Bliss & Stars Experience




Awake in the Wild Experience provides you with 6 days and 5 nights of mind and body nurturing practices. We’ll engage all of your senses, activate the full potential of being in the moment, and allow you to see the world’s natural beauty.

Throughout 6 days, we’ll explore various practices and activities that will help calm the mind, cleanse the body, and deepen the connection between nature and ourselves.

The Bliss & Stars Journey is a unique and all-inclusive experience that uses mindfulness, astronomy, food, and movement to help you discover your inner peace.

All fitness levels are welcome. Meditation & yoga experience is not required.


31 MAR - 5 APR 2021 | 25-30 MAY 2021 | 22-27 JUN 2021 | 17-22 AUG 2021


You are curious to explore the wilderness inside and outside

You want to learn how to manage stress

You yearn for deeper connection with nature

You want to change your repetitive habits & behaviors

You dare to travel in time and explore the distant galaxies

You are open-minded
Awake In The Wild
"Location, location, location! That is what made me instantly fall in love with Bliss & Stars. On the edge of a secluded mountain outside Clanwilliam along the Doring River, THIS place is special! Not only is the land and incredible accommodation special but the owners are what make the experience something else. I really hope to make this spot a place to retreat to for many years to come."
Nicky A.


We’ve been there. Working long hours, rarely making time for ourselves, and not listening enough to our inner voice.

Mindfulness and nature were two things that allowed us to see our life from a more balanced perspective. We opened our eyes for the first time and realized that we postponed our true dreams for too long.

As soon as we created space for self-care and learned how to keep stress at healthy levels, creativity and courage flourished. We created Bliss & Stars to share our passions, our long-life learnings, and the experience of self-discovery by living with no fear.


The days are designed to break routines and repetitive habits.

Our days will be filled with nature, meditation, mindful movement, yoga Nidra, and much more.

Nights are dedicated to restorative sleep. But before you lie to rest into our luxurious, 100% natural beds, we’ll take you on a stargazing journey, exploring constellation and galaxies.

We’ll count shooting stars and we’ll look deep into the night sky with South Africa’s biggest privately owned telescope.

There will also be plenty of time to relax by the pool or the river, listen to the birds sing, and watch the water flow.


Completely rejuvenate & restore your mind and body

Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been

Unplug and experience all that Mother Nature has to offer

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the transformative power of nature and the night sky

Meet yourself as you are and reconnect

Grow your inner strengths and tune into your inner voice


We offer a balanced, plant-based, wholesome cuisine based in Ayurvedic medicine designed to nourish your body and delight your senses.

Our cuisine is simple, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic garden or local farmers. Food is part of the retreat experience, including daily breakfast, light lunch, and dinners.

We cater to all dietary needs.

"When hosts are so in tune with nature and your needs, it can only be a wondrous experience under the vast sky of the Cederberg. Pure bliss!"
Romilly de B.


The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.

Klipspringer Chalet
Chalet Single | 1 Adult | 5 nights

R21 000 | SA Resident

R29 000 | Rest of the world

Awake In The Wild
Chalet Double | 2 Adults | 5 nigts

R31 500 | SA Residents

R45 000 | Rest of the world

Awake In The Wild
Safari Tent Single | 1 Adult | 5 nights

R15 500 | SA Residents

R22 500 | Rest of the world

Awake In The Wild
Safari Tent Double | 2 Adults | 5 nights

R26 500 | SA Residents

R37 500 | Rest of the world


6 days | 5 nights accommodation

Mindfulness meditation and yoga Nidra practices

1:1 guidance | Mindful Conversations

Guided stargazing sessions and access to the astronomy observatory

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Medicine Walk

Snacks & beverages served throughout the day

3 balanced and nutritious meals a day

Luxury amenities (biodegradable skincare)

Free access to 1,350 ha of wild & pristine nature


Rest assured with COVID-19 safe protocols

Rest in spacious chalets that seamlessly mesh with nature

Be amazed by nature and observe the night sky through our state-of-the-art telescopes

Saunter in secluded mountainous areas

Relax & breath deeply with mindfulness practices

Discover Bushmen cave paintings

Build bonds with others in small groups of a maximum of 10 people

Share the living space with elands, baboons, Cape leopards and many more beautiful animals

Travel light with daily laundry service

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Upon reservation confirmation, you’ll be sent a welcome letter giving lots of useful information about the retreat & this includes a guide on how to get here. If you need a transfer from the airport / Cape town, provide the details in the reservation form.

Upon reservation confirmation, you’ll be sent a welcome letter giving lots of useful information about the retreat & this includes a helpful guide on what to pack.

These retreats are designed to be a more intimate experience. Our retreats limit the size to 6 -10 people. In this way we ensure you receive a full attention from the team. 

Yes, we are very happy to welcome couples at this retreat.

Bliss & Stars is not conducive to children. We have a minimum age requirement of 21.

We don’t have any check-in or check-out times as soon as you arrange with us your arrival and departure times.

We can provide specific nutritional, dietary requirements, food allergies, food intolerance’s etc. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options are always available.

Everyone is welcome at all of our retreats regardless of the meditation, yoga experience or fitness levels. We cater for different levels, so that you will be supported, challenged & encouraged to learn.

You don’t need to participate in everything; you can pace yourself to find the perfect amount of activity for you. We support you in doing as much or as little as is right for you, depending on how you are feeling. Personally, we wouldn’t want to miss a thing.

It’s not possible to stay on at Bliss & Stars. We ask that you leave by 5pm on the closing day. Lunch is the last meal which you are welcome to stay for.

We offer personalized payment plans for all our retreats up to 2 month before the start date of your stay.

Please read our terms & conditions for our cancelation policy

We always strive to make our experiences available to everyone, therefore we have a bursary programme. Please contact us for more information.

No, there is neither mobile coverage or WIFI available. There is a computer with guest access available in case of emergency. And you will be provided a phone number, you can be reached while staying at Bliss & Stars.

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Please answer questions below so we can tailor the experience to meet your needs. The intention setting is totally optional. If you would like to just come and enjoy some nature, meditation, and stargazing that is a brilliant intention on its own and we fully support you.