Our Soul Journeys to sacred Africa are much more than just tours to visit the local sacred places of power. Over the years they have developed into journeys into the self. Journeys which are often life changing for those who join us.

In leading these trips we have been guided to structure our tours, to enable those willing to open themselves up to whatever the divine has in store for us – to go beyond the self imposed veils and into Essence.

This journey begins with our reuniting with Earth’s energy at the base chakra of the planet – Table Mountain and the reuniting with self.

During the tour and our visits to local sacred sites, we will embrace the opportunity to look at issues of barrenness and poverty consciousness that may be embedded in our belief system.

We will also look at the mothering and birthing aspects of self and create a space for celebrating the child within – in playfulness, purity, innocence and wisdom.

Nature holds an immeasurable lesson for us and we in South Africa are blessed beyond words with the abundance that She shares so freely. Through connecting with Africa’s wildlife and natural splendour we reconnect with our own true nature – essence.

We offer you the opportunity to go beyond the guarded self and to connect with each other in a small intimate group, at the level of your true essence – which is Love.

If you feel drawn to visit the rainbow nation of South Africa to experience this magnificent country – its amazing wildlife, its sacred places of power, its wonderful people – on a journey for your soul………then:

e-mail us at tours@in-spirit.co.za or Telephone +27 21 790 1063 or Fax +27 21 790 1064 for more information, prices & reservations.

Journey to Essence Tour Itinerary

DAY 1. CAPE TOWN
Arrive Cape Town International Airport where you will be met by Stuart and Audrey and transferred to your Guest House. Relax for a while before a short orientation drive of Cape Town and a tour briefing at Lion’s Head where we can connect with each other. This evening dine at a local restaurant of your choice under own arrangements.
Overnight at Leeuwenvoet House. B/B

REST / ADJUST / CONNECT

DAY 2. CAPE TOWN
This morning, we will make a short hike on Table Mountain to connect with the energies of the Solar Disk.

Afterwards we will take the cable car to go on top of Table Mountain, South Africa’s most powerful sacred site. Sensational views can be enjoyed and we will attune to the major power center on the top where the Male Energy Line -“Shango’ and Feminine Energy Lin ‘Mau’ intersect, creating a node Point.

This energy point is recently doused by Hamish Miller (author of The Sun and The Serpent and other books.)

Later on we will circumnavigate the Table Mountain range to view other power sites and experience the scenic splendour of the ‘fairest Cape in all the world’.This evening we enjoy an African Feast at the Africa Café. Overnight at Leeuwenvoet House.D/B&B.

GROUNDING / LIFEFORCE ENERGY

Umlindi Wemingizuma – Watcher of the South

DAY 3. CAPE TOWN
A leisurely breakfast before we set off on a tour of an African Township, to experience what life is like for the less fortunate people of Cape Town. We will include a visit to the famous District Six area, infamous for the forced evictions by the apartheid Government and meet some women entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their community.

This afternoon is free time to relax or shop at leisure with own arrangements for dinner.
Overnight at Leeuwenvoet House.B / B.

RELEASE BARRENESS AND POVERTY CONSCIOUNESS

 

DAY 4. CAPE TOWN
Today, our itinerary takes us on a scenic tour of the majestic Cape Peninsula. We travel over Die Ou Kaapse Weg and Buoys Drive with its views over False Bay and Peninsula’s lakes, continuing south through Kommetjie and Scarborough to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and down to Cape Point.
The south western-most tip of Africa, Cape Point is another strong power point that links with Table Mountain and, like the mountain itself, is a favourite spot for planetary healing work done by visiting mystics.

On the return journey we will stop to see the resident South African Penguin colony at the Boulders, where one can swim with these delightful beings in their natural habitat, before continuing via the Naval town of Simonstown and Kalk Bay to our Guest House. Evening at leisure and dinner under own arrangements.
Overnight at Leeuwenvoet House. B / B.

DAY 5. HERMANUS
Check out after breakfast and travel to Paarl in the Cape Wineland region and a visit to Paarl Rock. This sacred site, “sister” to Table Mountain in the ancient African tradition, is the second oldest granite outcrop of its kind in the world. We will spend time in attunement at this site before driving via the wineland and Cape coastal routes to Hermanus.

