Falaza Spa, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Did you know?
The word falaza means 'chatterbox' in Zulu.
Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Falaza Game Park and Spa is situated in the midst of a rugged wilderness that combines both bush and beach experiences. The establishment is within close proximity to both the acclaimed Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, and Sodwana Bay, known for its diving and snorkelling activities.
This Hhuluwe spa is privately owned and boasts a pristine wilderness setting in indigenous bushveld. Luxurious tented accommodation lends a romantic safari ambience to the experience.
The Spa at Falaza offers revitalisation and pure pampering for both men and women. The natural bush environment and the specialised treatments ensure that the clientele feels completely relaxed and rejuvenated after their sojourn in the Spa.
Before their individualised treatments, each client is taken to the relaxation area nestled among indigenous foliage where they will receive a traditional izinyawo cleanse (foot gift). The feet are cleansed in a bowl of warm water with a blend of juniper, tangerine and blue mountain sage. Thereafter they are wrapped in a cool, rejuvenating and softening foot mask.
A full range of treatments are available at the spa including holistic spa treatments utilising Thalgo and TheraNaka products. The massages here are legendary and the hot stone treatment is not to be missed.
Relaxed from their spa experience, clients can thereafter enjoy a day or night game drive, nature walks, horse trails, boat cruises or tracking rhino on foot. There is little to compare with a pampering experience coupled with the excitement and drama of the wilderness. Falaza Game Park and Spa are also expert at arranging weddings, and wedding guests can enjoy a pre or post-wedding pampering at the spa with their partners. With the sounds of nature as exciting background ‘music', one can savour each treatment at this exquisite spa in Hluhluwe.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0) 35 562 2319.
How to get here
It is a scenic three-hour drive from Durban International Airport and 100km from Richards Bay Airport (there are daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Richards Bay Airport). Falaza borders on the iSimangaliso Wtland World Heritage Site and is 30 minutes from the Hluhluwe Game Reserve Memorial Gate.
Best time to visit
It’s always a good time to visit Hluhluwe Imfolozi. If you prefer a milder climate then the South African winter (June to August) is an excellent time to go – game viewing is generally at its best in winter. Over December, January and Feb it is incredibly hot in this part of the world.
Around the area
You have to go on game drives or bush walks in this exquisite part of the world. Enjoy a visit to a traditional visit and pay your respects to Lake St Lucia.
Guides will take you on safari game drives.
What will it cost
Enquire about special packages and watch the website for details.
Length of stay
To experience it all – the spa, the game drives, the hospitality a three or four-day stay is advisable.
What to pack
Sunblock, a hat and insect repellent are always a good idea. Comfy clothes for relaxing around the spa.
Where to stay
Accommodation is in the form of luxury tented en-suite accommodation – with private decks.
What to eat
Falaza is known for its excellent menu, so you definitely won't go hungry.