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The Hermanus Magnetic Observatory is part of a global research network that monitors the Earth’s magnetic field.
The Arabella Spa is located in the grounds of the renowned Arabella Country Estate between the towns of Kleinmond and Hermanus, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The estate overlooks one of South Africa’s largest and most beautiful natural lagoons.
The Arabella Spa, part of the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa, fuses traditional and modern therapies and Eastern and Western treatments. But here, in an African location, a signature treatment brings African sensory stimuli into play.
The African Rainforest Experience offers 130 minutes of pampering comprising therapeutic showers, scrubs, steam treatments and local fragrances, ending with a tea ceremony in which local rooibos is mixed with relaxing chamomile or cleansing peppermint.
The spa specialises in a range of massages including Thai, sports and Indian head massage. Being one of South Africa’s premier golfing destinations, specially tailored packages include the Golfer's Tonic for those who require soothing after a day on the greens.
You can also take a eucalyptus steam treatment at this spa; rest on mosaic slabs under a heated towel doused in healing aromatherapy oils; sauna in dry heat or with an essential oil infusion; relax in a room lit by candles; be softly cooled by a sprinkling of mist; or enjoy a reflexology footbath with pebbles.
A number of spa facilities are complementary to all resort guests, such as the sauna, the steam room and an indoor heated hydro pool. This pool has jets that massage the body, hydro seats so that the guest may enjoy the hydrotherapy experience in a seated position, and 4 bubble beds that provide a gentle underwater massage in a prone position. Also complementary is a fully equipped fitness centre.
The spa creates individual packages for special occasions such as bridal showers, birthdays or mother-and-daughter days.