Find Your True Nature

Our Soul Sanctuary Safari retreats are currently on hold until international travel is deemed safe and feasible again in light of the pandemic. 


Retreats are being run in Western Australia, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for the latest events. 


"The 10 day yoga retreat, was a beautiful way to experience a taste of Africa’s greatest gifts…the many trips into Kruger were such an extreme highlight. To witness the absolute splendour of these magnificent wild creatures, meters from your face, was almost unbelievable. There were moments where they literally took your breath away...


At the heart of all this you’ve got, Neil…his knowledge and passion for nature, yoga and making sure everyone’s taken care of, truly heightened the experience…because none of us had to worry about anything, except being in the moment, enjoying and taking in as much as possible. And we did!"


"An amazing retreat...
The lodge is stunning, beautiful, comfortable rooms, fabulous food and extensive wine list, all accompanied by the local visitors (kudu, zebra and monkeys)...


Combined with Neil’s yoga classes, which here allow him to explore more deeply those aspects of yoga, (meditation, pranayama) which cannot always be fully included in just an hour long class.

This is a very special retreat in a very special place!!"


After years of fine tuning our yoga safari adventure retreats, Soul Sanctuary Safaris have created a once in a life time experience.

A carefully curated blend of safari activities including game drives, morning walks and sunset safari, combined with cultural excursions and transformative yoga, pranayama and meditation with our highly experienced teachers and guides.

A once in a life time experience? That's exactly how our recent retreat participants describe their experiences. Read testimonials here.


Self | Group | Earth | Creatures

Our Soul Sanctuary Safaris retreats offer you the opportunity to find your way back to the source - to reconnect with Self, to others, to mother nature and her beautiful creatures.


Experience an amazing blend of soul cleansing activities. Our yoga safari retreats offers a beautiful balance of meditation, pranayama, safari adventures and of course yoga.



"The Africa Safari is truly an amazing once in a lifetime adventure that I got to experience with an amazing bunch of people! Neil’s passion & enthusiasm ensures you have a great experience - the trip is well-organised, the accommodation & food fabulous and getting up close to the wildlife is unforgettable - loved the baby elephants & giraffes! The yoga & relaxation add to the uniqueness of the experience. The trip has everything: magical!"



Watch Neil's YouTube interview with one of our co-hosts, Perth-based yoga teacher Laura Carroll.

Neil's passion for safari adventure is infectious!

Join Neil with co-host, Fiona Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach from Choose Healthy talk all things yoga safari for the sold out Awaken Your Spirit retreat.

Check out Neil's YouTube interview with Rommie Buhler on The Animal's Television Show on YouTube>

Neil shares his experience in becoming a safari field guide, some of the intricacies of animal communication and organising and facilitating retreats in the Kruger National Park.




From our base, the exquisite Needles Lodge in Marloth Park, it is just a short drive to the southern boundary of the incredible and unforgettable Kruger National Park.

Marloth Park 

On the bank of the Crocodile River between Malelane and Komatipoort on the N4 National Highway, Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary and a holiday town. 

It boasts game such as zebra, kudu, blue wildebeest, giraffe, nyala, impala, warthog and ostrich.  The animals aren’t restricted by fences and roam freely between the units that are built on the 3000 ha conservancy.

Marloth is on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park.  it’s main entry gates to the Kruger are Crocodile Bridge Gate 14km and Malelane Gate 35km from Marloth Park.

Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, the Kruger is unrivalled in the diversity of it's life forms and is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.


"...The accommodation at Needles Lodge was lovely with the management and staff bending over backwards to make our stay wonderful. The food was incredible (we all put on weight lol), the bar was fully stocked..."





"Staying at Needles Lodge was a complete delight, very comfortable, clean and a very relaxed vibe. The staff were the just the best… sincerely welcoming and caring. The food delicious, abundant and unpretentious… a great selection of gin, too."




In the beautiful surrounds of Marloth Park, you’ll find Needles Lodge.  The décor has been tastefully chosen to ensure that you feel completely relaxed.  With all the comforts of home harmonising with the African bush.


From the comfort of your room, you can see out into the bushland and watch the animals that regularly visit the lodge and wander by your suite. 


If you feel a little more adventurous, you can walk through the rooms large sliding doorway which leads you straight back to the main deck area and the pool!

"Staying at Needles Lodge was a complete delight, very comfortable, clean and a very relaxed vibe. The staff were the just the best… sincerely welcoming and caring. The food delicious, abundant and unpretentious… a great selection of gin, too."




Day 5


05:00 Wake up

05:15 Coffee and Rusks

05:30 Depart lodge

06:00 Arrive at Kruger National Park full day game drive

Two breaks for mid morning coffee and lunch (times may vary due to animal sightings)

17:00 Depart park

17:30 Arrive lodge

19:00 Dinner

22:00 Lights out

Day 6


04:15 Wake up

04:30 Coffee and Rusks

04:45 Depart lodge

05:15 Arrive at Kruger National Park

05:30 Guided Morning Walk

09:30 Depart park

10:30 Breakfast

12:00 Yin on the deck

14:30 Light lunch

16:00 Free time

19:00 Dinner

22:00 Lights out

The emphasis is really on the safari element and every day Neil provides a varied schedule. In my opinion, these are the gold standard of safaris. The guides are amazingly knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic. Neil is an expert himself and all together this is a far superior experience to a standard safari drive through Kruger. The dawn safari on foot was a highlight for me.




The outlay for our amazing ten day yoga safari adventure is just AU$4,500


  • All rooms are en-suite.

  • Prices are based on twin or double room share. 

  • There is an additional single room occupancy cost of AU$350


Prices correct as of August 2019.


The cost of the retreat includes:

  • All accommodation at Needles Lodge in Marloth Park.

  • All breakfast, three course evening meals, light lunch on yoga days, and lunch on all game drives.

  • All yoga and yoga-related activities.

  • All game drives, sunset safaris, and morning walks.

  • All entry fees to the Kruger National Park.

  • The Swaziland Tour, including breakfast and lunch.

  • The Panorama Tour, including breakfast and lunch.

  • Coach transfers to and from Needles Lodge from Or Tambo Airport Johannesburg.


What's not included in the cost:

  • Return international flight to South Africa (if internal flights required they are guests own expense)

  • Snacks

  • Bar bill

  • Laundry

  • Visas (if required)


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Kruger National Park.

We know our stunning yoga safari adventures in the incredible Kruger National Park will surpass your wildest expectations.

We've collected testimonials from previous years retreat participants [here] to inspire you. 

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