Bushman Tour , 18 day itinerary2020-01-30T16:56:41+00:00

Arrive Cape Town International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the city. This afternoon, weather permitting, we visit Robben Island, the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela spent over 20 years incarceration.

A place of detention, grief and misery for 400 years, this island situated in Table Bay is now a monument to reconciliation and a living example of hope.
Overnight Leeuwenvoet House. B/B.

After breakfast we set off for a Township Tour to experience life in the African suburbs.This afternoon, weather permitting, we visit Table Mountain for a group meditation.Overnight Leeuwenvoet House. B/B.

This morning we drive to Paarl Rock, “sister of Table Mountain” for an attunement at this ancient sacred site and the second oldest granite outcrop of its kind on the planet.
This afternoon we will take a tour of the Wineland regions of the Cape to visit Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa and Paarl. During the tour we will do some wine tasting at a selection of the local Estates of distinction before returning late afternoon to Cape Town.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight Leeuwenvoet House. B/B.

Morning at leisure to visit the local craft market in Greenmarket Square before transferring to Cape Town Airport for the flight to Upington where we will board our coach and drive to the Kalahari – the home of the Bushmen.
After check in we gather for dinner and meet the local people.
Overnight at our Lodge in the Kalahari. B/B

Following breakfast and a group meditation we meet up with our local San Bushman Guide who will share his knowledge of the ways and culture of the indigenous San.

Persecuted for centuries, these gentle and sensitive people have settled in the arid semi desert region of the Kalahari where the Government has allocated them their own land adjacent to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park.

We will interact with the local people and experience what life is like for the San today.
Overnight at our Lodge in the Kalahari. B/B


We check out after breakfast and drive to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, the first cross border reserve managed jointly by South Africa and Botswana.

After check in we explore the reserve in search of the many and varied species of animals, birds and reptiles that inhabit Kgalagadi’s unique desert habitat.

This evening we return for dinner in the Camp
Dinner and overnight in Twee Rivieren Camp. D/B/B.

Leisurely day with morning Game Drive followed by some rest time at the Camp during the heat of the day and an afternoon drive in search of more wildlife species before returning for dinner at our base camp.
Dinner and overnight in Twee Rivieren Camp. D/B/B

Optional early morning game drive and check out after breakfast and transfer to Upington Airport for the flight to Johannesburg where we will drive to the Valley of the Kings in Magaliesburg where Credo Mutwa lives.Dinner and overnight
in Magaliesburg. D/B/B.

After breakfast we will hold a group meditation at our lodge, a beautiful haven, itself a power place built on crystal (literally to be found lying about on the ground), set in the Valley of the Kings in the Magaliesburg.
We will also meet with local Zulu High Sanusi, Credo Mutwa and learn of the work he is doing in the fight against Aids using local herbs.
Credo is widely regarded as the spiritual leader of the Zulu’s. A High Sanusi and trainer of Sangoma’s, author, sculptor, painter, astrologer, prophet, seer, ancient wisdom keeper, sought after International speaker and storyteller, Credo is a remarkable yet humble man. His books include Indaba my Children, Song of the Stars, Isilwane among others.
Dinner and overnight in Magaliesburg. D/B/B.

We depart Magaliesburg after breakfast and we travel south from Gauteng for a leisurely journey down to the northern section of the Drakensberg Mountains. This World Heritage Site is the product of millions of years of sculpting by the elements. The foundations of the mountain range reach back billions of years. Its formation provides a fascinating story, and its imposing rock walls and deep, green valleys have provided a home for an ever-changing variety of life through the ages. Eons before the Drakensberg mountains were formed the place was part of a shallow depression fed by inland waters. It was an enormous inland lake, the waters of which floated upon a vast area of an ancient land mass called Gondwanaland. This supercontinent included Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Antarctica.
Our first stay in the “Dragon Mountains” is at Tendele Camp. Situated on the mountain slopes Tendele has awesome views of the spectacular Amphitheatre – a crescent of 1000 metre sheer basalt cliffs.
After check in we will have a group attunement in this sacred power place.
Dinner and overnight at Tendele Camp. D/B/B.

