The Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre

The Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre in Tulbagh in the Western Cape runs a number of retreats aimed at rejuvenation and the restoration of energy levels on both a physical and mental level. Rustic accommodation and the great outdoors are part of life at Blue Butterfly. more

Detox International South Africa

Detox International, a detoxification programme developed in Europe, runs a number of annual South African retreats in the Western Cape and Gauteng. These week-long retreats offer therapies aimed at physical, mental and spiritual purification, with benefits for weight loss, chronic conditions and the body’s immunity, digestion and metabolism. more

Male-only spas

While still relatively new in South Africa, the concept of the male-only spa is growing and new spas are popping up as a result. The men’s only spas are aimed at a discerning male clientele and treatments are formulated to deal with male health and wellness needs, including firmer massage techniques and a range of cosmetics aimed at preserving and pampering the male skin. more

Healing Earth Spa Products and Therapies

Doyenne of the local spa world, Elisabeth Brandt, has created a range of spa products with a sense of place. Healing Earth’s dual range of spa products favours ingredients such as the hydrating Kalahari melon, the mongongo nut and the anti-oxidant Pinotage grape. The use of indigenous plants is backed by scientific research and the products are gaining a following in the South African spa industry and beyond. more

Sandton Sun Spa, Johannesburg

With massage treatments most in demand, the Sandton Sun Spa has explored massage methods the world over. Indonesian therapies are notably dominant, but a fusion of the world’s best are on offer at this sophisticated haven, where Eastern influences and indigenous African lore sit comfortably side by side. more

The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

The Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo is open to all like-minded spiritual people in search of peace, tranquillity and enlightenment. Regular workshops are on offer for those who are seeking inner-quietude and a feeling of expanded well-being. more

Spas in KwaZulu-Natal

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. more

Children's spa treatments

Spa treatments for children in South Africa are fast becoming a trend. Gone are the days when only grown-ups escaped to the spa for some well-deserved me-time. Now, kids can come along and enjoy a spot of pampering as part of their holiday itinerary. more

The Hydro at Stellenbosch

The Hydro at Stellenbosch is a world-leading natural health destination and guests from all over the world come to experience its holistic philosophies and rejuvenating treatments. Situated in the scenic Idas Valley, The Hydro is an essential destination for any wellness programme. more

Bush spas

In South Africa, bush spas are a unique concept that combine the safari experience with a range of pampering treatments such as massages, facials, pedicures and alternative therapies. Our discerning health-minded visitors are discovering that nothing quite beats a pamper session in the wild African bush. more

Falaza Spa, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Falaza Game Park and Spa is the kind of place where you really can forget about the real world. Spend your time being pampered to the hilt at the fantastic spa and then head out in the wild looking for the ‘Big Five’. more