Etali Wellness Centre
Did you know?
Madikwe came about as the result of one of the most ambitious animal relocation project in Africa, known as Operation Phoenix.
The Etali Wellness Centre compliments the stylish Etali Safari Lodge and its ultra-zen places. Here woods and whites combine to offer up an intimate spaces where nature is the main focus, and ‘touching the earth softly' is the mantra on everyone's lips. The wellness centre is modest, clothed in earthy tones, mellow candle-light and the spontaneous sights and sounds of the bush.
This wellness centre in Madikwe Game Reserve has a carefully thought-out treatment menu - many of the therapies have been inspired by the continent and local cultures. The Tlhakanya African Massage is an ‘African global massage experience' that takes its cues from the Tswana word ‘Tlhakanya' which means to mix and come together. The massage includes the unique introduction of the knobkerrie (wooden African club) as well as warm stones, aromatherapy oils and shiatsu movements. Heavenly!
There are also a range of detoxifying body wraps including a fun entry on the menu - the Etali Warthog Hour (where you are invited to wallow in mud just like the warthogs out in the bush). This mineral-rich green clay and silica wrap absorbs toxins and impurities and aids in improving circulation and creating a feel of wellbeing. Additional wraps include the Delightful Chocolate Experience (a combination of cocoa and orange aroma oils) and the anti-ageing Slimming Green Tea Surprise.
It's not all 'exotic' and 'different' on this varied menu, one can choose from a number of traditional therapies as well such as aromatherapy massage, Shiatsu (performed on a futon, out in the open) or a traditional Swedish massage. The usual applications are also on offer such as waxing, tinting, manicures and pedicures. There are also lifestyle therapies listed as well as the signature Etali sensory facial experience.
Why not finish off your treatment with a either an African foot ritual or African hand ritual at this sensual Madikwe African Spa?
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Who to contact
Etali Safari Lodge:
Tel: +27 (0) 12 346 0124