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Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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Luxury Holidays At Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Tucked away in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains, just an hour from Sydney but away from the madding crowds, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is an intimate and unique place to stay. Inspired by the African bush camps, and taken from the Zulu word for healer, Sangoma is adults-only and eco-certified and the perfect place to switch off from the world and reconnect with nature. Surrounded by Angophora gums and pristine bush in all directions, days are spent discovering the myriad hiking trails on foot or by mountain bike, or if you’re in search in more of a challenge try your hand at abseiling, canyoning, or rock climbing. More gentle pursuits are also available with wine and water colour classes, luxury 4WD safari, private yoga classes, and soothing meditation sessions. Relax by the glorious infinity edge pool, which boasts wonderful views including the Sydney skyline on clear days, dine on exquisite cuisine, and unwind in one of six sumptuous suites that boast floor-to-ceiling windows and private decks, bringing the outside in. Indulge with pampering treatments at Spa Anise or use Spicers Sangoma as a stunning base from which to explore the magnificent World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A luxury bush camp in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, o
  • Feature: Six suites in a quintessentially Australian setting
  • Rooms: Six
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Sydney International Airport
Location and transfer

Approximately 80 minutes by private car transfer


Spicers Sangoma features just six beautifully appointed suites, each with their own distinctive personality and charm. The suites are dotted throughout the retreat, and all offer sumptuous king size beds, free standing bathtubs, a mini bar that is replenished daily, and private outdoor decks with panoramic views. Spicers Sangoma is an all-inclusive escape, and your every need is considered, leaving you free to relax and soak up the beauty of your surroundings.

   Lodge Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 77m²
  • Room View: Natural bushland and distant city lights
  • Facilities: Tucked within the main lodge, this beautiful suite has direct access to the main dining and lounge areas but remains a blissfully private escape. Underfloor heating keeps things toasty whilst the spacious living and sleeping area is wonderfully appointed and boasts an open plan en-suite with a rain shower and standalone bath.
   Luxury Bush Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 56m²
  • Room View: Stunning views through the Angophora gums
  • Facilities: Surrounded by natural bush and accompanied by the sound of the Lyrebirds, the luxury bush suites offer tranquillity and total immersion amongst the beautiful landscape. Cosy up by the woodburning fireplace or in the two person Philipe Starck bathtub and spend evenings gazing at the stars from your private deck.
   Escarpment Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 72m²
  • Room View: Forest canopy and pristine bush
  • Facilities: Designed to highlight the most incredible views, this magnificent open-plan suite is a blend of natural woods, gentle fabrics in the palest hues of cream, taupe, and grey. With huge bathrooms and a large balcony complete with a hanging swing chair overlooking the serenity of the bush, these suites are a place to disconnect from the world.
   Tent Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 66²
  • Room View: Magical forest views
  • Facilities: This stunning, unique suite is open plan and a vision in rustic luxury. Canvas walls and timber floors are complemented by a woodburning fireplace, a bathtub large enough for two set before the view, and a spacious outside deck with sun loungers.
   Chief Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 102m²
  • Room View: Bushland and distant city skyline
  • Facilities: Spanning two levels, this magnificent suite features an open plan ground floor with a spacious lounge and dining area, wood burning fireplace, and a private deck with your own plunge pool. On the first floor, a huge bedroom overlooking the forest canopy, and on a clear day the Sydney skyline can be seen in the distance.

All meals are included at Spicers Sangoma Retreat and the dining experience is exceptional. Embracing a philosophy that is organic, local, and sustainable, Restaurant Amara displays produce from the Hawkesbury region in a simple and unfussy way. Both lunch and dinner offer superb tasting menus to be lingered over and savoured.

Restaurant Amara:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Local, seasonal, and organic cuisine
  • Setting: Bushland retreat
  • Dress Code: Retreat elegant
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Property Highlights:expand_more

Designed as a peaceful and intimate adults-only retreat, Spicers Sangoma is a place to disconnect from the world and take time out to reconnect with each other. Beautiful suites with king-size beds, vast bathtubs for two, and exceptional dining make this the perfect place for a child free escape. The infinity edge pool is a calm and serene spot where you can swim in the cool waters and relax with a cocktail, gazing out over the forest canopy with just the sound of the birdsong and the wind in the trees to accompany you.

Hotel Experiences

Use Spicers Sangoma as the ideal base to explore the majestic Blue Mountains. Complimentary activities include hikes and the use of mountain bikes, however there's a wealth of experiences to explore further afield, including 4WD Safaris, rock climbing, abseiling, and canyoning. Less strenuous options include water colour painting classes, private yoga, meditation sessions as well as wine, cheese, and chocolate tastings!


With just six suites and a magical bush camp setting tucked into the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Spicers Sangoma is a truly romantic place to stay. Make your time here even more special with a romantic bath butler experience, with your private bath filled with scented bubbles, candles flickering in the dusk and a chilled bottle of vintage champagne to enjoy.


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