BECOMING YOU
South Africa Edition

A RISE COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE FOR WOMEN

Join executive coach Helen Krug von Nidda on a luxury safari adventure designed to
awaken your senses, inspire new perspectives, and support your next big move in life or career

MARCH 14 – 19, 2020

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
South Africa

Five-Star Luxury Safari Accommodations & Cuisine
Immersive Daily Coaching Sessions & Workshops
Sunrise & Sunset Game Drives
Daily Downtime to Spend As You Please
A Maximum of 12 Participants

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RELAX, REJUVENATE & RE-EMERGE INSPIRED

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WHO IS BECOMING YOU FOR?

Women on the rise, seeking to relax, rejuvenate, and re-emerge
with the inspiration and tools to pursue their next big move in life or career

WHY SAFARI?

Because experiencing wild nature and witnessing iconic African big-five game in their natural habitat is a fast track to opening up to new perspectives and insights.

IS THIS A LUXURY VACATION OR A SELF-GROWTH RETREAT?

Both! Each day you will have safari excursions, interactive coaching or workshops and
luxuriously uninterrupted free time to spend exactly as you please. There will also be delectable food & drink – healthy and indulgent in equal measure.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN?

A Soulful Re-charge
Direction & Clarity on Your Vision
Tools to Incorporate in Your Daily Journey
An Expanded Circle of Wing Women
Rediscovery of Nature’s Magnificence

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Itinerary

THIS IS WILD LUXURY

PRISTINE NATURE + FIVE-STAR COMFORT

Becoming You is a delightful mix of adventure, personal growth, and luxurious free time. Each day will include
two game drives or safari experiences, a couple hours of coaching or workshops, ample time to spend
exactly as you please, and delicious farm-to-table meals taken together on the terrace or around the fire.

EARLY MARCH

An introductory group video chat with Helen; exact time and date TBD

SAT, MAR 14

Arrival in Johannesburg and overnight at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

SUN, MAR 15

Rest
Today we journey to Mhondoro, have our first safari experience, and ease into the adventure

MON, MAR 16

Release
Today’s safari experiences and coaching are all about getting still and letting go of what does not serve you

TUE, MAR 17

Reflect
Today’s safari experiences and conversations guide you to listen to your inner wisdom

WED, MAR 18

Reach
Today’s walk on the wild side and coaching challenge you to pursue curiosity and identify next steps

THU, MAR 19

Rise
Today you honor the journey you’ve taken and step joyfully into what is next

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MHONDORO

SAFARI LODGE & VILLA

To offer the ultimate in privacy and freedom, Rise Collective has secured exclusive use of Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa. Accommodations for our maximum of 12 participants are in contemporary African villas within the spectacular Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.

MAIN LODGE AMENITIES

Indoor & outdoor lounges
Heated saline pool & sundeck
Outdoor dining around an open stone firepit
Unique eye-level game viewing hide
Elevated stargazing deck
Fully equipped gym, yoga room, and sauna

FEATURES & SERVICES

Farm-to-Table Cuisine
Spa Villa with Massage, Facials, and Outdoor Aromatherapy Bath
Complimentary Wi-Fi

IN-ROOM AMENITIES

Comfort, Beauty & Wellness Features
Complimentary Customized Mini-Bar and Nespresso Coffee & Tea Station
Homemade Biscuits daily
Complimentary Wi-Fi and Laundry Services

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GUEST SUITES & VILLAS

Mhondoro offers a mix of Premium, Single, and Shared accommodations.
Read on to discover which is best for your style and travel plans.

SUNRISE SUITE

Set at the eastern end of Mhondoro, the Sunrise Suite is a gorgeous stand-alone villa with waterhole views, every interior indulgence, and a two-level deck with a heated plunge pool and day bed cabana offering the ultimate in private luxury for one, or a brilliant setup for two friends travelling together

VILLA MHONDORO MASTER SUITE

Within the 5,800 square foot Villa Mhondoro, the magnificent master suite features an expansive private deck, a private sitting room, and a dramatic stone-enclosed outdoor shower. Shared villa amenities, including a terrace with a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, and a yoga room create the ideal balance of privacy and companionship.

