November 2023 Adventure Retreat - Deposit

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November 2023 – Adventure Retreat

Luxury Wellness Retreat 


“The retreat was beyond even my highest expectations. I have never felt so instantly welcomed, relaxed and nurtured before. I will not soon forget the lessons, the people and the life changes that I got out of this weekend. I will be back.”  Laura 




Friday 24 November 2023 (arrive from 11am programme starts at 3pm) to Sunday 26 November finishes at 2pm and guests welcome to leave before 4pm)

Add on option to arrive on Thursday from 11am.


The Adventure Retreat Includes

  • 3 day retreat with 2 nights luxury accommodation
  • All meals, snacks, coffee & herbal teas, smoothies, purified water, tonic herbs, homemade kombucha and/or fire cider shots
  • Nourishing movement classes including various Yoga styles & Five Treasures Qi Gong
  • Adventure hike from Cape South across private, Waipuka hills farmland to Waimarama Beach
  • Mindfulness & Meditation with instruction and support to establish a daily routine
  • Plenty of free time
  • Pathway bike ride on Sunday morning 
  • Full access to all Cape South facilities -gym, magnesium pool, Infra red sauna, spa pool, grounds
  • All yoga equipment
  • Mindfulness Journal
  • Access to spa treatments, mountain bike clinics/rides, surfing or stand up paddle boarding at preferred rates
  • Options to extend your retreat at a special rate to a 4 day retreat including more options to head out mountain biking with Cam in the private farmland around Cape South (possible times for extra activities - Thursday pm, Friday am and Saturday pm.


    You’ll walk away with a new sense of inner peace and greater sense of meaning, purpose and wellbeing. You’ll take powerful tools and insights back into daily life so that you can live your life with a sense of ease, passion and peace.


    Extra Treats

    A menu of massage, and treatments are available to pre book with superb therapists and practitioners. 



    About the Food & Fare

    Our food is full of nutrients, seasonal, fresh and prepared with great love and care. All meals are wheat free, dairy free and refined sugar free.  Usually predominantly plant based using local produce, organic and home grown from our vegetable and apothecary gardens where possible.  We serve a range of nourishing alcohol free medicinal drinks to heighten health and aid digestion - smoothies, juices, fire cider and kombucha home brews, Chinese and local tonic herbs.


    About our Retreats

    A nourishing blend of relaxation, movement, meditation, delicious organic seasonal food, learning & most of all time to put yourself first. Hosted at the luxurious Cape South Country Retreat and Wellness Centre facilitated by Cam & Kate McLeay and a team of their favourite local legends.  


    An opportunity to step out of life’s routines and dedicate real time to putting yourself first. Over the retreat we will share wisdom on holistic wellness and how to positively enhance this for more clarity, ease and enjoyment of life. With decades of experience in education, hospitality and adventures we’ve seen the profound changes these experiences can bring and what happens when people take time for themselves.


    A menu of activities over the weekend is available to choose from, along with plenty of time to rest, connect and rejuvenate.  Attend all on the schedule or select what makes your heart sing.


    Maximum 8 Rooms - be in quick!


    The Investment

    All 8 beautiful rooms are ensuite.  All prices include GST.  

    3-Day Adventure Retreat

    3 day, 2 night Retreat (twin or double share) $1360 per person

    3 Day, 2 night Retreat (single occupancy own room) $1960

    3 Day, 2 night Retreat (triple occupancy for a trio booking together) $1085 per person

    3 day retreat (non residential) $860

    We highly recommend you come earlier to enjoy this incredible venue and take full advantage of this incredible space.  An additional night includes full board service, an evening meditation session, 2 yoga classes, full use of the retreat facilities and full facilitator support.  Please note that both Cam, SUP’s and mountain bikes are in limited supply. These options will be on a first-come; first-served basis.


