22 September 2011 by Denise Slabbert

Down in the Valley

If you’re visiting Gauteng (or live there) and need to have the spring put back into your step, then book yourself a weekend at the Valley Lodge & Spa near Magaliesburg. The place is homely, yet stylish, and is just over half an hour out of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The exclusive Cigale Spa is the piece de resistance of the Valley Lodge experience (and perhaps one of the best kept secrets in this part of the world). This cutting-edge spa is set in tranquil surroundings that give you permission to unwind the minute you step into the stylish interior. A robust treatment menu gives a wide choice of treatments ranging from massages to facials to mains and pedis.  There are various packages to choose from including Fire, Air, Water and Earth as well as a special package for brides, and men are more than welcome.

Various body wraps are available including the Nutritional Organic Wrap and the African Potato Wrap - just the thing to detox and regroup body mind and soul. The spa offers Skin Sphere products (created in South Africa and recognized world-wide as top-quality).

The poolside specials are a must - how about a pedicure, manicure, Indian head massage or neck and back massage while hanging out around the pool? There is also a gym, steam rooms, sauna and Jacuzzi. You don’t even have to stay over in order to spend the day using the facilities.

However, staying over is always a great idea at Valley Lodge. If you’re looking for a sense of solace then book one of the rooms close to the river. The Valley Lodge has a number of great Spring packages to choose from, valid until the end of October 2011.


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