Lit­tle Sa­madhi Karoo Re­treat

Getaway (South Africa) - - THE FINAL CUT BARRYDALE -


Bar­ry­dale has al­ways at­tracted heal­ers, and Terry de Vries, who has been work­ing in com­ple­men­tary health for more than two decades, is the lat­est ar­rival. She pur­chased Lit­tle Sa­madhi ear­lier this year, cit­ing the lo­ca­tion – high up against the moun­tain, with sweep­ing views – and the ex­cel­lence of its yoga stu­dio as key rea­sons. She closed the re­treat for a few months to spruce up the house, in­ject­ing vi­brant colours and build­ing a rose-quartz labyrinth in the gar­den, be­fore open­ing on 1 Oc­to­ber. There is a choice of three en-suite rooms, all el­e­gant rather than ‘hippy’, with orig­i­nal art­works and lovely gar­den views. Two are within the house; one is off the wis­te­ri­acov­ered deck. Terry lives in the loft room up­stairs, so the lounge-din­ingk­itchen area is shared. Aside from be­ing a yoga teacher and labyrinth fa­cil­i­ta­tor, Terry is also a shamanic breath­work fa­cil­i­ta­tor and has stud­ied re­flex­ol­ogy, reiki, bio-en­er­get­ics, sa­cred ge­om­e­try, vi­sion quest­ing and more. Sounds daunt­ing, but this earthy Afrikaner be­lieves that the sim­ple joy of laugh­ter and learn­ing ac­cep­tance can be the great­est of heal­ers. Check me in al­ready!

ROOM TIP All three rooms are beau­ti­ful, but the Frida Kahlo ter­race room is the most pri­vate, and has the best view.

COST From R550 pp shar­ing B&B. Yoga re­treats from R1 800 pp.

CON­TACT 028-572-1055, lit­tle­

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