Welcome to Rest & Digest


Welcome to Rest & Digest
Shaping well-being with an holistic approach


Shaping well-being with an holistic approach


Nestled in the beautiful green hills of Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, you will find the Rest & Digest Retreat Centre. Lovingly managed by owners Deborah and Matt Prosser, it offers a refreshing retreat from the bustle of city life. There are welcoming gardens to stroll through, where permaculture farming practices are implemented. Join them for retreats, workshops & classes ranging from gentle cleansing health programs, to bread-making, to fasting, to juicing, or for yoga. The privacy this secluded spot offers is perfect for those who need a space to recuperate from the stresses of life, including restful support after surgery or injury. Deborah offers various therapies and treatments on site, and for those who would like to explore a bit, there are breathtakingly gorgeous forests and walks close by.

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On the Menu for the first quarter of 2019:

  1. Spine Health Seminar – Saturday, 26th January from 10am to 12.30pm
  2. The Alchemy of Fermentation Weekend Course – Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February
  3. The Conscious Lunchbox Workshop Demo – Wednesday 6th & Saturday 9th February from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  4. Reset your Digestive Fires Retreat – 3 nights – craft your own retreat experience!
  5. Digestive Health Seminar – Saturday 16th February from 10am to 12.30pm
  6. Body & Mind Spring Clean Retreat – Saturday 23rd February to Saturday 2nd March

Email: deborah@restanddigest.co.za for more information.


WhatsAppAd FERMENTATION WEEKEND 1st February to 3rd February 2019-1

DATE | 5pm Friday 1st February to 2pm Sunday 3rd February 2019
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST | R 3 100 (excludes accommodation). Bring a friend & pay R 2790.00 each

Deborah’s passion is to encourage you to make your own living cultured foods in your home, bringing the diversity and benefits into your kitchen and onto your plate. She does this by providing you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make your own healthy fermented foods and drinks! This workshop is informative, practical, and fun. Discover how simple the ancient art and science of fermentation actually is and how you can integrate fermented foods into your daily life.
The Alchemy of Fermentation Weekend Retreat 

Come stay with us – you will love it here

Our rooms are beautifully appointed – each one with a private / en-suite bathroom and access to the gorgeous gardens.

We offer small, 2 people to 4 people personalized retreats. Whether you join in on a specified retreat, or you create your own healing retreat, our space will suit the individual wanting a quiet, reflective space.

Whilst rest and retreating is foremost, our environment also offers participatory interactions that enable you to go home with the skills and tools to help further your well-being.

Sprout It
Your health is your wealth


Creating a realistic & wholistic lifestyle by bringing nature back into your kitchen!

To view our amazing range of fermented health-boosting products including Kombucha tea, vinegar & immune boost, Kefir yoghurt, cream cheese, whey and sourdough bread, lacto-fermented foods and Kvass Veggie Juice, please click here!

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Reset Your Digestive Fires Packages

We all get exhausted by the demands of our modern life styles. Do you need to reset your digestive fires and give your mind, body and soul a well-deserved rest? Come revitalise your being at our wonderful retreat center and face life with new vigour and enthusiasm! Your retreat starts at 2pm on the first day and continues through to 12 noon on the third day. Please contact us to inquire about availability!

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Colonic Therapy

Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. Colonics can also help re-tone & reshape the colon. Colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved.

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Vital Juice Therapy

Fasting is an ancient therapeutic treatment and juice fasting is the quickest way to promote the body’s natural healing response. Fruits are known detoxifiers and vegetables rebuild on a cellular level. The body’s cleansing and healing forces are enhanced when you abstain from food.  Old and diseased cells are removed and new and healthy cells are grown to take their place. The body’s health and vitality is restored.

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