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Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa

Take a deep breath and relax in South Africa

As the first member of the Healing Hotels of the World in Africa, the Santé Wellness Retreat welcomes you in idyllic surroundings near the town of Paarl. The resort's innovative concept specialises in detoxification, weight management and anti-stress programmes to restore physical and mental well-being.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • Quiet location
  • In the mountains
  • Organic food
  • In nature
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Guided hikes

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

South African Getaway

from 2 nights, double room, breakfast

£189

  • Use of indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Use of the fitness centre 
  • Bicycle rental
  • WiFi
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • £43 Special Discount per person, once per stay
  • £33 Special Discount per person, once per stay

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 85SP1

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Santé Anti-Stress Retreat #1 Best Seller

from 3 nights, double room, full-board

£602

With the three Spa & Health Centres at Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa, it is possible to obtain a complete and holistic health assessment. More than 30 of the latest and best technologies in the world are used. The symbiotic combination of the individual technologies is also complemented by lifestyle coaching, healthy nutrition, exercise and the specific high-tech treatments. Thus, first-class results can be achieved in a short time, and inner blockades, stress and emotions can be detected and released.

3/5/7 nights:

  • 3/5/7x full board
  • 0/1/1x Initial consultation and follow-up discussion ('60)
  • 0/1/1x Lifestyle and nutritional advice ('60)
  • 0/2,5/3 hours individual treatments in the Health Optimizing Royal Retreat e.g. ion induction therapy Papimi, medical thermography
  • 3-4x individually planned treatments in the Bio-Energy Centre daily e.g. Cyma Therapy
  • 2/3/6x full body massage (à 60')
  • 1/2/2x facial treatment (à 60')
  • 1/2/2x body peeling or pack (à 60')
  • 0/0/1x Hamam
  • 0/1/2x cooking demonstration
  • daily sauna, steam bath and hydrotherapy
  • daily yoga, cardio training and participation in the activity program
  • Use of indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre
  • Bicycle rental
  • WiFi
  • Transfer from/to Cape Town Airport from 5 nights

(Meals not taken cannot be refunded. The first meal is dinner).

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Transfer for Retreats from 5 nights inclusive

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 85SP2

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Santé Healthy Aging Retreat

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

£1,317

With the three Spa & Health Centres at Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa, it is possible to obtain a complete and holistic health assessment. More than 30 of the latest and best technologies in the world are used. The symbiotic combination of the individual technologies is also complemented by lifestyle coaching, healthy nutrition, exercise and the specific high-tech treatments. Thus, first-class results can be achieved in a short time, and inner blockades, stress and emotions can be detected and released.

5/7/10 nights:

  • 5/7/10x full board
  • 1/1/2x initial consultation and follow-up discussion ('60')
  • 1/1/0x lifestyle and nutritional advice ('60)
  • 0/0/1x Lifestyle and nutritional advice ('90)
  • 3/4/6 hours of individual treatments in the Health Optimizing Royal Retreat e.g. ion induction therapy Papimi, medical thermography
  • 3-4x individual treatments in the Bio-Energy Centre daily e.g. Cyma Therapy
  • 4/6/8x full body massage
  • 1/2/3x Healthy Aging facial treatment
  • 1/2/3x body peeling or pack (à 60')
  • 1/1/2x vinotherapy
  • 1/2/3x cooking demonstration
  • daily sauna, steam bath and hydrotherapy
  • daily yoga, cardio training and participation in the activity program
  • Use of indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre
  • Bicycle rental
  • WiFi
  • Transfer from/to Cape Town Airport

(Meals not taken cannot be refunded. The first meal is dinner).

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Transfer for Retreats from 5 nights inclusive

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 85SP4

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Santé Detox Retreat

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

£1,383

With the three Spa & Health Centres at Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa, it is possible to obtain a complete and holistic health assessment. More than 30 of the latest and best technologies in the world are used. The symbiotic combination of the individual technologies is also complemented by lifestyle coaching, healthy nutrition, exercise and the specific high-tech treatments. Thus, first-class results can be achieved in a short time, and inner blockades, stress and emotions can be detected and released.

5/7/10 nights:

  • 5/7/10x full board
  • 1/1/2x initial consultation and follow-up discussion ('60')
  • 1/1/0x lifestyle and nutritional advice ('60)
  • 0/0/1x Lifestyle and nutritional advice ('90)
  • 6/7,5/10,5 hours individual treatments in Health Optimizing Royal Retreat e.g. medical HD thermography
  • 3-4x individual treatments in the Bio-Energy Centre daily e.g. Cyma Therapy
  • 4/6/8x Detox Massage (à 60')
  • 1/2/3x body peeling or pack (à 60')
  • 1/1/2x vinotherapy (60')
  • 1/2/3x cooking demonstration
  • daily Kneipp therapy, sauna, steam bath and hydrotherapy
  • daily yoga, cardio training and participation in the activity program
  • Use of indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre
  • Bicycle rental
  • WiFi
  • Transfer from/to Cape Town Airport

(Meals not taken cannot be refunded. The first meal is dinner).

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Transfer for Retreats from 5 nights inclusive

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 85SP3

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Santé Ideal Weight Retreat

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

£2,050

With the three Spa & Health Centres at Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa, it is possible to obtain a complete and holistic health assessment. More than 30 of the latest and best technologies in the world are used. The symbiotic combination of the individual technologies is also complemented by lifestyle coaching, healthy nutrition, exercise and the specific high-tech treatments. Thus, first-class results can be achieved in a short time, and inner blockades, stress and emotions can be detected and released.

