Luxury Spa Retreats in Africa – Recover your energy, focus and sense of wellbeing
A spa retreat originally meant a place of mineral springs used for relaxing and healing the body. Recently there has been a return to this focus on healing the body. So often our modern lives seem fragmented almost beyond repair. We manfully struggle to fulfill various roles simultaneously in competing areas: professional, social, spiritual and parental. Rarely do we have the time to focus on ourselves. A good spa retreat takes a holistic approach to calming both body and mind. All holidays are therapeutic to some extent. But by spending time at a good spa, you can rejuvenate yourself by spending time with loved ones AND spending time on yourself.
South Africa, alongside Mauritius and the Seychelles, has some of the finest Spa retreats in the southern hemisphere. They combine exquisite spa design and world-class therapies alongside luxurious accommodation and enchanting locations. Choose between the Indian Ocean, in an indigenous forest or perhaps deep in the bush at a safari spa?
Spa Resorts in South Africa
How best to enjoy luxury spa holidays in Africa? Some of our clients set aside time on their trip to really focus on their bodies, relaxing and unwinding for a few days. However most of our clients simply choose a hotel or lodge with superb spa facilities so that they can enjoy a spa treatments whilst away.
All holidays are therapeutic, but a spa can be the perfect retreat between busy days of sight-seeing and safari.
Luckily some of the best spa retreats in Africa are also in its top hotels so that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury and comfort for your bodily well-being! What is also charming about spa resorts in South Africa is that they have developed their own African style. Not only in spa design, but in spa treatments and products used. Many offer African spa treatments incorporating local herbs and plants, alongside more internationally recognised brands such as Clarins or Decleor. For example some spa hotels in the Cape Winelands offer vinotherapy treatments, using the essence of wine grapes to assist with detox and rejuvenation.
What do WE mean by Spa in South Africa?
However South African hotels and lodges tend to play fairly fast and loose with the words ‘Spa’ and ‘Wellness’. Sometimes a hotel will say it has a Spa when realistically it only has some health and beauty facilities. Here we have only listed a hotel or safari lodge if it has a dedicated Spa facility with a range of treatment rooms and variety of wellness options.
But many, many other hotels have got the capacity to give you a massage or a selection of treatments. But they may not have all the various extras that we associate with spa holidays such as indoor spa pools, sauna, steam room, gym, brine pool, water treatments and so forth…