Connect With Nature

We all need a getaway, and to be in nature

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.“

– EO wilson (Theory of biophilia)

Our goal is to give you the space in nature to recharge from the lockdown fever. Come to a space far away from people and the craze of daily life. Come relax.

A few things the retreat will include:

  •  Beautiful hikes to the edge of the valley cliffs
  • Meditative labyrinth walks
  • Creative activities
  • Lots of relaxing time
  • Great food
  • Magical Bon Fire
  • A few fun surprises
  • Plant medicine ceremony or medicine hike can be included at additional cost

About Tonglen Mountain Retreat

» Tonglen Retreat Centre is situated just outside of Dullstroom. It is a rustic venue with all of the necessary luxuries but none of the frills that distract us. This venue was lovingly hand-built over a period of 15 years by the owner, and this care and attention to detail is evident in the unique accommodation

Their Philosophy

» Our philosophy is to give people the space to get away from it all and heal. Our remote and off the grid location is the perfect space to achieve this. With our unique location on top of a mountain, it allows for total and utter privacy. Part of the journey is to leave your car (everything you know) behind and travel up the mountain road that only a 4×4 can manage (which we have done intentionally to allow for complete escape and privacy). With every bump and turn, shake off the stress and worry, and prepare to enter a space of pure calmness and healing.
This is Tonglen.

Guideline of what to Expect from the Experience:

Guests will arrive on Friday afternoon and park your cars in a secure area that has a security guard on site for the duration of the weekend.

Upon arrival at Tonglen you will be greeted by one of our Experience Engineers who will assist you in off loading your bags and preparing everyone for the 4×4 shuttle up the mountain.

You will arrive at the magical Tonglen Mountain Retreat where you will be shown your room, once settled in the group will gather in the Dharma centre or at the outside bonfire pit (weather dependant) and enjoy a relaxing evening with delicious home cooked food.

Saturday morning we will have a sunrise meditation and contemplation experience, before tucking into a healthy breakfast and coffee.
Once we have filled our tummies it’s time to fill our souls and we will go for a short guided hike to the edge of the gorge.

After a lovely hike we will replenish with a delightful lunch and some relaxation, as the day cools we will take our guests on a guided Labyrinth walk before enjoying sunset from the lawns. Then a hearty dinner and an evening around the fire.

Sunday is a chilled day with a delicious breakfast and a short walk to the magical forest, here we will leave the last of our stress behind and allow our selves to be fully rejuvenated by the power of nature.

We look forward to hosting you in this magical venue and being part of your de-stressing and connection with nature.

Price Per Person Sharing:

Price on Request