town, the 5-star Relais & Châteaux lodge, voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 (Travel + Leisure), is renowned for its warm, caring service and exceptional hospitality. In 2010 it was listed on the coveted Condé Nast Traveler USA, as one of the Top 50 Resorts in Africa in the World’s Best Awards, and for the past three years (2010 – 2012), was included in the Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List for Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean.

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Contact Details: 

Tel: +27 (0)21 437 9278

Email: info@bushmanskloof.co.za

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