A visit to a spa is one of the most relaxing things a person could wish to do, and South Africa has plenty of spas all over the country. Because of the diversity of the South African landscape spas can be found in the cities, on the coast, among the vineyards and even in the wild. Here is a selection of spas across South Africa that are well worth visiting.
Karkloof is a true hidden gem and for anyone who wants to experience a spa and a safari, this has to be the ultimate choice. Tucked away in the lush Kwa Zula Natal Midlands, Karkloof is a spa like no other. It feels like you are miles from anywhere and yet the venue is only a short drive from Johannesburg or Durban. First class everything is the best way to sum up Karkloof and once visited you will certainly know the meaning of the word relaxed!
Just outside Cape Town, Lanzerac is best known for its superb wines. However, Lanzerac is fast becoming one of the most popular spa resorts in South Africa. Nestled among the vineyards Lanzerac is tranquillity personified and spa treatments are some of the most reputable in South Africa. Spend the day or spend a few days, enjoy some wine and be pampered because that is what Lanzerac is all about.
If you are the kind of person who can relax to the sounds of the city then Fairlawns is perfect for you. With a very stately and historic feel, Fairlawns welcomes its guests in style. From the city of Johannesburg, you are transported a world away to Bali for an inner city Spa experience like no other. Really easy to access and the perfect place for a mid-week pamper session you really cannot wrong with Fairlawns
So, you are looking for a super luxury stay and you want a spa thrown in? The answer is the One&Only in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Considered the epitome of luxury in South Africa a spa experience at the One&Only is a spa day like no other. Such is the notoriety and exclusiveness of the One&Only that not only could you end up sharing your spa experience with some of the rich and famous you will feel like you are rich and famous too.
Just up the Cape Town West Coast, Langebaan is a tourist hotspot for locals. Windtown lodge is an established and well-respected lodge situated on the coast. If you are looking for a spa and want to soak up some sea air, then this is your answer. Exclusive and peaceful is the best way to describe this hidden Cape Town gem and you will surely come back again for more after your very first visit.,
The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.
It is always good news to hear about declining levels of poaching of any kind. For decades the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique was one of the top spots for illegal elephant ivory poaching. We are elated to report the good news that this once “ivory factory” has not seen a single elephant killed since 2018.
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