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Aroha Garden Route Adventure Retreat for Teams

A seven-day nature retreat

Aroha Life Transforming EQ and Wellness Adventure Retreat

The AROHA Garden Route Adventure Retreat is an exclusive 7-day wellness retreat that takes place at the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, and offers a South African Experience in pristine nature, for international groups or teams. An extended Garden Route Adventure and Adrenaline Tour can be added to enhance group or team coherence. This exclusive 5-star Nature Experience, in combination with a pivotal integrative Equine-Assisted-Emotional-Intelligence and Awareness Program, will focus on wellness with the goal to allow guests to unwind and be restored through a strategic health and wellness program, including tools and skills to live and function in a more balanced & efficient way. When certain building blocks are addressed and in place, success on all levels is the natural outcome.

Create an individual and collective culture of growth and inspiration.

The principles and concepts of Emotional Intelligence as well as Emotional Competence, with a deep understanding of the self and a healthy respect for diversity, forms the foundational building blocks for successful living and will naturally lead to increased awareness and organic management of the self and others. The Life Principles Program will allow each group or team member to fully engage with an inspired and excited new perspective about their place and purpose in their group or team.

Join us for a serene, yet intense reflective African retreat experience, to allow each team member to find and stay true to their essence within a group setup and to use it as a springboard to re-align with the group’s purpose, as well as their own.

Enjoy game drives and nature, an extensive physical and emotional detoxification program, reflective fire and writing ceremonies, practical equine assisted experiences, tension release exercises, guided meditations and mindfulness sessions, as well as life-changing presentations with skills and tools to live life on purpose.

What to expect

Activities and Experiences

Life Principle believes awareness creates empowerment and experience through inspired action and support makes it real.

During this life changing week retreat, guests will work through structured principles based on a Linear Physical Perception and an Integrative Energetic Awareness. These structures will pave the way to a new integrated perception of life, where an expanded awareness will lead the way to a life of presence, flow, and inspired action. Enough time for reflection and practical synchronistic life experiences will allow Guests to walk away with living tools in the form of life movies as well as life skills, to be able to live their life on purpose.


The Itinerary

The retreat package includes all Activities and Facilitation as listed in the Downloadable Itinerary with Pricing. The package includes 5-star Accommodation for 6 Nights at the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve’s luxury Tented Lodge with Airport Transfers for groups, all Meals with specified Lunch and Dinner options, Health Snacks and Beverages, Game Drives in pristine nature, a Spa Massage, as part of an extensive Physical and Emotional Detoxification Program to reset and find a sense of wellbeing and balance, Guided Meditations and Mindfulness Activities, Tension Release Processes, Equine Assisted Activities, Life Counseling focused on custom processes for individual needs, Time for Reflection and Integration, Campfire and Writing Ceremonies, Creation of Life Movies and Presentation Material with Tools, as well as Gifts to take home.

Excluded are Airfare, Travel Insurance and Visas, all Alcoholic Drinks and a Mini Bar Account for additional stock, Lunches and Dinners outside of specified menu options, Activity extras or additional Detox Sessions or Spa Treatments, Bush Walks, Horseback Safaris, Fishing and Canoeing. An extended Garden Route Adventure and Adrenaline Tour can be added on request to enhance group or team coherence. Rates are dependent on seasons and include VAT.

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Enjoy a life transforming luxury African experience

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Guest Experience


Marie’s sessions are practical, life-changing and invigorating. Her integration of theoretical principles and the practical sessions is excellent in terms of keeping the energy of flow and the flow of energy perfectly matched. When interacting with the horses in a neutral and non-threatening environment, Marie uses her natural gift of presence and awareness to observe the “unfolding of personal stories.”

She dares one to confront your assumptions about life and living in a refreshing, creative and very practical way. I highly recommend attending her retreats / workshops, whether you attend for business (teamwork), personal (growth) or therapeutic (horses are marvellous creatures) reasons, you are bound to be challenged, surprised and invigorated by uncovering the limitlessness of your unleashed potential. A 5-Star experience!

Igno van Niekerk

Author, Lecturer and Leadership Trainer

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