26 January 2012 by Denise Slabbert

Time out at Mount Grace

A good idea is to have a morning of spa treatments before enjoying a buffet lunch at the Spa Cafe.

If you can feel those old, stressful habits creeping back, then it’s probably time to take stock of mind, body and spirit. The Mount Grace Spa is the perfect place to head out of the city for a serious time out in soulful surroundings with horizons that stretch beyond your everyday hassles and deadlines.

The Mount Grace Country House & Spa is situated in the Magaliesburg not too far from the Cradle of Humankind and just a short drive from both Pretoria and Johannesburg. The spa is cutting-edge in every sense, with state-of-the-art facilities, 18 treatment rooms, a delightful outdoor pool and jacuzzi area and gorgeous gardens where you can just hang out and ‘be’ for the day.

The treatment menu is vast and you can combine a range of therapies and treatments to your liking – anything from massages to pedicures to facials and some time bobbing in the outdoor Afro-Zen flotation tank. Therapists are well trained and the spa runs like clockwork. The Bush Spa is a more rustic version of the spa experience at Mount Grace, where you enjoy treatments in outdoor cabanas (read: tented camp for spa treatments).

The treatment menu is vast and you can combine a range of therapies and treatments to your liking – anything from massages to pedicures to facials and some time bobbing in the outdoor Afro-Zen flotation tank.

A good idea is to have a morning of spa treatments before enjoying a buffet lunch at the Spa Cafe. Spend the afternoon reading and relaxing around the garden or at the pool before heading home.

If you need more than a day to get your energy levels in good working order then booking the weekend at the Mount Grace Country House & Spa is a good idea. To really spoil yourself, stay overnight in a villa (with its own splash pool and lavish views of the bushveld) and book a dinner at the Rambling Vine restaurant where chef, Franc Lubbe works his magic on every dish.

If you feel the urge to get moving, the surrounding area is also great for walks, horse-riding and mountain biking – but I’d just opt for another spa treatment, there’s never too much of a good thing (in my book anyway).

 

 

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