Inviting Aphrodite – The succulent wild woman within

A women`s retreat


4-night Rustic Wild Dolphin Retreat

With Verity Maud and Courtney Ward

You are invited to press pause and take yourself away to a little slice of ‘Heaven on Earth’- the very meaning of the name Ponta Malongane.

Your inner wild woman is calling you to spend some time with her, re-connecting and deepening your relationship with her.

As women, we have strong instincts that are inherent. These can all too easily be quieted by the fast paced demands of life in the 21st century. We are expected to carry the same responsibilities that our fathers had and still be all woman. It may be the moment to sink your toes into warm beach sand and take time out to connect to the profound feminine within.

We will be working with the feminine archetypes to inspire movement into discovering the incredible beauty, compassion, power, sensuality and pleasure that resides in true femininity. We meditate at sunrise, journal, swim with wild dolphins in a pristine nature reserve, dance, create, connect, walk,, share, heal and play within the sacred circle of sisterhood.

No movement, meditation or writing experience required whatsoever. A safe space is created for you to explore and express freely.

She invites you…

Verity Maud

Verity Maud

Verity is a Biodanza Facilitator, creativity catalyst, mother, artist, change maker and healer. As director of The Artery- Connecting to your creative life force, she has been working in the personal transformation field for 10 years, using creativity and movement as her magic tools. An eternal seeker, she has done numerous training globally in places such as The Esalen Institute in California. She has been profoundly influenced by incredible women and their powerful work and has distilled these all into her own modality to assist women in connecting deeply to and creating the best version of themselves. She is passionate about helping women heal and thrive.

Courtney Ward

Courtney Ward

Essentially a performer in the great arts of the divine’, Courtney is a talented artist, actor and musician. She is especially gifted in her spontaneous ability to apply her artistic gifts and musical talents to a group dynamic in aid of personal transformation and creativity. Since 1999 Courtney has worked passionately and intensively with the resident pod of Inshore Bottle Nose dolphins of Southern Mozambique as Halo Gaia’s owner, Ponta Malongane`s Ocean Safari guide, leading Dolphin Swim Facilitator and data collector. Through her intimate relations with the dolphins, her love of people and her love of the ocean, Courtney offers an extraordinary Ocean Awareness program.

Rustic Safari Tented Camp

The Rustic Tented Camp forms part of a much bigger resort, however, it is privately tucked away in the far corner of the resort and consists of 14 two-bed units. All tents are built on wooden decking with two single beds and linen, nestled in the forest canopy with hundreds of birds, butterflies, bush babies and monkeys. Clean ablution facilities are situated within the tented camp, for the exclusive use of the tented camp guests only. The resort lies right on the beach so that you can be gently lulled to sleep by the ocean surf. Full self-catering facilities are available as part of the resort’s dive centre with staff members who are happy to assist with cleaning up after meals.



  • 4 nights accommodation in large 2 man safari tent on wooden decking, with beds and bed linen ( 2 per tent)
  • Communal kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Snorkelling course , Code-of-conduct, Boat safety and sharing of delightful Dolphin stories
  • Three Educational, respect and awareness based Dolphin Swims guided and facilitated by Courtney
  • Inviting Aphrodite – succulent workshop with Verity
  • Sacred Shamanic Sound Journey with Courtney
  • Private gathering space for activities beautifully decorated with lanterns, mats and cushions
  • Professional Snorkelling equipment x 3 Launches
  • Photographs of your ocean experience


  • Transport to the Mozambique border and home
  • All meals; SELF CATERING facilities available – there is a restaurant to enjoy some meals out
  • Drinks (Bore hole water)
  • Visa (ONLY for non-available South African passport holders)

The most life-changing retreat I have been on, so much wonder, so much bliss infused with tears, laughter, stories and sensuality. Verity and Courtney took us to deep, deep places, healing places, I have no words. I have so much gratitude and love for all of us who dove in. What a privilege on all levels – Thank you Verity Maud, thank you Courtney Ward and all my soul sisters.

Lynette le Roux

I wish this for every woman who yearns for her wild nature and personal freedom. Thank you to Verity and Courtney for what was one of the most profound human/soul experiences. The dance, the music, the sharing, the wonder of dolphins, the kiss of sun and the embrace of women. I am deeply moved. Forever changed.

Simone Berger

Dearest Verity … Thank you so so much for these past day, my soul is feeling fresh and renewed, my vision clear, my heart light, my Aphrodite strong and alive… from the dances to the swims in the warm ocean with the dolphins to the storytelling evoking both laughter and tears , each moment was alive and full of love… how wonderful it is to spend time in the company of woman and you my precious friend, how gracefully and gently you held each woman in this space – you are magnificent in every way … deep deep gratitude to you !!!

Sandy Hughes

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