Feed your brain and stimulate creativity
The global trend and explosion of interest in Wellness has now spread to business conferencing. Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa in the Franschhoek valley is literally bringing health and wellness to the boardroom table. By holding a conference, event or meeting at Santé’s Business Forum, organisers and delegates enter a world of sanctuary, serenity and health. They will benefit not only from world class facilities but also honestly healthy cuisine, proudly prepared without sugar, dairy or gluten. Santé’s CEO and co-owner, Ingrid Hindle says this new approach pays off in terms of effect and memorability. “By having a healthy conference or meeting, everyone is given a boost – by both the food and the environment – and this leads to more creativity, more sharp thinking and more enthusiasm all round. It turns the event into something special – and far more appealing.”
Healthy and de-stressed delegates can really help make the conference far more effective with participants punching way above their weight. “At Santé, we have found that our guests really benefit from being able to eat our exquisite and delicious food because it keeps them feeling invigorated and alert all day.”
The Santé Business Forum can accommodate up to 120 guests with four well-appointed breakaway meeting rooms of varying sizes. The Forum is fully equipped and offers a private restaurant and bar, with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. As well as the delicious and healthy menu options available at Santé, business guests may participate in yoga, and all that’s on offer in the Day Spa.
More about Santé
Since it was acquired by Ingrid and Graham Hindle and Keith Macmillan in 2017, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa has undergone a complete overhaul. This landmark retreat has been completely transformed – from the premises, the retreat and the spa to the business conferencing facilities and accommodation, the kitchen and restaurants, the grounds and what is grown within them – everything has been scrutinised, researched and transformed. The new owners have also been relentless in their commitment to bringing a new culture to bear at the retreat – a culture that embraces wellness and combines expert scientific and holistic technologies. Leading edge health optimizing technologies, a bio energy centre, natural products and food menus are all interwoven and united by a suite of packages and an offering that distinguishes Santé as the ultimate sanctuary for anyone wanting to ‘discover extraordinary’ and find a path to true well-being, healing and rejuvenation.
Below is a brief description of what is also on offer at Santé:
Accommodation – includes 10 retreat suites, 20 spa suites and a Deluxe Retreat Suite. Uncomplicated and serene luxury, generous hospitality and friendly service combine with delicious and honestly healthy cuisine.
Day Spa – facilities include steam rooms, hydrotherapy and vinotherapy baths, saunas, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, a magical labyrinth and a fitness centre. There is an extensive Spa menu, which includes four speciality packages: Healthy Ageing, Detox, Rejuvenate and Relax.
Food and nutrition – believing that nutritious food is the foundation of health, Santé offers nourishment through great cuisine. Menus are designed by Executive Chef Terrence Ford and feature fresh ingredients from the Santé kitchen garden, local bio-dynamic farmers and suppliers.
Health Optimizing – hi-tech medical technologies (some are the first in Africa) including some within the fields of quantum and energy medicine – are directed by Health Tech Sciences in Norway. Understanding through all-encompassing medical assessments where cellular, tissue and organ imbalances and dysfunction occur, and what the underlying trigger and causative factors are.
Bio Energy – drawing upon ancient philosophies, this combines the attributes and properties of magnetic fields, colour, light and crystals with modern science. Healing takes place through the intervention of using electromagnetic waveforms to stimulate the body’s natural healing.
Wellness Packages – The Santé team and experts have designed a range of packages that help with stress, detoxing, rejuvenation, longevity and reaching one’s ideal weight.
Exercise and fitness – a variety of activities are offered including daily yoga classes, personal training and both group and personal yoga (one on one), guided early morning walks and mountain biking and the chance to walk the Santé labyrinth.