SINGLE SUITES

Each of Mhondoro’s spacious one-bedroom suites features beautiful views, an en-suite bathroom with a deep soaking bathtub overlooking the landscape and a separate indoor shower, an outdoor shower, and a private terrace with chaise lounges.

SHARED VILLAS

Villas with two bedrooms, a shared bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a separate shower, a sitting room with a kitchenette, and a spacious deck with gorgeous views, are as ideal for two friends travelling together as they are for two solo travelers looking to share

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Program Fee

PROGRAM FEE

Program fees include virtually everything from the moment you touch down in Johannesburg.

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
Arrive March 14th, Depart March 15th
Superior or Garden View Room included in prices below
Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa
Arrive March 15th, Depart March 19th
Single Double
Shared Villas $8,250 Single N/A
Single Suites $9,250 Single Please inquire about limited availability of and rates for double occupancy of single suites
Villa Mhondoro Master Suite $10,800 Single N/A
Sunrise Suite $12,000 $7,200 per person

YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

Transportation within South Africa
1 night at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
4 nights at Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa
All meals and beverages (except premium liquors) from March 15 to 18, 2020
Daily coaching, workshops, and safari experiences
All gratuities

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Sunrise Single Suite OccupancySunrise Suite, Double Occupancy (select this if you want to share with a friend)Villa Mhondoro Master Suite, Single OccupancySingle SuiteDouble Occupancy of a Single SuiteOne Bedroom in a Shared VillaTwo Bedrooms in a Shared Villa (select this is if you want to share with a friend)




Reservations are not secured until your deposit has been received. A 35% deposit is required to secure your registration. The following two payments are: 35% due by November 15, 2019, and the balance of 30% due by December 15, 2019. If you prefer, you may pay in full upon registration. If you cancel on or before December 14, 2019, you will be refunded the registration fee paid, less a $1,000 administration fee. If you cancel between December 15, 2019 – January 13, 2020, 50% of the registration fee paid will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 14, 2020.

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FAQs

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When should I arrive in Johannesburg?

You must arrive in Johannesburg by Saturday March 14th, though if you wish to give yourself extra time to adjust from jet lag, you may want to arrive a day or two earlier. Please contact Jill Barillot of Exclusively Africa at jill@exclusivelyafrica.com if you would like assistance reserving additional nights at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff.

Can someone help me organize pre- or post-program travels and book my international flights?

Exclusively Africa, our travel partner, would be happy to organize pre- and post-program travels based on your interests. Although they cannot not book international flights, they would be happy to offer advice on which flights are best based on your preferences and origin city. Contact Jill Barillot of Exclusively Africa at jill@exclusivelyafrica.com.

What is included in the program fee?

In a nutshell, the program fee includes all transport within South Africa, accommodations, meals, beverages (except premium liquors), coaching and workshops, safari experiences, and gratuities. The program fee excludes the cost of travel from your hometown to Johannesburg and any spa treatments you may wish to have. Download the brochure for all details.

I’m travelling alone, which of Mhondoro’s accommodation options do you suggest?

Many women travel solo and all accommodation options are suited for that. Premium and Single Suites offer great privacy, while Mhondoro’s Shared Villas are ideal for solo travelers looking to share since each villa has two bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and a shared living room and deck.

Can I bring someone with me who is not participating in the Becoming You program?

Unfortunately, no you cannot bring along a non-participating plus-one. However, Exclusively Africa would be delighted to organize pre- or post-program travels for you and your non-participating friend / spouse / partner / plus-one. Contact Jill Barillot of Exclusively Africa at jill@exclusivelyafrica.com for assistance.

Do I need immunizations?

Although public health organizations advise that there is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, the government of South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. For further information, visit the CDC website at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-africa or speak to your doctor.

Do I need a travel visa to enter South Africa?

Travel visa requirements vary depending on your citizenship, fore detailed information, visit http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa. Visas are not required for US citizens.

Is it safe to walk around Mhondoro?

