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Holistic Wellness Retreats

High Hopes offers two kinds of retreats: individual personalised Wellness Retreats, and themed retreats.

The individual personalised Wellness Retreat programme is created in collaboration with yourself. It can range from two nights to three weeks long.
Write to to discuss your physical as well as mental, emotional and spiritual well-being needs at the moment. She will help you to assess where you are at and what kind of retreat programme may best help you in terms of what you are presently experiencing and in terms of what you are hoping to achieve going forwards.

The daily rate for the basic personalised programme is R3110 in a smaller room or shared room and R3470 in a suite. This gives you your accommodation, all meals (delicious plant-based meals prepared from freshly-sourced local ingredients by co-owner and cook extraordinaire, Sharon Peddie), an intake assessment session with kinesiologist and counselling psychologist Ange Craig, your choice of daily massage or reiki balancing and an aroma-steam or rife therapy treatment ending with a Way forward consultation on departure day. You then add therapies and activities of your choice from our menu of offerings.

High Hopes is open for personalised retreats throughout this season, subject to availability.


We bring in additional teachers, facilitators and therapists to offer you a variety of special retreat experiences. These are the retreats available over the 2018-2019 summer season.

13 – 17 November 2018 4 Day “Mini Camino” Walking Retreat R16 280 all inclusive

6 – 12 December 2018 3 Day Yoga, Massage and Cooking Retreat R11 055 per person including 2 daily yoga sessions, daily massage or reiki balance, daily vegan cooking class, guest house accommodation, all meals

13 – 17 December 2018 3 Day Mindfulness Retreat R11 055 per person including daily meditation session, mandala painting, a kinesiology session, a guided mountain walk, accommodation and all meals

6 – 20 December 2018 7 Day Detox and Weight Loss Retreat R25 800 room / R28 500 suite including assessment session, HCG or plant-based juicing programme, daily massage, kinesiology, yoga, daily weigh-in and consult, optional cooking classes, meditation, yoga and/or guided walks

18 – 21 December 2018 4 Day Jewelry Making Workshop R19 280 per person including all workshop silversmithing materials, accommodation, all meals, daily guided mountain walks, daily massage

3 – 10 January 2019 7 Day Yoga and Fresh Beginnings Retreat R25 800 for basic private room and R28 500 for a private suite, including daily yoga, kinesiology, daily juicing, smoothies and delicious vegan meals, stillness and meditation practices, daily massage, mandala painting

15-19 January 2019 4 Day Painting Retreat R11 055 per person including accommodation, all meals, facilitated painting sessions, daily massage and guided mountain walks and/or mountain pool swimming

22 – 29 January 2019 Personalised Retreats pricing depends on programme selected – write to Ange at, describe what you’re needing and she will respond with programme suggestions.

16 – 20 April 2019 4 Day Walking & Visioning Retreat R16 280 including 4 nights accommodation, Private facilitated visioning sessions, meditations, three day outward-bound and homeward-bound walking and visioning mountain journey, massage, combination retreat and mountain cottage accommodation, all meals, walking guide throughout

The Walking and Visioning Retreat
Join us for a soulful four-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!

The Concept of the Walking Pilgrimage:
This is a spiritual pilgramage consisting of a four day guided walk through the mountains, to our sister retreat in the neighbouring village of McGregor. We look after you and guide you on a journey of discovery and re-connection.

The Opportunity:
This retreat offers a rare opportunity to be safely guided on a spectacular inner focus walking journey on an ancient picturesque mountain trail. As you trail through nature you will be guided into the heart of a question, a quest for self, and on a spiritual quest.

Book your journey to self, through an ancient mountain trail, between two retreat centres – by writing to or phoning +27 28 254 9898 or messaging +27 60 82 80 884.

Optional Extras Available on site to book on a book and pay basis: ozone, rife and infra-red therapy; reiki; counselling; coaching; cycling; guided mountain walks (& mountain pool swims!); natural remedies; superfoods


R950 per hour
CBTS (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia)
Combination Sessions (Ozone-Rife-Infrared / Massage-Kinesiology / Reiki-Kinesiology)
Vision-Work Sessions
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique Session)
Couple’s counselling
Steam and Massage

R750 per hour
Chi Massage
Kahuna Massage
Ayurvedic Massage
Ozone Therapy
Rife Treatment
Infra Red
Insight Meditation & Journaling
Nutritional Coaching
Natural Horsemanship Session

R350 per hour
Mandala Painting
Guided Walks
Yoga Classes
Nia Dance Classes
Vegan and HCG Cooking Classes
Clay Work
Alpaca Visit (at a nearby farm)

R250 per 15 minutes

R100 Juices to Order
Green Juice Spinach, Nettle, Celery, Kale, Apple
Red Juice Beetroot, Carrot, Kale
Orange Juice Orange, Butternut, Celery, Carrot

Add: Turmeric, Flaxseed Oil, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cayenne, Hemp (R15 per shot added)

R25 Home-ground percolated hob coffee

Add: Black Maca / Superfood Combo

High Hopes stock a range of superb natural remedies, along with BACH and South African Flower Remedies and a range of Weight Loss and Superfood Formulas. We also stock our own small range of aromatherapy soap, shampoo and nourishing body lotion.

Laundry service is available (ask Management for price list)

We hope to be welcoming you to High Hopes this season.