Country Escape & Wellness Retreat

A stunning private destination, located just 20 minutes from Havelock North, and 40 minutes from Napier Airport. Handy to beautiful sandy beaches and bush reserves. Cape South is a graciously designed French colonial-style homestead set within 16 acres of gardens and grounds.

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Country Escape & Wellness Retreat


Cape South was literally a bare hillside when Mirabel and Peter Brook surveyed the vista and felt it to be a perfect site to create a family home.

Two years later Mirabel and Peter had purchased the land and then a traditional homestead, the former surgery and home (built 1903) of Dr Don Allen in Waipawa, and moved it to the site. Once settled in place they doubled its size, maintaining the traditional style and features of the original homestead, and built the cottages and swimming pool, planted thousands of trees and established the gardens.

History of Cape South

About Cape South today

Today, Cape South operates as a country escape and wellness retreat – a place to relax, unwind and come away feeling rejuvenated. We understand that life gets busy, and that sometimes we forget to take a moment to be still. Let your stay at Cape South help to melt the stress and tension away.

How it works?

The whole homestead must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights and then the rest is up to you. You will have 5 generous ensuite bedrooms (with additional accommodation options for larger groups), kitchen/living, formal dining and lounge area as well as exclusive access to our magnesium salt swimming pool, gym, sauna, organic vegetable, herb garden and yoga studio.

On top of this, you may also like to indulge in some onsite treatments to create a retreat of pure bliss. We offer relaxation and therapeutic massage, detox body wraps and scrubs, reflexology, reiki and more. The space and location of Cape South is the perfect place to recharge.

Once booked, we ask in advance which treatments you and your guests would like to experience, and work with you to provide a schedule that suits. Our therapists are professional, qualified and will respect your privacy and confidentiality at all times.

If you do not want any treatments that is fine, we're locals and will provide information on all the beautiful Hawkes Bay has to offer, from wineries, nearby sandy beaches, bush walks through to…

Check out our current treatment range here: wellness retreats.


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