Upcoming Retreats

Kleinrivier Wilderness Retreat

Date & Time: Our 3-night retreat will take place from Thursday, 27 January at 16h00 to Sunday, 30 January at 11h00.
Venue: Black Eagle Tented Camp, Kleinrivier Wilderness, Gqueberha (Port Elizabeth)
Theme: Finding peace in simplicity.
Cost: R4920 per person for all 3 nights, all inclusive
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About this retreat:

Our theme for this retreat is Finding Peace in Simplicity. Throughout our 4 days together, we’ll clear our bodies and our minds from excess, and create space for a deep sense of peace. Within this peacefulness, one finds a new vitality, a new spark. You’ll be guided to explore your life - what suffocates you, what frees you up, and how you want to simplify. Our programme is in line with the theme: de-cluttered! This retreat is especially for those who need unstructured quiet time. There will be some group sessions during which we’ll discuss the different aspects of simplicity, but the programme is calm and slow to allow for being rather than doing.

Nothing can be quite as peaceful as being far removed from regular noise, surrounded day and night by the sounds of birds, crickets and the wind rustling in the leaves. It is in the silence that we find our own voice.


The setting is the Kleinrivier Wilderness area, where we’ll be staying at the Black Eagle Tented Camp, 77 km from Port Elizabeth International Airport. This is a secluded paradise, ideal for those who love the mountainous beauty and splendour of the outdoors.


You’ll be provided with 3 nutritious, healthy meals a day. We’ll be taking the theme of Simplicity into our menu, focusing on wholesome, clean foods so that body and soul can be at peace! For those who want to grab the opportunity to restore balance, a vegetarian, no-sugar, no-alcohol diet will be easy to follow. This is not compulsory, though, and there will be some meaty options and treats. All drinks are included.

This retreat is for you if...

  • You love being out in nature
  • You enjoy or are willing to try camping
  • You long for peace and quiet
  • You want to prepare mind and body for the year ahead
  • You feel overwhelmed or out of sync with yourself
  • You want to de-clutter your life
  • You want to cleanse your body.

What's included:

Everything is catered for from the moment you arrive on Thursday afternoon, until you depart on Sunday. You only need to bring your own clothes! The retreats offers 3 meals per day, healthy snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks, and facilitated sessions and activities around the theme of Simplicity.


This retreat allows for much quiet time. The days start and end with a relaxed group session where we address, in different ways, some areas in our lives calling for peace and simplicity, including our bodies, minds, and schedules. Meditation, pilates and hiking are some of the optional activities on offer.

The bigger part of the day will be open for you to fill with what you need most. You’ll be given some tools and exercises to guide your own, personal de-cluttering. There will be plenty time to swim in the mountain pools, sleep, read a book, sip a drink, or chat. You’ll have all the opportunity you need to spend time by yourself, while also having the time and space to learn, discover, and forge new bonds.

Arrival at Black Eagle Tented Camp is from 13h00 - 16h00 pm on the Thursday. The program officially starts at 16h00. We’ll be finished by 11h00 on the Sunday.


We’re staying in comfortable permanent tents, each with two twin beds and a private bathroom with warm water heated by a wood-burning donkey. All accommodation is sharing.

The camp has an inviting lounge area and splash pool. A short walk away is a spectacular mountain pool, ideal for cool fun on a hot Karoo day.

Getting there:

Fly into Port Elizabeth Airport or, if you’re in the mood, take a road trip with a good friend, to unwind and fill your cup for the year to come. Kleinrivier is 77 km’s from PE Airport, where you can rent a car. If there is interest, a shuttle or rental car can be shared, which will cut significantly on traveling costs. These arrangements can only be made once bookings are finalised. Kleinrivier is 3.5 hrs drive from Knysna.

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