DiscovHer Life 2018 International  Women’s Retreat

Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa | Alphen Boutique Hotel


May 3-10, 2018


Welcome to the DiscovHer Life International Women’s Retreat

 an 8-day retreat that will be held in the Constantia Valley, Cape Town’s Wine Vineyard.


This year’s retreat theme is Uvuko, which means resurrection in Xhosa. I believe that many women bury parts of themselves in order to survive or assimilate. These buried parts are integral parts of our personality. Therefore, we need them in order to be fully present and alive. Ladies, this retreat was designed specifically for women who are ready to experience more freedom, power, authenticity, and love in their lives. Through multi-cultural, multi-generational exchange women can nurture and encourage ourselves to THRIVE in our womanhood.

This retreat is an opportunity for you to nurture your soul, your inner-self. The part of you that you brush past while trying to keep up with the demands of everyday life. This retreat is all about you!

Join amazing women from all over the world from multiple generations for a time of connection, celebration and relaxation. You will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful gardens and wine vineyards of the Constantia Valley while rejuvenating and building lasting relationships with women from around the world!



I’m Mable Taplin RN, Chief Encouragement Officer at DiscovHer Life LLC.


Since January 2016, I have traveled solo to 36 countries, 42 cities on 6 continents. When I started my journey, I was depressed, anxious, confused and quite frankly wounded. So I decided to give myself permission to take time to nurture my soul and travel to places unfamiliar to me.

Along my journey, I met some phenomenal women who shared some of the same concerns and issues that I had regarding womanhood, motherhood and career. But what I noticed is their responses were shaped by their culture and belief systems. In these casual conversations, I was nurtured and given advice in ways that I would not have typically heard before.

After several of these conversations, I realized that women need nurturing! We are so busy giving and nurturing everyone else’s dreams, goals and ambitions that we forget how to nurture and love ourselves. It is in this lack of nurturing that depression, anxiety, sadness and disease begins to grow.

My journey helped me to reach a profound level of joy and contentment. Therefore, I have opened myself up to live my purpose, which is to encourage and inspire women all over the world to do whatever it takes to create their own unique path to freedom, passion and purpose. That’s why I am organizing this retreat, because I want women to experience the power, encouragement and joy that I’ve experience.

I am inviting women from all over the world to experience a safe space for us to have authentic and encouraging conversations about womanhood, motherhood and career.

It’s time for you to put yourself first! It’s time for you to be nurtured! Say goodbye to your to-do list, your electronic ball and chains and hello to rejuvenation, inspiration and new relationships.

The DiscovHer Life International Women’s retreat is an intentional experience for you to recharge and discovher the you that you are today and are becoming. As women we have the capacity to literally give life, it’s time that we be more intentional about breathing life into ourselves and into our sisters. I promise that what you will discovher is that YOU ARE POWERFUL!

What you get…

Lush Garden Walks
Magnificent Mountain views
Visualization and Affirmation Workshops
Delectable Cuisine
Cupcakes and Cocktails Event
Constantia Valley’s Wine Vineyards Wine Tasting
Luxurious High Tea By The Sea Event
Sister hood
Multi-cultural and Multi-generational Connections
5-star Accommodations at Boutique Hotel & Spa
Access to the V & A Waterfront
Access to Robin Island
Access to Cape Point
Access to Table Mountain
Access to Lion’s Head
City Sightseeing
Special Gift


The DiscovHer Life International Uvuko Retreat is for you if:


You are ready to do something solely for yourself.
You are open to developing relationships with women from around the world.
You need encouragement and support from women.
You are ready to tap into your unique power.
You love wine!
You have been making excuses for why you cannot take a break and treat yourself.
You are ready to be your authentic self without judgement.
You have always wanted to visit South Africa.
You feel like there is something more to life than this.
You are going through a transition in life.
You desire an enchanting experience.
You want to connect with nature.

This retreat is for a special group of ladies and there are a limited number of spots available.  Get your application in early!

