Top 10: Spiritual retreats

Celtis Lodge Country Retreat The labyrinth at Celtis Lodge

1 Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

Located in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal overlooking rolling hills and indigenous valleys, this retreat offers something for everyone including creative workshops. more

2 Boondocks Mountain Lodge

A retreat in Mpumalanga aimed at rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. Make sure you take a walk around the labyrinth more

3 Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

This Limpopo retreat is situated in the beautiful Magoebaskloof forest region. On offer are a number of complementary therapies as well as nature walks, meditations and massages. more

4 Temenos Retreat Centre

Situated in McGregor in the Western Cape, this retreat centre is named after an ancient Greek temple of healing and certainly lives up to its name. more

5 Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

This Bronkhorstspruit temple is a little piece of Taiwan situated along the Dinokeng tourist route. Enjoy weekend retreats and learn all about Buddhism from those in-the-know.

6 Bodhi Khaya Country Retreat

This Western Cape farm retreat focuses on wellness and sustainability and is very laid-back in its philosophy. Being alone in nature is one of the key philosophies and participants are encouraged to spend at least 24 hours alone in the great outdoors more

7 Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat

Found in the gorgeous Cederberg, rock art walks as well as fantastic alternative therapies are all part of the deal. more

8 Emoyeni Retreat Centre

Situated on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg in the North West province, this retreat has simple facilities conducive to meditation and contemplation.

9 Celtis Lodge

In the Magaliesberg region offers the new-age traveller something beyond the usual crystal-ball gathering. Why not enjoy the horse labyrinth or enjoy some reflexology or reiki as part of the deal. more

10 Karoo Zen Retreats, Poplar Grove

The Karoo naturally lends itself to contemplation and spirituality. Karoo farm Poplar Grove farm south of Colesberg hosts Zen Buddhist retreats and comfortable country farm stays. more