Franschhoek Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House, R45, Franschhoek Road, Simondium,
+1 800 245 39 25
Mon - Fry 10:00 - 18:00



Anassa was born out of a dream to create a sanctuary from our busy lives, to transform, heal and feel inspired. We help you unlock the physical, mental & emotional blockages that prevent you from reaching full vitality and optimal health, guiding you back to a state of flow.

Qualified Integrative Medical practitioner and psychiatrist, Dr. Siobhan Dawson and Corporate Visionary Megan Abbott, host immersive retreats and workshops in idyllic locations in and around Cape Town.

We combine insights from Neuroscience and Functional medicine with evidenced-based healing practices. Cocooned in nature and spa like facilities, we support your discovery through gentle detox; resetting the nervous system; movement medicine; sound bathing; deep inquiry & playfulness.

In our demanding, over connected, lives we can lose perspective and our sense of inner happiness and meaning. Anassa inspires to tap into your innate resources, empowering you to master your life.


Anassa’s Getaway Retreats are hosted at the idyllic Angala Hotel which is nestled in the Franschhoek/Stellenbosch winelands of South Africa. Encapsulated by mountains and rich biodiversity, the peace is only splintered with bird song. Angala offers our clients the perfect respite to unwind, reflect, heal & rebalance.

Angala’s 5-star facilities include an Eco pool naturally filtered by medicinal plants; an infrared sauna & steam room for deep detoxification; a heated Ozone swimming pool for cell rejuvenation and a cold plunge pool.

The luxurious rooms offer indoor and outdoor showers; small private gardens and some of the latest amenities. This is the ideal hideaway from your busy life.

An in-house chef personalises a nutritious menu plan for the retreats. This completes the enriching and holistic mind-body-soul experience offered by Anassa.

Meet the team…


Dr. Siobhan Dawson

Dr. Siobhan Dawson

MBChB (Medical Degree UCT); MRCPsych (Psychiatry Specialisation London) Integrative Medicine Diploma ( Cape Town 2014) Functional Medicine AFMCP ( Cape Town 2014) Functional Medicine (Institute...

Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott

BEcon (Stellenbosch); Bcom Hons (UNISA); Metaphysical Healing (Katharine Lee’s School of Holistic Healing); Integrative Nutritionist (Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York)


Interested to know more about the therapies offered on our courses?

NLP & THETA Healing

NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves development of behavioural competence, flexibility and understanding cognitive processes behind...

Movement Medicine

Movement Medicine is an embodied practice of consciousness in motion. It allows one to move out of the head-space, regaining innate primal...

Sound Bathing

The most luxurious of experiences, it has been described as a "car wash for the soul". The sounds of gongs, bells, crystal and Tibetan...

Transformational Breathwork

Transformational Breathwork provides a non-pharmacologic means of attaining non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is a powerful approach to...

We offer the following therapies that can be booked alongside our retreats:


Dr. Dawson offers individual assessments and therapeutic sessions. "My clients have a desire to attain full recovery, and are motivated to use their illness as a catalyst to re-establish health, balance and connection in their lives. Mental...

Functional Medicine

Functional/Integrative medicine is a science-based, comprehensive, holistic approach to health. It focuses less on dis-ease states and symptom control, but aims to understand why the dysfunction has established itself in the body in the first...


Megan Abbott
M: 072 921 6030


Retreat Dates:
Retreats are postponed for 2020 due to COVID crises.

Contact Siobhan for current rates and future offerings:


Retreats are postponed for 2020 due to COVID crises.

We can curate corporate retreats/workshops to meet your business development needs.
Please call us to discuss.


For more information please contact us:

Megan Abbott
M: 072 921 6030

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Angala is a 40 minute drive from Cape Town& a 40 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Angala Retreat
Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road
Through the Vrede en Lust Farm
Franschhoek 7670
Cape Town
South Africa

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: S -33°51″1.25′ (-33.83742)
Longitude: E 18°55″59.55′ (18.95320)



Thanks for a truly life-changing experience this past weekend. It has catapulted me into a more positive mindset and adequately geared me for my journey of healing ahead. You should be proud of your beautiful venture. – NIKE