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Embrace Wellness this Winter at Umngazi Hotel & Spa’s Exclusive 5-Night Wellness Retreat

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Discover serenity, rejuvenation and a journey to total well-being at the award-winning Umngazi Hotel & Spa’s exclusive 5-night wellness retreat, running from 28 July to 2 August 2024. Nestled on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, Umngazi Hotel & Spa is a destination of extraordinary energy, remarkable nature and vibrant culture, offering the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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5 Reasons Why You Should join the Umngazi Winter Wellness Retreat

  1. 1. Reconnect with nature
  2. 2. Rejuvenate your body and mind
  3. 3. Nourish your soul
  4. 4. Find your inner peace
  5. 5. Enjoy the magic of connection


This retreat promises a holistic blend of exercise, adventure, solitude, wholesome food and cherished memories. Guests will leave feeling renewed, revitalized and ready to embrace life with a new-found sense of purpose.

Meet Your Instructor: Lucy Kewley

You’ll be thrilled to know that Lucy Kewley will be hosting Umngazi’s second Wellness Retreat. Described as active, adventurous, energetic, passionate, fun and engaging, Lucy brings her passion, knowledge and love to her Pilates instruction. A BASI certified instructor since 2015, Lucy has taught in South Africa and Dubai. She currently runs her own studio in Ballito.

Lucy’s personal journey with Pilates began after a running injury, transforming her approach to fitness and well-being. She looks forward to guiding participants through the five-day program, ensuring an unforgettable and transformative experience.

Thanda Manzi: The Ideal City Escape

Sleep, unwind, eat, meet and celebrate at Thanda Manzi, a lodge close enough to Pretoria and Johannesburg for a quick brunch or getaway, but far enough to forget all about the hustle and bustle.

Retreat Package Details:

Cost: R15,500 per person sharing (40% supplement fee for single occupancy)


  • 5 nights’ accommodation in sea-facing rooms
  • 3 meals daily
  • Daily Pilates classes with Lucy Kewley
  • Sundowner bonfire on the beach
  • A surprise adventure
  • Spa vouchers worth R1500
  • Morning hike experience
  • Afternoon river cruise
  • Private dining experience
  • Exclusive welcome pack

How to get to Umngazi Hotel & Spa


From Johannesburg

SA Airlink offers daily flights from OR Tambo to Mthatha Airport, with Sun Shuttles providing transfers to the hotel.

From Cape Town

The nearest airport is East London, with a 4.5-hour drive to Umngazi.

From Durban

Weekly Fly-In Package: Available from Virginia every Friday for a seven-night stay.

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today for an unforgettable winter wellness experience.

By Road

Map and Directions to travel to Umngazi by road. Please take note of the recommended detours.

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