About us

We are the proud host to inspirational art retreats for creative souls. This is the place to discover unconventional art techniques. Getting together with like-minded people sparks priceless friendships that last a lifetime.

The beauty and tranquility of the village of Stilbaai stimulates the inner artist in everyone. The island style lagoon, ancient fish traps, huge waves, secluded bays, white sandy beaches, bird and plant varieties exclusive to this region and vibrant local people are all part of this once in a lifetime experience. As the Painting holiday / Art retreat is aimed at all your senses we paint, manufacture, eat, dance and make music!

It is possible that you can combine your art experience with an exciting family holiday, amazing traditional food and friends.

Visit our many unique shops and restaurants. Experience Stilbaai’s unique gin tastings and Cheese and Wine pairings and tastings.

About Stilbaai Art Retreat

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci

We, as a team, have studied, taught and created art in extraordinary settings resulting in a fascinating collage of training. The deeply felt influences of the Renaissance, the Impressionists, special mentors and a creative passion grown from living in exotic and vibrant South Africa and the privilege of traveling internationally has formed and molded us to who we are today.

Sas and Anita McLaughlin (BA Hon) (M.Tech) (PGCE) (NLP Practitioner)