Venue: The School, Rheenendal

Duration: 6 days

Begins: 5pm Wednesday 16th to 1pm Monday 21st March 2022

Number of participants:  7 participants and one facilitator.


2 Rooms have Queen size beds, Cottage has either X 2 twin beds or King size bed

Elephant Room : Single or X 2 people sharing

Church Room :  held for Dawn

Mud Cottage: Single or X 2 people sharing

All rooms have:

  • ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • WiFi and USB connections
  • a tea & coffee tray, and use of large fridge
  • writing table and lamp

Rooms are serviced every 2nd day; towels changed every 2nd day.

For alternative accommodation within close proximity please see:




Catering is vegetarian, and a menu is provided daily. Tea/coffee and snacks are available all day.


Breakfast buffet:            7.30am – 8.30 am

Lunch:                           1.00pm (or later if requested)

Dinner:                           6.30pm

Other Amenities:

A bottle of hand sanitizer in each bedroom and in the public rooms.

For those who love hiking, forest and beach walks, there are trails in the area.  Permits are required for some – generally @ R 45 p.p. Janet is happy to guide walks or to drop off & collect those who want to go solo/ with a friend.

Buffels and Brenton offer stunning beach walks & swimming for the brave!

Cost for those staying at The School:

Rooms (B&B): R 660 per night sharing / R 550 single x 6 nights

Lunches/teas: R150 per person x 6

Dinner:  R200 per person x 6

Facilitation (includes studio hire): R2600



Cost for the retreat and meals for those staying elsewhere:

Lunches/teas: R150 per person x 6

Dinner:  R200 per person x 6

Facilitation (includes studio hire): R2600

TOTAL: R 4700



FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON ACCOMMODATION AND TO BOOK please contact Janet at janet@traffikstudio.co.za

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RETREAT please contact Dawn at dawn.garisch@gmail.com

Banking details:

NEDBANK Account name: J R MEINTJES  Account number: 1001517938

See what previous participants have said:

The evening times of reading aloud were great: both as a source of inspiration in listening to others’ work, and also to get personal feedback. Dawn did an excellent job of facilitating and holding it all together. J.G.

By creating the safe spaces, the magical and mystical fire of creativity can burn. Thank you for the opportunity to let me pile my little logs on, you gave them space to ignite and burn. C.S.