Did you know?
The name Librisa comes from two words: Libra for balance (the scales) and Brisa (the breeze).
Cape Town's Librisa Spa is the ultimate day spa for the discerning spa-goer. It's part of the legendary Mount Nelson Hotel, an establishment synonymous with the flamboyant history of the city.
This Cape Town Day Spa is housed in three (original) late Victorian buildings, and the décor hints at a touch of vintage mixed in with loads of contemporary charm. There are eight large treatment rooms, including four tandem-treatment rooms (great for couples). There is also a sunny conservatory where clients can relax in-between treatments.
The treatment menu at this Cape Town Spa is extensive and there is something for everyone including gentleman's packages and special offers for teens. The spa makes use of the Sodashi (Australian) and Africology (South African) product ranges and there is a dizzying array of pampering treatments on offer.
The African Goddess facial is one to look out for. The therapist will use traditional oils including jasmine, marula and South African geranium and you'll be glowing and glorious in no time.
There is the Librisa Luxurious Gourmet Facial Selection which includes various treats including the Sodashi Marine Rich Mineral Facial and the Sodashi Pure Radiance Facial.
You'll find a number of special body treatments on the Mount Nelson Spa menu including the Librisa Bath Butler series where you can choose from a range of energising bath soaks.
There are also wonderful body wraps and masks as well as massage treatments that will render you stress-free in no time.
After it's all said and done, enjoy a light meal at the new Planet Restaurant or spend time relaxing in the historic surrounds of the famous 'Nellie'.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
The Librisa Spa, Mount Nelson Hotel
76 Orange Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 483 1000
How to get here
The Mount Nelson is situated at number 76 Orange Street in the heart of central Cape Town (close to the Company’s Gardens). It’s an iconic landmark that you simply can’t miss.
Best time to visit
Please book in advance, as treatments get booked up quickly – particularly during peak season. The spa is open every day from 9am to 8pm.
Around the area
From the Mount Nelson, Cape Town really is your proverbial oyster. The Company Garden’s are closeby, as are the houses of Parliament, the Malay Quarter, Greenmarket Square, the Slave Lodge, a number of museums and so much more.
Tours to do
Take a tour around scenic Bo-Kaap, take a stroll down Long Street, visit the historic District Six Museum... there is so much on offer for the visitor to the Mother City
What will it cost
Treatments vary in price range. Please contact the website for the latest spa menu.
Length of stay
Librisa Spa is a day-spa, and is open to non-residents. Why not plan a morning of treatments followed by a long and leisurely lunch at the new Planet restaurant.
Where to stay
There are 201 rooms at this iconic hotel, choose from superior and luxury rooms to a range of suites and you could even book yourself into the extraordinary penthouse suite.
What to eat
The freshest seafood, delicious organic salads, desserts to die for, it's all on offer at Mount Nelson
Cape Town is a city where there is always something on the go - whether you like art, culture, history or township vibes. The local Cape Town Tourism office will give you in sights into what's happening on the local scene.