Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa
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The story goes that the Waterberg was first made famous by Paul Kruger - then President of the South African Republic and the person responsible for creating the Kruger National Park. He used to send ‘difficult' Boer farmers to the Waterberg as a way of keeping them out of his hair.
Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa is a five-star lodge situated in the heart of the untamed Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo Province. This is Big Five Country, renowned for superb rhino sightings under the guidance of savvy rangers. However, Shibula is also known for its wonderful bush spa - that allows you to indulge the senses at any given opportunity.
This Limpopo spa really does believe in the adage ‘local is lekker' and most of the products used in treatments have indigenous ingredients as a base. The idea of taking the ‘senses on a safari' is prevalent at this spa - and therapists ensure that you make the best of the bush experience combined with pampering treatments and time spent out in the wild.
The treatment menu has been carefully put together to ensure the local flavour: try out the Full Body Scrub using apricot kernels, or how about the African Wood Back Massage with specially-designed ‘swarthout' (a local type of wood) dumbbells to ease out the tensions. There's also an African Body Butter Massage, a Full Body wrap and hot stone therapy treatments.
Couples are catered for at this spa in Limpopo, and treatments for two are very popular (honeymooners just love the notion). Shibula's therapists also make use of the Thera Vine Grape Extract products which are locally produced (and inspired by the Cape winelands). There's also a fully-equipped gym on the property for those who simply can't live without a good, solid workout.
Extra activities include going on game drives, taking part in bush walks and excursions to go and see the rock art in the surrounding caves. The Lodge is also well-known for its excellent cuisine and an extensive wine list and you'll soon agree that nothing quite beats dining under the stars...with the sound of a pride of iion in the background.
Shibula offers up a safari for the senses, and you'll soon agree that combining the bush and spa experience is a winning formula and the opportunity of a lifetime.
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Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa:
Tel: +27 (0) 21 882 8206