Spa de la Veille, Johannesburg
Did you know?
The Marion on Nicol hotel is just 15 minutes from Liliesleaf Farm, where Nelson Mandela once hid from the apartheid security police. There is a visitor centre at Liliesleaf.
Spa de la Veille Sandton is a chic French-inspired retreat tucked away at the distinctive Marion on Nicol boutique hotel in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Hurlingham.
Just a five-minute drive from the business and shopping hub of Sandton, this luxurious, award-winning Johannesburg day spa boasts experienced therapists that spoil visitors in a tranquil setting.
The dream of three business executives – Tina Jones and Diana and Henry Oberholzer, who know how the stress of travelling can take its toll on health and longevity – Spa de la Veille has been designed with meticulous attention to detail and comfort.
Elegant décor in subdued tones and exquisite furnishings capture the essence of classic Parisian chic. The treatment menu is impressive, featuring a number of internationally respected skincare brands, including Elemis, Dermalogica and Mama Mio.
Try one of the spa's treatment packages, or chat to the therapists and design a package that is suited to your specific needs. You can choose to enjoy your treatment indoors in a gorgeous treatment room, or under the outdoor gazebo.
Highly recommended, especially if you’re pressed for time and have a busy itinerary, is the Business Express package, which comprises a back, neck and shoulder massage, and a classic manicure and pedicure. Another popular package is the Journey to Luxury, which involves a lime and ginger salt-glow exfoliation, a deep-tissue massage and a facial.
Every package includes a 15-minute steam, 15-minute sauna and 10-minute sensation shower, so allow an extra 45 minutes before your treatment to enjoy the facilities.
Spa de la Veille also offers the ultimate in self-indulgence – its signature treatment package, the Marion Memory. Sip on some delicious bubbly as you sink into a fragrant milk bath in 1 of the exquisite suites at the Marion, followed by an advanced anti-ageing facial, reflexology, a hot stone manicure and pedicure, and a delicious lunch, all served discreetly in your room.
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Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Spa de La Veille at Marion on Nicol
Tel: +27 (0)11 783 9952
How to get here
The Marion on Nicol hotel is easily accessed from William Nicol Drive in Sandton – a main road in the area.
Best time to visit
The spa is open from 7am to 8pm, Mondays to Fridays; from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays; and from 8am to 2pm on Sundays and public holidays.
Around the area
There are quite a few excellent shopping malls in the nearby vicinity, including Sandton City and the adjacent Nelson Mandela Square, where you will find a host of restaurants and shops.
Tours to do
Book a tour of Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, closely linked to the life and times of Nelson Mandela.
You can either organise a transfer or taxi from your hotel to Hurlingham, or drive yourself to the spa.
What will it cost
Packages start from R850 for the two-and-a-half-hour Business Express, and reach R4 957 for the four-hour Marion Memory, which includes lunch.
Where to stay
On-site accommodation is provided at the Marion on Nicol boutique hotel. Other accommodation options in the area include the Michelangelo Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton Sun Hotel and the Sandton Intercontinental – all located in nearby Sandton.