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IIn South Africa, fynbos therapy refers to a range of unique spa treatments using the indigenous fynbos shrubland that exists so abundantly in the extensive Cape Floral Kingdom. Fynbos vegetation is unique to the Cape Floral region, and many believe that this hardy vegetation has multiple healing properties.
Fynbos therapy in South Africa came into being when a few local health and wellness manufacturers recognised the value of fynbos and as a result formulated beauty products using fynbos as the essential ingredient. The Theravine range of products, for example, is used widely at many spas in South Africa.
Originating in Stellenbosch, this product range uses essential elements from the Cape winelands combined with natural fynbos and other herbal extracts. These products are fantastic anti-oxidants, are useful in detox therapies and are also an excellent antidote to stress and pollution.
South African fynbos therapy also include products from the well-known Moya Botanicals range. These original South African products offer up an indigenous and eco-friendly product using Fynbos essential oils and are available at a number of top spas and lodges in the country.
The award-winning 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa uses B Africa products for their wonderful B Harmonised massage therapy, as well as a number of additional therapies on offer. TThe health and beauty salon at Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve (in the Cederberg) has introduced a signature fynbos therapy using essential fynbos ingredients, and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat offers a 'Soulution' treatment using aromatherapy oils inspired by rooibos and fynbos.
So if you are planning on a spa treatment during your time with us in South Africa, please be sure to ask if there is a fynbos therapy treatment suitable for you.
TTravel tips & planning info
Who to contact
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa:
Tel: +27 (0)21 437 9000
Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve:
Tel: +27 (0)21 872 4343
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat:
Tel: +27 (0)21 685 2598
How to get here
Visit the websites of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat for detailed maps and directions.
Best time to visit
Any time is a good time to enjoy a fynbos treatment.
Things to do
Treat yourself to any number of different spa treatments on offer using the superb Theravine, B Africa or Moya Botanicals products.
What to pack
A spa day is about being relaxed, so wear something comfortable and take a spare swimming costume and a pair of flip flops.
Where to stay
Each of the mentioned spas boast excellent 5-star accommodation.
What to eat
Opt for a healthy spa menu overflowing with fresh organic produce.