Satori Africa was born through an idea dreamed up in the heart of the Cape Winelands – the epicurean epicenter of South Africa and one of the most relaxed of settings from which to really let the healing power of Africa envelop you.
Satori Africa is passionate about Africa and its people, the exceptional food and wine, wellness and the beauty of travel as well as the sheer pleasure of being immersed in the African bush. It is little surprise then that the very dream was to create experiences for guests to come to Africa and embrace in what makes us, at Satori, tick.
Turning the dream in to reality!
On a personal level, as the founder of Satori Africa, the journey to reaching this point where I am at now sitting here has been such a magical one. Reflecting on over 3 years of welcoming many valued guests to Africa it would also be important for me to look back on where the seed was first planted.
After possibly a few too many years spent in advertising, I always knew that it was hospitality that was in my blood. With the amazing support of family and friends I decided to quit my job and throw myself, not in to the proverbial deep end, but literally in to the boiling pot of water and commence my studies in becoming a qualified chef.
After graduation I took the opportunity presented by one of the top safari lodges to join their ‘family’ and manage one of their esteemed Relais & Chateaux lodges. After an inspiring journey in the bush, forging lifelong friendships with guests and staff alike, it was the slopes of Cape Town that was strongly calling me back again.
Before taking up my next role as Project Manager for the launch of a boutique hotel that frequently achieves top accolades around the world, I also completed my level 2 qualification with the Wine & Spirits’ Educational Trust (WSET).
Upon completion of my contract I was really blessed to join the biggest family-owned wine farm in South Africa, heading up the brand side for the farm. This was where the dream of Satori Africa was born and after completing my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course through Yoga Alliance and a few supportive kicks, the dream became a reality!
If you have read this far, I suppose it comes as no surprise as to where the idea to open up a travel business representing Africa came from, especially with a strong focus on the most exclusive epicurean and wellness experiences.
What we offer.
Satori Africa offers the most exclusive and personalised travel itineraries throughout Africa. After working in the industry for many years we have forged relationships with some of the top properties, chefs, restaurants, producers and wellness practitioners on the continent and cannot wait to share these with you.
We personally produce your itineraries and tours for you, by cultivating an understanding of your needs to provide a seamlessly choreographed excursion, alleviating the usual worries often associated with travel in foreign countries.
Besides providing you with the ultimate in bespoke itineraries, we firmly believe that no trip to Africa is complete without considering or experiencing some of our personal favourite specialist tours, epicurean experiences or following the new trend of incorporating a host of wellness experiences into your trip. We have sourced the most exclusive activities and immersions through our network and have them on offer, just for you, as guests of Satori Africa. Treat yourself to a total retreat and make your stay in Africa a healing and food-happy experience.
Our goal is to deliver one-of-a-kind, customized vacation and safari experiences all designed to surpass your every desire.
Satori Africa is based on the magnificent slopes of Table Mountain and has a network of ‘Satori Inspirers’ across over 30 countries who are out there waiting to inspire you to book your dream journey to the southern tip of Africa.
The meaning of Satori.
A question we get asked many times…
Satori can be roughly translated to mean enlightenment or awakening.
The name Satori Africa is inspired by the beautiful restorative power and healing nature of the African continent. This land lends itself to a holiday of sheer relaxation, indulgence, and restoration.
Mother Nature was in a particularly generous mood when blessing Africa with breath-taking sunsets, the crisp salty refreshing air of the Atlantic Ocean, produce of unbridled goodness and abundance, mountains of staggering proportions, thriving wildlife and rolling gold savannah grasslands.
The Satori Africa logo is inspired by the beautiful Baobab tree, a tree that is distinctly African. Affectionately known as the ‘Upside Down’ Tree, the Baobab plays a part in almost all African folklore and provides shelter and food for man and animal alike. For us, the Baobab reflects Africa, our home!
Traveling with Satori Africa promises to deliver beyond the realms of any other travel memories.