Looking for a Festival in Cape Town that connects with your mind, body and soul in an awesome outdoor venue? Well, Retreat Yourself 2024 is the place to be. This unique festival, titled “Retreat Yourself A Wellness Festival With A Twist,” promises an experience that spans 4 days. Set by the Elandskloof Farm and Riviersonderend Nature Reserve mountains, this festival is great for those who want a relaxed getaway in nature and it’s family-friendly. Want to Know More? Then let’s go over everything you need to know about Retreat Yourself 2024, exploring what it is about, activities, accommodation and even how to become a partner at the Festival.
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The Retreat Yourself Experience 🎆
Get ready for a wild ride at the Retreat Yourself Festival! The pop-up village is like a magical spark-filled playground just waiting to wake up your inner adventurer. Tucked away in the mountains, this festival is all about getting your senses buzzing and your soul smiling. There are many things to do like roller disco fun, pampering spa treatments, movie nights under the stars, and a secret dance floor that you’ll have to discover. The village market is all about amazing food with vendors dishing up delicious treats and small shops to buy everything you’d want from a festival.
But that’s not all! No phone signal means a digital detox is in full swing. Instead, dance to live music, sip champagne at brunch, and feast at banquets. Yoga fan? There’s a variety of classes just for you. This fest proudly goes meat-free, offering everything from talks and workshops to live cooking demos and meditation sessions. And it’s not just about chilling, it’s an adventure with mountain biking, trail running, and live art to keep things interesting. Plus, with like-minded souls, coffee shops, live bands, and a kids club, there’s always something exciting happening at the Retreat Yourself 2024 Festival!
What is Happening at Retreat Yourself 2024 🪁
The festival, “Retreat Yourself,” is a four-day wellness event that focuses on interaction, introspection, and inspiration, The event offers a variety of experiences, including yoga and movement classes, engaging talks and workshops, tasty food, and awesome dance floors. The festival emphasizes connection, self-reflection, and boundless inspiration, providing something extraordinary for every attendee. Music plays a significant role in the event, with different performances and genres available at various locations within the village. Yoga and movement are central to the Retreat Yourself experience, with guidance from various instructors offering classes for all levels.
The festival encourages individuals of all ages to break away from modern society and embrace the unknown. The Soul Centre offers a transformative experience with ceremonies, workshops, sound journeys, meditations, and classes. The Yoasis is an outdoor spot dedicated to yoga and movement, set against the Helderstroom Valley. The Sacred Sweat Lodge hosts Native American purification ceremonies in a dome-shaped structure. The Roller Rink is a space for movement practices, including Roller Disco, primal flow, nia, pilates, kids yoga, and acro yoga.
The Forest Stage is the heart of the village, hosting various performances such as DJs, singer-songwriters, comedians, and live bands. The Secret Dance Floor is a nighttime stage with curated dance music under the stars. The Restaurant is a pop-up eatery by the river, offering a Dinner Banquet a champagne Brunch, Masterclasses, and a space for food, drink, conversation, and jazz. The Kids Club provides activities for children aged 1-15, including movies at the Cinema and daily kids yoga classes at the Roller Rink. The Cinema offers a selection of films, including documentaries, classics, blockbusters, and kid-friendly movies.
The Village Market is a space with stalls offering food, clothing, and crafted treasures. The Red Tent is a sacred space, created for interactive experiences connecting with ancient wisdom. “Heal Yourself” features offerings from global healers, including Pendulum Healing, Atlantean Shamanic Healing, Reiki, RuHuTek Healing, Hypnotherapy, and Aromatherapy. Good Vibrations is a dome structure hosting sound journeys and movement classes, exploring the connection between body, mind, and sound. The Talk Circle is a space for thought-provoking discussions on various topics, including plant medicine, astrology, transformation, nutrition, neuroscience, and healing.
What You Need to Know About Retreat Yourself 2024 🫂
The event “Retreat Yourself” takes place at Elandskloof Farm, located 20km outside Greyton. The farm is located beneath the Riviersonderend Mountain Range in the countryside. The venue is approximately a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Cape Town via the N2. Elandskloof Farm has no cell phone reception, providing an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in nature. Retreat Yourself is also a cashless event and all visitors will receive a cashless wristband upon entry. The cashless system aims to simplify transactions, especially due to the lack of signal at the venue. Wristbands can be loaded with credit at various top-up points around the village. Participants also have the option to preload their wristbands before arriving. Retreat Yourself is a pop-up village that is Meat Free and Family Friendly.
