Yoga Retreat at Oaklands

Join Hannelize Robinson and the Oaklands team – Annie, Caroline, Kathy and Simon – at the beautiful Oaklands Country Manor in Central Drakensberg for a rejuvenating weekend of Yoga, fresh air and amazing food lovingly prepared by well-known chef Kathy Romer-Lee and her team.

The weekend retreat programme will allow you to reconnect mind, body & soul in a magnificent setting and includes four themed Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation sessions.
In Vinyasa Yoga, each conscious movement is synchronised to a breath. The breath acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next.
Autumn is the season of change, cycles, transformations, transitions, and the representation of the divine feminine energy. Autumn also symbolises the balance between light and darkness, releasing and letting go of old and negative energies, adaptability, preparation, and accepting impermanence. The season of autumn symbolises the time of self-reflection. Autumn is a reminder for us to remain balanced within ourselves before winter arrives.
The Retreat will be themed around the Principles & Wisdom of Mother Nature.



Oaklands is situated in the Central Drakensberg, 30km from Harrismith, near the border of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State – approximately a 3-hour drive from Johannesburg.

Passionate about sharing their energy, their environment and the produce of this beautiful farm, the Tully family, including sisters Annie, Caroline, Kathy and brother Simon are committed to creating a collective consciousness that builds hope, security and well-being for all.
Permaculture, regenerative farming and vermiculture provide the foundation of a sustainable community that welcomes guests year round.
The award-winning kitchen is run by Kathy. Hugely passionate about farm to table food, she sources most ingredients from their own garden and from farms in the region. What she doesn’t have she sources locally, maintaining that a symbiotic relationship between land, people and community is the secret to a healthy and happy way of life. The result – simple, delicious, flavourful and healthy food.

The Oaklands Whey”, which began in Caroline’s home kitchen, is now made in a proper production kitchen on the farm and is sold throughout South Africa. Started from her personal desire to become more healthy using natural alternatives and her pursuit of optimal gut health, the “medicine foods” that she offers include Kombucha Vinegar, Beet Kvass, Raw Organic Krauts, as well as her infamous natural antibiotic, Fire Tonic.
Accommodation is stylish yet homely, reflecting the comfortable countryside lifestyle that the stunning location affords.

Each of the beautifully-appointed rooms at Oaklands offers guests a perfect sanctuary from which to experience the splendour of the region. Exquisite views of the Oaklands gardens, polo fields and surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from the Bruce and Clifton Rooms, while the Garden Suites offer a more private and secluded setting.

While yoga will be the focus of the weekend, there are plenty of other activities including hiking, tennis, birdwatching, swimming, learning more about regenerative farming or just simply relaxing.

For more information:

  • R3,680 per person sharing
  • R4,680 per person single
  • 50% deposit secures your space. Balance and all extras payable at check-out


  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • All meals – Friday Dinner to Sunday Brunch (Vegan & Vegetarian meals available)
  • 4 Themed Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation Sessions (Open to All Levels)
  • On Saturday, experience the natural scenic beauty that surrounds Oaklands Country Manor with a Guided Nature Walk (or optional Horseback Ride*) followed by a picnic lunch overlooking the magnificent Natal escarpment.


  • 1% Tourism Levy
  • All Drinks – charged on consumption
  • Horseback Ride on Saturday at R395 per person *
  • Gratuity
  • Transport to Oaklands Country Manor


To book, contact Hannelize at