KwaZulu-Natal is the perfect destination for health holidays. The province's spas offer world-class treatments amidst lush farmland, game reserves, tropical beaches and imposing mountains. A visit to a spa in South Africa is a welcome addition to any itinerary, and wherever you are in KwaZulu-Natal, there is a spa nearby.

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The Karkloof Spa in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands won Most Exciting New Discovery at the 2009 Tatler Spa Awards.

Begin your health holiday to KwaZulu-Natal with a relaxing visit to one of the province's excellent spas to restore your body and soul.

Fordoun is an excellent destination to enjoy relaxing Zulu vibes and treatments that epitomise wellness in South Africa. This spa, hotel and restaurant in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands uses the wisdom of Dr Elliot Ndlovu, a spiritual healer and director of Fordoun Spa. He has created his curative centre in traditional Zulu-style architecture amidst a garden of 120 species of healing plants. Fordoun has won multiple awards, including Best Destination Spa at the 2006 Professional Beauty Magazine Show.

Another award-winning wellness centre is located on the Crowhurst Estate in Kloof, 30 minutes from Durban. This gracious century-old homestead has been converted into a distinguished boutique hotel and spa. Here you can enjoy the secluded, classical garden teeming with bird life and feel your worries melt away with a deep-tissue body massage, hot stone therapy, facial treatments or a full mineral body wrap.

If your partner likes golf, you should encourage a visit to Selborne, where Denis Barker created the first golf estate in South Africa more than 20 years ago. Apart from an exceptional 18-hole course, Selborne offers a refined boutique hotel and spa. How does a morning relaxing on an Indian Ocean beach followed by a facial, body treatment or manicure and pedicure sound?

If you prefer to combine your treatments with a safari, then Falaza is an attractive destination. As part of a privately owned game park, this spa is situated among sand dunes overlooking the marine shoreline and coral along the North Coast and offers excellent game viewing along with world-class treatments.

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