Daria and Heine Rasmussen left their corporate careers and life in Denmark and moved to the bush to create an off-the-grid dark sky sanctuary on the banks of the Doring River in the remote Cederberg. A place to protect and experience the pristine night sky and embark on the inner and outer journeys of life appreciation.
Their goal is to bring astronomy down-to-earth and to make it more accessible, breaking the assumption that it can only be understood and experienced through the sense of sight. The Star Bathing experience connects you with nature and the universe in this pristine wilderness.
The Star Bathing experience combines the ancient with the new, the basic with the luxurious, and the simple with the advanced. Experience the night sky as the bushmen saw it – far away from light pollution and urban noise. See the Milky Way moving across the sky in all its glory. Walk in the footsteps of the Khoisan, exploring caves and rock art. Marvel at the star-studded night sky and rely on your other senses when experiencing your surroundings in the dark. Live magical evenings with interesting conversations, delicious culinary creations and stargazing while engulfed by the beauty of the ancient Cederberg rock formations, and the night sky.
“Our goal is to bring astronomy down-to-earth and to make it more accessible. And break the assumption that astronomy can only be understood and experienced through the sense of sight.”
A unique multi-sensory 3-night long journey that merges astronomy with exquisite fine dining. Arabella Parkinson, Bliss & Star’s head chef has invited Johnny Hamman and Martin Uys from Slippery Spoon Kitchen to bring the essence of nature and cosmos into every single plate. You will not only experience the Universe with all your senses but embark on unforgettable time travels to the origins of the universe.