Did you know?
There are 10 spas in the Camelot Spa group including bush spas, beach spas, destination spas and day spas. There is also a Camelot Spa in Swaziland.
Camelot Spa Villa D'Este is situated in the tree-lined suburb of Saxonwold, not too far from where all the action is taking place in nearby Rosebank and Sandton (not that you would know it as the place whispers tranquillity and calm). This brand spa is set in an historical Italian building and there's no doubt that it's Romanesque fountains, columns and frescoes will add a touch of romance and fantasy to this part of the world.
The property was built in the early 1920's and every effort has been made to incorporate the Italian theme into a modern, contemporary spa space. The décor with its mosaics and motifs transport one to another universe to a time where the ultimate pampering was to be expected, nothing more, nothing less.
There are a number of facilities available at this Johannesburg day spa, including a flotation pool, a Rasul chamber, hydrobaths and outdoor Sensation Showers as well as a Roman Vitality pool.
The treatments on offer have been carefully put together by the Camelot group. There are the basics such as facials, pedicures and manicures and you can choose from a range of fantastic packages including the Executive Unwind, the Blissful Relaxation Spa Package, the Calming and Grounding Spa Package and the Heaven Scent package. There are also a number of half day and full day spa packages tailor-made to meet specific health & wellness needs.
There is a unique 'treatment conservatory' set amongst the lush gardens at this spa in Johannesburg. The rooftop relaxation area looks over the green belt that is Saxonwold, a great space for reading, contemplating your midriff and catching up with yourself. There's also a nearby resturant for coffee and cakes after all expending all your energy doing absolutely nothing at the spa.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Camelot Spa Villa 'D Este
Corner Jan Smuts and Cotswold Avenue, Saxonwold
Tel: +27(0)11 646 5152
How to get here
Villa D’Este is located at 82 Jan Smuts Avenue. It’s very easy to find as Jan Smuts Avenue is one of the main thoroughfares in Northern Johannesburg.
Best time to visit
Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 5pm. You must book an appointment, see the spa menu on the Camelot Spas website for a wide choice of treatments.
Around the area
There is lots happening in and around Jan Smuts Avenue. There is the Goodman Art Gallery just around the corner, you’ll also find Rosebank Mall up the drag (excellent African art Market) and the Parktown Quarter establishment is great if you are looking for décor items or a good place for lunch.
What will it cost
Costs vary depending on what treatments you select and which special packages you wish to take advantage of. See website for details.
Length of stay
Book a half-day or full day package.
What to pack
Comfy gear is best. Pack the sunglasses to hide that post-facial look!
What to eat
There is a spa menu if you want a bite to eat.
Thalgo spa products are an absolute must