Bliss & Stars Wilderness Retreat




The 4-day Silent Retreat is a truly unique encounter with oneself. It’s a meeting where inner peace and deeper insight can be unfolded. It’s a unique opportunity to take time away from your busy lifestyle and spend a few days in absolute stillness and reflection.

The four days of silence, meditation, mindful movement in nature, and self-immersion will allow your mind and body to slow down and recuperate from the stresses of daily life.

A silent retreat is for anyone who needs time to themselves for an inner transformation and guidance on how to “let go”.

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


7-10 JAN 2021 | 4-7 FEB 2021 | 18-21 MAR 2021 | 13-16 MAY 2021 | 29 JUL - 1 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
Silent Retreat
I experienced a wonderful 3 days silent retreat facilitated by Daria. My days commenced and ended with guided meditations and were filled with silent walks while my body was nurtured with delicious healthy food. Last but not least, having the option of discussing things with Daria if needed as I went into stillness and being gently accompanied by her as the days progressed was a total treat. I am very grateful for this wonderful experience. It was for sure not my last silent retreat at Bliss & Stars! "
Silent Retreat
Diana S.


My first 48-hours silent retreat was a profound and transformative experience. It changed my life and kicked off my incredible journey. I not only quit my corporate job, but I also began to see why I wasn’t thriving.

The silence magnified the repetitive habits and thought patterns that caused my depression and alcohol abuse, and noticing these patterns and habits led to significant changes in my everyday life.

The silence taught me to accept and value myself as I am.

That’s why I’m so thrilled to share this experience with you. I want to help you discover the same clarity that I was so fortunate to experience.


Our days & evenings will be filled with movement in nature, guided meditations, mindful movement, Yoga Nidra, and stargazing, with plenty of time to rest and reflect throughout the day.

Nights are dedicated to restorative sleep.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of your retreat guide.


Recharge & Restore

Lower your stress, calm your mind, and relax your body. Regenerate your nervous system.

Do Less. Be More.

Be present, make meaning out of your experiences, find clarity, and boost your intuition.

Meet Yourself as You Are

Realize that you are not your thoughts. Reconnect with your core, your heart, and your wisdom.


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 cater to all dietary needs.

"True silence removes the pressure of outside influences, allowing you to examine what brings joy and meaning to your life. It can help you uncover your innately joyful nature and teach you to sustain it, even in the face of change and hardship."
Silent Retreat
Daria Rasmussen
Founder, Mindfulness Teacher


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

Silent Retreat
Chalet Single | 1 Adult | 3 nigts

R12 500 | SA Residents

R18 000 | Rest of the world

Silent Retreat
Safari Tent Single | 1 Adult | 3 nights

R9 500 | SA Residents

R13 500 | Rest of the world


4 days | 3 nights accommodation

Mindfulness meditation and yoga Nidra practices

1:1 guidance | Mindful Conversations

Medicine walk

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


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

Silent Retreat



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, unless you are attending the next retreat. 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 the retreat.

Please read our terms & conditions for our cancelation policy

We always strive to make our retreats 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.

Silent Retreat


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.