Future Found Sanctuary

Regenerative sanctuary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa


Future Found sanctuary, nestled on the slopes of Cape Town's ancient Table Mountain combines the serenity of South African nature with the soulfulness of African artisanship. Longevity retreat for lovers of nature, local art and design, it offers guests curated experiences such as transcendent sound journeys, therapeutic forest bathing and farm-to-table foraging, which they believe is a way to reconnect to nature and its healing elements.

Rooms: 11

Opening year: 2014

Last renovation: 2022


  • Have 2 strong boreholes on and do not rely on any municipal water. There is however a municipal connection in case of an emergency.
  • Most of the garden waste is composted on site for reuse. The excess waste is taken to Waste Mart in Hout Bay and processed into compost and sold by them. This in turn aides’ employment at the facility.
  • Various swales are dug around the property to slow water runoff and allow seepage back into the earth.
  • Using sustainable materials such as laterite, bark mulch, peach pips and gravel for construction. Many of the pedestals, tables, benches, decking, plant/flower stands etc have been made from timber felled on site.
  • Certain grassed areas were stripped and replanted with natural fynbos. Added to the benefits of having more indigenous plants, it also removes the need for lawnmowing.
  • Petrol driven machinery (besides the lawnmower) have been replaced by battery operated ones. Weed eater, trimmers, chainsaw.    

Community interactions:

  • Sourcing from local businesses and cultivating a community network of partners.
  • Focus on curating guest experiences and food which celebrates local and natural heritage as well as regenerative wellbeing; Local wellness facilitator network, engagement and consultation with indigenous representatives, local, authentic, regenerative, natural experiences such as foraging and hiking.

Certifications: not yet

Management: international owner, local management