• LIMITED SET DEPARTURE
  • 03-13 OCTOBER 2023

A Journey of Inspiration

PERSONAL RENEWAL AND A DEEPER CONNECTION WITH LIFE ON A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF NATURE AND WELLBEING

Phinda Private Game Reserve

JOIN JUST 12 GUESTS ON THIS TRANSFORMATIVE SET DEPARTURE

STAY IN TWO MAGNIFICENT LODGES, EACH WITH THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL CHARM AND CHARACTER

Daily safaris with expert guides in search of Big Five and other rare iconic wildlife

ENJOY A SCHEDULED RHINO, ELEPHANT, AND PANGOLIN CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE

Hosted by SPIRITUAL healer and facilitator Dr. Jonathan Ellerby

Engage in daily practical applications, group interactions and reflections

DR. JONATHAN ELLERBY

A deeply experienced senior leader, keynote speaker, healer, and facilitator, with an extraordinary understanding of the transformative process and the human return to wholeness Jonathan is a two-time bestselling author. With a PhD in comparative religion focusing on Indigenous healing traditions and cross-cultural research, Jonathan has experienced countless trainings in a wide range of complementary and alternative fields of healing, integrative medicine, and spiritual growth. Drawing from travels to meet and study with healers and teachers from more than forty cultures around the world, he has been featured in film, radio, print, and in multiple event forms as an expert on mastering change, integrative wellness and resilience, mindfulness, and holistic approaches to spiritual growth.

He has spoken at events along with Wayne Dyer PhD, Deepak Chopra MD, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden, Alberto Villoldo PhD, Carolyn Myss, Brian Weiss MD, Andrew Weil MD, and many other international icons. From his work with Grammy award-winning and Academy award-nominated celebrities and multinational millionaire and billionaire CEOs, to his wellness travel groups in remote villages of southern Africa, workshops for Indigenous communities, presentations in the board rooms of corporations he has a heart-centred commitment to meet and surpass the expectations of those he surrounds himself with.

 

Your journey at a glance

A journey of inspiration, this transformational 11-day itinerary takes you to the heart of wellbeing, conservation, mindfulness, and beyond.

This expedition offers an extraordinary itinerary designed and hosted by best-selling author, Dr. Jonathan Ellerby to restore your passion for life and ignite a profound sense of connection to your innermost self and the wild world around you. While offering experiences that invite the discovery of greater meaning and peace in your daily life, this safari is unlike any other fully engaging with incredible wildlife encounters, daily game drives, hands-on conservation work, small group processes, cultural experiences, and the magic of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Created with integrative wellness and spiritual health in mind, you will be safely and skilfully guided on an intimate personal and collective quest in a way that will enrich your heart and mind, sending you home with new energy and a new view of life. Guests will meet virtually with the host in advance of the trip and will be supported with any additional materials or meetings as necessary. People in leadership roles, animal lovers, safari fans, spiritual seekers, ecologists, and those looking for a deep life renewal will find this an ideal pilgrimage of discovery and connection.

03 – 13 October 2023 | 11 nights Phinda Private Game Reserve

“It’s easy to forget that wilderness was the first home of humanity.

Not only was wilderness our home, but at some core level it also reflects and nourishes our most essential nature. To return mindfully guided with an open heart and mind to the awe inspiring embrace of nature is one of the surest ways to reclaim a profound sense of self, connection and wholeness."

– Dr. Jonathan Ellerby

Small Group Discussions

Most days will include a small group session in which travelers will explore, discuss and discover ways to reconsider what it means to be successful, connected, and whole. Through the lense of African wildlife, traditional culture, spiritual psychology and our daily travel experience, we will support each traveler to find the meaning and tools most important to their own life goals. Practical applications, group interaction, and a light-hearted yet reverential facilitative style ensures a significant profound look at life, meaning, and our common future. Feel the energy empowerment as you deeply explore your authentic self. Inspiring a love of life and wellbeing for all, an ecological and social ethic runs through everything discussed and how it positively affects the planet and each one of us in our relationships, work, and wellness.