Retreat At-a-Glance


Destination: Constantia Valley (suburb of Cape Town, South Africa)


Dates: May 3-10, 2018


Accommodation: The Alphen Boutique hotel

The Alphen Boutique Hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel based in Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa. The Alphen epitomizes elegance, history and flair. Built in the 17th century, the hotel is spread across 11.5 acres of wonderland gardens and offers 5 star accommodation like no other, with 19 indulgent avant-garde luxury suites, complete with modern amenities, plush comforts and high-tech facilities with exceptional services. Your stay in this magnificent treasure is sure to leave a lasting feeling of rejuvenation and relaxation.


Located just 15km from the Cape Town’s city center and local beaches, Constantia Valley is noted for its wine routes and culinary wonders. There are three unique hospitality venues located on the grounds of the Alphen, LaBelle Bistro & Bakery, The Rose Bar outdoor garden and lounge and Blanko Restaurant. When dining at any of the three restaurants, guests are sure to experience dynamic flavours and authentic Western Cape cuisine.


Closest Airport: Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is 45 minutes from The Alphen Hotel


Airport Transportation: If you would like to reserve your seat on our complimentary airport shuttle from Cape Town International Airport, your flight should arrive at CPT before 3 p.m. on Thursday May 3rd. Your departure Flight should depart no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday May 10th in order to take advantage of the shuttle. Seats are on a first come first serve basis. Only sign up once you have booked your flight. You will be required to provide proof of flight purchase in order to reserve your seat. Please note that if you miss your flight or change your flight to arrive or depart outside of the stated guidelines, you will not be eligible for the free shuttle. Transportation will be your responsibility.


Retreat Schedule: Thursday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. to Thursday May 10 at noon (Daily Schedule subject to change.)


Dress Code: It will be late summer early fall in Cape Town in May, Temperatures are in the high 60’s to low 70’s Fahrenheit in the daytime and low 60’s at night. It is recommended that you dress casual. You may want to bring a more casual chic dress or pants for the High Tea and Cupcakes and Cocktails Events. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket.


Meals: Your retreat registration includes –

  • Daily breakfast May 4th – May 10th
  • Wine Tastings at three vineyards
  • Lunch May 4th -6th
  • Cupcakes and Cocktails Event (2 cocktails included)
  • Luxurious High Tea By The Sea
  • Dinner May 4th, 6th & 9th

Retreat Schedule:


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Welcome Reception & Registration 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Friday, May 4, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker- Session 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch)
Private Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Group Dinner & Wrap up Session: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 5, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Group sessions 10:00 a.m- noon
Group Lunch noon- 1:30 p.m.
Private time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (#TBD)
Dinner on your own
Cocktails and Cupcakes 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 6, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Group sessions 9:00 a.m- noon
Group Lunch noon- 1:30 p.m.
Private time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Group dinner 5:30 p.m.
Wrap Wrap up 8:00 p.m.


Monday, May 7, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Free Day– On your own
Cape Town Shopping
City Tour Option
V & A Waterfront
Robin Island
Hop on Hop off Tour
Dinner on your own


Tuesday May 8, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. High Tea at Twelve Apostles Hotel (Included)
Dinner on your own


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Constantia Wine Tour (lunch included)
Group Dinner- Our last dinner together


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Power Jam Session (Closing Ceremony What’s Next?)
Group Session 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Check out at noon

Your life changing experience includes:


An eight day and seven night stay at the gorgeous Alphen Boutique Hotel is included in your registration fee. You will have your own private sensual heaven as your experience will be shaped by your stay at one of the unique 19 luxurious suites. Each Suite comes with the following:


  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the 5 star hotel.
  • King-size extra length beds (separated into twins, upon request).
  • Opulent bathrooms with rain showers and separate cast iron baths.
  • Espresso machines.
  • Tea making facilities.
  • Mini bars.
  • 24 hour room service.
  • Concierge service.
  • Multi-media entertainment systems.
  • Docking station.
  • Percale linen 300 thread count and 100% Egyptian cotton.
  • Take walks through wonderful gardens and vineyards.


If you are interested in having a roommate, there are limited suites available at a discount.
Please indicate on your application that you would like a roommate.

Workshop topics:


Panel discussion- Defining Womanhood
Getting to your yes! Will the real me please stand up!
What to do when your identity clashes with your job.
Romantic partnerships and cultural norms


“Words of Wisdom From Women Around The World”
Journaling Workshop
During my travels, I asked women to share quotes and stories about womanhood that they heard from the influential women in their lives. The quotes and stories that they shared had a profound impact on my own healing and my journey to wholeness and freedom. The quotes were so impactful that I developed an inspirational guide and journal featuring quotes and stories from many of these women. This workshop will guide you through discussions surrounding select quotes from the Words of Wisdom from Women Around The World inspirational guide and journey. You will be provided your personal copy autographed by me.


