A white horse in the green grassy fields of Sandwerf after good rains.

Sandwerf's Retreats

Escape chaos, find healing in Namibia's tranquil landscapes.

A Grey Heron keeping an eye open for a morsel to eat at one of the Sandwerf ponds.
One of the private verandas and plunge pools of the units of Sandwerf.
A hand stroking the back of one of Joseph's Dream Stud horses.

Besides uplifting and empowering, the vision for Sandwerf has always been to become a place of healing. In a world overrun by image and speed, we focus on slowing down your pace and listening to the silence, your inner rhythm, and health in our Re-set Retreats. Here at Sandwerf, we have, over the past two years, carefully created a concept of professional guided healing retreats for you.

It is time to slow down and practise awareness, use your hands and not let the electronic world determine the rhythm of your day or stage of mind. Let sunrise and sunset determine your pace, and be aware of the moon's current phase each night. Get a healthy distance from your busy life and reflect with the guidance of our licensed psychologist if your life is balanced and fulfilling or subject to the need for change and restructuring. Find assistance and ideas to redirect and implement change in your daily life. Learn to change perspective and find out what matters to you.

Here at Sandwerf, where no city noise or light pollution is overpowering the stillness of nature, you will find the inner peace and balance to redirect and restructure your life forward. Our passionate therapists and teachers will provide you with healthy tools and strategies; there will be enough time to unwind and not have to think! Learn to stop "overthinking" and that life is not as complicated as the modern world is trying to project. Learn from our four-legged therapists, like our horses & Alpacas, how to see the world in a much more connected and straightforward way and experience the healing, calmness and balance of living in the present moment of nature. Let go of the feeling that your productivity or success is defining you, and allow yourself just to be and be who you are because you are carefully and wonderfully made. Enjoy freedom and creativity in our art, music and dance therapy sessions moving to ancient African rhythms, or to appreciate food by planting it yourself, harvesting and preparing meals with the awareness of what is good for your body. Re-learn how to truly enjoy moments, sunlight, the soil under your naked feet and the gentle warmth of a horse's skin touching yours.

Please share your experience and growth with like-minded people searching to calm down and re-set their lives at a cosy bonfire in the evening at our feedback round under the stunning Namibian starry sky. Our Retreat programs are a sensitive combination of group sessions and private sessions with our licensed psychologist to "dig in", reflect and learn in the mornings and different relaxing, creative or explorative block sessions with the animals, the garden and the local people in the afternoons. Our program offers "explorer days" once a week, where we will explore the local culture, nature and environment together, as well as rest days.

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A couple in contemplation amidst the oasis that is Sandwerf.

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."

- John Muir -

A lady in a deep yellow dress interacting with one of the Joseph's Dream Stud horses at Sandwerf.