Looking for a chance to escape your daily routine and recharge? This is it. The five-day Retreat Yourself experience is hosted at Elandskloof Farm, offering you the space and time to reconnect with yourself.
The location of Elandskloof farm, beneath the Riviersonderend Mountain Range, sets the perfect scene for reflection and mindfulness with its abundant forests and lush fields, and it’s only an hour and a half drive from Cape Town.
The festival-style event takes place in a ‘pop-up’ village designed to welcome people of all ages and lifestyles to come together for a time of intentional interaction and introspection.
The village boasts carefully curated spaces that host a multitude of classes, discussions and activities.
Music keeps the flow of the village throughout the few days and there is rarely a time when there will be nothing happening. From jazz bands to disco DJs and live performances, there is something for everyone.
The Late Night Comedy is also a highlight of the festival.
The variety of food vendors make sure you have endless options on how you want to fill your tummy – and it’s all meat-free. You can also get hands-on by attending one of the masterclasses, where talented local chefs will guide you through a cooking demonstration.
Retreat Yourself has brought together an amazing group of specialists from multiple areas, giving guests a chance to learn from facilitators on dream interpretation, physical health, tantra, meditation and more.
Over the five days, guests will also be taken on a movement journey with various yogis, pilates instructors, HIIT coaches and movement teachers.
The event caters for the whole family, and the Kids Club offers a space for parents to leave their children in safe hands to enjoy experiences of their own. From an adventure course to tie-dye to storytelling, the activities won’t end. Kid-friendly movies will show at the cinema and daily kids yoga classes will be on offer.
Recharge at these off-the-grid retreats in the Cape countryside
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