Constantia Valley Wine Tour
Discover the splendour of the Constantia Valley and its wines from a privileged perspective. A private tour of three wine vineyards allows you to venture into unexplored parts of the Constantia Wine Estates and their cellars. By veering off the well-trodden tourist path you will enjoy personalized tastings in beautiful places, with a local wine guide who has an intimate knowledge of the area and its people.


Cupcakes and Cocktails in the Garden
A celebration of Womanhood
Enjoy delicious custom cupcake and cocktail pairings while mingling and enjoying conversations with women in the beautiful garden of the Alphen Hotel.


High Tea by the Sea at The Twelve Apostles Hotel
The famous Twelve Apostles hotel is known for its luxury and decadence. Perched on the lower slopes of Table Mountain at the edge of a protected marine reserve, the boutique property spoils those looking for a lavish experience with an unrivalled vista of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Guest will enjoy high tea in the Leopard bar while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. High tea comes littered with traditional light bites, like dainty finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and freshly baked scones, as well as a regularly changing selection of the kitchen team’s creative inventions (think orange-scented cupcakes dipped in ganache, red macaroons with chocolate filling and strawberry mousse).

Yes, Mable!
I am ready to have an amazing time at the
DiscovHer Life International Women’s Retreat in Constantia, Cape Town!

Application Details


Application deadline is December 1, 2017 at 11:59pm central standard time. 


Applications will be processed on a first come basis until the retreat is full. There are limited slots available so get your application in ASAP. Selected attendees will be notified by December 15, 2017.


Cost of this life-changing retreat is USD $3,897 or 5 payments of $867.


The following is not included in your retreat registration:

Roundtrip airfare to Cape Town

Airport transportation outside of the offered shuttle times

Lunch and dinners not listed on the itinerary

Ground Transportation to attractions not included in the official agenda

Spa Services

Menu options not offered on the pre-fixed menus

Cocktails or Drink offerings not offered on the pre-fixed menus

Bottles of wine or souvenirs

Tips and gratuity


I am looking forward to experiencing…


8 days of luxurious accommodations at a 5 star hotel

3 days of workshops designed to inspire and equip me to live a full life

Bonding with women from all over the world while enjoying delectable cuisine

Welcome reception

Cupcakes and Cocktails

High Tea by the Sea at The Twelve Apostles Hotel

Words of Wisdom from Women Around the World Workshop

Exquisite meals as outlined in the agenda

Breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean

Daily “Me” time for self reflection and nurturing


I understand that I will also receive these valuable Bonuses:

Bonus #1: 1 sisterhood call with Mable Taplin before the Retreat

Bonus #2: 1 copy of the Words of Wisdom From Women Around the World Inspirational Guide

Bonus #3: An official DiscovHer T-shirt


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the last date that applications will be accepted? October 31, 2017 at midnight.


Is my slot secure once I am selected? Your slot is secure after you pay your deposit by the due date. Your deposit is due 14 days after you receive your acceptance email.  If your deposit is not received by the due date, your slot will be offered to someone on the waiting list.


When is the application going to be available? September 8, 2017.


What is the Refund policy? All Retreat deposits are non-refundable. If you pay for your trip in full, you are entitled to 80% of the retreat fee minus the deposit.YoIf If you are on the payment plan, you are entitled to 50% of what you have paid minus the deposit.  All requests for refunds must be made by February 15, 2017. There will be no refunds after February 15, 2017.  Please allow 30 days for processing refunds.


What are the retreat dates? May 3-10, 2018


Can I apply with a friend? Sure, anyone can apply for the retreat. If you refer a friend, please have them list your name on their application.


Do I need shots/vaccinations to come to Cape Town? This depends on your country of origin. We recommend that you consult your local physician or go to a travel clinic to determine if you need vaccinations. If you are traveling from the United States, you may visit www.cdc.gov for information on vaccinations.



Please email your question to ask@discovher.life.