Animals regularly walk through camp, but Mhondoro has safety precautions in place. After sunset, before sunrise, and at request during daylight hours, guests are escorted between their rooms and the main lodge by guards for comfort and safety.

What is the weather like in March?

March is the end of the summer/wet season in the Welgevonden Game Reserve region. The sun typically shines most of the day while rain comes in the form of occasional thunderstorms. Temperatures typically reach a high of 84°F (29°C) during the day and a low of 59°F (15°C) overnight.

What should I pack?

Mhondoro is a luxuriously down-to-earth safari lodge, so please pack clothing that is comfortable. Lots of layers so you can bundle up next to the fire in the Boma or on morning game drives, a bathing suit for swims in the outdoor pool, shorts or a sundress for midday lounging on the deck, and athletic wear if you want to hit the gym. Here are some specific items that will ensure you are ready for every adventure we have in store:

 

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BECOMING YOU TEAM & PARTNERS

Rise Collective is a New York City-based boutique coaching and leadership training practice with a global perspective, academic spirit, and action-oriented approach. Founded and led by Helen Krug von Nidda, it helps women and organizations envision and achieve their highest goals. Rise offers custom one-on-one coaching programs, corporate leadership trainings, team-building workshops, and experiential retreats that take participants on a journey toward a-ha moments and great achievements.

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HELEN KRUG VON NIDDA
Founder & Executive Coach

Helen Krug von Nidda is a contagiously optimistic Executive Coach with over 20 years of international experience in learning and development. She has led multi-day coaching experiences in both French and English on four continents. She is a certified coach and licensed career and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia University. Helen was raised in Switzerland, has lived and worked in France, Germany and Switzerland, and currently (enthusiastically) calls New York City home.

TRACY OATS
COO & Experience Ambassador

Tracy Oats collaborates with Rise Collective’s partners to ensure that Becoming You provides guests with enriching experiences in an environment of warmth, authentic luxury, and impeccable service. Over the past 15 years, working closely with architects, designers, and hotel operators, Tracy has developed a keen understanding of the elements that must come together to provide genuinely valuable luxury lifestyle experiences to sophisticated clientele on the global stage.

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Exclusively Africa

Exclusively Africa is a boutique travel agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Drawing on two decades of experience in Sub-Sahara Africa, they craft bespoke itineraries for individuals and small groups, exclusively booking high-end and luxury properties where they have personal relationships with the managers. Founder Nicki Wingate and account executive Jill Barillot pride themselves on catering to clients’ every need from reserving airport transfers with trusted partners to securing the services of passionate and deeply experienced tour guides.

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NICKI WINGATE

Founder

A native of Wisconsin, little predisposed Nicki to call Johannesburg home and the African Bush her life passion, but in 1997, she founded Exclusively Africa and never looked back. Sharing her time between Johannesburg and Miami, Nicki lives to introduce her clients to Africa, knowing full well that they too will fall under the spell of the continent.

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JILL BARILLOT

Account Executive

Raised an American expat in Switzerland, Jill is a third-culture woman par excellence. In 2014, she joined Nicki at Exclusively Africa, where she shares her passion for South Africa, her happy place and home from 2013 until 2018. When not planning yet another exciting urban-bush experience, she can be found dragging her kids to the latest art exhibit or testing new restaurants with hubby Dave.

MHONDORO SAFARI LODGE & VILLA

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is a five-star private safari lodge and villa situated in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg District of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It is among a select few South African Safari Lodges to have received the coveted 2017 Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award, is a 2017 winner of World Luxury Hotel Awards, a 2018 winner of Haute Grandeur’s Global Hotel Awards, and has received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of excellence in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL THE WESTCLIFF, JOHANNESBURG

Originally built in 1997 and fully renovated in 2014, the Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg offers 117 elegantly designed and appointed rooms and suites in Johannesburg’s affluent Westcliff neighborhood. From its hillside perch, the hotel offers panoramic views across the city from most rooms. With lushly landscaped gardens, swimming pools, a tennis court, a 24-hour gym, a spa, and multiple restaurants, guests can relax and rejuvenate during their stay.

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