Cape Town is a city made for relaxation, rejuvenation and rest. With some of the best beaches, indulgent wineries and stunning natural beauty, you can feel less stressed-out just by setting foot into The Mother City.
But if that doesn’t automatically happen, you can always try one of Cape Town’s world-class spas. You’ll feel all your worries melt away as you enjoy breathtaking views and unique African treatments that these spas offer.
Here are some of the best spas in and around the city, which will leave you feeling rejuvenated from the inside out.
With a 180 degree view of Cape Town’s city bowl and harbour, the Heavenly Spa at the Westin Hotel on the Foreshore is the perfect location for some rest and relaxation. Situated on the 19th floor of the Westin Hotel, you’ll definitely leave all your stress and worries, along with the city’s noise and hustle on the the streets. From signature spa experiences that are both unique and luxurious to treatments that will leave you feeling like a new person, Heavenly Spa has it all.
The spa offers relaxing massages including a stress relief and soul of Africa massages, body treatments including a lavender and rooibos wrap, facial treatments and, hand and feet care. It also offers amazing packages including Heavenly Treats (dinner and spa package), a new beginnings package for the spring time and bride and groom to be packages. You can also enjoy the hotel pool and lounges which are all located on the 19th floor during you time at the spa. Prices at Heavenly Spa range from $28 to $150 depending on the treatment or package.
Recommended treatment: Dream package which includes body polish, stress relief massage and a rose balancing facial for $95.
Mangwanani African Spa
From the decor to the treatments, the spa is an indulgent African experience. Head to Mangwanani African Spa at Zevenwacht Wine Estate on the Stellenbosch Wine Route to enjoy Africa’s finest spa. From individual treatments to packages, you can easily spend the whole day lapping up the African culture, treatments and delicious wines from the Zevenwacht wine farm.
The professional beauty therapists adorn your body with mineral and vitamins straight from the African soil. You can enjoy all traditional spa treatment with an African twist including traditional African full body massage, traditional African royal foot ritual and North African head, neck and shoulder massage. For those who have a little more time, the spa offers amazing full and half day packages as well as teenager and kids packages. It is really something for the whole family. Prices range from $20 to $230 depending on the treatment or package.
Recommended treatment: African Premier Experience which includes a facial, body treatment, full body massage with hot stones, foot massage, hand massage, time in the mineral jacuzzi and lunch for $230.
Life Day Spa
Located at the Crystal Towers Hotel near Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Century City, this spa has an amazing view of Table Mountain. Named 2013’s Spa of the Year, the spa, set in an chic earthy decor, offers a variety of different treatment that keep your wellness and health in mind. The spa considers itself part of the wellness revolution and has created a unique place made for relaxation away from all the stress of everyday life. The skilled therapist take you into their care and make sure you leave feeling totally rejuvenated.
Facilities at the spa include a Rasul chamber, 11 private treatment rooms including two couples suites, a flotation chamber, a gym, sauna and steam rooms. The spa also allows you access to an outdoor terrace with access to the Crystal Tower’s suspended swimming pool. Treatments at the spa include massages, skincare, facials, body treatments, waxing, a nail bar and spa packages, which range from $28 to $200.
Recommended treatment: It’s All About You treatment which is a five hour, full day experience that includes a Middle Eastern mud ritual, time in the floatation pool, a facial, a full body massage and a stone manicure and pedicure. This luxurious treatment includes lunch and costs $210.
The Spa at The Twelve Apostles
The number one spa in Africa, The Spa is located in the legendary Twelve Apostles Hotel along the Atlantic seaboard. With Table Mountain range behind you and the open Atlantic Ocean in front of you, the views alone will calm your body and mind. To compliment the natural surrounding beauty, the spa embraces the healing energies of earth, air and water to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
If you really feel like spoiling yourself you can enjoy the amazing experience of enjoying your treatment in one of two mountain gazebos which have panoramic views of both the ocean and the mountains.
When it comes to treatment, you can only expect the best at The Spa. A variety of both half day and full day packages are available and cost between $190 and $240. Other treatments include super detox slimming treatment, body sculpting treatment, coconut rub and milk wrap, an anti ageing facial and deep tissue massage. Prices range between $10 to $200 depending on the season and treatment.
Recommended treatment: The Sunset Mountain Serenade which is a 90 minute hot stone or aromatherapy massage for you and your partner in one of the gazebos at sunset. The package also includes oysters, strawberries dipped in chocolate and sparkling wine for $143 per person.
Located at the beautiful Vineyard Hotel on the foot of Table Mountain is the Angana Spa. Keeping privacy and tranquility in spa is right next to the Liesbeeck river which also runs through the gardens at the Vineyard Hotel. From the moment you walk into the spa and get your foot wash till the you leave after your complimentary calm time, Angsana Spa is designed to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The staff are professional, warm and friendly and are ready to assist you whenever it is needed.
This spa has great couples treatments and various packages to accommodate your needs. It also has signature body massages, facials, hand and nail treatments, foot treatments, calming baths, body polishes, body conditioners and waxing. Treatments and packages are reasonably priced between $6 and $130 depending on what you get done.
Recommended treatments: Peace treatment which includes a 60 minute massage and a 60 minute Blink Rosy facial for $99.