Accommodation at Tara Rokpa Centre

TRC is situated in the North West province about 4 hours drive from Gauteng and 2 hours from Gaborone. It is 25 km from the small town of Groot Marico and 45 km from Zeerust. The centre caters for up to 40 practitioners, or those seeking a quiet place to recharge and recover from busy lives in the urban centres. It is ideal for resting, walking in nature, mountain biking on quiet gravel roads or diving at the Eye (die Oog). When not in use for therapy or dharma courses, we welcome individuals, families and larger groups to use our accommodation and share the beauty of our retreat centre. The farmhouse-style accommodation is comfortable and clean and a variety of different options are available.

All properties are provided with bedding and towels, and vegetarian meals are available on request.

If you would like to visit for a personal retreat or stay on for an extra night or two before or after your retreat, the pricing per room, per person per night:

  • Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per person): R760
  • Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per person): R650
  • Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available): R850
  • Single en-suite: R950
  • Single-use of twin/double room, ensuite bathroom: R950
  • Single-use of twin/double room, shared bathroom: R850
  • Dormitory R550
  • Brown House dorm R500
  • Brown House twin/double: R600
  • Brown House en suite: R700
  • Office Block Singles: R500
  • Camping (own tent) R450
  • 30 days or more R350 per day
  • Self-catering accommodation: R300
  • Weekday rate, including meals (Sunday night to Thursday night): R550

For family-friendly retreats, or self-catering accommodation, children under 3 years old are free and children under 12 years old are half-price.

Prices updated May 2023.

Akong Rinpoche Cottage

This is a renovated brick-built cottage comprising one larger en suite room and one smaller twin bedroom, with its own dedicated bathroom. There is a living area with a well-equipped kitchen. It invites the visitor onto a large front ‘stoep’ with views over the grass to distant hills.

Sleeps: 4

Top Cottage

This is a renovated brick cottage and offers the visitor 4 twins and 1 double bedroom,  a large sunny porch, lounge, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, and a toilet.

Sleeps: 10

Chenrezik Rooms 1 & 2

These beautiful ensuite rooms feature a double bed and kitchenette. They can accommodate 2 people each.

Main House (Ma Kang)

This is a quaint renovated brick farmhouse, with a beautiful stoep that overlooks the garden, and beautiful vistas of the valley. There is a dormitory, a twin room, and 3 single rooms. It also contains Green Tara’s Shrine room, which is ideal for personal practice.

Sleeps: 10

Brown House

The Brown House is situated behind the Office. It comprises a twin en suite room, 2 double/twin rooms, and a dormitory. It has 3 bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen, and is well suited for self-catering accommodation.

Sleeps: 9 or 10

Bukhaya and Eyrie

The Bukhaya is a single ensuite, with a kitchenette. The Eyrie is a double-story ensuite with a kitchenette that sleeps 1 to 4 people.


The TRC campsites are situated close to the Main Farm House, and offer great views of the valley and riverside. Best is to bring your own tent. TRC has 2 x 2 man tents available – please enquire about availability and cost before booking. There is a campsite ablution block with a rocket shower and composting toilet, and additional showers and toilets are available at the kitchen block.