Retreats/ Weekend Stays

Join us for one week of alignment with your true self, detoxification, chiropractic care, healthy eating, instruction and personal life definition.

Create health, rejuvenation, longevity and integrity

Improve your well-being and health; reawaken your body’s own self-healing and wellness.  Join us for one week of alignment with your true self, detoxification, chiropractic care, healthy eating, instruction and personal life definition.

The Retreat

dr-rivene-retreatSix nights/seven days of comprehensive chiropractic treatments covering the body, mind and spirit in a small intimate wellness retreat personalized to the individual with a maximum of ten people.

Create transformational healing for yourself as you are aligned structurally, biochemically, environmentally and emotionally with Dr. Rivene’s unique 19-step neuro-organizational program.  Move your body with action filled days of healing, detoxification,  yoga, swimming, massage and more in the beautiful setting of the Langenberg mountains outside Swellendam.

Stay in the main house filled with its exquisite collection of oriental art or one of our nearby detached cottages.  Dine on fresh living foods to accelerate detoxification and develop a healing base. Attend lectures and evening talks that give you the basis to create a lasting change in your life and bring it back home with you. Learn to adjust your lifestyle for optimum health and wellness. Increase your health span, the years of life in which you live active and healthy.

Your Stay

A typical stay starts with a health evaluation and orientation to the integrity of yourstay-at-dr-rivene body, mind and spirit.  Your days will be filled with yoga, detoxification, massage, chiropractic sessions, light exercise and free time. Meals are healthy vegan fare comprised primarily of living foods (enzyme rich raw vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts and grains) and fresh juices.  An emphasis is placed on detoxification and rejuvenation. Hot and cold water and sauna treatments are used daily.

Learn about nutrition, true health, food preparation and other topics in nightly health lectures by our staff and special guests.  Sleep deeply for the night and rejuvenate for the next day.

Potential Benefits:

retreats• Get out of the concern/condition you have been living with
• Lose weight and clean your body of toxins
• Learn healthy eating and cooking techniques
• Create a future of health and vibrancy
• Develop a new healthier life style
• Start to deal with an addiction
• Kick-start your wellness program
• Establish a health foundation with the 19- step Neural Organization Program

Don’t wait!  Start a personal transformation to live life fuller, have more life and energy, have more integrity with your body and control over your own health. Sign up for one of our scheduled retreats now or request more information.

Gerson Therapy Health Retreat

Following a similar format to the standard retreat above we specialize in offering a week or more retreat aimed to assist you in mastering the Gerson Therapy with Dr. Rivene the only certified Gerson Practioner in SA at this time. The Gerson therapy has very good recovery rates for most types of Cancer and many chronic illnesses afflicting modern man. It also provides in a modified form an effective means to rejuvenate and revamo your life if you are basically healthy.

In this intensive weeklong or more offering you will create the 19 step NOT foundation for healing, receive your individualized Gerson Prescription of Juices, Food, Supplementation and Detoxification based on your comprehensive exam the first day and your blood work. You will receive two double exams per day, extensive education on the Gerson protocol, cooking, juicing, detoxification practice and preparations and supplementation as well as our evening patient educational programs, Yoga, breathwork, meditation, massages and other work as indicated by your condition.

Don’t delay call now to schedule this important and life-saving retreat at 083 290 1283 or email for more information.

Weekend & Longer Stays with Dr. Rivene 

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Many patients find it advantageous to stay at the ranch or one of the nearby B&B’s for the weekend or longer to schedule several sessions in a concentrated time. This enables you to make rapid progress on the areas that were found on your initial exam and complete the 19-step neuro-organizational program as quickly as possible. This is especially helpful if you are driving a long distance to see the Doctor.

Schedule yourself to stay in the great Oriental/French décor of the main house or the stylish modern décor of the cottages (see accommodations). Gourmet vegetarian meals can be arranged in advance (at booking) to support your stay or visit the local restaurants and explore the Swellendam Overberg.

Call the office now at 083-290-1283 (+2783-290-1283 internationally) to reserve your weekend or day mini-retreat or consider the weeklong organized health retreat (see retreats on this website) where you will experience a new paradigm for your health.

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

Call if you have trouble 071 959 0786 or 083 290 1283