Bicycles are recommended for cruising around the village. Trail running shoes and mountain bikes are advised for running trails in the valley. Decor, fairy lights, and carpets are suggested to make your campsite cosy. Roller skates are recommended for the Roller Disco event. Hoola hoops, a camera, slacklines, and hammocks are mentioned as items to bring. Participants should bring something warm for the evenings. Dressing up in fun and festive outfits is encouraged for self-expression. A blanket, sarong, and small cushion are recommended for sound journeys.
SUP boards are suggested for joining SUP yoga (limited boards provided). Participants should bring a pen and journal for talks and workshops. A torch is recommended for midnight adventures. Bright and flashy attire is recommended for the Roller Disco. A towel for showering and swimming is advised. Sunscreen, a swimming costume, and a lilo are mentioned for outdoor activities. A water bottle or canister is recommended (water points provided). Bringing a yoga mat or towel is suggested (mats for sale if forgotten).
Accommodation For Retreat Yourself 2024 🛌
Choosing the right accommodation is key to maximizing the Retreat Yourself 2024 experience. The festival offers a range of options, from cosy tents to luxurious glamping setups. Participants can choose to be in the heart of the action or opt for a more secluded retreat, surrounded by nature. The accommodation choices cater to various preferences, ensuring that every attendee finds their ideal space to rest and recharge.
The RY ‘pop-up’ village offers various accommodation options for participants. Accommodation choices include quaint countryside cottages, romantic bell tents in the forest, and the option to bring your camping gear. The RY village has beautiful campsites, and bringing your camping gear is included in every festival ticket on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cottages at Elandskloof Farm provide a delightful and comfortable stay but are slightly further away from the festival spaces. Glamping options are available to add ease and comfort to the festival experience with pre-pitched tents. A specific area called “The Vehicle Village” is designated for those using rooftop tents, campervans, camping trailers, or those who want to set up their camp next to their vehicle. Vehicle Camping Passes are required for access to The Vehicle Village, and these options are limited.
How to Become a Partner at The Retreat Yourself Festival 🤝
For those who wish to contribute to the magic of Retreat Yourself 2024, becoming a partner is the gateway to collaboration. The festival welcomes partnerships from businesses, wellness practitioners, and creative minds who align with its ethos. Whether you offer unique products, wellness services, or creative experiences, partnering with Retreat Yourself 2024 provides a platform to showcase everything you’ve got and engage an audience.
Retreat Yourself is a community-driven retreat and festival experience and the event relies on various contributors such as vendors, workshop hosts, ceremony leaders, DJs, chefs, speakers, comedians, sound journey facilitators, musicians, yogis, and dancers. Partner applications are open for those who want to showcase their talents or contribute to the event. The application forms are available on the website. The partners’ categories have a wide range of roles and talents, and all are welcome to apply.
Tickets For Retreat Yourself 2024 🎟️
Securing your spot at Retreat Yourself 2024 is just a click away. Online ticket bookings ensure a hassle-free entry to this wellness extravaganza. The tiered ticketing system allows attendees to choose the package that best suits their preferences and budget. Early birds can take advantage of special discounts, making it even more enticing to embark on this transformative journey. Whether you’re a solo traveller or planning to attend with friends, the ticketing options cater to all needs, promising an inclusive and unforgettable experience.
Retreat Yourself 2024 tickets provide a four-day adventure with access to various activities. Adult tickets are priced from R1450 with different phases (Early Bird, Festival Phase, Late Bird) and optional add-ons. Kids tickets are available from R650 with different age categories and optional add-ons. Included in the ticket are access to entertainment spaces, BYO camping areas, clean bathrooms and showers, yoga and movement classes, art spaces, live art, chill-out spaces, the Market, sound journeys, meditation sessions, talks, workshops, cashless band, complimentary Masterclasses, full access to the Cinema, Late Night Comedy, MTB and trail running routes, Roller Disco, and secure parking. Accommodations at the RY pop-up village offer various options, including countryside cottages and romantic bell tents.
As the date for Retreat Yourself 2024 draws near, anticipation builds for a truly amazing experience. With lots of activities, mindful practices, great food and live music, this festival promises to be a transformative journey for all who attend. From the moment you secure your tickets to the final dance under the stars, Retreat Yourself 2024 invites individuals to disconnect from the ordinary and reconnect with themselves, others, and the beauty of nature all in one place.
Festival Date & Duration: February 29 to March 3 (4 Days) 2024
Address: Elandskloof Farm Cottages, GPS 34° 02′ 31″ S, 19° 24′ 04.5″ E, Helderstroom, 7230