Today we explore our spectacular surroundings and tune in to the sacred Mont-Aux-Sources, the highest dome rising from the 4 kilometer Amphitheatre wall and the source of 5 rivers. Of these, the Thukela plummets 948m in five clear leaps, making it the world’s second highest waterfall. In winter the Fall’s in the upper reaches occasionally freeze to create dazzling columns of ice. Mont-Aux-Sources is energetically linked to Table Mountain and a sub power place of the great spinner wheel situated in Cape Town. Other prominent peaks that we will see include the Eastern Buttress, the Sentinel, the Inner Tower and Devil’s Tooth. Dinner and overnight at Tendele Camp. D/B/B.

After breakfast we enjoy another day exploring the Royal Natal National Park, the ancestral home of the San hunter-gatherers who inhabited this region for centuries, and who left behind a legacy of thousands of Rock Paintings. The Stoneage San were a people of the eland, and their culture was based on hunting these largest of antelope with bows and arrows. Their activities were reflected on the walls of their shelters by their artists – the battles, the hunts, the animals and birds, the mythological beings, bees and fish, ladders and digging sticks, dances and families. Some of these paintings date back as far as AD 970, and the most recent to around AD1720 – 1820.
Quiet time will be afforded for contemplation and for hiking in this special place, once the mountain wilderness of the San Bushmen who lived their life of oneness with their world.
Dinner and overnight at Tendele Camp. D/B/B.

Check out after breakfast and we depart the northern Drakensburg aboard the bus for the journey to the Central Berg region where we check into the Giants Castle Reserve. Originally proclaimed a protected area in 1904, the peak that gave the region its name, is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable of all within the world heritage site.

The Giant, as it is popularly known, can be conquered by walking and scrambling up Giant’s Castle Pass or taking one of the several rock-climbing routes to the summit.
Mafadi (3446m), Injasuti Dome (3379m) and Makheka (3461m), are the 3 highest peaks in South Africa. Also prominent within Giant’s Castle are the three long, unbroken rock walls Red Wall, Trojan Wall and Long Wall, plus the passes that were dynamited during the 19th century to prevent the San Bushmen from launching cattle raids against white settlers in the valleys below.

After settling into our beautiful thatched cottages, we will take time to connect with this area with a group attunement before a sumptuous dinner.
Dinner & overnight at Giants Castle Reserve. D/B/B.

After breakfast, we will take a gentle hike along the pathways of the reserve to the Main Bushman Caves in the area. Giant’s Castle caves contain San art and we will visit the Main Cave’s museum, where audio-visual and standing displays depict the ‘home life’ of these tragic nomads.

Our experience at this site impels us to include group clearing work as part of the days activities.
A leisurely return to our Camp and free time to relax in the idyllic surroundings of the magnificent Drakensberg. Dinner & overnight at Giants Castle Reserve. D/B/B.

The nature of In-Spirit tours demands flexibility for we are constantly attuned to both the group and individuals needs. Where appropriate we will, by concensus, alter the itinerary to suit the mood of the group. Time permitiing, during our 3 night stay in the central Berg we will explore the Mdedelelo Wilderness area, named in Zulu after ‘he who cannot be overcome’ – the imposing, sheer-faced and flat-topped block known in English as Cathkin Peak, and adjacent Mount Memory with its cross honouring those who died in the Second World War. We will also visit Monk’s Cowl and Champagne Valley, the home of the internationally-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir, whose three decades of mountain-top performances have reached legendary status.

Much time will be spent in attuning to the energies and rock beings of this sacred power place situated on the main energy grid from Cape Town to Giza.
Dinner & overnight at Giants Castle Reserve. D/B/B.

Check out after breakfast and drive to the Valley of 1000 Hills just north of Durban where we check into our hotel. This afternoon we experience local Zulu culture at Izintaba Village styled in the typically 19th century Zululand style, which replicates those of King Shaka’s time.
Evening meditation after dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Valley of 1000 Hills. D/B/B.

Closing meditation after breakfast before packing for the short drive to Durban Airport and the return journey home via Johannesburg. Depart South Africa.


Arrive home.