Bliss & Stars Retreat


The Art of Rest

Unwind, Recharge, and Sleep Deep
in a Serene Nature Setting

Welcome to the Sleep Retreat – where you can disconnect and rest, and experience the refreshing power of a good night’s sleep.
Did you know that over 30% of the global population suffers from sleep deprivation, and that a lack of sleep can lead to a multitude of health problems?

We understand the importance of rest and have created a program that will guide you towards a more restful and rejuvenating experience. Our 3-night immersive experience uses proven techniques like yoga Nidra, meditation, relaxing treatments, nutritious sleep-promoting food and beverages, mindful movement, and calming nature to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Our team will help you set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy sleep habits.


13 - 16 JUN 2024


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

R30,000 | 2 PERSONS

Leopards Cave Chalet At Bliss Amp Stars Retreat In Cederberg


R20,000 |1 PERSON

Dassies Spot


R25,000 | 2 PERSONS

257 Figtree Blissandstars Teagancunniffe


R17,000 | 1 PERSON


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

Daily talks, meditations, mindful movement, and relaxation practices

Daily mindful walks

1:1 guidance | Mindful Conversations

Guided stargazing sessions

Snacks and beverages served throughout the day

3 balanced and nutritious meals a day

Calming nighttime drinks

Curated sleep amenities: custom mattresses, luxury linens, and more

Clean, biodegradable skin care products

Access to 1,350 ha of wild and pristine nature
Relaxing Bath At Bliss Stars


For many years, I thought that success meant sacrificing sleep. As a driven and ambitious person, I was willing to work around the clock to achieve my goals. I believed that the less I slept, the more productive I could be.

But the truth is, I was wrong. And it took a toll on my health, my relationships, and my overall wellbeing.

I remember waking up every morning feeling exhausted and irritable. I would drag myself out of bed and start my day with a cup of coffee, hoping that caffeine would give me the energy I needed to tackle my long to-do list. But as the day wore on, I would become more and more fatigued, and my productivity would suffer.

My sleep deprivation also affected my mood and my ability to connect with others. I would snap at my coworkers, friends, and family members, and I felt like I was constantly on edge. I knew that something had to change.

I started going to bed earlier, turning off my electronic devices an hour before bedtime, and creating a relaxing sleep environment. I invested in a comfortable mattress and luxurious bedding, and I made sure that my bedroom was cool and quiet.

The results were immediate. I started waking up feeling refreshed and energized, and I noticed I was able to tackle my work with more focus and efficiency, and I found that I had more time and energy to pursue my passions and spend time with my loved ones. And be nicer to them :).

Most importantly, I felt more at ease than ever before. Sleep had truly changed my life.
Daria Rasmussen
Daria Rasmussen Owner And Mindfulness Teacher At Bliss Amp Stars
"Thank you for sharing this wonderful space you have created and all your wisdom and insight.

I have the most amazing memories and it was truly a life-changing experience. I cannot express enough gratitude for everything you have taught me in just a few days. I can now only continue to build and grow on that - which I do every day. I practice my meditation and yoga on a daily basis and I am also still on a plant-based diet.

My husband has mentioned on a few occasions how he enjoys the 'new' me and how present and content I am.

Every night I look up at the little bit of night sky we have here in Cape Town and I wish I could see it the way we saw it at Bliss and Stars. Just extraordinary! I look forward to attending another retreat soon! "
Desire Stargazing
Desire T.
Klipspringer The Reflection


You find it hard to fall asleep or rest.

You often wake up through the night.

You wake up feeling tired.

You yearn to feel rested.

You want to feel like yourself again.

You want to re-establish healthy sleep and rest patterns.
"Thank you for a truly rejuvenating and inspiring retreat and sharing with me your little piece of heaven. Thank you for guiding me on my path in the most gentle and loving way. I left with clarity, feeling relaxed and excited to continue to grow and learn about myself and our planet (and universe). I have continued the morning routine with meditation and mindful movement which is definitely helping me have a more positive and clear mindset for the day. Missing your fresh water and food!
The Powerof Silence
DAily flow
Each day is designed to give you plenty of time to nourish your mind, body, and soul.

You’ll enjoy cathartic body practices, rejuvenating self-care, and daily rituals to nourish your body & mind.

Nights are dedicated to restorative sleep, but before you drift off, we’ll take you on a stargazing journey to explore constellations and galaxies.

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


At the Sleep Retreat, we understand that sleep is essential for our overall well-being, and we're excited to help you experience the power of a good night's sleep. Come join us for an immersive experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and well-rested.

Recharge & Restore

Nourish body & mind with digital detox, delicious food, relaxing practices and sleep.


Boost your mood and energy levels. Strengthen the immune system. 

Better Performance

Improves memory and concentration.
Hummus Dish Prepared By Aphelele Dlungane


Our serene days are complemented by nutritious and delicious plant-based food prepared by our chefs.

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 on-site organic garden and nearby local farms. Our menus are full of vegetables, grains, legumes and seeds.

Alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars are excluded to aid the rejuvenation process.

Be it at the dining table or out in nature: meals are enjoyed in a communal setting with magnificent views.

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 and breathe 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 eland, baboons, Cape leopards and many more beautiful animals

Travel lightly and use our daily laundry service


It is a +- 4.5 hour drive from Cape Town to the Bliss & Stars meeting point. Bliss & Stars is 60km north of Clanwilliam in the Western Cape. It is a 45-minute drive on a gravel road from Clanwilliam to the meeting point however no 4 x 4 or raised vehicle is necessary. At the meeting point, you can safely park your car and will take you the last bit of the way in our vehicle.

You are welcome to drive all the way to Bliss & Stars however: after the meeting point the road is sandy and rocky so a high clearance vehicle and confident driving skills are needed.

If you need a transfer from CPT or Cape Town International Airport then let us know.

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

If you are flying back home: we recommend booking your flight after 4pm. Alternatively break your travel and stay in Clanwilliam before you head back. We recommend the Yellow Aloe guesthouse in Clanwilliam.

Once your reservation has been confirmed: you’ll be sent a welcome letter providing lots of useful information about the retreat, including a helpful guide on what to pack.

This retreat is limited to max. 6 people. In this way we ensure you receive a full attention from the team.

The Silent Retreat is an individual journey and it’s not suitable for couples to share accommodation. If you and your partner want to join the retreat together, we recommend booking two separate chalets.

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

Please arrive no later than 2pm and plan to leave no earlier than 12pm. Exact arrival and departure times can be arranged with us closer to the time. 

We cater to specific nutritional and dietary requirements including food allergies and food intolerances. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available.

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

You don’t need to participate in everything; but to get the full benefit of your silent retreat we recommend you join all the practices.

Unfortunately not. We ask that you leave by 5pm on the closing day.

We unfortunately cannot accommodate disabled or mobility impaired people. Bliss & Stars is located in the Cederberg wilderness and the terrain doesn’t allow for such access.

For the benefit of everyone: we ask that all participants commit to attending the entire retreat from beginning to end. Your wholehearted commitment supports those in your group and expresses respect for the retreat staff

We offer personalized payment plans for all our retreats up to 2 months 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 and therefore we have a bursary program. Learn more here.

No, there is no mobile coverage or WIFI available. There is a computer with guest access available in case of emergency and you will be provided with a phone number should you need to 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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