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The Buddhist Retreat Centre
P.O. Box 131
Ixopo 3276
South Africa

Email: bookings@brcixopo.co.za
Telephone: +27 [0]39 834 1863 / 0878091687
Mobile: 082 579 3037
Fax: +27 [0]86 683 9307

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Emergencies: 082 741 7901
Durban nos.:+27 [0]31 209 5995 or 082 466 8306 (Chrisi)

If our telephone lines are down, please call us on our cell phone or the Durban numbers.

Shuttle services

Durban/PMB/Ixopo:

Thokozani: 082 6760283
Thulani: 072 4186538
Dave: 082 2581360

Directions

See map and text below

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Directions to BRC

mapThe Retreat Centre is well sign-posted. It can be found off District Road D64 which branches off the R56 between Pietermaritzburg and Ixopo, 5 km from Ixopo. At this turn-off there is a sign saying "Buddhist Retreat". Coming from Pietermaritzburg, just before the D64 turnoff, one passes the Mariathal Mission close to the road, on the left. Please ensure that you arrive before dark - arrivals are encouraged between 3 & 5pm on retreat days.

GPS coordinates

30˚ 6’ S  30˚ 2’ E

30.10436S  30.04625E

From Durban:

Take the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg. Take the off ramp at Exit 61: (Umlaas Road/R56). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (don’t follow directions to Umlaas Road) and travel towards the R56.  At the end of that road, at the T- junction, turn left into R56 which takes you past Richmond and towards Ixopo.  5 km before Ixopo there are two signs (on the left) that warn you that a turn-off to Benmore Lodge and Buddhist Retreat lies ahead. A little further another sign (on the left) says Buddhist Retreat.  Turn right into D64.  After 7 km, past the Chibini village, you will find the BRC entrance sign on your right.

From Gauteng:

Traveling on the N3, skirting Pietermaritzburg, watch out for the turnoff that takes you to the R56 and follow the R56 signs which take you past Richmond and towards Ixopo.  From there, follow the directions given for those traveling from Durban. If you miss the R56 turn-off at Pietermartizburg, carry on towards Durban on the N3 and turn off at Exit 61 (Umlaas Road/R56).   From there, follow the directions given for those traveling from Durban.

From the South Coast:

At Park Rynie, turn off the N2, heading inland on the R612 to Umzinto/Ixopo.  At the junction with the R56, turn right towards Richmond/Pietermaritzburg.  After 5 km turn left onto D64 at a sign that says: Buddhist Retreat.  After 7 km you will find the BRC entrance sign on your right.