Retreats in South Africa
South Africa is an enormous country. Its north-east border is 1,240 miles from its craggy cape, and the beaches in the east, by the Indian Ocean, are 990 miles from the west coast which gets battered by the Atlantic. It’s a country that’s famous for the big five – lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos. But it’s not all about big game sightings. South Africa’s countryside is majestic and a perfect canvas for an inspirational trip. Here at Queen of Retreats we recommend a writing retreat that runs on set dates in Temenos, McGregor, on the Western Cape, about 93 miles out of Cape Town. In this charming, well-preserved mid 19th century village, you’ll be supported by a literary agent and writing coach as you get to grips with creating plot, pace and character and developing your voice. Staying at the foot of the Riversonderend Mountains, you won’t be lacking in inspiration and you’ll spend mornings getting your words onto a page. Under the star-studded desert skies, evenings are for reading, feedback and storytelling. Relax or meditate in the quiet gardens, enjoy a massage and let the muse of writing find you.