Pietermaritzburg is the formal capital city of KwaZulu Natal, second only to Durban in terms of tourist appeal. While it may be popular for many things, every busy traveller needs time out, and there is no better way to relax and escape the stress of the ‘real world’ than by indulging in health and beauty treatments.
Here are some of Pietermaritzburg’s best retreats for weary bodies and minds …
The Karkloof Spa Wellness & Wildlife Retreat
This spa is acclaimed for its eco-friendly status, as well as for its detox and weight-loss programmes. These programmes are tailored to each client’s needs and situations for the best results. Karkloof has won a number of awards, and boasts hand-picked Thai therapists that have exceptional skills and experience. Due to its positioning, on 3 500 hectares of unspoilt wildlife reserve, Karkloof is especially tranquil and serene.
The detox programme includes diet, yoga, massages, cycling in the bushveld, herbal detoxifying baths, and more.
The spa is equipped with 17 treatment rooms, each of which boasts beautiful views. In addition to the run-of-the-mill spa therapies, visitors can also expect something different. The Maldivian Black Pepper Scrub; Green Tea, Ginger and Lemongrass Wrap; and the Asian Hand and Foot Ritual are just some of this spa’s unique offering.
The Senses Day Spa
The therapists at Senses are internationally qualified, and adept at immersing clients in the tranquillity of this fabulous escape. This spa offers special treatments that are tailored to meet the needs and limitations of pregnant women. The only skincare brands used here are those that are professionally recognised and reserved for spas and salons.
eZali Spa, situated in Hilton, is dedicated to professional, discreet service, coupled with fantastic products. There are a number of different services on offer; including the luxurious Thalgo Ocean Memory Marine Sensation Spa Ritual, therapies catering especially to teens (both boys and girls), and even bridal packages for the most special of days. The teen packages are increasingly popular, as this age group often suffers with hormone-induced skin, hair and nail issues. On the other hand, anti-aging treatments are always popular too.
Added services on offer at eZali are the very popular Lipomassage™ and Endermolift™ by Endermologie. The Dermalogica range of products has been selected for use at eZali Spa, based on its effectiveness and quality. This ensures that, no matter what age or gender the client, there is a superior product and solution for their skin.
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