General Fee Structure

Dharmagiri runs on a mix of charges and free will offering, which is called Dana, meaning generosity. The retreat cost is for board, lodging, teachers travel, and the running of the centre. This cost does not include remuneration for those who teach at Dharmagiri. We encourage Dana offerings (please see an explanation of Dana below) for our teachers who offer their time, skills, and experience freely.

During each retreat there will be a talk on the principle of Dana and baskets are made available for offerings to Dharmagiri, the teachers and managers. Dharmagiri bank details are also available from the office. We appreciate whatever you can offer, including your Dharma practice and service in support of the daily routine. All of this contributes to the stability and continuity of Dharmagiri and the flourishing of the Dharma in South Africa.

Please note that we welcome everyone, regardless of income, and that Dharmagiri offers some dana based bursaries spaces on all retreats. These can be applied for via

General Fee Structure

  • R650 per night single ensuite
  • R600 per night shared ensuite (two beds in large rondavel)
  • R550 shared accommodation (double room with shared bathroom)

Self-Retreat Fee Structure

  • Up to 13 nights: R650 per night (normal single ensuite charge)

  • From 14 to 29 nights: R553 per night (15% reduction on the normal single ensuite charge)

  • Longer than one month (for experienced meditators only) : R390 per night (40% reduction on the normal single ensuite charge)

Scholarship Support:

At Dharmagiri, we don’t exclude participants from accessing Dharmagiri retreats or self-retreats through lack of funds. To enable a wider accessibility, we have a new rate at 40% reduced rate for low waged, which also includes low-income students and senior citizens. We also have some places for Dana (free will offering) for those who are unwaged.

How to book

Please book for your visit. Dharmagiri is unable to host guests who turn up without a booking.

To book and make a deposit:
Contact for bookings and details to make an EFT from within South Africa and payments from overseas. 

Provisional bookings are held for 7 days and are secured on receipt of 50% of cost of the retreat.

Please Note Dharmagiri’s Cancellation Policy
• Bookings cancelled post 21 days of the retreat are refunded less R150 admin fee.
• 20 – 10 days – 50% of the deposit is forfeited.
• 9 – 0 days, the full deposit is forfeited.
• In the case of exceptional circumstances, a deposit can be rolled over to a future retreat or refunded.