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~ About Santa Fe Soul Sanctuary ~​

SANTA FE SOUL SANCTUARY is a boutique retreat in the Klein Karoo, embraced by rolling farmlands and the majestic Langeberg mountains, and situated on the fringe of the quaint, colourful  village of Barrydale.

Santa Fe is famous for opening her arms in warm welcome to all guests and clients seeking peace, tranquility, healing, transformation and growth.

SANTA FE means Saint Fe, a female martyr who died for her beliefs.  As our village sits at the top of the TRADOUW PASS, which means 'Way of the Women' according to the Khoi people, the nomenclature of the sanctuary feels entirely appropriate, especially given the New Mexico design motifs sprinkled throughout:  an African desert home meeting an American desert aesthetic. 

It's a very TANTRIC SPACE because it occupies several edges: already mentioned is the African and American edge; plus the village and farmland edge; then there's the semi-arid desert and lush coastal edge (where the pass drops down to the sea), and lastly the Cape Town ~ Garden Route edge (Barrydale being equidistant between the two).

~ Unique Spirit of Place ~

I believe one of the reasons people feel so held and welcome here is because of its special spirit of place.  The previous owner was a gentle Buddhist monk called Ken, who villagers speak of fondly.  I feel his compassionate energy everywhere.  Furthermore, the sanctuary has its own consciousness, and has on occasion supported me directly in my work.  For example, a young Jewish girl joined one of the women's weekend intensives, complaining of suffering from high and persistent anxiety.  One evening were were roasting vegetables in the gas oven, but the pilot flame kept on going out, leaving a smell of gas in the air.  This had not happened before.  Upon going to bed, she asked me if I'd open all the windows in the kitchen, as she was worried about a gas leak.  We went one better, and invited her to turn off the gas bottles herself.  The next morning she hugged me in gratitude, saying it was the first decent night's sleep she'd had in years.  She then shared her job with us:  to record and archive hundreds of ancestral testimonies of Jewish families living in Cape Town during the Holocaust.



~ Retreat Yourself with Dakini Kali  ~


Do you sometimes long for a retreat that's tailored specifically to your needs, where you don't have to share the space with anyone else?

Is there deep trauma healing required where you would prefer total privacy and confidentiality?

Kali offers bespoke True Tantra Retreats for individuals and couples within the privacy of her beautiful boutique sanctuary space - Santa Fe Soul Sanctuary -  situated on the ancestral lands of  The First People of Humanity, the Khoi and the San, in the Klein Karoo, South Africa.

Santa Fe is dedicated solely to Everyday Living Ritual for Lovers of Truth who desire a sacred space away from the busy-ness of city life, where the air is crystal  clean, birdsong fills the silence, the sunrise / sunsets are spectacular, and the vistas spacious and evocative.


Here you can unwind, rest, relax, reset and breathe!

Santa Fe Soul Sanctuary is imbued with Spirit of Place, and has a consciousness of its own, which is ever-welcoming, peaceful and calm.

Retreats are designed entirely around you, and Kali will always give you what you need, not necessarily what you want.  


Please Note:

- Bespoke retreats are a minimum of 3 nights / 4 days

- Clients provide personal context and their intentions in advance, which is treated in the strictest confidence

- a follow up check-in session happens a month post retreat via Zoom 

- You have your own private cottage

- Retreats are self-catered, although catering can be arranged at an additional fee

- Retreat quotes vary according to your specifications

- Plant medicine (San Pedro) can be included if the calling is authentic

Kali combines years of experiences holding healing spaces employing True Tantra, African Wisdom Shamanism, Feminine Intuition, together with the many movement and embodiment tools and meditation practices gathered over a lifetime.

To discover more about Kali's approach to holding healing spaces, as well as about Santa Fe Soul Sanctuary, visit Dakini Kali website.

The greatest journey is the one you undertake within.

The greatest investment is the one you make in yourself.

~ Self-Retreat ~​

Treat yourself to your own solo retreat with yourself


When Kali is not holding private retreats, Santa Fe’s self-contained cottage - with own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and access to the al fresco garden/ large salt water pool/sacred living labyrinth - can be booked for time out with yourself.


Some guests come to paint, meditate, finish writing a book, hike the surrounding mountains, swim in the crystal rock pools, shop for collectibles in the quaint village, or simply sleep in and read.  This precious time with yourself is an opportunity to slow right down and give yourself what you really, really want.


Come refresh, replenish and nourish your heart and soul.

To find out more about DAKINI KALI'S RETREATS @ Santa Fe Soul Sanctuary, click below

~ Santa Fe Short Film ~
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