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High Hopes Retreat Centre and Guest House

Nestled in a beautiful woodland garden setting, in the exquisite mountain village of Greyton, High Hopes is a wellness retreat and therapy centre and guest house, renowned for the quality of its service, luxurious accommodation and the caring approach of its professional staff.

High Hopes specialises in individual personalised Wellness Retreats, in small group retreats, and in plain and simple accommodation in our lovely small five-room guest house.

This December and January, High Hopes has a fantastic yoga teacher and vegan chef in residence, and we have superb meals as well as yoga and therapy combinations on offer.

You can come for anything from a one night stay, with or without a range of holistic health therapies, to a few weeks. In the guesthouse, you can book in with or without breakfast and other meals. We also have one self-cater cottage. The retreat programmes are fully catered and we create a programme just for you to suit your needs and budget. Write to for more information and read more about the retreat programmes on this website.

For anybody wanting to reconnect with themselves, looking for therapeutic support or a holiday with a difference, we have created a range of retreat and relaxation options that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Our small group retreats offer the following:
the Mindfulness Retreat
the Rest & Relaxation and Detox Retreat
the Personal Growth Retreat
the Weight Loss Retreat (HCG Diet programme based)
the Vegan Cooking Retreat
the Jewelery-Making Workshop
the Painting Retreat
the “Mini-Camino” 4 Day Conscious Walking Retreat.

The first “Mini Camino” took place this November, and the next walking retreats are scheduled for the cooler months, beginning again in April 2019. Book now to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited to individuals, couples or small groups. The retreat starts at High Hopes with preparing for your personal quest. Our guide then accompanies you on your mountain walk for three days, on a trail walked by the bushmen many years ago through the famous Greyton mountains. We overnight you in cottages high up in the mountains, and on to a sister retreat centre in a nearby village, for delicious food and therapeutic support, as you walk in a deeply contemplative inner journey. We walk back with you to High Hopes for some massage, a night’s rest, some more great food and a closure healing ceremony alongside further relaxing body-mind therapies.

For the client who is looking for natural, non-toxic and effective weight loss or detox, we offer a highly effective weight loss and detox package that yields great results.

Greyton Wellness Retreats

Our Healing Energy Centre offers individual therapeutic and relaxation sessions, as well as retreat programmes tailored to your needs.

High Hopes has a fantastic new team of gifted healers and therapists, including Kahuna massage therapist and Nia dance teacher, Simone Bothma; nutritional coach, reflexologist and artist, Imogen Clarke; Jungian psychotherapist Dr Gary Read; Chi Massage therapist, Hannah Craig; Ayurvedic massage therapist, Liezel Majiets, walking guide and accomplished permaculture fundi, Marshall Rinquest, walking guide, renowned goldsmith and cook extraordinaire, Sharon Peddie; yoga teachers Beverly Blumberg and Maria Praeg, counselling psychologist, Reiki master and Applied Kinesiologist, Ange Craig. We are grateful to be able to share these offerings with you.

View retreat dates and options on our RETREAT menu on this site. You can choose from one of our structured retreats, or have your own personalised programme written for you.

High Hopes offers accommodation in the form of five luxurious garden rooms, all with private garden entrances. We have two therapy rooms, a steam room, an ozone treatment room, yoga deck and a meditation room.

Breakfasts, lunches and suppers (your choice of all meals, one or two meals or self-catering) are prepared and served personally by High Hopes other co-owner, Sharon Peddie, and visiting vegan chef, Maria Praeg, and are raved about. High Hopes offers you freshly sourced ingredients, vegetarian breakfasts, veg-fruit juices, plant-based lunches and suppers made from freshly sourced ingredients and beautifully made with daily menu changes.

High Hopes is only an hour and a half from Cape Town international airport, is also close to Franschhoek, Hermanus, Caledon and Swellendam. The village of Greyton nestles in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range, only twenty minutes off the N2 near Caledon, our closest neighbouring town.

We look forward to welcoming you to your short or long Greyton stay and to hearing the story of your life’s journey, while taking steps towards your well-being with you.

Angela Craig

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