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Umzumbe Surf Yoga Retreat

Umzumbe Surf Camp was founded in 2013 offering a bit of the SA Surfari experience. Seeing that there wasn't a prevalent surf school in the area, Ali and Rich brought their many years of experience in surf instruction to the South Coast. With almost 20 years of combined surf experience and 8 years of experience in teaching surf camps to kids and adults, it was only a matter of time before Umzumbe Surf Camp was born.

Built in 1916, by the Great Grandfather of Rich Walters, the simple beach house was designed as a get-away cottage for family holidays by the sea. The original building still stands at over 100 years old. Some of the wood furniture was handcrafted in the 1920's by the Walters men while on holiday and still stands strong in the house.

The Surf Camp Property has 2 luxury yet rustic bungalows with kitchens, baths and outside showers.

The property has seen generations of fun in the sun, beach holidays, parties and honeymoons. There could be nothing better than to share that with more friends and family for many years to come. 




The house has 5 bedrooms, an open plan common area with lounge, dining area and kitchen, all with a sea view. There are 2 toilets and 2 baths inside the house that are shared amongst all. There are two airy outdoor showers to rinse off in, with hot water taps and a cool sea breeze. The outdoor lounge is very welcoming, hugged with couches and pillows for leisurely reading or afternoon siestas. The outside deck and patio was designed for nothing but chilling in the sunbathing lounge chairs, picnic tables, hammocks or swings under the fig tree. 



Practice Yoga on the deck facing the ocean.

With the sub-tropical smells in the air and beach waves calling.


Connect your body, mind and spirit. 



We surf to have fun, we surf to connect with the ocean. 

We learn how to navigate the waves, developing the skills  needed to enjoy the surf and to be safe. 

From paddling, to wave selection, reading the conditions  and having the right technique to ride the waves. 

We believe surfing is a fun and enjoyable activity for  everyone. 

We provide all equipment needed and choose the best  day  to suit the conditions. 



Experience profound healing with our beautiful facilitators.

Choose from Reiki,  crystal healing or art therapy.

Let go of what no longer serves you and form a stronger connection with your soul purpose, including a transformative Cacao Ceremony, our gift to you.



Explore the many activities of Phakalane and the greater surrounds of Hout Bay & Cape Town.

Go on a fun waterfall hike, visit Llandudno & Sandy Bay or climb Table Mountain.


Your accommodation is a selection of beautiful bungalows and rooms or camping in the gardens.

Surf House


Surf Yoga Package: 5 Yoga Classes, 3 Surf Lessons, 1 Crystal Healing, 1 Hike & Cacao Ceremony - R3200

Surf Yoga Package Lite: 3 Yoga Classes, 1 Surf Lesson, 1 Crystal Healing, 1 Hike & Cacao Ceremony - R1800

Surf Package: 3 Surf Lessons, 1 Crystal Healing, 1 Hike & Cacao Ceremony - R2200

Yoga Package: 5 Yoga Classes, 1 Crystal Healing, 1 Hike & Cacao Ceremony - R1700

Activities +

Surf Lessons: 1 Surf Lesson + Equipment - R500

Yoga Classes: 1 Yoga Class - R200

Healing: 1 Crystal Healing - R450

Hikes: 1 Waterfall Hike

Art Therapy: 1 Art Therapy Session - R450



Beach Access




Other Info+T's&C's

Packages are booked separately to accommodation. Contact us for assistance.

Depending on group size, catering is offered additionally.

Group bookings 4 nights+ include Cacao Ceremony.

Rooms and packages are listed above.

Activities are available for booking with your stay.

No alcohol permitted at the retreat center.

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