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Bliss & Stars Experience

REST & THRIVE EXPERIENCE

TIME TO UNWIND

SLOW DOWN & BREATHE

Rest & Thrive wilderness experience will engage all of your senses and activate the full potential of being in the moment.
4 days of conscious rest & movement in the pristine wilderness of Cederberg at the banks of the Doring river.

Your experience includes a 3 nights stay in the minimalistic yet luxurious chalets or safari tents, daily mindfulness and relaxation practices, nature immersion, and stargazing.

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

THE DATES

2020 RETREATS ARE SOLD OUT

14-17 JAN 2021 (SOLD OUT) | 18-21 FEB 2021 (SOLD OUT)
11-14 MAR 2021 | 15-18 APR 2021 | 3-6 JUN 2021

REST & THRIVE IS FOR YOU IF YOU NEED TO:

You need time and space to relax

You want to slow down

You want to learn how to deal with stress

You yearn for a deeper connection with nature
Rest Amp Thrive
"Daria and Heine, our amazing hosts have built a breathtaking getaway, and we can’t express how truly spectacular it was to be welcomed into their home. We did a hikes, canoeing, mindfulness and yoga practice, ate mind-blowing plant based food by, planet and moon gazing through one of their telescopes, and had an over all life changing experience."
man and woman canoeing at bliss and stars
Kaydee & André

MEET THE FOUNDERS
& YOUR GUIDES

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.

DAILY FLOW

The days are designed to give you plenty of time to slow down.



There is morning and evening meditation and breathing & relaxation techniques.



You’ll be counting shooting stars and looking 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.

"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."
Testi
Nicky A.

THE BENEFITS

Rest

Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been

Thrive

Let go off the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the transformative power of nature and the night sky

CUISINE

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 do not serve stimulants like alcohol.

We cater to all dietary needs.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & PRICES

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

Klipspringer Chalet
Chalet Single | 1 Adult | 3 nights

R12 500 | SA Residents

R21 000 | Rest of the world

Rest Amp Thrive
Chalet Double | 2 Adults | 3 nights

R19 000 | SA Resident

R30 000 | Rest of the world

Rest Amp Thrive
Safari Tent Single | 1 Adult | 3 nights

R9 500 | SA Residents

R16 500 | Rest of the world

Rest Amp Thrive
Safari Tent Double | 2 Adults | 3 nights

R15 500 | SA Residents

R26 000 | Rest of the world

THE PRICE INCLUDES

4 days | 3 nights accommodation

Mindfulness meditation and yoga Nidra practices

Guided stargazing sessions

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

BLISS & STARS EXPERIENCE

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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TIME TO UNWIND

FAQ

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 experiences are designed to be a more intimate experience. We 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 experiences 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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REQUEST RESERVATION

Please answer the 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.