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It was launched in the Drakensberg, the site of the Drakesberg Mountains Retreat on the 24th of November 2007.

A place of transformation and a new way of life. A first in South Africa, SanAquam combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with the best of western medical science. At SanAquam, we offer a new way of life where you can return to your most natural and balanced state. Our assimilation of an ancient Eastern healing system with certain Western diagnostics and therapies within distinctly South African surroundings. We see you as an individual, not just as a symptom or a disease. We place great importance on you as an individual and your personal goals, and customise your wellness programme accordingly. We take into account your current mental, emotional, physical and spiritual state and help you bring them into balance so that you feel healthy and rejuvenated.

It serves a spectrum of clients who are seeking leisure, rejuvenation, de-stressing, detoxification, health maintenance, disease prevention or disease reversal and lifestyle and anti-ageing therapies.


Dr. Rajen Cooppan (MBChB, MD) is the Medical Director of SanAquam, he has run an integrated Ayurvedic medical practice for 23 years. He went to India and studied under an Ayurvedic master.

Dr. Geraldine Mitton (MBChB, DCH, Dip TCM) has been medical and wellness director of 2 award winning spas and created the 1st medical spa in South Africa. She will be overseeing spa programmes for SanAquam, and will design innovative signature therapies acting in synergy with the Ayurvedic offerings.



We are giving the best treatment for Obesity, Stress disorders, Post traumatic stress, Headaches, Psoriasis, Infertility (female & male), Acne, Cervical spondylosis, Chronic back pain, Rheumatoid arthritis, Menstrual disorders, Cancer, Depression, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Neuromuscular disorders, Gastro intestinal disorders, Food sensitivities and allergies, Menopausal syndrome, Asthma, Hypertension. We treats for restoring balance, wellness & vitality. We are giving the Detoxification (Panchakarma) and Rejuvenation (Rasayana Therapy).


It provides healthy and tasty Ayurvedic breakfast and lunch. The Ayurvedic meals we prepare for you will help you experience the physical and mental balancing effect of properly meals. Every SanAquam Retreat and Urban Sanctuary provides food for its clients and guests during treatments. The meals offered are vegetarian and prepared according to Ayurvedic principles to best support your progress the cuisine is drawn from Mediterranean, India, Greek, Chinese, Italian, South African and Thai origins.


Micro-nutrition products are available from the SanAquam Life style shop located at every SanAquam Urban Sanctuary or Retreat. 


SanAquam Private Residence Club (PRC) offers residences that have been designed in accordance with the principles of a 5-star Ayurvedic retreat. It offers 10 PRC Suites of 116m² and 18 luxurious 331m² PRC villas.


Contact Info

Phone: +27 031 3092630

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