Each year between July and November, Hermanus becomes the sanctuary for hundreds of Southern Right Whales who enter the Bay to have their babies. It is widely accepted as the finest land based whale watching site in the world, as these majestic creatures often come within a few metres of the cliffs. Dinner and overnight in Hermanus D/B/B
MOTHERING / BIRTHING
DAY 6. HERMANUS
Today is a day of leisure to be spent according to your personal wishes. Maybe some swimming, dolphin or whale spotting, or some shopping in this quaint seaside town.

In the afternoon we will take some time to reflect with each other.

Dinner and overnight in Hermanus. D/B/B

BEING

DAY 7. WILDERNESS
After breakfast we check out and drive along the Garden Route to Wilderness, a beautiful village nestling between the mountains and the Indian Ocean. En Route we will visit Botlierskop Game Farm for a guided 3 hour game drive to connect with the diverse African Wildlife and habitat.

Dinner and overnight in Wilderness. D/B/B

CONNECT WITH OUR TRUE NATURE

DAY 8. PLETTENBERG BAY
We check out after breakfast and board the famous Knysna Choo Choo steam train for a spectacular, scenic journey through the forests, inland waterways and coastal vistas of the Garden Route to Knysna. We alight from the train and visit the famous Knysna Heads before our lunch stop at the Pink Umbrella restaurant, which specialises in superb home made vegetarian dishes.

After a walk around this quaint coastal town we take the short 40 minute drive to our destination on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay, the holiday mecca of South Africa.
Our specially selected accommodation is rated as one of the best Guest Houses in South Africa and is situated in beautiful and restful surroundings overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, the playground of the local bottlenose dolphins, which can be seen close inshore most days.
Dinner and overnight at Hog-Hollow. D/B/B.

JOY / PLAYFULNESS

 

DAY 9. PLETTENBERG BAY
Morning at leisure to enjoy the beach and swim in the bay before we set off for a Dolphin Spotting boat trip with our friend and local marine expert, Dave Rissik.

Afternoon at leisure and this evening we will visit a black township area for a taste of some indigenous entertainment from the Xolweni Theatre group who raise funds for educating their children through this self-generated tourism venture.

Dinner in Plettenberg Bay and overnight at Hog-Hollow. D/B/B
Xolweni Theatre Group
DAY 10. PLETTENBERG BAY

After breakfast we travel to the nearby power site of Robberg where we will attune to the strong energies of this ancient sacred site.

The nature of our tours requires that we at all times sense how the group and individuals are coping with the issues that the strong energies of Africa tend to light up. Each day we will sense what the days preferred activities for the group will be.

Possibilities for today include a visit to Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, a day at the beach, or a short hike to visit the ancient Strandloper site at MaatjiesRiver – Keurboomsstrand. Overnight Hog-Hollow D/B/B.

 
FUN / JOY / HAPPINESS
DAY 11. OUDTSHOORN

After breakfast we check out and drive along the Garden Route and over the Outeniqua mountain range and through the arid desert region of the little Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, where we check into our Guest Lodge. This afternoon we visit the Cango Caves, known to the local traditional healers as the gateway to the inner world. Time permitiing we will also visit an Ostrich Farm.

For dinner this evening we will select one of the many excellent restaurants in Oudtshoorn.

Overnight at Hlangana Lodge. B/B

 

DAY 12. OUDTSHOORN / TEMENOS
After breakfast we check out and drive westward to Barrydale to visit a Labyrinthe, where we will spend time tuning in to this special place erected as a personal therapy by owner and homeopathic doctor, Peter Fraser.

After a stop for lunch, we continue driving through the wineland region of Robertson to the hamlet of McGregor, a peaceful haven situated on the main energy grid between Table Mountain and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Temenos Retreat Center is an ideal place to end our tour in quiet meditation and processing time. A sumptuous dinner and overnight at Temenos. D/B/B

 

DAY 13. TEMENOS
At Temenos we have the opportunity to be at one with ourselves. In the heart of this tiny alternative life-styled community, Temenos has a beautiful meditation center, lovely gardens and a small chapel, that combine to create the perfect setting for the last stop of our journey. Here we can ponder on the journey so far and the personal insights gained while on the trip. This evening we enjoy a lovely farewell dinner and Overnight in Temenos.

INTROSPECTION / SYNTHESIS

DAY 14. TEMENOS / HOMEWARD
This morning we complete the tour with a Group Closure before driving the approximate 2 hours drive to Cape Town Airport for the return flight home.

DAY 15. ARRIVE HOME

END OF TOUR