Youth Training Programme
Ha Phororo Youth Retreat Centre, Hartbeespoort offers a skills-oriented 18-month Youth Training Program commencing January 14th, 2019 until June 30th, 2020. It is a unique program offered to motivated young people (ages 18-24) and it includes, among other components; on-site training as well as off-site opportunities to study accredited certificate courses in various disciplines, gaining of experience in basic hospitality work and community building all based on strong spiritual values.
Activities & Facilities
We have three different labyrinths at Ha Phororo. A native American labyrinth, a cosmic walk labyrinth and a third which is similar to the famous one found in the Cathedral in Chartes – France. A labyrinth is an ancient form of body prayer. Labyrinths can be found in all continents and in all world religions. There is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth. It can be a reminder of the complexity and difficulty of life.
Physically situated at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountain range, overlooking the beautiful Hartbeespoort Dam Ha Phororo Youth Retreat offers: • 2 dormitories with 20 beds each • 2 double rooms en-suite • One self-contained self- catering lodge There are beautiful gardens and spots where one can sit alone or in a group reading, journaling, praying or simply relaxing. Day visitors are invited to join in our community life which includes praying, eating or just simply participating in our day to day community activities.

Who We Are?

Ha Phororo Youth Retreat Centre, Hartbeespoort is a community of people drawn from all walks of life, brought together by a common search for spirituality and a commitment to live the Gospel values of integrity, responsibility and respect for all life. This ecumenical centre with its clear Christian foundation, deeply embedded in the catholic tradition draws its inspiration from the Taize community in France, our experience is however truly African.

Our Vision?

Our vision is to be a community brought together by a common hunger for spirituality and for living out the spiritual dimensions of life. We are committed to living the shared values of integrity, responsibility and respect for diversity and interconnectedness in our everyday lives, through working on our personal growth, serving each other and taking pride in the work at Ha Phororo.

Our Mission?

Our mission is to accompany young people in their search for a deeper spiritual life, to grow holistically by developing practical skills and knowledge, building character and instilling human values so to equip them to become functional members of society.

What We Do?


Through reflecting on our lived experiences, breaking the sacred word and taking care of our environment and surroundings we seek to;

Offer a space for short and long stay for those who wish to rejuvenate and reconnect with the sacred through a lived experience with like-minded people.

Offer a space to the youth for experiential learning.

Offer a tranquil environment that enables people to experience the divine, the interconnectedness and sacredness of all life.

How We Do It ?

Facilitation of Youth programmes and accompaniment programmes particularly targeting the youth

Academically oriented life skills, and vocational training

Youth Retreats, Environmental Retreats

Marriage encounter courses for married couples

Breaking the word at Eucharist