Spa in the forest
Cybele Forest Lodge Spa
Cybele’s Forest Spa is situated in an indigenous forest where privacy and pampering are guaranteed. This well-appointed spa boasts a number of therapy rooms, a calming Zen garden, and an idyllic outdoor courtyard designed around your rest and relaxation. Treatments include a wide range of therapies and pamper packages.
Chocolate-inspired treatments are on offer at Cybele
© Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa
The Cybele Forest Lodge Spa is set on 300-acres of prime property in Mpumalanga (near Hazyview), and offers both day and overnight packages. Surrounded by turpentine trees, jacaranda trees, and African flame trees - the forest has inspired the spa and its numerous treatments and therapies. Here, the mantra is simple: ‘nature rules the day'.
If you're into health and wellness, The Forest Spa at Cybele is an absolute delight - expert body therapists are on hand to pamper guests in well-equipped treatment rooms smelling of all nature's gentle scents - neroli, lavender, vanilla...
Facilities include massage and beauty therapy rooms, two hydrotherapy baths, a steam room and spacious showers with multiple high-pressure jets. The spa menu is rather lengthy and filled with all sorts of sensual delights including massages, wraps, hydrotherapy treatments and the usual facials and manicure/pedicure type offerings.
The signature packages are excellent and there is something for every whim at this Spa in Mpumalanga. Expectant mums, honeymoon options and male grooming packages are all on offer. The spa uses the Algologie range of products, and a wide range of Clarins products - all inspired by natural herbs and plant extracts. Why not try out the various wraps including the Green Tea Body Wrap, The Red Grape Body wrap or the Mud Wrap. For something a little different, there's also the Chocolate Balneotherapy treatment - a chocolate mousse treatment aimed at relaxation and hydration. (Rumour has it that chocolate is said to be excellent for getting those endorphins going). The various Clarins signature treatments are also popular among the guests.
Complement this experience with a visit to the gymnasium. With state of the art equipment and the magnificent view over the gardens into the forest, you can be assured of finding your chi, your mojo and anything else you feel you may have lost.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
How to get here
It takes roughly four to five hours to drive to Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Full directions area available on the website. Charter flights into Kruger Mpumumlanga International Airport (KMIA) are also on offer.
Around the area
There are helicopter flips, hot air balloon rides, elephant-back safaris all in the area. Trips to Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary can also be arranged.
Tours to do
Organise a trip/tour into the Kruger National Park or the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Self drive is a convenient way of getting around. There are excellent deals on offer from various car hire companies. A number of these car hire companies are well-established at various airports around the country.
What will it cost
Please see the website for special package deals.
Length of stay
Two days to a week is the ideal length of stay, however, if you are limited on time – then a day-package is also an option.
What to pack
Typical spa gear and a comfortable pair of walking shoes for hikes in the forest to the nearby waterfall.
Where to stay
There are superbly-equipped cottages and suites on offer. The forest suites are a real delight and offer the best of luxury combined with nature.
What to eat
Spa meals are available, but if you are staying over then make sure you are not on a strict diet. Cybele is known for its exquisite cuisine (where calorie counting is not essentially part of the picture).
There's always lots happening in the Hazyview/White River area. There are wonderful farm stalls, excellent adventure activities and numerous picnic spots in the nearby vicinity.
Alologie and Clarins Products, and home-grown products from the various farm stalls.