The Ultimate Bush & Beach Wellness Vacation in Africa

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In partnership with Ker & Downey® Africa

Wellness travel has witnessed a radical surge in popularity over the past few years. Post-pandemic travellers are more eager than ever to seek out experiences that replenish their bodies and minds, with more emphasis being placed on spending time in nature and engaging in activities that contribute to supporting a healthy immune system.

Africa’s remote spaces are fast becoming some of the world’s most sought-after destinations for such wellness travel. There are few places on the planet that embody the isolated, occasionally uninhabited, and untamed essence you get from a visit to Africa.

Breathtaking landscapes combined with remarkable wildlife and a melting pot of cultures are not just found inland, but also along the rugged coastlines and spectacular Indian Ocean islands dotted around the continent.

This uniquely juxtaposed blend of inland bush and pristine tropical beach makes Africa an ideal travel destination for those seeking the healing and wellness properties of both worlds.

Bespoke Wellness Vacation Experiences in Africa

The team of explorers and mindful travellers from award-winning luxury travel company Ker & Downey® Africa understand the lasting benefits that travel has on the mind, body and soul. 

Specializing in curating bespoke travel experiences throughout the continent and Indian Ocean islands, their latest LuxVenture® itinerary places a spotlight on destinations and experiences that speak to the post-COVID-19 traveller’s needs.

Crafted especially for those who value a well-balanced lifestyle, their 14-day African Health and Fitness LuxVenture® invites guests to reboot their bodies and minds on a luxury fitness and wellness vacation to South Africa and Mauritius.

Clients can expect premium hotels and lodges paired with access to personal trainers, optional nutritional meal plans, and unique fitness centers.

Are You Ready? Let’s Begin in Cape Town

Your wellness travel journey begins at the iconic 12 Apostles Hotel in Cape Town, the health hotspot of South Africa. This luxurious award-winning hotel is dramatically located below the impressive 12 Apostles Mountain Range overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The property offers a selection of four dining experiences, a world-class spa, gym, 2 swimming pools and a private cinema. During your stay you will have 24-hour access to the 12 Apostles gym, exceptional hiking trails starting directly from the property, and complimentary access to a privately-owned gym in nearby Hout Bay.

The hotel also offers an exclusive “Sports Buddy Programme” whereby a dedicated staff member will accompany you on an exhilarating trail run, cycling expedition, or hike on the world-famous Table Mountain.

Singita Sweni Lodge

The itinerary continues at Singita Sweni Lodge in the Kruger National Park. This exclusive and intimate lodge overlooks the Sweni River in the private, game-rich Singita Lebombo concession.

Here, you will have access to 33,000 hectares of pristine wilderness with close-up sightings of wild animals frequenting the area to drink. The property features only 7 suites hidden amongst a canopy of trees, enveloped by an ancient forest. 

Sweni Lodge offers holistic experiences that go far beyond the traditional gym and spa experiences. Physical and mental wellbeing is an integral part of everything that you will encounter at Singita – from their farm-to-table menu, private game drives, walking safaris and meditation spaces, you will have ample opportunity to reset your mind surrounded by the African wilderness.

Onwards to Mauritius

Your itinerary goes full circle with an overnight stay at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa in Johannesburg before setting off on your tropical island break at One&Only Le Saint Geran in Mauritius. This ultra-luxurious 5-star resort is set on the Belle Mare coastline of Mauritius, with access to pristine beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters and endless water activities.

Your four full days at One&Only Le Saint Géran will allow you ample time to dedicate to your physical and mental wellbeing. In addition to their world-class fitness center, you will also have access to personal training sessions and expertly curated wellness programmes. 

Nature lovers can enjoy access to land, sea and air activities at the resort, from helicopter excursions and snorkelling to guided hiking and mangrove kayak tours to witness life beyond the beaches. There is also a range of unique, personalized wellness activities on offer like energizing SUP yoga practice, followed by a meditation session and healthy tropical breakfast with a dedicated wellness host.

Your Wellness Vacation in Africa

Whether you’re seeking health and wellness through total immersion in nature, utter rest and relaxation, or active outdoor adventures, this 14-day bush and beach wellness vacation is bound to see you returning home feeling refreshed and inspired. 

Every trip that Ker & Downey® Africa creates is perfectly tailored to suit your unique needs and interests. Visit or email to start planning a tailor-made wellness travel escape that will immerse you in the healing properties of Africa’s natural world.

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