The real test of a great vacation or a truly beneficial journey, is that the traveler returns refreshed, invigorated and revitalized - ready again to take on life with renewed energy. An African experience provides numerous opportunities to do exactly this whether it is in warm tropical waters or lush bush environments.
ROAR AFRICA curates the perfect assemblage of reparation and restoration for the body, mind and spirit across the African continent. Cape Townians are renowned for their laid-back attitude and know just how to make the most of the city they are proud to call home. Follow their example and spend a few hours lounging on the beach. When the fresh sea air has whetted your appetite, settle in at a seaside restaurant for a leisurely lunch of lobster and a cocktail or three...With 3,000 hours of sun per year, a laid-back mindset and a multitude of beaches are the perfect retreat from the world.
Recharging Cape Town Highlights
- Picnic and sunbathing on Clifton beach
- Llandudno, just a short drive passing the famed Twelve Apostles mountain range, is a secluded and more private beach - perfect for a day trip
Wine cellars, olive farms, country stalls and berry estates are all part of the Cape Winelands area where sophisticated dining meets pared down country life. Set in the mountainous areas surrounding Cape Town the winelands provides an escape from an urban life. World-class wellness centers and spas offer treatments inspired by indigenous plants, and luxury resorts pamper their guests with thoughtful, sophisticated service. If you are after an indulgent break and bottle (make that a case) of very good wine, you will find both among the rolling vineyards and craggy mountain passes of this scenic region.
Recharging Cape Winelands Highlights
- Wellness centers with state of the art treatments and services
- Michelin-rated cuisine at Babelonstoren`s Babel, in Franschhoek
When you need to completely leave this world behind the Seychelles is the ideal place to go. Quintessential paradise as we know it with beaches, forests, animal life and spa and wellness treatments.
Share pristine beaches and virgin forests with flying foxes, giant tortoises and a host of exotic bird and fish species. Select your preferred spa treatment, while away sun-drenched, or relax in the shade of an island palm. For the more adventurous, there are 115 islands to explore so visitors have plenty of variety. Take the North Island for instance - surrounded by reef, it is a nature lover`s paradise both above and below the water and has been praised for the various environmental initiatives that have restored the island`s former natural glory.
Recharging The Seychelles Highlights
- Island hop on some of the 115 islands
- Anse Source D`Argent beach - rated as one of the best secret beaches in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine
Just because you are in the African wilderness does not mean you cannot indulge in some six-star luxury. For a truly pampering safari experience where modern convenience meets rugged beauty and impeccable service, look no further than the Sabi Sand Private Nature Reserve.
Each of the lodges that you will find within the reserves borders represent the very highest standards in luxury. The Lion Sands offers a world-class spa, indoor and outdoor lounges and two swimming pools (heated in the cooler winter months). What more could one ask for on a safari?
Recharging Sabi Sand Private Reserve Highlights
- Spa treatment using indigenous oils and traditional ingredients
- A yoga retreat in the bush at Londolozi
Relax and recharge after your morning game drive at the Royal Malewane Bush Spa. The surrounding landscape has a rough, wild beauty that captivates and exhilarates you. A sense of timelessness pervades. Alternatively you could read a book on your private deck, swim in the sparkling heated lap pool, or use the gym with wonderful views. Surrounded by the untamed African bush, The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa provides therapeutic massage, luxurious body treatments and hydrotherapy by internationally qualified therapists. The Spa philosophy draws on the much-celebrated healing powers of water.
Recharging Greater Kruger National Park Highlights
- Yoga safaris offer the unique experience of relaxing the body and mind by drawing on the energy of the bush
- Make your own natural beauty products utilizing raw ingredients from the bush
- Cleanse yourself from the inside out with specially prepared food and health juices
Arching out of the Vamizi seas - 7.5 miles long and a just under a mile wide, this whale-shaped curve of beach and bush is drenched in sunshine and tranquility. Like the 100 turtles that nest on Vamizi`s empty shores and are irresistibly drawn to its peace, solitude and perfect harmony year after year, intrepid travellers and rarefied pleasure seekers find it is just the place to reconnect with themselves. You could not want for a better place to recharge. Practice yoga on the shoreline, walk the miles of endless beach in total solitude, or enjoy Vamizi`s very own signature massage by the resident healer Meg.
Recharging Pemba & the Quirimbas Archipelago Highlights
- Underwater safari including snorkeling â€œNeptuneâ€™s Armâ€ one of the worldâ€™s top 10 dive sites according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine
- Dhow safari in a primitive sailing vessel
Victoria Falls is not reserved for adrenalin junkies alone, there are many activates on offer for those who choose to relax and recharge. "A river of enchantment and magical colors bursting in the sky creating nature`s own masterpiece", is the only way to describe the African Sunset on the mighty Zambezi. Departing from the banks of Zambezi river and traveling up stream, the sunset cruise is a great way to relax and take in the spectacular scenery. Watch the river banks for numerous sightings of elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink in the early evening and of course the abundant resident hippos and crocodiles.
Recharging Victoria Falls Highlights
- Sunset cruise over the mighty Zambezi to see elephants, giraffes, and even rhinos at the riverbanks
- Elephant-back safari