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A remote rocky wilderness and wonderland of plants, animals and natural beauty is hugely therapeutic. Think Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the impressive Cederberg area of the Cape. In addition to sharing with visitors a protected landscape of breathtaking magnificence, Bushmans Kloof also has an award-winning wilderness spa where healing energies are generated. … Continue reading “Health, Healing and a Heavenly Topup of Nature at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg”

The in-house spa at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town has just re-emerged as the beautiful new O Spa. It’s an exquisite little cocoon of indulgence and pampering away from the fast-track of the city. We’ve just visited the gorgeous new O Spa and felt thoroughly indulged by the taster-treatments we had … Continue reading “O Spa Opens at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel: A Special Place to Indulge the Senses”

Holidays are all about upping the Happiness Factor, are they not?  And on the feel-good scale, spas and wellness centres go a long way in reducing stress and bringing rejuvenation. Tons of luxury lodges in South Africa are acknowledged leaders in providing magnificent spas, indulgent therapies and feel-good treatments. These are just some of the gorgeous South … Continue reading “Wherever you Are, There’s a Spa! South Africa Comes Up trumps with Spa Offerings”

You’ve always known, right, that Le Quartier Francais is one of the places you visit to tantalise your senses? Long lauded for its outstanding, star-spangled eating experiences made magnificent under the beyond-capable hand of Margot Janse (Africa’s only female Grand Chef), and its fine wines enjoyed in the very heart of wine country, body pampering is also … Continue reading “b. gorgeous: day Spa a la difference at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek”

Go where the grasslands are green and lush, and the country air clear and crisp. And spoil yourself at the Fordoun Hotel and Spa. Fordoun lies in the very heart of the KwaZulNatal Midlands, and on the famous Midlands Meander. Sheep graze away peacefully and horses are at home in the rolling farmlands surrounding Fordoun, which is the perfect … Continue reading “A Spa Spoil in the Land of Green: Fordoun Hotel & Spa, KwaZuluNatal Midlands”

Guess who’s won the award for the best spa in Africa? Yes, it’s no other than The Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, a winner in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Awards.

The Cederberg area is an exquisite natural sanctuary and it’s not a huge mission to get there. Bushmans Kloof is definitely where you’d want to be headed. It’s a lovely 270km drive from Cape Town – and especially pretty during spring when the roadside is confettied with flowers.

It’s never a bad time to visit Magaliesberg – you can’t fail to come away refreshed and renewed by some good crisp country air. Valley Lodge is an old favourite in Magaliesberg, especially for Johannesburg’s city dwellers who’ve come to cherish their weekend escapes. And Valley Lodge hasn’t lost one ounce of appeal as other new kids have … Continue reading “Valley Lodge’s New Spa is a Must-Visit in Magaliesberg”