    Add Thursday night 


    4-Day Adventure Retreat

    4 day, 3 night retreat Retreat (twin or double share) $1700 per person

    4 Day, 3 night Retreat (single occupancy own room) $2300 

    4 Day, 3 night Retreat (triple occupancy) $1490 per person 


     About the Venue

    Cape South is a stunning, totally unique luxury retreat located only 8 minutes from Waimarama Beach, 20 minutes from Havelock North or just 40 minutes from Napier Airport.  The gracious 8 ensuite bedroom French Colonial style homestead & cottage is situated on 16 acres of grounds and gardens with expansive views of the coastal hinterland.   Retreat facilities include a mineral pool, gym, spa, infrared sauna, yoga studio, apothecary, medicinal herb and permaculture vegetable gardens.  The venue offers the ultimate luxury escape for a true exploration of wellness.


    About your Hosts


    Cam McLeay

     Cam is a character of note who loves people and sharing stories of his adventures and passion for wellness and nature.  Cam is a qualified chartered accountant who has spent more time on rivers and in wild places than at a desk.  He is a world renowned rafting guide and adventurer having navigated the Nile river from Sea to Source, establishing a new "longest source" of the Nile in Rwanda.  Featured on the whole fourth episode of Joanna Lumley's Nile as well as over a dozen documentaries he also signed the programme and supported many film gigs including Top Gears East Africa adventure.  Cam loves the outdoors but is a long time dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner.  With over 2 decades of regular daily practice he loves how these simple powerful tools keep him on his bike, surfboard and on mountains and rivers. 


    “A real highlight for me was getting to know Cam a little on our walk – and his hill top yoga – I mean wow, where were the cameras for that marketing moment?” Cath


    Kate McLeay

    Kate has been a teacher in many forms her whole adult life. Starting as an early childhood then primary school teacher and went on the become an International School Principal, advisor, board member and teacher trainer. She gave up her day job for her passion In wellness after years of study in yoga, meditation, mindfulness and holistic healing through massage and energy medicine. For over a decade she has led classes, retreats and workshops in wellness. She loves to share her work to a diverse range of audiences - workplaces, hospitals, schools and prisons.. to you.  She loves how the magic of simple wisdom equally reaches all who choose to walk this path.

    "Thank you Kate.  You are a very special person.  You have an amazing talent to bring a group of strangers together and have them leave as good friends.  I was apprehensive about doing a retreat like this but loved every minute.  Thank you again for sharing so much, you really do make a difference and have a wonderful gift." JS


    The Dream Team

    Over the retreat you will also be looked after by members of our dream team.  These can change depending on group size and our crews availability. We love to have a variety of passionate foodies and cooking legends in the zone as well as some treasures who “make it all happen”.


    Part of the Bigger Picture

    10% of profits help fund the teaching of Mumma Soulfood Mindfulness Programmes that support former Mangaroa Prison students with their and community empowerment programmes.



    "I signed up for a four day retreat not knowing what to expect having never meditated or practiced yoga or qigong before.  I also hadn't gone without meat or dairy as a part of my daily diet before. I am now sold on the benefits of meditation, yoga and qigong not to mention how amazing I felt after this short tine on a plant based diet.  I thoroughly recommend attending a wellness retreat with Kate and Cam and their great team."  Anna Hutchinson


    “What a phenomenal weekend it was.  You and your team totally spoilt us and we both agreed it was an exceptional experience.” Cath


    “Thanks again for the most amazing magical weekend.  Its going to stay with me forever.”   Joanna


    To Book

    To secure your booking head online to to pay your deposit to secure your place.  Alternatively you can pay on invoice via online banking, cheque or cash.  For any queries or bookings email Cam on or call Cam on 0212229363.




    Your whole body will thank you, and you’ll practice and embed simple yet powerful tools to incorporate back in your daily life. Cleansing the inside to glow on the outside.  Keeping your body in great shape to create and maintain a healthy, nourishing and inspiring lifestyle.

     You’ll walk away with a new sense of inner peace and greater sense of meaning, purpose and wellbeing. You’ll take powerful tools and insights back into daily life so that you can live your life with a sense of ease, passion and peace.



    “I had the best ever weekend and my heart is content beyond explaining.”