Yoga Retreats


Find your ZEN in the mountains at Marataba Mountain Lodge

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Reconnect with life at its simplest. Follow a trail through the bush, finding a scenic spot to lay your mat for meditation or yoga. Or practice your discipline on the lodge’s deck, overlooking Waterfall Valley. Nowhere else does one feel as in tune with self as in nature – pure and simple.

Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg, yet Marakele National Park feels thousands of miles away. Its mountains and plains, fed by winding rivers and home to wild herds, are much like they were aeons ago. As the safari vehicle climbs up through the Waterberg range to Marataba Mountain Lodge, set in this untainted wilderness, you will forget any worries behind.

Here, our exclusive yoga retreat programmes are led by mind-body guru Patricia Spahn-Borrageiro – a qualified Vinyasa Flow yoga and Pilates teacher. After instructing in Istanbul, the Hamptons, and Bali, and managing the award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat in the Turks and Caicos Islands, she and her husband have settled in the South African bush. Patricia firmly believes that asana practice – connecting to your breath, and unwrapping the potential and beauty of your body – will change your life.

Your retreat at the lodge includes a weekend of yoga and meditation classes, walking trails, game drives, wholesome meals, and accommodation. Five deluxe Eco Suites – each with twin beds, en-suite shower room, and furnished viewing deck – accommodate no more than 10 people in a wilderness world of your own. The main lodge provides relaxation areas and an infinity Rock Pool, where you can also order refreshments and watch the sun set on another peaceful day.