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De Hoop Collection’s Nourish Retreat

April 30, 2021 - May 3, 2021

Join South Africa’s yoga guru Marianne Wiid, together with her daughter Anya and friend Maria van zyl, for a Nourish Retreat Weekend from Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May 2021 at De Hoop Collection’s Melkkamer in the pristine De Hoop Nature Reserve.

The Nourish Retreat offers an enriching and life-affirming yoga and nutritional experience. A yoga retreat where you can get back to basics and truly get away from it all – where you can connect with nature, disconnect from technology, deepen your yoga experience, soothe your soul, soak up the rejuvenating energies, quieten your mind and make time for your inner-self.

Marianne Wiid a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher, a qualified reflexologist, a wine connoisseur and an avid traveller is one of South Africa’s leading yoga teachers. For her, yoga is a continuous journey of learnings and surprises, and she satisfies her curious spirit by doing yoga all over the world, immersing herself in local cultures and cuisines. Her passion for yoga and the ‘bringing of joy to others’lets her compassionately guide her students towards fulfilling a vision of a joyous and peaceful life.  Marianne will conduct two yoga sessions each day.

Her daughter Anya Tiepelt, is a high school English and History teacher who can’t keep herself out of the kitchen. Her passion for food is contagious and has led her into a world of fermentation. She loves making Kimchi as it is a wonderful way to learn the art of fermentation. It is packed with beneficial microorganisms and probiotics and a staple for every kitchen. She will give ahands-on Kimchi workshop, Kimchi is one of the hottest food trends right now – this staple of Korean cuisine – a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables – scores highly on the nutritional scorecard.

Maria van Zyl has her own artisanal butter and dairy business “Cream of the Crop”, based in Case Town. After completing her studies at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Northern Italy, she spent the summer learning the art of butter and cheesemaking in the Italian Alps.

Anya and Maria be cooking special vegetarian dinners, and there is a guided Marine Walk with a picnic with one of de Hoop’s amazing guides. De Hoop’s wonderful chefs will be creating delicious breakfasts and lunches for the group.

The De Hoop Collection/Nourish Retreat Weekend Package:

o three nights’ accommodation at De Hoop Collection’sbeautiful Melkkamer
o two yoga sessions each day (pranayama, asanas, restorative yoga and sun salutations)
o Kimchi and Butter workshops
o all meals (with healthy vegetarian dinners prepared by Anja and Maria, and breakfast and lunch prepared by de Hoop’s chefs)
o a guided Marine Walk (at low tide)along the spectacular rocky shores at Koppie Alleen with a picnic lunch on the dune.

While suitable for all levels it is recommended that you do have a basic background of yoga.

One of the most beautiful and tranquil areas of South Africa, De Hoop Nature Reserve a short three hour’s drive from Cape Town, is the perfect setting for a retreat. At De Hoop Collection’s Melkkamer Manor House, the Melkkamer Foreman’s and Vlei Cottages (dating back to the late 1800s) you will be blissfully isolated from the rest of the world. This is where you will find the magic of De Hoop.

Booking is essential and with limited availability you are advised to book early.

Terms and conditions apply.

To book please e-mail:

Phone 021-422 4522 or email

De Hoop social media handles:
Twitter: @DeHoopReserve
Instagram: @dehoopreserve
Facebook: @DeHoopCollection

De Hoop Collection is a member of Cape Country Routes.
Twitter: @CapeCountryR
Instagram: capecountryroutes
Facebook:  @CapeCountryRoutes

In keeping with protocols regarding the Coronavirus, De Hoop Collection adheres to all stringent health and safety cleaning protocols – the safety of their guests and staff being of the highest priority.

De Hoop Collection – the first private/public partnership in the South African hospitality industry – opened in the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape in 2007. The Reserve in the Overberg region, a short three hour’s drive from Cape Town along the world-renowned Garden and Whale routes, is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, groups, honeymooners and wedding parties, family reunions and birthday weekends and an ideal stop-over en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation designed to suit all budgets. The staple of De Hoop’s dining scene is The Fig Tree Restaurant which overlooks the beautiful vlei with its spectacular bird life; and you can enjoy an exceptional variety of wines from the Silo Wine Cellar. De Hoop, a World Heritage site offers world-class whale-watching and is paradise for bird enthusiasts with its more than 260 species of birds including the endangered Cape Vultures. As a colony of almost 200 vultures roost and nest in the Potberg Mountains, exciting Vulture hikes and viewing opportunities are offered; other activities include interpretive marine walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, eco boat cruises on the vlei and Nature drives, tennis or boules. De Hoop – a nature lover’s paradise of unparalleled peace and tranquillity in what may well be one of the Cape’s last unspoiled gems.

Prepared for De Hoop Collection by Theresa Gibbon – / 082 820 8437.
March 2021

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April 30, 2021
May 3, 2021


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De Hoop Nature Reserve
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