SWIMMING WITH
DOLPHINS

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Welcome to Halo Gaia

Living the dream since 1999

SWIMMING WITH WILD DOLPHINS

Wanderlust, wellness and adventure retreats

Since 1999, Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel has committed to creating a deeply relevant, life changing experience for our guests via swimming with dolphins and our collaborative dolphin retreats in Ponta Malongane, Mozambique.

We facilitate interactive, eco–friendly travel dolphin experiences that intimately unite and engage our visitors with the authentic spirit of Southern Africa. We strongly encourage responsible travel by stepping off the beaten track and embracing the WILD spirit of adventure within all of us.

Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel specialises in wild dolphin encounters, dolphin retreats, wellness adventures and ocean safari packages from the bay of Ponta Malongane / Complexo Turistico do Malongane in Mozambique. Respectful Marine Mammal Tourism is at the core of our mission and it is in this arena of awareness that a deep love for the diversity of our planet, ocean and indigenous cultures are shared by our host, Courtney Ward.

As we sail through these present uncharted waters, we endeavour to keep our spirits high.

Our sincere thanks and prayers go to all front-line & essential service workers in this unprecedented time on our Mother Planet. Our oceans & nature spaces are now gifted with a time for healing & rejuvenation. Halo Gaia Retreats & holidays will resume when borders & travel bans are lifted

Stay healthy & cultivate inner peace


​Swimming with Dolphins

OUR PROMISE: All dolphin interaction is respectful and conscious on the dolphins' terms and natures's conditions. 

Experience

  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Wild dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Retreats and wellness vacations
  • Family holidays to remember
  • Adventure camps for schools and students
  • Corporate team building
  • Authentically-African Dolphin safari

Reawaken

  • Wild Dolphin retreats
  • Wellness retreats
  • In partnership with the best practitioners in their fields
  • Yoga, reflexology, music, dance, art, nature
  • Experience community and healing

Explore

  • Southern Africa’s pristine coral reefs
  • Diverse ocean wild life
  • Unsurpassed beauty of remote beaches
  • Warm Indian ocean temperatures
  • Exclusive dive rights

Make Memories

  • Rustic shaded beach forest camp
  • Safari tented camp
  • Wooden log huts, rondavels and chalets
  • Luxury tented lodge
  • Private luxury beachfront villas
  • Make connections for life with like-minded adventurers

Unsurpassed natural beauty awaits

Swimming with Dolphins in Ponta Malongane

Seasonal Whale Sharks, Humpback whales and nesting Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles, combined with the respectful magic of our wild Dolphin swims, make our Wild Dolphin Family Holidays in Ponta Malongane a true gift to the responsible traveller with a heartfelt passion for nature & conservation.

Meet your host

COURTNEY WARD

Courtney has been involved with Halo Gaia since 1999. Her personal history of extensive travel, ethnic music exploration, community living projects and completing her studies in Complementary Health at the Institute of Natural Health all played an important role in the inspiration to apply these gifts. For the past 19 years she has grown intimately close to the large pod of resident Bottle Nose Dolphins that swim the Southern Mozambique coastline.

Marine Conservation

PONTA DO OURO PARTIAL MARINE RESERVE

Halo Gaia Adventure Travel / Complexo Turistico do Malongane are honoured to have been granted a Dolphin viewing and interaction permit in November 2011. This licence permits RESPECTFUL MARINE MAMMAL TOURISM and allows our water craft within close proximity to the dolphin pods, given that the behaviour of the dolphins is respected.

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Thank you ALL for your giant generosity

Without you, this would not be possible

200 food parcels were shared with our wonderful village community yesterday..

God bless you 🙏🏽

#feedmalongane #community #thankyou #pontamalonganeThank you - Thank you - Thank you 🙏🏽

Due to torrential rains, we were unable to do a parcel delivery last week - but yesterday saw a monumental amount of 200 food parcels given to the humble people of Malongane.

Feed Malongane - This is you - has to date shared 650 food & seed parcels with the most vulnerable people in Malongane..

