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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. 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.

13 – 16 November 2018
Book between 9 and 12 November and pay HALF PRICE!

Usual price: R12 210
YOUR PRICE R6 100 all inclusive

Join us for a soulful three-day retreat that includes a meander through the breathtaking Sonderend Mountains between Greyton and McGregor. This restorative escape and special vision walk includes all meals and tranquil accommodation in idyllic settings, along with massage and other therapies and your own personal facilitated visioning process. Walk in mindful connection. Enjoy magnificent views and shows of endemic fynbos. Rejuvenate your spirit and stretch your legs!


Tuesday 13 November 2018
2pm Arrival at High Hopes, TEA
3-6 pm: Massage and Personal Guided Visioning Session
6.30 pm: Supper
7.30 pm: Early to Bed

Wednesday 14 November 2018
6 am: Depart on Day One of Guided Walk on Boesmanskloof Trail with guide Sharon Peddie
8 am: Breakfast at Breakfast Rock
12 pm: Swim, lunch and rest at Oak Falls
2 pm: Arrive at mountain cottages
6 pm: Supper
7.30 pm: Early to Bed

Thursday 15 November 2018
7 am: Breakfast in spectacular mountain cottage
8 am: Walk to Temenos, McGregor
11 am: Arrive McGregor, relax, unwinde
1 pm: Lunch at Tibaldi’s Restaurant, Temenos
3 pm: Massage / Meditation / Enjoy the gardens at Temenos
6 pm: Supper at Tibaldi’s Restaurant
7.30 pm: Early to Bed

Friday 16 November 2018
6 am: Depart on return walk to Greyton through the mountains
8 am: Pause for packed breakfast
10 am: Oak Falls rest / swim
1 pm: Arrive back at High Hopes for LUNCH
2 pm: Massage / Ozone / Reiki therapy
3 pm: Depart High Hopes or Rest and stay for Extended Retreat Mindfulness Weekend for a range of further shorter daily walks, juicing, vegan cooking, meditations, kahuna and chi massage, reiki and yoga. (Extended retreat price R10 160 all inclusive)

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 prrogramme based); the Vegan Cooking Retreat; the Jewelery-Making Retreats, the Painting Retreat, and our latest, the “Mini-Camino” 7 Day Conscious Walking Retreat. The “Mini Camino” starts at High Hopes with a facilitated two days of personal vision-work and preparation. We then accompany 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, with a personal retreat guide and story-teller, and lead you in a deeply contemplative inner journey. We walk back with you to High Hopes for a closure healing ceremony and relaxing body-mind therapies, and of course more of Sharon’s delicious food.

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.

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 proud of our work and humbly grateful to be able to share this beautiful opportunity and 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. Your programme is created for you in consultation with High Hopes co-owner, kinesiologist and counsellor, Angela Craig.

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 are raved about. Sharon offers you freshly sourced ingredients, vegetarian breakfasts, plant-based lunches and suppers made from freshly sourced ingredients and beautifully styled 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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