In the heart of Hout Bay, Cape Town, nestled on the southern slopes of the iconic Table Mountain, Future Found Sanctuary has opened its doors as a private wellness retreat.
- The former, expansive private residence is for the first time, accessible to those seeking a retreat from everyday life.
- This sanctuary, managed by Newmark Hotels and Reserves’, introduces a blend of regenerative travel, luxurious accommodation, and bespoke wellness experiences.
- Comprising of three ultra-luxurious stand-alone villas, Future Found Sanctuary welcomes visitors to Maison Noir, Mountain View Villa and Villa Verte.
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Discreetly tucked away up a long winding mountain side road, Future Found Sanctuary invited The Sandton Times to experience this unique space with a distinctive design aesthetic, bringing the outside in and looking to deliver an alternative getaway for those seeking more than just a unique bed and breakfast, but a retreat for mind, body and soul.
Future Found Sanctuary is made up of three very unique properties. Maison Noir, a sprawling five-bedroom villa with an impressive collection of Koi fish, boasts a signature elemental design, adorned with bespoke furniture and a curated collection of South African fine art. The villa includes a 90-square meter Grand Master Suite with magnificent views of Table Mountain, a 72-square meter Master Suite with a private entrance and lavish patio garden, and three 50-square meter Luxury Suites, each featuring its own loft. There’s even a private cinema and dining room in the wine cellar!
On the other hand, Villa Verte, a four-bedroom architectural marvel, exudes a timeless aesthetic with custom-designed furnishings. The villa comprises a 90-square meter Grand Master Suite with breath-taking mountain and treetop views, a 54-square meter Luxury Suite overlooking the Hout Bay valley, and two 37-square meter Luxury Rooms.
Finally, the Mountain View Villa brings together sleek elegance and timeless comfort. Guests can indulge in the Smeg-adorned kitchen, tranquil courtyard, and master retreat with an en-suite bathroom and expansive walk-in wardrobe. Outside, a pool oasis awaits, alongside a state-of-the-art braai area and enchanting dining under a canopy. With amenities including underfloor heating, central air, and remote-controlled features, every detail exudes modern opulence.
The villas grant access to the 7-acre grounds, featuring 5 landscaped gardens where guests can explore healing plants, forage for fresh produce, and relax in carefully curated meditation spaces overlooking the majestic mountains. Cherise Viljoen, the retreat’s master horticulturist with experience at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, oversees the lush gardens. The uninterrupted fynbos corridor connecting Future Found Sanctuary to Kirstenbosch allows guests to experience the beauty of shared plant species between the two locations.
Future Found Sanctuary positions itself as Cape Town’s first and only 5-star regenerative travel destination. In alignment with this claim, the retreat offers a range of transformative experiences, including personalized wellness retreats, yoga, hiking in the Table Mountain Nature Reserve, sound healing, Tai Chi, forest bathing, personal training, Middle Eastern Rasul (mud treatment therapy), guided meditation, kinesiology, biokineticist assessments, conscious breathwork, and massages, each delivered upon request and as part of a pre-stay consultation. The sanctuary features a yoga studio, a four-room Sensorium Spa, heated and natural pools, as well as a fitness centre.
The retreat’s forward-thinking approach, innovative offerings, and its commitment to regenerative practices, makes it a special destination. Embracing the wellness hospitality trend is a bold endeavour, laden with a myriad of considerations spanning sustainability, health, ethical sourcing of ingredients, and fair trade practices.
Crafting a modern, expansive, and specialized retreat like Future Found Sanctuary requires meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a harmonious balance between these factors while also maintaining operational feasibility. As a result, the bespoke experience offered by Future Found Sanctuary reflects this, albeit at a premium price point.
For more information, visit the Future Found Sanctuary website.
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