Did you know?
Mount Grace Country House & Spa is near historical South African War sites, as well as the Cradle of Humankind.
The Mount Grace Spa is the perfect space to deconstruct your stress levels and take a moment or two to pause and reflect. This exquisite spa is situated in a naturally-inspired setting and has a number of unique features. The Hydrotherapy Spa Gardens have been designed to combine the various benefits of hydrotherapy with natural elements. In this garden you'll find a Brine Pool (Liquid Sound Flotation Pool) to achieve perfect relaxation as the mineral salts work their magic, and the whale orchestra (in the background) takes you to another space altogether. These gardens consist of an outdoor jacuzzi, rock pools, waterfalls and lush greenery.
There are numerous spa treatments on offer at Mount Grace. Thalassotherapy is a firm favourite amongst guests. This form of hydrotherapy uses water to heal the body and create a feeling of overall relaxation. Spend some time in the hydrotherapy tub to get the circulation going and release toxins. There are also various massages on offer from Swedish, deep-tissue and hot stone therapy, to the Thaba massage (a four-hand signature massage offered exclusively by Mount Grace Spa). Numerous facial treatments are on the menu to suit any skin type and detoxifying body wraps and relaxing milk rituals are also popular. There are special pre-natal treatments for expectant mums who need a bit of pampering.
This Magaliesberg Spa is also known for its special packages so always check the website to see what's on offer.
Once you've had your fill of spa treatments and spent time in the fragrant gardens − why not go for a hike in the Magaliesberg? There is also a gymnasium as part of the spa offering. Otherwise, pull up a deck chair around the pool and relax in the sunshine.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Mount Grace Country House & Spa:
Tel: +27 (0)14 577 5600
How to get here
Full directions and a map are available on the website.
Best time to visit
Winter is a great time for spa treatments – days are sunny and nights can be spent around a crackling fireplace. However, during spring and summer the Magaliesberg experiences wonderful warm weather. In autumn the climate is temperate with warm days and a slight bite at night
Around the area
There is lots to do in the surrounding areas, including nature hikes and walks in the mountains, exploring the Magalies Meander, mountain biking, hot air balloon safaris, fly fishing, golfing and microlighting. There are lots of galleries and farm stalls in the area.
Tours to do
Hire a vehicle if you want to explore the lovely surrounding areas
What will it cost
See the website for special packages. Also look out for mid-week packages at great prices.
Length of stay
Two days minimum for maximum effect. The Mount Grace Spa also offers day packages, if you just want to escape for a few hours.
What to pack
Comfortable clothing and a good book
Where to stay
The Mount Grace Country House and Hotel has a wide variety of accommodation from garden rooms to secluded villas and suites.
What to eat
The Mount Grace Country House & Spa is known for its exquisite cuisine. There is the Rambling Vine restaurant and Twist, renowned for country style buffets and Sunday lunches. The Spa Café offers delicious light meals using the best of local produce from surrounding areas.
Fresh fruit and vegetables from farm stalls, and delicious home-made jams and preserves as well.