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Mpumalanga | 30 OCT - 01 NOV 2020 | 3 days
We're down to get out of the city and back to nature for a bit of a reset. We've got your tent, equipment and transport all sorted, so all you need to do is catch a ride. We're heading to the stunning Mpumalanga area Friday - Sunday. We will have you back just in time for the Monday grind. Let's enjoy what's left of 2020!
Travel now, pay later available with 50% deposit only and 2 month payment plan after the trip.
Basic package R3000 pp
Includes: twin share tents, all transport, breakfast, temple & cultural village
Deluxe package R5000pp
Includes: twin share tents, transport, all meals and activities
Pick-up time & duration
Depart Friday morning from Curiocity backpackers, Maboneng, at 8am, return Sunday afternoon
local guide, all transport, twin share tents at a stunning location, new people!
Optional add ons: meals and activities
You have the option of purchasing your own food throughout the trip. There are kitchen facilities where we are staying for those who love cooking, including braai faciltiies!
Sleep | Large Canvas twin share tent
We're getting back to basics and camping in nature. We will be camping in twin share tents with access to the awesome amenities and facilities of the beautiful Olifants River Lodge & Camping site.
Includes: Canvas Tent, bedding (pillows, fitted sheet, comforter), bedside Table, rechargeable LED Light,
Facilities include: large communal kitchen facilities, BRAAI, pool
Nan Hua Temple - Day 1
I'm sure you have been intrigued by the global phenomenon that meditation and mindfulness has become. With our modern day stresses, technology overload and fast paced lifestyles, many of us have been feeling disconnected with the world and ourselves. This is where meditation has been particularly useful in reconnecting with oneself.
Learn more about meditation and mindfulness practices which are said to have dated back to 5000-3500 BC. Buddhism asks its followers to understand the world and themselves in a deep and transforming way.
We take you to Nan Hua, the name of the South African branch for the Humanistic Buddhist order, Fo Guang Shan, who has made it their mission to spread Humanistic Buddhism to all the continents on Earth.
Back to your roots: Ndebele Cultural Village - Day 1
Stories passed down from our elders have been lost over time. Many of us have somewhat lost connection to our traditional roots. Understanding the colonial impacts on our cultures is something of importance to the youth of today.
Visiting the Ndebele Cultural village is an opportunity to engage with a traditional community, and where you can follow the last 1000 years of Ndebele history. The people in this region are linguistically related to KwaZulu-Natal’s Zulu tribe and the Ndebele of Zimbabwe.
The Ndebele's vivid geometric designs and striking traditional clothing are amongst Africa’s most eye-catching, as you’ll discover when you visit.
Graskop Gorge Lift, Gods Window & Blyde River Canyon - Day 2
This day is all about getting away from our screens and getting connected with nature. We humans are hardwired to need exposure to the natural world, which is why we gravitate towards epic pictures of nature and the wilderness.
Spending time in nature can have great cognitive and psychological benefits. Let your worries fade away as we start the new day off with a dramatic sunrise viewing from the top of the Graskop Gorge.
We then head to Gods Window, a place known to have inspired and awed thousands of painters and photographers from all over the world.
Ending the day at Blyde River Canyon the third-largest canyon on Earth (behind the Grand Canyon and the Fish River Canyon), you'll be left feeling inspired.
*Please note that Graskop Gorge is not included in the basic package
Adrenaline - Day 3
Guys, 2020 is not over yet. This is your last chance to face your fears.
Or if you're simply looking for a way to let off that 2020 steam, why not do it by throwing yourself off a cliff?
Choose 1 of the activities below if you have chosen the deluxxe package!
1) The Big Swing - stomach flipping awesomeness
2) ZipLine - like a bird
Get your mates together and book this getaway!