Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us…

We have so disconnected ourselves from the natural world that it is easy — and often convenient — to forget that nature remains as giving as ever, even as it vanishes bit-by-bit.

Technology and industry may have distanced us superficially from nature, but it has not changed our reliance upon the natural world: most of what we use and consume on a daily basis remains the product of multitudes of interactions within nature, and many of those interactions have been catastrophically imperilled.

Beyond such physical goods, the natural world provides less tangible, but just as important, gifts in terms of beauty, art, and spirituality.

Being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behaviour; helping us to reduce anxiety and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and even our ability to connect with other people.

We at Active Escapes have always felt that, and that is why all our trips take place in beautiful natural surrounds, far from the madding crowds.

Sometimes it’s just about BEING in nature, and we have some great getaways where this can be….

Nature Retreats

Discover naturally good getaways, where you can just BE

Pondoland Tented Camps

Tucked away in paradise

Tucked in behind a dune, sheltered under some milkwoods, or on the banks of a pristine estuary, these Wild Coast Beach Camps in Northern Pondoland offer the perfect friend and family getaway. They are a place to reflect, explore, and be reminded about what is truly important in life.