Temenos is well loved for its warm hospitality. It extends an invitation to guests to embrace a milieu of stillness and simplicity. Here one may mindfully listen anew to the needs of one’s body, mind and heart. Within our healing gardens are many private spaces for you to discover where you can unwind and restore yourself. At Temenos we have 14 cottages offering a variety of accommodation. You have the choice of double or twin beds and bathrooms with a shower or a bathAll our cottages are en suite and have private patios and a fireplace. They are fully equipped for self catering. We also offer dinner, bed and breakfast packages and garden restaurant on site.



4 night special      1500  single

   4 night special      2250  sharing


7 night special      2500  single

  7 night special      3750 sharing


Should you wish to come a shorter time than 3 days the price per night is 500.00 single and 375.00 per person sharing. As you are aware we have no set date for the end of lockdown, but the Temenos dream continues.

Plan ahead to return to the peace and tranquillity of our beautiful gardens. If any of our Specials interest you, or you would like to come for an extended stay to breathe country air and unwind, kindly contact us at temenosaccounts@lando.

We will also have a SPECIAL RESTAURANT MENU available PLUS  we can deliver meals to your cottage.

 2020 Self Catering Rates

Monday to Thursday:

Single: R780 per cottage per night

Sharing: R1445 per cottage per night


Friday to Sunday:

Single: R1205 per cottage per night

Sharing: R1750 per cottage per night

If you don’t wish to self-cater, our restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch, Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. Reserving a table for your evening meal is advisable.  Sunday night take away meals can be arranged. For more details regarding accommodation or bookings please feel free to contact us.

2020 Special at Temenos


Please note that these specials do not apply on Public Holidays or over the Festive Seasons.


Stay for 7 nights and get 20% discount


STILL WATERS: A retreat for Caregivers.

Temenos welcomes men and women in care giving capacities, ministry or social services who often cannot afford to take a rest away from their place of work. Come and rest and restore yourself in tranquil surroundings.   Stay 4 weekday nights and only pay for 2.

For those in need of a longer period of rest and renewal please contact Margaret temenosaccounts@lando.co.za


PENSIONER RATE:  (Tuesday to Friday)

We once again welcome our Pensioners  from Tuesday to Thursday. Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2.



Special single rate for those wanting ‘time-out’ alone.  Stay for 3 weekday nights and get 30% discount.



Gift vouchers for accommodation and meals available. Contact reception temenos@lando.co.za   023 625 1871  for details



Our popular Weekend special including dinner, bed & breakfast will continue in 2020 - contact reception for details temenos@lando.za 023 625 1871



We have four library suites adjacent to our beautiful garden library.  These are very quiet cottages, ideally suited to guests who enjoy privacy. 

Choose from one of our four quiet Georgian suites, each room has its own private patio and fireplace.



meaning ‘the beauty of the divine’ has twin beds and a shower. This is a very private suite ideal for retreating



named after the mystical island off Scotland, has a double bed and a free standing bath. Well loved in winter for its embrace of the morning sun.



named after the great mystic Teresa of Avila, has twin beds and a shower, and an enclosed private garden.



named after the place in France where the ‘little’ Teresa was born and lived. She exemplified finding the Beloved in everyday simplicity


These four thatched cottages, situated around our duck pond, are in the heart of the Temenos garden. Ideal for nature lovers


was our first cottage at Temenos. It has twin beds, a shower, and a private garden patio. In its foundations is buried a rock from Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Little wonder the birds love being around this cottage.



nestles in a grove of trees and is particularly popular in the hot summer months. It has a double bed and shower as well as a very private back verandah


named after the cave in Italy where St Benedict wrote his beautiful monastic Rule. A copy is buried in the foundations hopefully inspiring visitors to embrace a contemplative stay during their time at Temenos. The cottage has twin beds and shower, a lovely private garden and braai area.



named after St Clare , the beloved friend of St Francis. It is a very private garden cottage and has a double bed, shower and lovely fireplace.



This private and contemplative cottage is ideal for a retreatant withdrawing into silence and simplicity.


is our popular hermitage and is named after a small monastery in the heart of the Sahara desert. It is ideal for the guest who wants to be private and in seclusion in order to embrace inner stillness. It has a double bed, a shower and a lovely, cozy fireplace.


These two cottages adjoin our beautiful serene spiral and are adjacent to The Well


is near our forest spiral. It has a lovely verandah, a braai area and an excellent fireplace in the bedroom. It has twin beds and a bath and shower.



named after a beloved friend of Temenos whose radiant presence filled our garden. She liked nothing better than to welcome our guests with a warmhearted smile and an angel card. The room has a cozy fireplace, twin beds and bath and shower, and looks out onto the Spiral garden. It is a few paces away from THE WELL.


A house overlooking the gardens with two en suite bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, lounge and dining room and a large secluded patio with braai.

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