Silent Retreats

    A peaceful haven to take time out, to retreat, rest and renew

     Abrahamskraal, a beautiful, historical farm – 33 km from Prince Albert in the Great Karoo – offers a contemplative setting in nature to support silence and inner stillness.  It is surrounded by nature’s wide open, uninterrupted spaces, offering many consciously created areas where you can withdraw for quiet meditation or reflection.

    The necessity of silence

    Today’s hurried lifestyle has conditioned us to prefer noise to silence – we are convinced that we cannot live without TV, cell phones, Ipods, Ipads or Tablets. Noise pollution has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, every human being needs silence to function optimally and live life to the fullest – no matter what your personality type.

    Constant exposure to noise has a negative influence on your thought processes – sleep disruptions, emotional disorders, poor productivity, health problems and hearing disabilities, as well as unsatisfactory communication.

    Abrahamskraal Silent Retreats offer you a chance to listen to silence, to experience a quiet mind – a chance to re-energise. Here you will be able to create a personal space to refresh your thoughts, reconnect with your inner truth and contemplate a new approach to life and its challenges. Within a calm, quiet space you will enjoy the opportunity to connect with nature, attune your soul and find inner peace.

    Elements of the retreat

    The retreat provides optimal conditions to slow down, breathe and let go. In a structured way with guided meditations, silent inquiry, yoga, massage/Reiki and coaching we walk with you to go deeper. Or you can find your own rhythm to each day and unwind in the calmness of our farm.

     Meditation: Quiet the inner chatter

    • Yoga: Unite body and soul
    • Massage/Reiki: Connect deeper with your body, restore your energy
    • Wholesome food: Three home-cooked meals daily, offering locally sourced products (state dietary preferences)
    • Coaching: Two session (not compulsory) – connect with the coach at the beginning and end of your stay, giving you a chance to integrate insights and support your next step in life
    • Silence: Rejuvenate your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being

    Why retreat?

    We invite you to draw aside from the busy-ness of daily demands, disconnect and give yourself the gift of silence.  Just come … and simply “be”.

    Our vision is to offer a calm space where you can connect with nature, attune to your soul and find the inner peace that you yearn for.

    By minimizing the everyday conversations that tend to distract us from the moment and tuning your awareness within. The retreat will enable you to engage more deeply with yourself, reconnect with what is truly meaningful.

    Life invites us to grow in different ways. After the retreat you will feel more refreshed, able to engage with challenges of life and offer yourself more fully to the world.

    Available dates and cost:

    • 25 – 27 May: R  6980.00 pp
    • 24 – 26 August: R  6980.00 pp

     Your hostess:

    Hestie Fourie, a Professional Educationalist and Events Organiser

    Your coach:

    Gretha Cronjé, a Certified Integral Coach, Consultant and Facilitator


    • Asemrowend en oorweldigend

      “Vriendelik ontvang. Omgewing asemrowend. Totale verblyf oorweldigend, g'n mens het lus om verder te reis as jy eers daar afgepak het nie, veral as jy 'n Karookind is wat nou in die stad bly nie. Die nostalgie en heimwee hang nog dik in my geheue. Ai, sien julle vir seker weer!”
    • Just as we pictured it

      “Friendly and helpful people - Johan quickly fixed my flat tire! Everything is clean and tidy. The location, silence, and tranquillity speak to your soul! Happened upon it by chance, but as stated - nothing is a coincidence! Will definitely go back for a decent visit.” Peet
    • Goeie waarde vir geld

      "Wat 'n heerlike ervaring om te kom afsaal in die middel van die Karoo na 'n lang dag se reis. Om 'n vuurtjie aan te steek en 'n tjoppie te braai maak dit ekstra spesiaal. Ons beveel Abrahamskraal enige tyd aan vir dié wat van die Karoo en sy stiltes hou." Henning
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