Take pampering to the next level at these 3 top Cape Town spas

You don’t have to get out of Cape Town to say goodbye to city stresses. These top-end spas, all located at equally luxurious hotels, provide an oasis of calm in the midst of a bustling metropolis.

1. Librisa Spa

It’s not surprising that the first hotel in Cape Town to offer hot and cold running water — the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel — also boasts one of the city’s best spas. In keeping with the style of this grand hotel, the Librisa Spa, which occupies three late-Victorian buildings, embraces understated opulence with its muted velvets and sparkling chandeliers. Because the spa focuses on natural ingredients, it uses the Kalahari and Africology skincare ranges.

In addition to a Finnish sauna, steam bath and plunge pool, the spa also features a tranquil conservatory where you can sip on herbal teas after your treatment. An unexpected perk for parents is the fully supervised children’s club, where kids are kept entertained while their parents are pampered.

2. One&Only Spa

Taking the notion of getting-away-from-it-all to the next level, the One&Only has positioned its spa on a lush island in the middle of the hotel’s palm-lined grounds. The spa island comes with 12 treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, a fitness centre, sauna and steam facilities, an ice fountain, and two vitality pools. Treatments, which incorporate African influences, are grouped around three themes: unwind, restore and elevate. The relaxation suite, which comes stocked with nutritious snacks, dried fruit, smoothies and herbal teas, makes it easy to buy into the island fantasy.

3. The Heavenly Spa

Set on the 19th floor of The Westin hotel in Cape Town, the Heavenly Spa offers panoramic views of the city and ocean. In addition to 13 treatment rooms, the spa also boasts a Sea of Dreams sleep room, which has four heated cocoon-style waterbeds. If travelling has you feeling sluggish, the Jet Lag body treatment will get you back on track. For something a little more local, opt for the African Breeze spa package, which incorporates traditional massage techniques and wooden massage sticks, as well as marula oil blended with African shea butter.

Baywater Village – Sedgefield

We go on holiday to relax, to kick off the high heels and bask in the barefoot pleasures of a true vacation. With children, holiday going is a tricky aspect to perfect and there is seldom a place to accommodate both the adults and the children whilst at the same time providing a true vacationing atmosphere, Baywater Village manages this with ease. Continue reading “Baywater Village – Sedgefield”

The Table Bay Hotel

Part of The Sun International Group, and one of the leading hotels of the world, The Table Bay Hotel is royalty right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront.

Opened by the late President of South Africa, and Father to the Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela in 1997, this hotel offers an atmosphere of excellence unparalleled. Continue reading “The Table Bay Hotel”