Wellness

This adventure is a journey into wholeness and wellbeing. Through the power of our carefully planned and curated experiences, you will naturally feel a sense of reconnection with life and self-renewal. Whether motivated by a sense of adventure, a passion for growth, a willingness to learn, or a need to heal and release cycles of stress and imbalance, this trip is the medicine you may be dreaming of.

In our small group sessions, we will explore practices and perspectives that will reveal how emotional health, spirituality, nature, and community are all essential aspects of a fully engaged life. Our approach is very casual, safe, welcoming, and engaging. You will likely leave this trip with insights, changes, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

HOSTED BY DR. JONATHAN ELLERBY

A deeply experienced senior leader, keynote speaker, healer, and facilitator, with an extraordinary understanding of the transformative process and the human return to wholeness Jonathan is a two-time bestselling author. With a PhD in comparative religion focusing on Indigenous healing traditions and cross-cultural research, Jonathan has experienced countless trainings in a wide range of complementary and alternative fields of healing, integrative medicine, and spiritual growth. Drawing from travels to meet and study with healers and teachers from more than forty cultures around the world, he has been featured in film, radio, print, and in multiple event forms as an expert on mastering change, integrative wellness and resilience, mindfulness, and holistic approaches to spiritual growth.

He has spoken at events along with Wayne Dyer PhD, Deepak Chopra MD, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden, Alberto Villoldo PhD, Carolyn Myss, Brian Weiss MD, Andrew Weil MD, and many other international icons. From his work with Grammy award-winning and Academy award-nominated celebrities and multinational millionaire and billionaire CEOs, to his wellness travel groups in remote villages of southern Africa, workshops for Indigenous communities, presentations in the board rooms of corporations he has a heart-centred commitment to meet and surpass the expectations of those he surrounds himself with.

LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE

It was at Phinda that &Beyond’s Care of the Land, Wildlife and People impact vision
was tested and shaped. Here, 28 622 hectares of farming land was reclaimed for wildlife, including
790 hectares of critically endangered ancient sand forest. Cheetah, rhino and pangolin are actively
protected, with more than 30 years of pioneering wildlife victories behind us.
Along with Africa Foundation, the reserve works closely with neighbouring communities,
employing locally and investing in community education and welfare.
Sustainability practices are a daily priority and include the elimination of plastic bottles
and a focus on energy-saving initiatives.

Are you ready?

BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE

This unforgettable journey is hosted and departs on a set date. Should you wish to travel on different dates with your own party, please contact one of our dedicated Travel Specialists to plan your adventure.

03-13 OCT 2023 | 10 Nights
USD 13600 per person

Max 12 Guests

USD 13600 per person

Single supplement

USD 3360 per person

What's included
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary:
    • 5 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge
    • 5 nights at Phinda Forest Lodge
  • Meals, drinks and laundry as specified
  • Scheduled flights/Private charters as specified in the itinerary:
    • Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Phinda
    • Scheduled flight from Phinda to Johannesburg
  • Private/Scheduled transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Private/Scheduled sightseeing and excursions as specified in the itinerary:
    • 1 elephant collaring activity
    • 1 rhino notching activity
    • 1 pangolin conservation experience
    • 1 zulu village tour
  • Private/Scheduled game viewing activities as specified in the itinerary
    • 1 photographic experience
    • twice daily game drives
    • nature walks
  • National parks, concession and landing fees where applicable
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Domestic/international departure tax, fuel and safety levies from airports and airstrips unless otherwise stipulated
  • Personal Travel Wallet
What's not included
  • Meals, drinks and laundry not specified in the itinerary or as outlined in the Includes 
  • Premium brand drinks, champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes 
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Sightseeing and excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Flights and transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • South Africa Game Reserve entrance fees:
  • National parks and concession fees not specified in the itinerary 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees (please be sure to check if visas are required)
  • Gratuities

Limited edition experiences

Celebrate our 30 year anniversary with us

Channel your inner travel addict

You’re just 5 easy (and fun) steps away from creating your ideal Travel Dream Board.

Step 1: Select which part of the planet you wish to explore

Step 2: Clarify what kind of traveller you are

Step 3: Tick off those grand bucket list experiences that will fire your imagination

Step 4: Log in to create and add to your Dream Board

Step 5: Share & start dreaming

 

Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.