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Testimonials

We have been very fortunate to host and work with some wonderful people who have visited for a health retreat or wellness clinic.

Looking for a luxury wellness retreat in New Zealand’s North Island? Read more here.

Posted: Nov 2

3 day retreat, October 2016

This was by far the best investment I could have made for myself. It exceeded my expectations and I will never forget it. I feel so nourished and cared for. You certainly have a magical healing place here. Thank you Cathy and Blair.

Tia, Wellington
Posted: Nov 2

5 day retreat, September 2016

Five wonderful days of total care. Comfortable, warm, welcoming environment, nutritious and yummy food, professional and patient focused Naturopathy. Wonderful, peaceful, nature filled grounds. And two amazing carers Blair & Cathy. Thank you both so much and warmest good wishes for the future of your holistic health journey together (& love to wee Amber).

Paulette, Hawke's Bay
Posted: Nov 2

10 day retreat, September 2016

This will be one of the most memorable 10 days of my life so far as you have helped me immensely on my journey to overcoming what has been labelled as terminal cancer! We will prove them wrong!! No other health retreat could provide such tender, loving care, health expertise and long-lasting friendship as Blair and Cathy together provide… and then there’s little Amber!! Love and appreciate you all so much… thank you. Claire.

Claire, Auckland
Posted: Nov 2

10 day retreat, September 2016

Thank you all for a wonderful successful ten days. You helped me achieve all that I set out to do and more. Am very grateful. Beautiful setting and great therapies and facilities. Will be recommending this forward. May God bless you all in your health ministry. Love Anne.

Anne, Auckland
Posted: Nov 2

5 day retreat, August 2016

Thank you Blair, Cathy and Rebecca, for being so welcoming and sharing the amazing property with me. All the best, Rob.

Rob, Auckland
Posted: Nov 2

2 day retreat, May 2016

Cape South is a truly stunning property. It is tucked away in a calm rural setting, yet only 25 minutes from Havelock North. The guest rooms and facilities are beautifully appointed and immaculate. Our stay was part of a ‘wellness package’ that included plenty of delicious vegetarian meals and snacks and a variety of treatments. All staff were extremely friendly and courteous, Cathy and Blair graciously hospitable without being obtrusive. Our every need was meet and exceeded – a truly luxurious and pampered weekend. Thank you to the whole Cape South team for such a memorable stay.

Lynda, Havelock North
Posted: Feb 14

Lesley’s Christmas getaway

Dear Cathy & Blair,
Thank you for your generosity, care and attention. These, together with a relaxing time in this beautiful environment, has left us with many happy memories. We are relaxed and ready for whatever 2016 brings.

Lesley, Christchurch
Posted: Feb 14

Yoga with Helle

Helle took an exceptional yoga class in the studio, a lovely little building overlooking the hills and sea. Taking three people, a complete beginner, a more experienced person and one with a troubled back she led us through a simple but effective routine in which each could really enjoy and practice to their utmost. We then had transformational breathing carefully explained to us and we all managed half an hour of a very different breathing technique which we intend to follow up.
Thank you for such a great morning, Helle.

Liz, Tauranga
Posted: Feb 14

Liz and Graham’s residential retreat

Blair is the first naturopath that I have come across and I found him to be knowledgeable, good at ferreting out information and caring with that knowledge. He’s also a great reflexologist. He was prepared to discuss issues such as whether one should be taking certain medications or not; did research on questions that were tricky and reverted quickly with answers. During the days that we spent at Cape South he was always on hand to cheerfully answer queries and generally make our stay smooth and enjoyable.

Cathy is a well qualified and caring person to have working at Cape South. She is a really excellent masseuse, and a good walker too. Her attention to detail over the day to day running of the wellness clinic was great, and she made sure that we were always superbly fed in albeit in detox fashion. Always on hand to point us in the right direction or to join in activities I found her a joy to be with and I wish her well.

Liz & Graham, Tauranga
Posted: Dec 23

Natasha’s Naturopathic Experience

I spent over 12 months in and out of the Doctor’s office and had so many blood samples taken to find out what was wrong but everything came back clear and I was made to feel like a hypochondriac.  I felt like my life was spiralling downwards and I was heading for depression, my world was foggy and everything was becoming a struggle.  When it was recommended I see a Naturopath I was willing to give anything a try and having never been to one I didn’t really know what to expect.

Making that appointment with Blair truly was a life changing decision.  Blair was very patient and thorough, he looked at my life from a holistic view and I never felt rushed or like a hypochondriac.  Within a week Blair had put together a treatment plan, some herbal medicines and given me a book to read on Breathing Pattern Disorders.  2 weeks later I could feel a huge improvement and within 4 weeks I was back to my old self, I have control of my life again and feel like a whole new person.  I am truly grateful for the results I got and I would highly recommend Blair and his services.

Natasha | NZ
Posted: Dec 23

Lynn’s Lithos Therapy Massage Experience

My hot stone massage with Cathy has been the most exquisite, most blissful and totally divine experience. I was so relaxed that I felt as if I was “melting” into the massage table.

I have found Cathy to be very dedicated, knowledgeable, professional and caring with attention to detail. Cathy has been responsible for relieving tension and pain in my neck and lower back.

I highly recommend a hot stone massage with Cathy…. you will be in for a luxurious treat!

Thank you so much Cathy.

Lynn | Waimarama, NZ

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