"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11: 28
Group Retreats and Conferences
Come together to rest, connect & grow
Experience our Group Hospitality
Celebrating 70 years
Founded by Jack & Kaye Edkins on 1 May 1954
Share your Carmel testimony
Quiet spaces to rest and restore
Take rest in our beautiful gardens, views and quiet places,
while enjoying our dining and Sea View accommodation options
View our quiet spaces
Sharing the restoring love of Christ, through hospitality
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We welcome you to experience Carmel

Nestled in the heart of the Garden Route amongst some of the world’s finest scenery. Break away to enjoy a time of physical, emotional and spiritual recreation.


It will be our privilege as a Christian community to welcome you to Carmel Coastal Retreat.

Groups Retreats & Conferences
Special Events
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Carmel is a place of choice through our large variety venues and accommodation options and the numbers of people we can host to serve a wide variety of group retreats, conferences, weddings and events.

Experience the breathtaking views of Victoria Bay and our beautiful gardens and venues to make your group visit an experience to remember.

Leisure & School Holidays
Leisure & School Holidays
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If you are looking for a break away from the busyness of life and the opportunity to rest and restore within our quiet places and magnificent views, then Carmel is the place for you. 


Additionally the School Holidays are an incredible time for kids of all ages and parents to come together for fun and daily activities run by the Carmel Team.

Ministry Programmes
Ministry Programmes
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Our Programmes bring together individuals, couples, and groups into a temporary community where we offer spiritual enrichment, growth, and rediscovery through co-ordinated ministry.


Programmes offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation, and to support and encourage one another as God enables.

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Carmel News

Hello Carmel May 2024

“He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honours Me; And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him], I shall show the salvation of God.”
Psalm 50: 23 (AMP)

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Hello Carmel April 2024

How wonderful it is to celebrate the blessing of life! In the light of Carmel’s 70th birthday, I have been reflecting on the legacy a lifetime can leave. Thank you, Father for Your faithfulness, Your continued presence and the transforming power of Your Spirit.

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Hello Carmel March 2024

“May you be full of His loving-favour and peace. Let us thank the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was through His loving-kindness that we were born again to a new life and have a hope that never dies. This hope is ours because Jesus was raised from the dead.”
1 Peter 1: 2b-3 NLT

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