Travel trends have shifted since Covid and many people are opting to enjoy more mindful getaways-trips that improve their mind, body and soul. Thee trips can include spa retreats, detox and art-inspired holidays as well as healthy eating and fitness breaks.
“The pandemic has allowed people to celebrate wellness, mental and physical well- being – not just in personal life, but when it comes to travel too.
“We’ll see more people choosing travel options or destinations that provide them with a genuine wellness and well-being experience in 2022.
“Whether it’s an active outdoors holiday with a nature experience or relaxing at the beachside or by waterfalls, many are prioritising their wellness.”Travel expert Gabriella Brondani Rego, interviewed by Clinton Moodley,
Multimedia Travel Journalist at Independent Media.
The beautiful Garden Route in the Western Cape is no exception as it sees in influx of wellness travellers and with it an uprising of wellness establishments and activities.
Knysna was voted number 19 on the Tourism Sentiment Index 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World for 2021.
“With our temperate climate, beautiful beaches and forests and varied activities on offer, the Garden Route is definitely a bucket list destination”, says Gillian O Shea, Gateway to Wellness.
You can choose to spend a few days on retreat and then travel along the Garden Route to explore our wine and tea farms, various animal sanctuaries, or explore local art.
We can guide you into creating a wellness break that suits your pocket and wellness needs.