10 Hermanus Steyn Street P.O. Box 737 SWELLENDAM 6740 South Africa
0866 45 9735
Yoga & Wellness Retreats

Yoga & Wellness Retreats based at the Hideaway

Our Retreat Philosophy

All retreats are designed to create a safe sanctuary and restful environment where participants can renew and restore body mind & spirit in a beautiful and tranquil environment.

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About US

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Saskia Van Leeuwen – Pahara Yoga Swellemdam Saskia is the founder of Pahara Yoga Swellendam.  With a 200h YTT in Vinyasa yoga at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Bali. Saskia integrates yoga, creativity and mindfulness that nurtures personal transformation.

She teaches Yoga classes at beautiful The Hideaway. Look out for exciting Yoga Retreats on offer with Yoga Swellendam. Saskia combines a variety of playful activities such as bread making, Pottery and Yoga.

For more info contact her or go have a look at what they are up ton  https://www.facebook.com/yogaswellendam

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Yoga classes during retreats are open to all levels and will be based on the Vinyasa Flow style as well as Restorative Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra.

The outline programme below gives an idea of the content of a 5 day retreat. We also run 2 and 3 day retreats for which an outline programme can be provided on request. A detailed programme for their specific retreat will be sent to each participant with their welcome pack once they have registered to attend.

Day 1
10am Pick up from Cape Town
12 noon lunch in Hermanus
3pm Arrival at The Hideaway
Afternoon free to explore Swellendam, optional guided heritage walk.
5pm Yin Yoga
7:30pm Yoga Kitchen Supper

Day 2
8:30am Green Smoothie
9am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
10:30am Hideaway Brunch
11:30am Guided Wine tour or guided Mountain Bike ride
7:30pm Yoga Kitchen Supper

Day 3
8:30am Hideaway Breakfast
10:30am Meditation walk and Yoga Kitchen Picnic lunch in Marloth Nature Reserve or Bontebok Park
5pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga
7:30pm Yoga Kitchen Supper

Day 4
8:30am Hideaway Breakfast
11am Visit De Mond nature reserve for a meditation walk, beach Yoga session & Picnic Lunch
5pm Nutrition Workshop
7:30pm Bukkenburg supper

Day 5
8:30am Green smoothie
9am Vinyasa Yoga
11am Hideaway brunch
2pm Optional Pottery workshop, Rain Spa visit or Rain Factory tour
7:30pm Yoga Kitchen supper

Day 6
8:30am Green smoothie
9am Vinyasa Yoga
10:30am Hideaway Breakfast
11am Departure


Yoga kitchen nutrition workshops will provide participants with the knowledge and inspiration to continue a healthier lifestyle once they return home.

Retreat meals will be based on the Yoga Kitchen Food Philosophy that celebrates nourishing, whole foods that enable us to reclaim our inherent power to heal ourselves of diet related issues and help us forge new healthy habits, not restrictions.

Meals will also be an introduction to healthier food choices that still deliver on taste, and promote radiant health.

Transfers and Excursions

Transfers from central Cape Town or the International Airport are included and daily transport with the services of a registered Tour Guide are all part of the package.

A variety of Excursions are programmed into the retreat and various other optional activities are offered at a small additional cost. The Onsite Bo Tree Spa offers a varied menu of massage therapies which can be reserved when booking or on arrival at The Hideaway (subject to availability).

Prices on request.


Accommodation will be at the tranquil, 5 star country retreat centre, The Hideaway, situated in the picturesque and historical town of Swellendam and offering, within a short distance quaint shops to browse in, cultural sights, gorgeous mountain views as well as magnificent mountain hikes & trails. The Hideaway has 4 rooms 2 of which are suitable for guests wanting twin accommodation and 2 for couples or single occupancy. In addition, the Cottage offers a further twin room and an additional room suitable for double or single occupancy. This means that the numbers at each retreat will be small and the atmosphere relaxed and calm.

Your Hosts

The Hideaway is an exclusive award winning guest house owned and run by Stephen and Jackie Young.

Well known for its breakfasts and exceptional service, The Hideaway offers a range of facilities that many large hotels would be proud of. The beautiful gardens covering some 2800 square metres and with more than 450 roses were laid out by award winning Garden Designer Vanessa Morgan and host one of the largest Eco swimming pool in South Africa, an orchard, stream and rose walk. There is also a Finnish Sauna and Jacuzzi.

With beautiful views of the Langeberg Mountains, the yoga studio and guest lounge are available for the exclusive use of the retreat. The well-appointed rooms are heated in winter and cooled in summer and have everything a guest may need. The Hideaway is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy.


If you would like to book a Yoga and Wellness Retreat, please contact us directly.

Saskia, Stephen and Jackie are looking forward to seeing you soon!