Ikhutsa Spa at Mountain Manor Guest House, not far from central Pretoria, favours products that use indigenous African ingredients. Along with treatments expected of any spa worth its salt, this one offers massages of all types, aromatherapy and reflexology. A menu of specials combines treatments in attractively priced packages.

Did you know?

The Wisdom of Africa spa product range uses oils, herbs and fruits that are indigenous to Africa. Mongongo nuts and the African potato are some of these ingredients.

Ikhutsa Spa at Mountain Manor Guest House is located on a rocky outcrop on Lynnwood Road, 5 minutes from central Pretoria.

Both a day spa and overnight spa with accommodation provided, it features a sauna and steam room, a spa bath, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a coffee shop, a restaurant, and indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. In winter some of the treatment rooms are warmed by under-floor heating.

The spa welcomes its guests with iced tea and an African foot ritual, in which the feet are bathed in indigenous African salts.

The Mountain Manor Guest House is constructed of natural stone and has 6 air-conditioned suites, including a honeymoon suite, which sleep a total of 15 people. Rates include a continental breakfast. The restaurant also serves à la carte lunches and set dinners.

The Ikhutsa Spa features as its signature treatment the Inkaba Full Body Massage, a session of luxury head-to-toe pampering in which products from the Wisdom of Africa range are used. It has also designed a set of combination treatments lasting from a couple of hours to a full day, depending on how much time you have.

The spa’s menu includes waxing and tinting, scrubs, soaks, massages of all types, facials, manicures and pedicures. More specialised treatments cover foot reflexology, mud wraps, aromatherapy and lymph drainage. Slippers and robes are provided to clients.

Individual clients are advised to contact the spa on a monthly basis or consult its website for information on specials. The spa also tailors packages for groups (including corporate groups) of 10 or more people.

A mobile spa service is offered for those who do not have time to spare, with therapists meeting clients at home or the office.

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Who to contact

Ikhutsa Spa
Tel: +27 (0)12 809 1166
Cell: +27 (0)82 339 7257
Email: relax@ikhutsa-spa.co.za

How to get here

You will find the spa and guest house just 1.5km from the Hans Strydom and Lynnwood roads intersection in Pretoria. The street address is 98 Cole Road, Shere, Pretoria East. A shuttle service can be requested from Gauteng hotels or OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Best time to visit

The spa can be visited at any time of the year. During summer (November to March), the cool waters of the swimming pool can be enjoyed, while in winter the treatment rooms are warmed by under-floor heating. The restaurant also has a fireplace for cold days.

Around the area

Pretoria’s tourist attractions are well known. They include the Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, Church Square, museums, the Pretoria Zoo, and great shopping in suburbs such as Hatfield.

If you want to intersperse a spa stay with more country-style experiences, the village of Cullinan with its diamond mine, eateries and craft shops, is just a half-hour drive away.

Get around

Having your own car in Gauteng is a good idea and will allow you the freedom to move around. For those who require it, a shuttle service is arranged from Gauteng hotels and OR Tambo International Airport.

What will it cost

Treatments are priced from a reasonable R350 to R1470 (per person) for an 8-hour marathon stint including breakfast, lunch and a gift bag. An overnight de-stressing breakaway with a 3-course dinner, breakfast and 2-course lunch comes in at R3 000 per couple.

Length of stay

Day visitors can stay a few hours or a full day, and enjoy breakfast and lunch as part of the package. An overnight package commences with treatments in the afternoon, and includes a 3-course dinner, continental breakfast in the morning and ends with a light lunch.