Absolutely! We believe that everyone is unique and every detox journey is different. You will have an innate sense of what you need at each point during your stay, and as such our philosophy is to provide you with an array of activities, complementary treatments and therapies to select from. In this way you can customise your own programme to best suit your individual requirements. You can structure your programme in such a way that you are constantly busy and your day is filled with lots of activities, pampering, alternative therapies or you can spend the entire day reading a book and resting. We believe you should always trust what you body tells you and if you need to rest, then that is what you need.

Our approach is to provide you with the tools and activities to customise your programme so that you not only achieve maximum detoxification results but that you also enjoy your stay with us and leave feeling happy, cared for and nurtured.

Yes, most of our guests are solo travellers. Our on-site 24 hour security ensures that you will always feel safe and secure. In addition, our retreat managers also stay on site so should you need any assistance at any time someone will always be there for you.
We have run our retreats from the beautiful 5-star Fordoun Hotel & Spa in the KZN, Natal Midlands for over 7 years. The truth is we just can’t find a more beautiful place! Where the energy is calming and the entire farm is filled with warm, happy, kind individuals who share the same values as we do.

Fordoun Hotel & Spa offers our guests world-class facilities such as large professional Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, steam room, salt water floatation tank, yoga studio, spinning studio and mountain biking trails (incl. mountain bikes).  Fordoun also has its own Energy Medicine centre run by the gifted Brenda Mc Fee.

Fordoun is a large idyllic farm estate located in Nottingham Road which is easily accessed from the N3 and is a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg. Should you wish to fly to Pietermaritzburg Oribi airport or King Shaka International Airport (which is 90 minutes from Fordoun) an airport shuttle service can be arranged at an additional charge.
As the first specialist detox retreat in South Africa, our absolute passion is seeing our guest’s transformation back to optimal health and vitality – this is why we do it!  Guests return year after year and say the reason they choose Namaste is because of the people who run it – that is what makes the difference.

Also, we are the only retreat set in a 5-star location which provides you with the comfort, safety, many activities and wide open spaces to explore (important when you are staying for a few nights, so you don’t get cabin fever!).

We were recently voted the Top Detox Retreat in South Africa by Essentials Magazine.

Each of our guests is allocated their own private luxury suite, should you bring along a spouse, family member or friend you are most welcome to share. However, if you are alone we won’t match you up with a room-mate, we think its an important part of the detox journey to have your own space and privacy.
Absolutely not! It’s your detox journey and you get to decide if you would like to try these treatments. We will provide you with guidance but ultimately it is up to you.
Yoga is not for everyone and that is why we provide various other activities to get you moving  such as water aerobics, guided walks, personal training sessions and much more.
We do a wake-up call at 7am and deliver your morning detox drink to your suite. Should you wish to sleep-in for any reason let us know and we will let you rest.
After your wake-up call and morning detox drink at 7am, join us for a 90 minute yoga and guided relaxation class to calm your mind and ground you for the day ahead. Fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices are served for breakfast together with our scientifically formulated high quality supplements to aid the detoxification process and suppress hunger (if you are fasting!). After breakfast have a pampering massage in the spa, spend some time in the indoor heated pool or make use of the gym/ sauna/ steam room/ salt water floatation tank before your mid morning juice. After this we have a range of activities for you each day including talks, by industry leading experts, on Finding Balance, Managing Stress, Nutrition and workshops to spark your creativity. After lunch you have time to engage in specialised detox treatments and some free time to explore the beautiful surroundings. After the afternoon juice it’s time for aqua aerobics in the heated pool or a guided walking tour around one of the many trails. Before dinner you’ve got time to rest and reflect on the activities and learnings of the day. After dinner, join us for a cooking lesson or a selection of movies and documentaries we would like to share with you. Retire to your room, take a long comforting detox bath, journal and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Each day is a little different but we provide you with a detailed programme when you arrive which will leave enough time to customise your stay with us.
Strangely no! You will probably be consuming a higher level of nutrients than you do eating three meals a day at home. Your body will be flushed with nutritious vegetable and fruit juices as well as warming broths. Our carefully selected supplementation also ensures that you are fully supported during your juice-fast and you will not feel hungry. In fact, you will feel lighter, energised and able to think clearly.
If juice-fasting is not for you we do offer a healthy eating programme which includes delicious organic vegan meals which are supplemented by our delicious vegetable and fruit juices.
Absolutely! Should you be doing the 4-day or 7-day programme you are able to customise and add additional nights to your retreat. This is subjective to availability and must be arranged when making your initial booking request.
We are able to arrange transfers to the retreat from King Shaka International Airport. The cost thereof will be determined by how many people will be travelling together to the retreat.
Yes you are most welcome to upgrade, please ensure that you make this request with your initial booking. We will then be able to confirm if there is availability and what the additional charge will be.
We run 8 Detox retreats per year, check our dates to see if any are suitable to you and then send us your details via email to info@namaste-retreats.com or contact us on +27 761 444 267. Alternatively visit our bookings page.