"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity."             -John Muir
"I love places that make you realize how tiny your problems are."      -Anon
“Although I love the oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only the mountains that beckon me with the sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty” - Victoria Erickson.
As well as being able to participate in all of the healthy activities in the area, such as hiking or  cycling, which are good for the body and the soul, you may want to treat yourself to a morning of pampering at one of our local health spas, or book some silent time at a retreat in the beautiful mountains surrounding Underberg.
Body Mind and Soul...

Health & Wellness...

The Global Wellness Summit, held annually and including more than 600 experts from 40 countries, unearthed some interesting insights:
The busier we are, the more we crave beauty, quiet, calm, relaxation and happiness...
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Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think
The Himeville Nature reserve is full of orchids, new born animals and other pretty things. Just one of a few reasons why a trot around the village is good for you…..
Walking for just 15 minutes every day can lower the risk of early death by 22%.
People who walk daily have 25% fewer colds.
Taking a 20 minute power walk every day for six weeks had effects comparable to a course of psychotherapy.
BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) proteins, which are released during walking, repair memory neurons in your brain and act as a ‘reset button’.
Walking is a wonderful way to enjoy quality one-on-one time with someone without distractions of phones or computers.
Underberg, Himeville and the surrounding area offer walks/trails/hikes to suit every fitness level.