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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

S: 30˚ 6’   E: 30˚ 2’

30.10436S  30.04625E

From Durban:

Traveling on the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg, take exit 61 for R603 toward Umbumbulu/Umlaas Road

· Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Umbumbulu/R603/Umlaas Road

· Continue to follow R603 - 18 km

· Turn right onto R624

· Continue on R624 for approx 26km and at T-junction turn left onto R56

· Follow R56 towards Ixopo

· Turn right at Buddhist Retreat sign, onto gravel road

· Continue for 10km, Buddhist Retreat Centre will be on your right.

From Gauteng:

Traveling on the N3, skirting Pietermaritzburg, carry on towards Durban on the N3, Take exit 61 for R603 toward Umbumbulu/Umlaas Road

· Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Umbumbulu/R603/Umlaas Road

· Continue to follow R603 - 18 km

· Turn right onto R624

· Continue on R624 for approx 26km and at T-junction turn left onto R56

· Follow R56 towards Ixopo

· Turn right at Buddhist Retreat sign, onto gravel road

· Continue for 10km, Buddhist Retreat Centre will be on your right.

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.