Sometimes, all you need is a rejuvenating spa treatment to chase away the blues. This helps to promote peace and harmony while nourishing your body and mind, especially after a stressful week.
With an updated list of the best spas in Cape Town, these 10 luxurious spas are just a stone’s throw away from paradise, offering unique experiences through creative massage techniques to alleviate stress and tension that often comes with everyday living:
The One & Only Spa offers massage treatments that help you to unwind, especially after a hectic week. They offer treatments such as the Sleep Ritual, which takes you on a blissful journey to release your physical and emotional anxiety. It includes a soothing facial cleanse that’s paired with a relaxing massage using hot stones to release deep-seated muscular tension. End off this amazing experience with a relaxing scalp massage to ensure an uninterrupted blissful night’s sleep.
Location: One&Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
If your body craves a boost, then Avara Spa is the place to be, offering a range of spa body treatments and amazing wellness facilities. Their ‘Unwind in Winter’ package is a firm favourite and includes a chai tea to welcome you into a relaxation paradise, a full body hot stone or Swedish CBD massage and a CBD facial. They also offer hand and foot rejuvenation, waxing, tinting and so much more.
Location: Knightsbridge towers, 8 Esplanade Rd, Century City, Cape Town
Revitalise your body and mind at this stunning location that’s situated on the 19th floor at The Westin Cape Town. Their signature spa experiences are both unique and luxurious to promote a balance between the outer skin and inner being. You can enjoy therapeutic massages, cleansing facials and amazing body treatments that are designed specifically to nourish your body and mind.
Location: Convention Square, Lower Long St, Cape Town
Life Day Spa takes pride in delivering “an extraordinary experience in spa wellness” while rediscovering ways to improve the lives of each person who enters through the door. Enjoy their dazzling facilities, take your significant other along for a ‘Couples Hot Stone Extravaganza’ or be bold and try out their signature ‘Seventh Heaven Massage’ that combines seven different techniques to provide the ultimate massage experience.
Location: Cnr Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town
This exceptional location is situated in the heart of Newlands and offers massages that focus on the body’s key pressure points. Their ‘Fusion’ massage is a blend of Thai and Swedish techniques to soothe all aches and pains, unblock stiffness and enhance flexibility while their ‘Javanese’ massage is adapted from ancient Balinese techniques. This specific deep tissue massage works to relieve body tension while promoting peaceful sleep and helps to harmonise the mind.
Location: Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
This stylish five-star hotel on the Atlantic Coast is the perfect place to unwind with its breathtaking ocean views and mountainside location. The hotel has various spa packages and venues perfectly curated for your spa experience at one of the most renowned hotels in Cape Town. One of the facilities at the spa includes a man-made white-crystal cave. With dim lighting and peaceful blue colours floating up from the downstairs pools, it creates an immediate sensation of escapism.
Location: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005
Nestled in between the Queen Victoria Hotel and Dock House, on the Portswood ridge overlooking the bustling port sector, this small secret spa lives up to its name. It provides a range spa of treatments that not many Cape Town spas offer with custom therapies taken from all over the world to ease daily pressures.
Location: Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Nirvana can be found at the end of the fourth-floor corridor of the Cape Grace Hotel, where luxurious carpeting prevents even the loudest heels from making noise and shining mirrors reflect crystal chandeliers. Enjoy a day at one of the best spas in Cape Town.
Location: W Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
The luxurious spa at the same-named hotel in Camps Bay has a distinctive decor that is evocative of an opulent French boutique, yet it is just as tranquillizing as any other on this list. You have something special when you combine that with the breezy, glam aura of its coastal location.
Location: The Promenade, 201 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Located In the City Bowl, you can find an intimate spa situated in a historic home that is represented by Thai antiques, rich fabrics, and Victorian pressed ceilings. With just 10 treatment beds, it has none of the bells and whistles of the bigger destination or hotel spas in Cape Town, but nevertheless is utterly charming and offers five-star-quality treatments.
Location: 7 Breda Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town
Picture: Heavenly Spa By Westin