7/10 nights:

  • 7/10x full board
  • 2/3x initial consultation and follow-up meeting (à 60')
  • 2/2x lifestyle and nutrition counselling (à 60')
  • 9.5/11.5 hours individual treatments in the Health Optimizing Royal Retreat e.g. ion induction therapy Papimi, medical thermography
  • 3-4x individual treatments in the Bio-Energy Centre daily e.g. Cyma Therapy
  • 6/8x detox massage
  • 2/3x body peeling or pack (60' each)
  • 1/2x Vinotherapy
  • 2/3x cooking demonstration
  • daily Kneipp therapy, sauna, steam bath, hydrotherapy
  • daily yoga, cardio training and participation in the activity program
  • Use of indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre
  • Bicycle rental
  • WiFi
  • Transfer from/to Cape Town Airport

(Meals not taken cannot be refunded. The first meal is dinner).

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Transfer for Retreats from 5 nights inclusive

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 85SP5

Personalise your stay

Healthy holidays despite Corona

Together with our hotel partners, we do our best to make sure that you have a healthy and relaxing holiday. On the following pages you will find current information about restrictions in South Africa due to Corona. In addition, you have the option to book our Flex Upgrade, which enables you to rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival.

Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa in Detail

Your Hotel

☀ The Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa captivates above all with its location in the beautiful Western Cape Winelands. Surrounded by the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Simonsberg, the non-smoking hotel is nestled in a valley. Translated, the word "Santé" means health, which is reflected in the resort's holistic concept. The three spa and health centers offer a multifaceted approach to health: healthy food, physical activity, rest as well as relaxation form the cornerstone of the resort's philosophy, balancing body, mind and soul.

Location & Surroundings

There are several nature and wildlife reserves in the vicinity, such as Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and Drakenstein Lion Park. Surrounding attractions also include wineries and historical sites in Stellenbosch (approx. 26 km). Cape Town at about 55 km or Franschhoek at about 32 km. 

How You Reside

The hotel has 17 suites, which have been individually decorated and thus have their own character. All suites are very spacious, equipped with artwork collected over the years by the owners and a balcony. In addition, bathtub/shower/WC, bathrobe and slippers, satellite TV, minibar, coffee/tea set, WiFi, safe and air conditioning. Views of the Drakenstein Mountains or La Bella Wine Farm.

Retreat Suite

Retreat suites (approx. 75 sqm) with integrated bathroom in the room. With balcony, bathtub/shower/WC, bathrobe and slippers, satellite TV, minibar, coffee/tea set, WiFi, safe and air conditioning.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Balcony or terrace

Bathrobe in room

Coffee/Tea set

Satellite TV

Room code for telephone bookings: 85SS2

Retreat Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Retreat Suite (approx. 125 sqm) with large lounge. With balcony, bathtub/shower/WC, bathrobe and slippers, satellite TV, minibar, coffee/tea set, WiFi, safe and air conditioning.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Balcony or terrace

Bathrobe in room

Coffee/Tea set

Satellite TV

Room code for telephone bookings: 85SS3

Villa Suite

Villa Suite (approx. 75 sqm) just a few steps through the garden from the main building. With balcony, bathtub/shower/WC, bathrobe and slippers, satellite TV, minibar, coffee/tea set, WiFi, safe and air conditioning.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Safe

Balcony or terrace

Bathrobe in room

Coffee/Tea set

Satellite TV

Room code for telephone bookings: 85SS4

Dining & Leisure

"Nourish" with international cuisine for à la carte breakfast and dinner. "Day Spa Dining" for lunch. Fresh ingredients from the hotel's own garden and local, organic products are used. The hotel avoids sugar, dairy, gluten, artificial colors, preservatives and additives, and offers vegan and vegetarian options. Organic wines and spirits. 

Wellness & Spa

Indoor pool, outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, hammam, Vichy shower and Jacuzzi. The Health Optimizing Royal Retreat offers a comprehensive health assessment. Specialized doctors and therapists create an individualized treatment plan through medical technology. It is complemented by the Day Spa with treatments for relaxation and detoxification. The Bio-Energy Center offers holistic therapies such as ion induction, light, sound, color and crystal therapy to optimize vitality, balance the autonomic nervous system, re-energize the bio-magnetic field and strengthen the immune system.

Fitness & Courses

Modern fitness center with personal trainer, yoga studio, Pilates and exercise classes (each individual or group, for a fee).

Free Time

Guided morning walks, bicycle rental, use of the Santé Labyrinth. Nearby: golf, bird watching, hiking near the Drakenstein mountains, horse riding, catamaran trips, excursions to Cape Town.

Getting There

Transfer (return) Cape Town Airport (approx. 50km) € 104 per car (1-3 pers.).

Nearby Airports
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) : (approx. 50 km / 44 minutes)

Additional information

Parking: included.

Children: from 12 years.

Non-smoking hotel.

English language skills recommended.

Please note that there is a mandatory Christmas (25.12.) and New Year's Eve surcharge. Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner surcharge are already included in the indicated price. When booking full board or a Santé retreat, the obligatory supplement is included. 

Good to Know

6 days/5 nights self-drive tour from Cape Town

Start your wellness stay with a unique experience: the world-famous garden route. Get to know the fascination of South Africa and breathtaking places along the Garden Route. Your self-drive tour leads from Cape Town to Hermanus, Knysna, Montagu and Stellenbosch. Explore the seaside resort of Hermanus, wine growing areas such as Overberg and fine sandy beaches at Plettenberg Bay. Watch whales along the famous Walker Bay coast or elephants and wildlife in nature reserves. Activities such as hiking, canoeing, sailing and horseback riding can round off your stay in South Africa. 

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

  • Quiet location
  • In nature
  • In the mountains
  • Golf course nearby
  • Pilates
  • Free bike rental
  • Vegan meals
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