Truessence offers facilitated holistic tours within Mozambique from the Kosi Bay border to swim with the amazing dolphins of Ponta D’Ouro. Wild, free and on their terms. We work closely with the facility in Ponta D’Ouro and enjoy a close professional relationship enabling us to provide you with a life changing experience.
The dolphins swim with us because they want to, not because they have been trained or fed to do so. They are free and wild as it should be. There are no gimmicks here, you are in their domain and if they choose to, you could be close up with one of the most intelligent beings you’ll ever meet.
It is my greatest joy to experience the absolute delight of the people who have come away with us when they encounter dolphins for the first time. They are touched so deeply by the experience and it moves them in ways that are indescribable.
It is my honour and privilege to be able to offer you the chance to see and swim with wild dolphins, on their terms, in an enchanting environment. We offer holistic healing practices, such as meditations and the awesome Dolphin Breathing Technique inspired by the dolphins. We also educate and inspire people to look after our precious environment and the ocean so we can all enjoy the gifts she yields for years to come.
Come along and join us, you may even find that part of your essence is dolphin too.
Due to the Covid.19 pandemic no retreats are currently being run.
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We book our dates out of season to ensure a quiet relaxed stay.
Please see the Terms and Conditions section for booking details.
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This is what we typically have lined up just for you …
Self drive to the Kosi Bay border. We’ll collect you at the border at 11am and transport you to our accommodation for the week in the beautiful reeded lodge. You’ll be fitted with snorkeling gear and enjoy a snorkeling course with a professional instructor in the afternoon. A decadent dinner will be served.
Bright and early we’ll go out on the big blue* to find the dolphins. Brunch is served after the launch. Michelle will take you through an opening blessing ceremony and meditation. A talk or healing modalities will occur in the afternoon. Dinner is served at the lodge.
Join us for an early launch* to swim with the magical dolphins. Brunch is served at the lodge. Join Michelle for guided meditations and a lesson on breathing the dolphin way. A talk or healing modalities will occur in the afternoon. Dinner is served at the lodge.
Another glorious morning to go find* our dolphin friends which is followed by a delicious brunch served at the lodge. Join Michelle for guided meditation and presentations throughout the day. Dinner is served at the lodge.
Join us for an early morning launch* to swim with the majestic dolphins. Brunch is served at the lodge. Today there may be an opportunity to go shopping or visit the curio stalls. A talk or healing modalities will occur in the afternoon. Dinner is served at the lodge.
Optional launch* to swim with the dolphins for your account. Our final brunch is served at the lodge. Make your way home after a retreat that will live in your memories for all time
* launches are weather permitting.
Please note that retreats are subject to a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8 people.
This is a guideline for you and is not obligatory.
The rates for our next magical experience are…
Cost per adult sharing : R9 200.00
Cost per single supplement : R9 800.00
Included in your retreat is:
Excluded in your retreat is:
Distance one way is approximately 660kms based on your starting point. Due to roadworks please give yourself 8-9 hours for the journey, or split it over two days for comfort.
On your return journey, back track as you came through along the N17. Please chat to us if you need detailed directions. Continue on your way home.
Directions from Durban on request.
Booking an international holiday requires advanced planning and bookings. Please ensure you communicate your intention to book your holiday with us well in advance so we can ensure you of a relaxed stay and booking process.
Accommodation is limited so please don’t delay in booking.
Your name on our list is NOT a guaranteed booking!
Send us your completed booking form and a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your place.
Two months before the tour starts, the balance of your retreat fee is required.
Please contact us for a booking form.
“This is the most well organized retreat I’ve experienced.”
“A life changing experience”
“A most amazing, enriching experience. I believe we all left a piece of ourselves in Ponta, if only to ensure our return, while at the same time we took something away with us. Michelle and Arnie made us feel so special. Thanks for that guys, it is a gift you have, treasure it! ”
Marthie, Koos and Sven Van Der Merwe
“The experience of encountering wild dolphins and beautiful whale sharks up so close was utterly transformative. We were completely inspired. The trip was a tonic for my tired soul and I felt restored to youthful vitality and a deep sense of spiritual connectedness. The trip was wonderfully co-ordinated by Michelle and the team and we all felt very cared for, safe and looked after. The food was also quite divine. This one is really up there…”
“The trip far exceeded my wildest dreams. To be able to hold my fiancée’s hand as we swam with the dolphins will remain with me forever. Thanks to the entire team for a great experience.”
“A big thank you to Michelle, Arnie and all the staff for the memorable days spent with you all. Thanks too for all the “little extras” that took so much thought, time and care; and made the stay something special. The work you are all doing there is so worthwhile and I’ll definitely be telling my friends to put your trip on their “reach for a break” agendas!”
After wading through 5 excruciatingly long workaholic months I finally arrived at the page in my diary where I could escape from the humdrum and embark on my personal jounery with the dolphins – the majestic and learned creatures of the ocean. Each day – whether on land or in the sea – was a powerful and emotive experience overflowing with what will be unforgettable memories – in my heart, mind and soul. With Michelle and her truly wonderful and attentive soul partner Arnie, spearheading the trip, your experience will be stretched beyond your wildest imagination! The only warning is, you won’t ever be the same again!”
“By the time I left, I knew that something in my life had changed irrevocably. I haven’t quite figured out exactly what has changed but I do know that I will never be able to do my life in quite the same way as I did before I arrived. I left with my heart wide open, filled with love and gratitude. Thank you!”