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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 Wellness Retreats. We have two superb mid-winter detox retreat specials on this winter: our Detox and Re-Balance Retreats this June and July. Our other speciality is in individual personalised retreat programmes. For travellers simply wanting a beautiful place to rest their heads with the option to book a relaxation or wellness treatment or two, we are open to receiving and nurturing you. Come and enjoy this picturesque mountain village and indulge in our generously sized and appointed accommodation in our lovely small five-room guest house, with the option to book a massage and other therapies. Have a look at our Wellness Retreats and therapies menu on this website.

Other than our personalised programmes, we specialise in great quality of ingredients from our highly nutritious comprehensive detox juices to home-cooked excellent vegan and vegetarian meals. Sharon’s cooking is raved about far and wide, and our breakfast juices typically include a long list of fresh ingredients, including baby marrow, cucumber, celery, tenderstem broccoli, carrot, spinach, parsley, coriander, lemon, ginger, pineapple, guava, apple, orange, beetroot and cauliflower. In addition Ange kinesiology tests each retreatants top food lists to make sure that you get exactly what YOUR body needs at present.


Kindly write to with your reasons for wishing to retreat so that she can advise on programme for you.

You can come for a short or long stay – anything from a one night stay to a few weeks. You can book accommodation only, or book meals and some of our holistic health therapies. We also have one self-cater cottage if you prefer to self-cater. The retreat programmes are fully catered. Write us a little about yourself and what you are needing and we will 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.

Retreatants often ask for one of these focus areas for a personalised retreat:
* Mindfulness Retreat
* Rest & Relaxation and Detox Retreat
* Personal Growth Retreat
* Weight Loss & Detox Retreat (HCG Diet programme based)
* Vegan Cooking Retreat
* Jewelery-Making Retreat
* Painting Retreat
* “Mini-Camino” 4 Day Conscious Walking Retreat
* Writing Retreat
* Grief and Loss Recovery Retreat

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; gifted 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, and counselling psychologist, Reiki master, Applied Kinesiologist and programme director, Ange Craig. We are grateful and honoured 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 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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