“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can haveno vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter,
I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. “

_ Albert Camus _



Whether you prefer a self-guided rest in the award winning Karoo garden, or walks in the beautiful hills behind us, or wish to participate in a structured retreat, we can tailor make your retreat. The Structured Retreats include

  • One Day in Nature: A full day dedicated to reconnecting with nature and charging your energy. The day begins with a sunrise meditation on the hill overlooking Barrydale, followed by a walking meditation in silence. Mindfulness is encouraged in a loosely structured mix of discussion, creative activity, observing nature and preparing shared meals with periods of silent being. The day ends with sunset and a closing celebration.


  • Inward Journey: Two days structured retreat designed to explore our Inner landscape on a journey to wholeness and healing. In our lives, there inevitably comes a time when we pause, and assess where we have come from, and importantly, where we want to go. This retreat is designed to arouse the awareness of habits, “stuckness” and repetitiveness, and to create a personal alternative in an empowered and conscious manner.

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A Self -Catering cottage with equipped kitchen and bathroom is ideal for a Piece of Quiet. Beautiful views, swimming pool and very close to the attractions of Barrydale, book for R400 per night.



Our workshops are intended for those who want to connect with self and nature in a safe and innovative space. There is a variety of themes and these change as expert facilitators avail themselves to us, so please subscribe to our newsletter for a full programme. The themes include

  • Chakra Workshop (1 Day)
  • Platbos Tree Essences(1 Day)
  • Artist’s Retreat (2 Days)
  • Yoga & Meditation(1 or 2 Days)
  • Bird Watching & Photography (1 Day)
  • Floral Walking Tours with expert Botanist (1 Day)
  • Day Hikes in Grootvadersbos (1 Day or overnight)
  • Historical Walking Tours (1 -3 hours)
  • Various Creative Workshops

Please email any queries or requests to us, and we will accommodate you.