Top 10 Day Spa’s in South Africa

With Such diverse beauty and imagination South-Africa makes it easy to find little TLC spots to rejuvenate that spring in our steps.

Here are some of our countries top Day Spa’s.

The Oyster Box Hotel and Spa.

Situated in tropical Kwazulu-Natal – This five star Hotel and Spa doesn’t adhere to the term “it’s just business” and under management of the Red Carnation Hotel, guest can expect things to get personal with specially crafted treatments. A popular holiday destination for the Monaco Royals all tucked away in an indigenous garden close to the shores of Umhlanga.

What to Expect:  A full Spa menu is at your disposal with one of the Hotel favourites being “A Change of Season Ritual – Inkathi Yonyaka” a 120 min experience, African back massage, heated stones and wrap at a R1250 pp.


  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 431, Kwazulu-Natal
  • Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5072/ 5071/ 5123
  • Email:
  • Hours: 8 am – 8pm including public holidays (make sure to book in advance)


Twelve Apostle Hotel and Spa.

The Spa prides it’s self on the beautiful oceanic views with two mountain gazebos for outdoor treatments only 15 min away from the heart of Cape Town. Unique and interesting phrases like “saltwater flotation pool” and “liquid reduced gravity experience” capture your attention and the need to visit the Twelve Apostle Spa takes over.

What to expect: Keep a close eye on the website for monthly specails .This September, receive an hour long treatment dinner and movie at just R960 pp.


  • Situated on Victoria Road towards the Houtbay area.
  • Tell: +27 (0)21 439 060
  • Email: (for more information)


Verona Day Spa.

Highly qualified Somatologists can be found at the Verona Day Spa where knowledge and Compassion are key. They believe that Spa-level-care should also be practiced at home, which is why they provide you with a personalised prescription after your session. You’ll feel like you’ve just had an in depth beauty makeover.

What to Expect: To give guests an idea, Verona Day Spa offers a range of treatment packages, two of which are “Thai massage” that will last up to 3 hours for a price of R1500 pp. and a Full bod Massage taking up to 60 min for R480 pp.


  • Address: Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196 South-Africa
  • Tell: 011 880 0067/ 011 880 3847
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Ikhutsa Ultimate relaxation Day Spa.

The style and décor in Ikhutsa has a 1700’s French countryside influence where tranquillity and staff with gifted hands await. The Spa is one of this year’s world luxury Spa winners with a Mobile Spa as a bonus.

What to Expect: One of their packages called “The everyday woman pamper package” consist of a glass of wine on arrival, foot Cleansing Ritual, Aroma Back Neck & Shoulder Massage and a Peppermint Foot Soak Scrub, Mask Massage – a 60 min treatment for R500.


  • Address: 98 Cole Road, Lynwood Shere, Pretoria East.
  • Tell: 021 809 119/ 0823397257
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  • Hours: Monday – Saturdays: 8:30 – 17:00


Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa.

The proud African spirit boasts with a Luxury Spa Award and transports guests to an incomprehensive level of luxury. Hidden away in the Kogeberg Mountains and Bot River lagoon, it is the first Spa to introduce an African rainforest treatment inspired by our notorious African rains. This treatment is a two-hour sensory water and steam experience using African products.

What to Expect: Spa packages vary from a 3 hour facial, manicure and pedicure package costing R995 pp. to an “Arabella absolute spa ritual” costing R2450 pp. for six hours and six fabulous treatments. Spoil yourself and take a peek at the Spa menu on the website.


  • Address: Arabella Country Estate, R44 Kleinmond Hermanus, Western Cape.
  • Tel: +27(0) 28 284 0036Email:
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  • Hours: Monday’s to Thursday’s 8am – 8pm & Friday to Sunday 8am – 9pm.


Mangwanani African Day Spa.

The Vision and mission at Mangwanani Day Spa is not only to take good care of their guest but also the community. With 12 branches across the country the Spa is committed to serving a social responsibility by creating jobs and uplifting local communities.

What to Expect: Relaxation treatments like “African revitalization” which includes 7 treatments for R1299 pp. and a “Moonlight and night spa” will have you enjoying 3 treatments at a price of R899 pp. These are just two of the variety packages at your disposal.


  • Branches: Kwazulu-Natal, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Limpopo.
  • Tel: +27 (0)32 946 0223
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Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa.

Pezula Spa has its very own signature treatments that harness age-old remedies; scrubs, wraps, massages, steam baths, milk baths and hydro therapy. Enjoy a post-treatment massage and relax on their one of a kind heated massage beds. Set on the West Coastal Nutzi Beach Pezula is your break away.

What to Expect: A signature recommendations is the “Pezula’s Phumla Massage” At R1440 pp. this African experience includes stretching, deep kneading, reflexology and pressure point Scalp massage.


  • Address: Lagoonview Drive Eastern Head, 6571 Knysna
  • Tel: +27 44 302 3333
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Ginkgo Spa at Steenberg.

The Steenberg grounds are surrounded by beautiful vineyards and sits at the foot of the breath-taking Steenberg Mountains. The Spa has five different rooms each for a different experience and special purpose. Here in-depth therapy sessions await in true Capetonian style.

What to Expect: For the massage enthusiast chose the Ginkgo “Elixir”© Signature Massage, a 50 min treatment for R530 which incorporates more than 4 different techniques, Aromatherapy oils and Babor Thermal Lotions.


  • Address: 10802 Steenberg Estate, Tokai Road, Constantia 7945
  • Tel: +27 717 132 222
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Bayete Day Spa.

The Estate is nestled in the Hennops Valley and overlooks the Schurveberg Mountains. Also known for numerous awards, Bayete Spa guarantees the lowest prices and value for money. The Spa has two different camps for guests to choose from with in-house trained therapists.

What to Expect: Bayete has special offers displayed on their website keeping things relevant and simple. The latest is a Full Day Spa Treatment at R800 pp. This includes six treatments, breakfast, a tea break, lunch and a complementary cocktail.


  • Address: Section 384 JR, Plot number 4, Hoekplaas, M26, Centurion.
  • Tel: 012 370 7915
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Zau Spa.

In the quaint Diamond town Cullinan lays a unique and creative Spa with a different approach toward beauty. Zau meaning peace in Arabic, allows only a limited amount of guests for treatments to create a more personal and peaceful environment.

What to Expect: With the unique approach to beauty comes a range of unique names Chose the “Audrey Hepburn full day package” at R1120 pp. Light breakfast lunch and cake of the day are included


  • Address: 7 Hospital Street Cullinan South-Africa
  • Tel: 012 734 119
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These Spas have experience in the field with recent awards behind their names and according to “South-Africa travels” they are more popular amongst the people. It seemed unfair to pick only ten and the list does go on and on, which is why living in a country like this can be relaxing on its own.

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