Did you know?
There are 14 species of freesia and 12 are native to the Cape.
The Freesia Spa at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa forms part of the worldwide collection of custom-designed Hyatt Spas, which offer an 'authentic and intimate' pampering experience.
Through an approach that combines the essential elements of the Garden Route (plants, water and light) with luxury products made from African ingredients, the Freesia Spa creates a soothing space in which to relax and unwind.
The architecture of the spa cleverly frames views of the Outeniqua Mountains, and each of the treatment rooms features a gentle palette with luxury finishes that are enhanced by natural light. Facilities include a tranquillity lounge, pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre.
The treatments, therapies and products used at Freesia Spa incorporate elements of light and water, in combination with products inspired by the Earth. Indigenous oils such as marula, baobab and rooiboos nourish the body, while techniques that draw on traditional African remedies are used.
One of Freesia Spa’s signature treatments is a hydrating ‘vital light’ treatment. This four-hour session includes a full-body steam treatment, a geranium body polish, an illumination facial and an African rhythm wood massage, which uses mpingo wood implements that are hand-made using timber from the area.
These wooden implements are also used in other treatments at the spa that involve rhythmically massaging the face and body to promote wellness and renewal.
Guests can book individual treatments or packages. Individual treatments include a hot stone massage and a balancing massage, which uses avocado and shea butter nuggets that melt into the skin as they are applied.
One of the many packages to choose from is the Freesia Verdant Earth Retreat. It incorporates an aromatic body touch steam treatment, a marula and sandalwood sugar polish, a marula release massage, and a facial and eye treatment.
There is also a selection of spa treatment options specifically designed for couples.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa
Tel: +27 44 851 1234
How to get here
From George, take the N2 highway towards the Herolds Bay turn-off. Take the turn-off, turn left at the stop street and drive along the R404 until you reach the Oubaai sign. At the Oubaai sign turn left. The Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa is then signposted.
Around the area
The Garden Route is famous for its beautiful beaches, nature reserves and mystical forests. The small towns offer fine local cuisine and a range of accommodation.
Tours to do
Taking a self-drive journey along the Garden Route is a great way to explore this part of the world. Start off in George and amble your way through Knysna and onto Plettenberg Bay. Alternatively, start in Cape Town and drive up to Knysna or George.
Having your own car to drive around the Garden Route is a good idea. Value-for-money car-hire package deals are available.
What will it cost
Treatments cost between R500 and R2 000.
Length of stay
Try to spend no less than one week on the Garden Route. There are many attractions and activities to explore and experience.
Where to stay
There are various rooms to choose from at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai, including twin rooms, a king room, regency suite, regency executive suite and the presidential suite. Alternatively there are guest houses and B&Bs all along the Garden Route.
What to eat
Seafood is abundant in this part of the world. The Waterside Grill (at the hotel) is popular with locals and visitors.
The Oubaai Hyatt Regency Spa & Golf resort has an Ernie Els signature golf course. There is also a golf academy.