YOU truly are making a difference 🌍

We presently have enough funds raised to provide another 400 parcels / the next 4 weeks - if you feel you are able to contribute please see donation details below

We are trusting we can continue to feed our village until such time as the borders open and we can once again visit and support tourism in this beautiful place we all love..

Our list of donors has again GROWN this week! ⭐️

To Follow - photos of this week's food parcel share

To all the Anonymous donors - thank you ❤️

Mozamboogy initial start-up fund
Malongane Res anonymous donors
Macaila Ward
Ilha Azul - Maria Quadros
Candice Joao
Carol Hampshire
Neem
Lize Cullinane
Alex Torres
Andrew Dietrich
Hary Gey Van Pittiu
Bruce & Katie Thomas
Kailyn Cubbedge
Halo Gaia
Amanda Mc Griff
Kate Ballendan
David vd Linde
Olga Gouws
Altie vd Linde
Rowena Allan
Ricardo - Illa Azul
Tania Bownes
Paula Anderson
Elize & Abs V Rooyan
Mags MacKean
Lynette Le Roux
Norbert Busacker
Ingrid Litman
STRAB anonymous donors
Verity Maud
Rosemary Chambers
F Jacobs
Andrea Claussen
Gregory Pastorok
J Nicholson - CDP Gifts
John Fritton
William Hall
Beate Kuhn
Jan Roux
Anastasiia Orekhova
Rhianne & Lolla
Oosthuizen Vista Alta
Gibs
Minet
Bethune Williams
Shari Hammond
Wendy Griffiths
Scubaversity
Simone Hubers
Margie Coppen
Bianca Kruger
Bowzer
Janet L Bull
Louisa Rynhoud
Lynne Alta Vista
Wesley Family
Deirdre Aufrigtig
Adele Erasmus
Leon Boulle
Terry Vartanyan
Jonti Searl
Sullivan family
Phoenix Divers
Isaac Houlli
Thomas Claussen
Leon Boulle
O Sullivan Family
Phoenix Divers
Wendy Ward
Dr Mark Ritchie
Trevor Lunt
Teresa Ann Hart
H Mahood
O Kennedy
Cathy Fincham Cooper
Elbie
Werner & Marelize
E. Louw
Mani B
Nic Snyman
J Koegelenberg
M Potgieter
Shabalilo
Jakes and Elbie
Mike Combrinck
Irma G
Brenda Frylinck
Dirk Jordaan
Charles & Anthea
Gustav
C Koen
M Potgietier
Marilyn Bernard
Di Mc Carthy
Brenda Loukes
Clive Gissing
Leon Boulle
Dr Angela Kerek
Cora Verkuilen - Freaky Friday Fundraiser
Darren Rees

If you would still like to donate towards this important cause
below are the account details:

FNB - CC Ward - account No: 62603557200 - branch code 256505

A HUGE shout out for the people working behind the scenes, namely:

STRAB FEST!!
Halo Gaia Adventure Travel
GoBundu
Mozamboogy
Malongane Reservations

As well as the awesome people on the ground:

Joanne Roscow Ireland
Anibal Tivane
Kelvin Laquimo
Geoffrey Dean Brauckmann

THANK YOU TO YOU ALL for helping us to help them!

#feedmalongane #thankyou #compassion #pontamalongane #livelifegiving #abundance
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THANK YOU once again for another week of abundance gifted to our humble village of Ponta Malongane

This feeding & care initiative would not be possible without your generous donations, your love, and support 🙏🏽

If you still feel moved to assist and contribute -

Please LIKE the below Feed Malongane Initiative page for all details and updates

YOU are making a difference 🌍

#feedmalongane #pontamalongane #compassion #thankyou“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Another week has passed in the village of Ponta Malongane...

Another week where your generous donations have touched the lives of these beautiful people

THANK YOU 🙏🏽

Feed Malongane - This is you - has to date shared 450 food & seed parcels with the most vulnerable people in Malongane..

The gratitude these humble people have for this gift in these trying times is so deeply moving..

