Additional information on what to expect during your stay at Hoogland. Details on what is included in packages, what a typical day looks like and how meals are served


All Packages Include:    

     Private en-suite accommodation

     Full use of all facilities such as: sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, swimming pools and exercise facilities

     Unlimited mineral water and herbal teas

     Balanced Health Buffet (8am to 7:30pm)

     24-hour fresh fruit & salad bar

     Two guided nature walks daily

     Two exercise classes daily (yoga or stretch and aqua aerobics)

     Daily guided mindful meditation or breathing training class

     Weight bearing exercise training or informal dance classes on most days

     Daily talks, demonstrations and workshops

 

The Typical Daily Schedule is as Follows:

06:30 Morning Nature walk

07:00 Hydro facilities open

08:00 Breakfast buffet starts

08:30 Guided Mindful Meditation or Breathing Training Cl

10:05 Yoga or Stretch class

11:30 Aqua Aerobics

12:00 Lunch buffet starts

14:00 Afternoon talk or demonstration

15:30 Weight bearing exercises or informal dance class on most days

17:00 Afternoon Nature walk

18:00 Supper buffet starts

19:15 Evening talk or demonstration

19:30 Hydro facilities close

Throughout the day guests have unlimited access to all the hydro facilities, and are encouraged to use these often. This includes sauna, steam room, steam cabinets, jet pools, Jacuzzis, sitz baths and swimming pools, all of which form an important part of the very beneficial hydro cycle.

Guests are free to choose what they want to participate in, and consultants are available to guide guests through knowledge.

 

Meals

Meals are served as a health buffet from 08:00 - 19:30, and there is freshly cut fruit and salad veggies available almost 24 hours a day. So there is no need to plan any activities around meals, and we encourage guests to use bio-feedback to decide when to eat and what to eat. The kitchen is also quite accommodating if you have any specific dietary requirements, or if there is anything you really feel like.

Dolomitic mineral water and herbal teas are freely available, and filter coffee or Ceylon tea can be ordered from the kitchen.

A typical day's buffet dishes:

Morning-Buffet

2 types of home-made muesli, probiotic yoghurt, stewed fruit, single-egg omelettes filled with spinach, mushroom and feta, relish, boiled eggs, home-made bread, cottage cheese, fresh fruit, smoothies, oats or maltabella, fresh garden salad

Afternoon Buffet:

Brinjal bake, chunky veg soup, brown rice and lentil salad, roast butternut feta and pomagranate salad, herb salad, fish cocktail, fresh bread, cottage cheese

Evening Buffet:

Roast chicken, honey and cinnamon carrots, mushroom risotto, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, tomato soup, mixed salad, spinach and cranberry salad, balsamic roast cherry tomoto and rocket salad

 

Monday's are Meatless Mondays. We can cater for a range of dietary requirements including vegetarians, vegans, raw diets, banting, various alergies and likes and dislikes, please just let us know during your reservation.

For more about our wonderful recipes, have a look at our recipes

 

Talks, Workshops and Demonstrations:

Sundays

Sunday evening 19:15

Hoogland philosophy, interactive discussion on Hoogland's philosophy, our various treatments and their benefits.

Mondays

Monday afternoon 14:00

Philosophy of exercise. A talk with Dr Heinz Meier about the value of exercise and activity and how to integrate keeping active in your day to day life

Monday evening 19:15

Health Matters. Interactive talk with Dr Andre. The discussion is based on questions from guests and Dr Andre's years' of international experience is shared freely. His dry sense of humour, incredible insights and diverse knowledge makes this a not-to-be-missed talk.

Tuesdays

Tuesday afternoon 14:00

Mindful eating training class with Julia. We all know diets don't work. A mindful approach to eating is the best way to regain and maintain a healthy body weight and image. This training class is a worth-wile introduction to help guests to get a higher level of satisfaction from our wonderfully diverse diet.

Tuesday evening 19:15

Nutrition talk with Abraham Kruger.

Wednesdays

Wednesday afternoon 14:00

Chiropractic talk with Dr Graeme Blake

Wednesday evening 19:15

Motivational talk with Dolf Kaestner

Thursdays

Thursday afternoon 14:00

Cooking Demonstration with Abraham

Thursday evening 19:15

Treasure Map Workshop with Sanchia

Fridays

Friday afternoon 14:00

Aromatherapy Workshop

Friday evening 19:15

Drumming Workshop

Saturdays

Saturday afternoon 14:00

Mandala Workshop

Saturday evening 19:15

Biodanza

 

Please note that this shedule may change from time to time

 

Arrival and Departure

Arrival from 14:00 to 18:30 (please arrange for later arrival)

Departure until 13:00

Early arrival from 08:00 or late departure until 18:00 at R 400 per person

 

Atmosphere and being considered

Hoogland’s peace and quiet, the various hydro therapies and fasting, greatly enhance your senses. Many guests come to our natural haven to escape stresses and temptations.

Enhanced senses include
* Hearing
* Smelling and
* Visual awareness

It often takes some time for new guests to experience this re-awakening of sensory awareness, therefore a few kind requests:

Please be as quiet as possible throughout the whole building, particularly in the vicinity of bedrooms, reception and therapy areas.


To be able to switch your cellphone off is a great privilege, which not many have. If you are not able to do this, please keep it on silent and quietly move away from other guests when taking calls


For the benefit of many fasting guest, please limit all eating and drinking (other than water and herbal teas) to the dining hall. Food and drink is available there 24/7.

 

If you are a smoker, please note that there is only one designated smoking area. This has been identified as the only place from where smoke does not penetrate the building.


Nature Walks

Joining the nature walks are well worth it. Hoogland is in the heart of the largest privately owned game reserve in Gauteng, the birding is great and the natural beauty uniquely inspiring. The rocky hills make for great exercise and practices proprioception.

 

Labyrinths

We have a couple of labyrinths around the building for guests to walk as a form of meditation, and there are many beautiful quiet places to find solitude throughout the day.