Luxury Wellness Retreats Hawkes Bay - New Zealand

Cape South Retreats 

Award Winning Luxury Wellness Retreats
An opportunity to join a private gathering or a private cleanse retreat at a superb award winning retreat venue - to step out of life’s routines and dedicate real time to putting yourself first. 

Cape South Signature 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 Escape and Wellness Retreat facilitated by Kate & Cam McLeay and their team of local legends.

“ From the minute I stepped in the door, I felt at home."  Alex


Upcoming in 2023 

💎 April 2023 

7 Day Plant Based Cleanse 

Monday 24 April to Monday 1 May (also options for shorter stay within and from this start date) 

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💎 May 2023 

Heartsong - 3 rooms still available 

Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May (add on option to arrive Thursday 4 May) 

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💎 May 2023

Breathe Easy - 2 rooms still available

Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May (add on option to arrive Thursday 24 May) 

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💎 August 2023

Breathe Easy 

Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August (add on option to arrive Thursday 3 August) 

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💎 September 2023

Restore & Revive 

Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September (add on option to arrive Thursday 7 September)

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💎 October 2023

Mindfulness & Mantra Retreat 

Friday 13 October to Sunday 15 October (add on option to arrive Thursday 12 October)

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💎 November 2023

Summer Shine - 2 rooms left 

Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November (add on option to arrive Thursday 2 November)

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💎 November 2023 

Adventure Retreat  

Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November (add on option to arrive Thursday 2 November)

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To Register 

Our retreats last year sold out.  They were described as "life changing" and we have a limited number of places again in 2023 and we hope you will be with us to experience this incredible opportunity.  

To register, clink on the link below to pay a deposit and fill out the form at the bottom of the page with your details.  Please use the message box to let us know if you have any questions, special requirements or conditions, as well as how many people you'd like to book for and whether you'd like a twin share or single occupancy room. 
In the mean time here is a little taster.. 
A programme of activities over the weekend is available for you 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.

Take back tomorrow.  You are worth it.  

What’s Included in the Wellness Retreats (see seperate inclusions for the Private Cleanse Retreats) 
  • 3 day retreat with 2 nights luxury accommodation 
  • All meals, snacks, coffee & herbal teas, smoothies purified water, kombucha shots
  • Nourishing movement classes including Yoga & Qi Gong
  • Plenty of free time
  • Mindfulness & Meditation with instruction and support to establish a daily routine
  • A journal to use and take home
  • Two educational wellness workshop sessions
  • Two food talks
  • Full access to all Cape South facilities -gym, magnesium pool, Infra red sauna, hot tub, grounds
  • All yoga equipment
  • Access to spa treatments at a preferred rate
  • Options to extend your retreat at a special rate to a 3 night retreat
  • Take home Qi Gong practice

      Optional Extras

      A menu of massage, and treatments are available to pre book with superb therapists and practitioners.   If you are flying into Hawkes Bay you can book an airport transfer through Jem at Village Shuttle or hire a car and take in some additional sites. If you are adding on an extra night then spa treatments,  beach visits, mountain biking and biking the trails can all be arranged as add on to your stay.
      10% of profits help fund the teaching of Mumma Soulfood Prison Mindfulness Programmes with former Mangaroa Prison clients and Community Support Mindfulness with Kate & Cam McLeay.

      These retreats are so good.  You should come.

      Don’t just take our word for it…. Here us what some of our 2022 retreaters said…


       2022 Retreat Testimonials

      “ From the minute I stepped in the door, I felt at home. It was a lovely long weekend of meditation, restorative yoga, meeting wonderful people and being nurtured and nourished with incredible plant-based food. I came home feeling inspired, able to take on the world and generally like a huge weight had lifted. Thank you, what a blessing your retreat was.”   Alex 

      “It is challenging to find the words to express how amazing my experience was on this retreat. It surpassed all of my expectations. Kate and Cam are inspiring teachers who provide such a beautiful way of connecting to your true self. Every detail of the retreat was attended to with intention and love. The setting was perfect to relax, and the environment was one of total acceptance. There was space for quiet and personal growth, as well as space for connection, joy, love, and laughter. Give this gift to yourself, accept this opportunity, and come to this retreat.”  Annie 


      “ I had an absolutely amazing life-changing experience. I came away with a clearer understanding of who I am to the core and the time away gave me clarify and the motivation and confidence to change my course of life and start a small business. Amazing hosts, amazing moments, amazing experience. Highly recommend it. I'll be back every year now!!”  

      “I love the retreats at Cape South. They are truly nourishing for the mind, body and soul.  I always feel like a different person when I leave. Kate has powerful teachings to learn from and her yoga, Qi Gong and meditations are amazing. The property is beautiful, and food is very nourishing and all the staff are so welcoming. I am a true addict and it has become a second home.”  Amanda Tyler (Reiki Practitioner & Resilience Coach)



      About the VENUE
      Our retreats are hosted at the stunning luxurious private escape and wellness retreat, Cape South located in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.  It is a graciously designed French colonial style homestead set within 16 acres of gardens and grounds.  A formal dining and living room, purpose built studio, informal kitchen/dining and snug, gym, infrared sauna and magnesium pool are exclusively available for the retreat.  With just 8 luxurious ensuite rooms our retreats sell fast.  Located 20 minutes out of Havelock North, 8 minutes from Waimarama Beach and 40 minutes from the Napier Airport.
      What to bring
      Comfort is key.  Wear comfortable clothes to relax and move in.  Layers are great.  Check the weather forecast and pack a raincoat and brings layers if needed. Bring your slippers, swim suit if you are in for a swim, spa or sauna, your walking shoes and own toiletries and personal belongings. There is a library of books on site but feel free to pack a favourite book or magazine to enjoy in your free time. 
      About the Food
      Our retreat food always gets a massive rave.  Home grown where possible as well as organic and seasonal.   Dairy free, meat free, wheat free & processed sugar free. Predominantly plant based.  Created for you with true love and care.  Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements upon booking. 
      About the Yoga and Movement
      All sessions will be multi level experiences.  No previous yoga, mindfulness or meditation experience is necessary.  Do let us know if you have any injuries or illness or are taking any medication upon booking or prior to the retreat.  All part of the programme are optional for you to choose from and we love to look after you and your individual needs.  



      Cleanse Retreats

       Choose You


      Flexible private pant based cleanse retreats for the solo traveller or small group to recharge body, mind and soul. 

      This is more than a quick fix.  Our Sage & Soul PLANT  is a private cleanse & lifestyle reset package designed for long term benefits.  The aim of this experience is to spark changes that allow you to reconnect more fully and deeply to your bodies innate knowledge & wisdom.  Meaning you can make more intuitive decisions to be the best version of you and build a firm resolve to carry this forward.

      Sage & Soul Private Plant Based Cleanse Retreats

      For solos and individuals at your leisure.   

      Sage & Soul Private Juice Fast Cleanse Retreats

      For solos and individuals at your leisure.