Choose your country and language:

Africa

  • Global
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • DRC
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Americas

  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia

Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
Back

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.

 

Did You Know?
SSingita Lebombo runs a school of cooking to develop employment opportunities for local youth.

IIn South Africa, bush spas now form an essential part of the luxury game lodge experience.

Just a few years ago, the idea of combining a Big Five safari with an on-site spa treatment was unheard of, but because the game lodge industry continues to reinvent itself, our renowned bush spas lead the way in terms of health and wellness tourism innovation on the continent.

BBush spas in South Africa offer a real treat for the discerning traveller and having a spa facility is now seen as an essential element to any decent luxury safari game lodge experience. Certainly, the best lodges in the country all have magnificent spas to brag about as well as some very unique pamper concepts.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge has the Amani Spa which is known for its excellent hydrotherapy treatments and its tranquil zen garden. The spa also uses the Africology range of products - inspired by South African indigenous plants such as rooibos, marula and the African potato.

Shibula Game Lodge & Spa in the Waterberg uses apricot kernels in some of its therapies and is known for the very specific African Back Wood Massage therapy.

Therapists at the spa at Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni in the Lebombo concession of the Kruger National Park use monkey oranges in a signature massage and also offer up a sensual ‘Touch of Moonlight Therapy'.

Kievits Kroon, a 16 hectare upmarket country estate in Pretoria, Gauteng, offers pampering, relaxation and rejuvenation in their spacious and luxurious Spa.

Garonga safari camp is still touting their concept of ‘Soul on Safari' and the combination of game activities and delicious therapies in the outdoor sala is an absolute winner.

Falaza Game Park and Spa in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi has incorporated zulu rituals into its spa offering and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg have taken their inspiration from the earth itself.

Certainly, our South African bush spas have created novel ways of transforming the bush safari into a pampering experience. Roughing it has never been so decadent!

Who to contact

Related Articles

Wildlife safari

Surgery and safari in South Africa

Wildlife safari
Surgery and safari in South Africa

When it comes to post recovery and recuperation, going on safari is a good choice.

Wildlife safari

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

Wildlife safari
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

It’s so close to Joburg you can see the city skyline from some vantage points. But you’re still in the wild—with over 200 species of birds, big game animals and predators.

Breathtaking scenery

Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve - endemic treasures

Breathtaking scenery
Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve - endemic treasures

Take a walk along a series of boardwalks—see and smell red, white and black mangroves flourishing alongside wading birds, mudskippers and crabs, and finish with a breathtaking view of Durban.

Breathtaking scenery

Put a spring back in your step – Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Breathtaking scenery
Put a spring back in your step – Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Dating back millions of years, Riemvasmaak is a place of haunting beauty.

Breathtaking scenery

Lisbon Falls - meet beautiful waterfalls in our most scenic province, Mpumalanga

Breathtaking scenery
Lisbon Falls - meet beautiful waterfalls in our most scenic province, Mpumalanga

The Lisbon Falls is the highest in Mpumalanga and plunges 94km. Set in a bowl of hills, this is a great place to start your adventure along on the Panorama Route.

Bustling city life

Montecasino - explore Italy while visiting Johannesburg

Bustling city life
Montecasino - explore Italy while visiting Johannesburg

Designed to meticulously represent an old Italian village in Tuscany, this entertainment complex has over 2km of restaurants and entertainment venues, and an 8500m2 gaming casino.

Wildlife safari

Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Wildlife safari
Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Mountain biking through the Kruger National Park is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with the local terrain – and to see some fascinating and beautiful creatures .

Wildlife safari

A safari adventure for the whole family

Wildlife safari
A safari adventure for the whole family

Taking your children on safari is an amazing adventure for the whole family to enjoy together.

Breathtaking scenery

Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve - watch the twilight dance between water and mountains

Breathtaking scenery
Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve - watch the twilight dance between water and mountains

Sterkfontein Dam Reserve is a place of rugged and steep crevices silhouetted against the skyline and mountain slopes, snuggly covered with a thick grass blanket.

Active adventure

Rustenburg - the town of rest

Active adventure
Rustenburg - the town of rest

Rustenburg is the perfect place from which to explore the North West province.

Wildlife safari

Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Wildlife safari
Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Have the perfect picnic, enjoy some cycling and horse riding or view wildlife while you explore the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Wildlife safari

Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Wildlife safari
Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Experience the ultimate in luxury game reserves at Mala Mala.

Breathtaking scenery

The best places to enjoy nature in Gauteng

Breathtaking scenery
The best places to enjoy nature in Gauteng

Gauteng boasts amazing tourist attractions that are worth visiting more than once.

Breathtaking scenery

Enjoy these epic activities in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Enjoy these epic activities in South Africa

Imagine taking a game drive as the sun sets on the African plains, or how about daring yourself to a thrilling adventure that’s sure to get your heart racing.

Breathtaking scenery

Hiking the Cape West Coast

Breathtaking scenery
Hiking the Cape West Coast

The West Coast of South Africa offers many excellent hiking trails where the pace of life is slow, because the joy is in the journey, not the arrival.

Breathtaking scenery

The Northern Cape Wildflower Route — a kaleidoscope of colours

Breathtaking scenery
The Northern Cape Wildflower Route — a kaleidoscope of colours

The Wildflower Route in the Northern Cape is a vision of flowers that will colour your imagination for the rest of your days.

Wildlife safari

Learn to dive and appreciate one of South Africa’s greatest predators

Wildlife safari
Learn to dive and appreciate one of South Africa’s greatest predators

Not only do we have the Big 7 (rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, whales and great white sharks); we also have an incredible array of endemic bird and plant life.

Breathtaking scenery

The loveliest garden – Jozi’s Botanical Garden

Breathtaking scenery
The loveliest garden – Jozi’s Botanical Garden

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden offers a green space in the middle of an urban area.

Active adventure

Lake Fundudzi - the work of the Venda Gods?

Active adventure
Lake Fundudzi - the work of the Venda Gods?

Geologists say Lake Fundudzi in Limpopo 's northernmost reaches is one of a very few in the world to have been formed by landslide.

Wildlife safari

Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat

Wildlife safari
Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat

Safaris in South Africa are a must for anyone fascinated by wildlife and here the Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

Luxury in South Africa

Luxury in South Africa

With a rich cultural history, some of the finest wines in the world, gourmet food and enchanting adventures, let South Africa show you why it is a shining jewel of luxury travel.

Breathtaking scenery

The Mac-Mac Falls - where double rainbows can be found every day

Breathtaking scenery
The Mac-Mac Falls - where double rainbows can be found every day

Tumbling 70m in two double streams, with water rainbows, white spray and a deep, dramatic pool, this is what waterfalls are supposed to look like.

Breathtaking scenery

Karkloof Nature Reserve - let this place restore you (1)

Breathtaking scenery
Karkloof Nature Reserve - let this place restore you (1)

When you visit this place you will truly understand the restorative power of nature.

Breathtaking scenery

Explore the rugged, intensely beautiful mountain ranges of South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Explore the rugged, intensely beautiful mountain ranges of South Africa

From the flattest to the tallest to the oldest to prettiest to the most dramatic,South African mountain ranges are astounding.

Copyright © 2018 South African Tourism
|Terms and conditions|Disclaimer|Privacy policy