The most stylish and effective spa in Africa is completely surrounded by the open splendour of the bush. It’s not unusual to find a passing antelope gazing in fascination as you shift position on your massage bed. And while there are big brands such as Dermalogica to draw on, it’s the indigenous oils and traditional ingredients (rooibos, marula, lemongrass and avocado) that really make this a cut above the norm. Treatments are inspired by ancient African rituals and you can even consult a sangoma – a healer who uses herbal remedies to rid you of evil spirits. Hydrotherapy treatments use the mineral-rich waters from an underground stream and there are Vichy showers, a heated lap-pool and a gym. All this mixed with the thrill of expert game drives and eight extravagant, colonial-style bedrooms. The food is incredible too – Elton John had the wholemeal bread flown home.
- LocationKruger National Park, South Africa
Three nights from £3,785, full board, including British Airways flights, transfers and safari activities.
Tourism Corporation Africa
Tel: 021 426 0991