We are praying for borders to open by September as the situation regards an income for the people here is dire

YOU are making a difference 🌍

MAY YOU ALL BE ABUNDANTLY BLESSED 🙏🏽

Our list of donors has again GROWN this week! ⭐️

To Follow - photos of this week's food parcel share

To all the Anonymous donors - thank you ❤️

Mozamboogy initial start-up fund
Malongane Res anonymous donors
Macaila Ward
Ilha Azul - Maria Quadros
Candice Joao
Carol Hampshire
Neem
Lize Cullinane
Alex Torres
Andrew Dietrich
Hary Gey Van Pittiu
Bruce & Katie Thomas
Kailyn Cubbedge
Halo Gaia
Amanda Mc Griff
Kate Ballendan
David vd Linde
Olga Gouws
Altie vd Linde
Rowena Allan
Ricardo - Illa Azul
Tania Bownes
Paula Anderson
Elize & Abs V Rooyan
Mags MacKean
Lynette Le Roux
Norbert Busacker
Ingrid Litman
STRAB anonymous donors
Verity Maud
Rosemary Chambers
F Jacobs
Andrea Claussen
Gregory Pastorok
J Nicholson - CDP Gifts
John Fritton
William Hall
Beate Kuhn
Jan Roux
Anastasiia Orekhova
Rhianne & Lolla
Oosthuizen Vista Alta
Gibs
Minet
Bethune Williams
Shari Hammond
Wendy Griffiths
Scubaversity
Simone Hubers
Margie Coppen
Bianca Kruger
Bowzer
Janet L Bull
Louisa Rynhoud
Lynne Alta Vista
Wesley Family
Deirdre Aufrigtig
Adele Erasmus
Leon Boulle
Terry Vartanyan
Jonti Searl
Sullivan family
Phoenix Divers
Isaac Houlli
Thomas Claussen
Leon Boulle
O Sullivan Family
Phoenix Divers
Wendy Ward
Dr Mark Ritchie
Trevor Lunt
Teresa Ann Hart
H Mahood
O Kennedy
Cathy Fincham Cooper
Elbie
Werner & Marelize
E. Louw
Mani B
Nic Snyman
J Koegelenberg
M Potgieter
Shabalilo
Jakes and Elbie
Mike Combrinck
Irma G
Brenda Frylinck
Dirk Jordaan
Charles & Anthea
Gustav
C Koen
M Potgietier
Marilyn Bernard
Di Mc Carthy
Brenda Loukes
Clive Gissing

If you would still like to donate towards this important cause
below are the account details:

FNB - CC Ward - account No: 62603557200 - branch code 256505

A HUGE shout out for the people working behind the scenes, namely:

STRAB FEST!!
Halo Gaia Adventure Travel
GoBundu
Mozamboogy
Malongane Reservations

As well as the awesome people on the ground:

Joanne Roscow Ireland
Anibal Tivane
Kelvin Laquimo
Geoffrey Dean Brauckmann
Raquel Belardinelli Dale

THANK YOU TO YOU ALL for helping us to help them!

#feedmalongane #thankyou #compassion #pontamalongane #livelifegiving #abundance
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Spirit Song By Courtney

An exquisite meander of song and sound available for download and purchase at Band Camp. CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW & BUY

This trip was truly transformational.  I was listening to my heart and when I heard about Courtney and Shakti’s Dolphin Retreat. It was a clear YES.  However, nothing could have prepared me for the depth of experience, learning and healing that lay ahead.

Wendy

The planning, and the activities were awesome, the boat trips were amazing, the drumming vibrated throughout my spirit and soul, and the sound journey allowed me to release and discover what love and passion really feels like within ones heart. To all the amazing people that were on the journey, I am blessed to have met you, and I hope that our paths will cross again.

Karen

What an amazing experience, what an amazing place and you two beautiful spirits are the most amazing people. I really feel very privileged to have made your acquaintance and shared your love. Courtney I want to meet with you once a week for my energy fix. Courtney, don’t ever stop spreading the magic.

Beverley

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