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Easter Camp at Tara Rokpa Centre is traditionally is a family affair and a “come as you are” party. We define family in the broader sense, including the traditional nuclear and extended families, but also extending to friends, individuals, urban tribe members, community members, TRC visitors, and anyone wanting to connect with the spirit of the Easter Camp. Children are welcome and there will be a morning programme for them, including the traditional Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

To me a family is whoever I can depend upon for support, to laugh with, to play with, and to share the challenges and rewards of life with.” Beth Lake

This will be a relaxed weekend in the beautiful, healthy, wide-open spaces of the bushveld with optional fun activities guided by a team of facilitators. The retreat starts with lunch on Good Friday and ends with lunch on Easter Monday. Activities include:

  • Playing with Art Materials
  • Guided Relaxation exercises
  • Singing and Body Percussion
  • Dancing
  • Mindful Movement Qigong
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Walks
  • Swimming at the Waterfall, the Eye, or the farm-style pool
  • Roasting marshmallows around the campfire
  • Sleeping
  • Easter Egg Hunt


We aim to keep the costs as low as possible to allow nuclear families to attend. The rooms are allocated according to confirmed bookings.

The costs include all meals from lunch on Friday to lunch on Monday but excludes staff tips. The fees include a contribution to the facilitator’s expenses and an optional R60 environmental fee for adults.

 Adults   R2500
  Teen 1   R1700
  Teen 2+   R1200
  Age 3 – 12   R700
  Under 3s   Free

You are welcome to stay from Thursday 14 April – additional accommodation fees will apply.

Please don’t let a lack of finance prevent you from attending – please contact us for more options.


Click here to book. Please fill in a booking form for each adult and child attending. This is to enable us to allocate suitable accommodation.

A non-refundable but transferrable deposit of 50% to secure the accommodation of your choice.


Pippa Cope was involved in caring professions during her formal working years, and since retirement has been the manager of Tara Rokpa Centre, until her second recent retirement. She now devotes herself to environmental and community work in the area. She is authorized to facilitate aspects of the Tara Rokpa process and is a trained Donna Farhi Yoga facilitator with a growing interest in the benefits of Somatic Movement.


Wendy Newstadt is presently choir teacher at Parkview Senior and has taught music and dance here and in New York. She is also a performing musician who plays regularly mostly in and around Joburg. She is Orff Music certified.



Vera Hey is a mindfulness practitioner and an experienced mindfulness facilitator. She uses the insight and awareness gained from her mindfulness practice in her personal life and in her career as a psychological counselor. She is a student of Rob Nairn, international Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, and has completed his facilitator training course.