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Posted on: Monday, 11 February 2013

3 Wellness Hubs in Greyton

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Relax and Recover

Relax and Recover

Greyton, in the Overberg region of South Africa’s Western Cape, was established in the mid-19th century, making it a historical town that, while very small, still boasts a very distinctive character and allure. However, Greyton is also the home of a number of health spas and boutiques that are aimed at assisting visitors to manage their mind, body and spiritual well-being in order to cope better with life’s anxieties.

Here are three of Greyton’s top wellness centres:

High Hopes
High Hopes is a retreat and therapy centre that combines a number of programmes and treatments for the most benefit to the client. These include:

  • Relaxation coaching
Look after your skin

Look after your skin

  • Good nutrition – vegetarian meals are provided. These are balanced, delicious and, for the most part, organic.
  • Yoga
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage and reflexology
  • Exercise – walking, horse-riding, cycling (a bicycle is provided to each guest for the duration of their stay) are all encouraged within these stunning surrounds.
  • Counselling
  • Applied kinesiology
  • Reiki
  • Meditation

As part of High Hopes, there is the Greyton Sleep Retreats, which focuses on sleep disorders.

Chill at the Post House

Chill at the Post House

The Post House
This beauty salon focuses more on relaxation and anti-aging therapies, as well as primping and preening to get you looking and feeling your best. The Post House is set in a charming country atmosphere and promises to pamper you within these inviting surrounds. This is about personalised attention.

There are various packages on offer, including a bridal package that will leave the bride-to-be feeling relaxed and revitalised.

Massage is one of the most relaxing forms of therapy, and the Post House’s experienced therapists do not disappoint. Available massages include Indian head massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage and aromatherapy massage.

Other therapies include manicures, pedicures, body scrubs, facials, and so on.

The Post House Spa no longer exists – This is for reference purposes only

Yoga Zen

Yoga Zen

The Under the Mountain Yoga Centre
Its name alludes to the Riviersonderend Mountain Range, which looms over Greyton with a watchful eye, making every view of the landscape for miles around a special one. The Under the Mountain Yoga Centre is situated on the corner of Park and Kloof streets and is run by acclaimed South African yoga instructor, Jonathan Blumberg, who has over four decades of experience.

Different yoga programmes are available, depending on each client’s personal requirements. These include workshops, retreats and various residency programmes. Personal attention is of paramount importance at The Under the Mountain Yoga Centre, so groups are kept small and intimate.

In addition to the actual yoga, clients are immersed within the peaceful environs of Greyton, with its crisp, clean air rolling off the mountains and clear sky unmarred by pollution.

Change rooms, lockers, showers and yoga mats are provided.

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A chilly day in Greyton


Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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