Bliss & Stars Retreat



reconnect & refresh

When we keep on going at an unsustainable pace our relationships suffer. However, when we take the time to notice how we are feeling, when we listen to our needs, we grow in intimacy and love for our partner. When two people are committed to slowing down and listening together, it affects every part of their relationship.

Join a 4-day couples’ retreat to eliminate the noise and create the space to reconnect, deepen intimacy, and tune in to each other’s experience and needs.

Spend time in nature together, away from everyday distractions and responsibilities. We will pamper you with delicious food and curated experiences that will help you rekindle a joyful and mindful connection.

This retreat is for both long-term and new couples who want to strengthen and look after their bond.

This is not a couple’s counselling.


1 - 4 DEC 2022 (WAITING LIST) | 26 - 29 JAN 2023 | 23 - 26 FEB 2023 (WAITING LIST)
16 - 19 MAR 2023 (WAITING LIST) | 6 - 9 APRIL 2023 | 25 - 28 MAY 2023


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


257 Figtree Blissandstars Teagancunniffe




4 days | 3 nights private accommodation in our chalets or tented chalets

Daily meditation, mindful movement, and relaxation practices

Daily mindful walks

Mindful Communication Workshop

Guided stargazing sessions

Snacks & beverages served throughout the day

3 balanced and nutritious meals a day

Clean & biodegradable skin care products

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

Bliss And Stars Experience


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.

Daria & Heine Rasmussen

Daria And Heine Rasmussen Bliss Andstars Founders
Daria Rasmussen And Heine Rasmussen


You need time and space to reconnect with your partner

You want to cultivate mindful connection and communication

You want to keep the love on

You yearn for a deeper connection with your partner
"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 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 overall life-changing experience."
man and woman canoeing at bliss and stars
Kaydee & Andre
DAily flow
The days are designed to give you plenty of time to slow down and spend time together.

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

Mindfulness practices to deepen listening and learn tools to navigate conflict and frustration.

You’ll be counting shooting stars and looking deep into the night sky through one of our telescopes.

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.


Learn mindful communication skills. Listen without taking things personally or over-reacting.
Be aware of the destructive thought patterns that threaten your relationship. Learn techniques on how to navigate frustration and conflict.
Explore and deepen the capacity to be fully present with your partner. Rekindle the love and intimacy that brought you together.
Fine Dining At Bliss Amp Stars


Our serene days are complemented by nutritious and delicious vegetarian & plant-based food.

The food is a highlight for guests and a key component of balancing the nervous system, it heightens your senses, grounds you in your body, and connects you to the Earth.

We use ingredients sourced from our onsite organic garden or nearby local farms. Our menus are full of vegetables, grains, legumes, and seeds while excluding alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars to aid the rejuvenation process.

Meals are enjoyed in a communal setting with magnificent views either at the dining table or out in nature.

We accommodate most allergies and cater to most dietary requirements.

04 Mountain

Come as you areWe take care of the rest


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

Bliss & Stars about a 4.5-hour drive from Cape Town to the Bliss & Stars meeting point. You can reach us by car or helicopter.

Bliss & Stars is 55km north of Clanwilliam. From Clanwilliam, it is a 45-minute drive on a gravel road to the meeting point. At the meeting point, you can safely park your car and we take you the last bit of the way in our vehicle.

You are welcome to drive all the way to Bliss & Stars. Please note that after the meeting point the road is sandy and rocky at points and you will need a vehicle with a clearance of at least 20 cm as well as confident driving skills.

If you need a car or helicopter transfer from the airport / Cape town, let us know.

Please aim to check in before 2 pm. On the last day the retreat ends at 11 am and you will be able to check out from 12 pm onwards.

If you fly back home, we recommend booking your flight after 4 pm, alternatively you can break your travel and stay in Clanwilliam before you head back. We recommend the Yellow Aloe guesthouse in Clanwilliam.

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. Please arrive no later than 2 pm and plan to leave no earlier than 12 pm.

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. 

No, we don’t have facilities to cater for disabled access and people with limited mobility. Bliss & Stars is located in the wilderness and the nature of the terrain doesn’t allow for wheelchair access.

For the benefit of everyone, we ask that all participants commit to attending the entire retreat, arriving for the beginning of the retreat and staying until the end. Your wholehearted commitment supports your fellow retreatants and expresses respect for the retreat staff.

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. Learn more here.

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.


Please answer the questions below so we can tailor the experience to meet your needs.

We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation.

If you are not committed to making a reservation yet and have some questions, contact us here.

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