REST & THRIVE
TIME TO UNWIND
Our Rest & Thrive drop-in wilderness retreat focuses on your wellbeing. Whether you’re here for two or four days, we’ll engage all of your senses and activate the full potential of being in the moment. You’ll have access to various holistic methods to calm your mind, cleanse your body, and deepen the connection between nature and yourself.
Rest & Thrive is a unique all-inclusive retreat that helps you slow down, relax, and thrive.
All fitness levels are welcome.
REST & THRIVE RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF:
- You need time and space to relax
- You want to slow down
- You yearn for a deeper connection with nature
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.
The days are designed to give you plenty of time to slow down.
There is an optional morning and evening meditation as well.
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.
We offer a balanced, wholesome cuisine based in Ayurvedic medicine designed to nourish your body and delight your senses.
The cuisine is simple, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic garden or local farmers. Food is part of the retreat experience, including daily brunch, light lunch, and dinners.
We also cater to all dietary needs.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.
the price PER NIGHT includes
2 days | 1 night accommodation
Mindfulness and relaxation practices
Stargazing sessions and access to the astronomy observatory
Snacks & beverages served throughout the day
3 balanced and nutritious meals a day
Luxury amenities (biodegradable skincare)
Free access to 1.300 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
Discover Bushmen cave paintings
Travel light with daily laundry service
Relax & breathe deeply with mindfulness practices
Strengthen with mindful movement
Forage for your own dinner
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
REST & THRIVE
Check in time is anytime after 1PM, and check-out time is by 4PM and you have to vacate your room by 11AM. Should you desire an early check-in or late check-out, please contact us, and we will do all we can to accommodate you.
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.
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 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.