“Everything about this retreat was just perfect for me. The beautiful accommodation with views of the mountain and dams, the fantastic vegetarian food, thank-you talented Thompson family! The best cotton sheets, the spectacular views, the attention to detail in every possible way! The happy animals from the pets to the owls, bats, toads and praying mantis created a much needed sanctuary for me. When land us in symbiosis there is a balance, hence a large variety of birds, and no mosquitos regardless of all the water. It’s truly a special place. Sharon has a real gift in effortlessly helping people reconnect with nature and themselves. I loved all of it. Thank you from my heart. I’ll be back.”
“If I could describe my retreat weekend at Hemel en Aarde cottages, it would be one of connectedness. To nature. To inspiration. To insightfulness. To beauty. It feels as if this weekend has added the “missing ingredient”to the connections between my mind, body and attitude. My favourite moments were at sunrise in the labyrinth. Oh….and ps….the food was….well….FABULOUS! Thank you Sharon.
Arrive anytime from 4pm, Hot tub will be ready. Unpack, make some tea and settle in. You are welcome to go for a walk. Supper which will be selected via email prior to your arrival
All coffee and teas are in cottage and water is safe to drink (bore hole water)
This is time out for you with no distractions, bring a good book, journal or anything else you like to do in your down time
If you like on waking: go for a walk either in the labyrinth or on the fynbos paths or take time to meditate and watch the sunrise. The rest of the day is for you to connect with nature, relax, rejuvenate and not worry about making meals.
Breakfast: homemade granola, fruit salad, fresh juice, yoghurt, honey, boiled eggs and toast with butter.
Lunch: ordered meal will be in fridge, extras will be brought fresh at 1pm (salad, vegetables, rice, potatoes etc)
Supper: Soup and 1 small cheese per person from Stonehouse with biscuits
After having your breakfast in your own time, relax, go for a walk and get ready to head off home at 10am
Breakfast: homemade granola, fruit salad, yoghurt, boiled eggs and toast
This is your time to relax and be one with nature….relax in the hot tub, read or rest on a lounger or sofa, go for a hike or cycle (if you have brought your bike)
Contact Sharon re any questions
This is a 3 roomed cottage (rooms not inter-leading), which has a large semi-covered deck with loungers, outdoor dining table, sofas, a braai facility, and a nice, deep, outdoor wood-fired hot tub. It sleeps, 4 adults and 2 children.
From R3,000 per night
This is a spacious 1 bedroom cottage with 2 small bathrooms, kitchenette, and open plan sitting room that opens onto an outside deck. There is an outside dining table with a braai and a Weber. The deck overlooks one of the dams and the outdoor hot tub with the mountains in the background.
From R1,500 per night
There is a large wrap-around balcony where many lazy hours have been spent chilling on the outdoor sofas. There are also loungers and a lovely 6-seater yellowwood dining table in front of a built in braai looking onto an outdoor wood-fired hot tub. There are 2 spacious bedrooms downstairs both with king beds and a shared full bathroom in between. There is a third loft bedroom room upstairs with 2 single beds and an extra toilet and basin.
From R3,000 per night