Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa in Knysna is surrounded by indigenous forests and the Indian Ocean – and while it’s known for excellent service, designer accommodation and to-die-for cuisine, one of the major highlights of this resort hotel is the African-inspired spa.

Did you know?

Pezula won Best International Spa Hotel 2011 in the International Hotel Awards in Association with Bloomberg Television.

Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa certainly has its location as a major plus point. The setting combines views of the Knysna lagoon, the Indian Ocean and acres and acres of indigenous forests. Combine this setting with world-class spa treatments (with an African flavour) and you have your very own little piece of paradise.

The spa boasts a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor jacuzzi, juice bar, state-of the art gymnasium and nine therapy rooms. There are a number of signature treatments on offer, including the Matombo Experience which begins with a fynbos exfoliation, and then is followed by Conrad Pezula's signature African Massage using mineral volcanic rocks to aid relaxation.

The Phumla massage is another treat and combines a number of massage therapies and makes use of Maruwa Shea butter to soften and penetrate the skin. The Chibayamoyo Experience should also not be missed - it's a ‘togetherness package' (for couples) incorporating the Rasul Chamber and cleansing rituals.

This Garden Route spa has a number of specialised spa packages such as African Dawn (Body Scrub, Maruwa Wrap, Swedish Massage and Deluxe Facial), The Heartbeat of Africa ‘trip' (incorporating Mbvura Hydrotherapy treatment, Deluxe facial, manicure and pedicure, eye treatment and a hair wash and blow dry. There is also the Renaissance Root package, the Mists of the African Plain and the Untamed African Melody package.

Pezula Spa has also recently included a Medi-Spa which includes medical spa treatments dealing with a variety of skin problems combining medical science and a variety of therapies.

It's not surprising that this unique spa continues to win accolades for excellence, t's a true African oasis in the middle of one of South Africa's most scenic regions.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa:
Tel: +27 (0) 44 302 5332
Email: reservations@pezula.com

How to get here

Fly from OR Tambo International Airport to George Airport (two hours) or from Cape Town International Airport to George (50 minutes). Then take a scenic drive (or take advantage of a transfer) from George to Knysna. If you are driving, take the N2 from Cape Town to Knysna, passing Somerset West, Caledon, Swellendam, Mossel Bay and George (+-500km). You can also drive from Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Knysna (260km).

Best time to visit

It’s always a good time to visit scenic Knysna, although winter is the rainy season – so if you want long sunny days its best to book your stay during the summer season.

Around the area

There is so much to do in and around Knysna. Enjoy a long leisurely lunch at the Waterfront, shop up a storm at the art galleries, take a drive to Plettenberg Bay visiting the Garden of Eden en route.

Get around

Hiring a vehicle will give you the freedom to move around. However, the hotel shuttle has various routes on offer.

What will it cost

See the latest spa menu on the website.

Length of stay

Two nights, minimum.

Where to stay

There are 78 gorgeous suites on offer as well as Villa Suites and Presidential Suites.

What to eat

Zachary’s restaurant is an all-time favourite, or enjoy light snacks from the Castle eatery on the beach.

What's happening

The Knysna Oyster Festival is a highlight on the local calender and takes place in July.