Top 5 Cape Town Spas

Posted on Sep 8 2014 - 9:28am by Amy Labbadia

Cape Town

Sometimes when you’re on holiday you feel as if you need an extra dosage of relaxation, and where better to get that than at the local spa?

Cape Town is fast becoming South Africa’s go-to place for afternoons spent in the care of spa professionals, who are waiting to pamper you beyond belief. Of course, finding your dream spa can in itself feel taxing, so we’ve put together a list of the Top 5 Cape Town Spas so you don’t have to waste a moment in your quest for indulgence.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Another South African spa which has been recognised with a number of accolades and awards, the Twelve Apostles’ spa is the ideal haven in which to unwind. This enchanting oasis is stocked with a variety of stellar facilities, including hot and cold plunge pools, hydrotherapy baths and an outside treatment room shaded by a gazebo. Choose any number of treatments from the spa’s comprehensive menu, which also includes signature treatments such as The Escape, which begins with a gentle body brush and ends in a wonderful massage.

Librisa Spa, Mount Nelson Hotel

Situated within the Mount Nelson Hotel, Librisa Spa is one of Cape Town’s leading spa venues. Using only natural ingredients, you can expect a completely refreshing and organic experience, no matter what treatment you book into. As well as boasting eight individual treatment rooms, the spa also includes a Finnish sauna, steam bath, plunge pool and sun conservatory.

Cape Grace

Cape Grace’s spa is an award winning venue which boasts a plethora of unwinding treatments delivered by a team of spa experts. The spa’s ethos revolves around pampering both the body and soul, with each treatment developed to soothe both aching muscles and frayed nerves.  If you’re with a loved one, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of couples’ treatments, including sensual massages, and even follow it up with a romantic meal in the spa lounge.

The One & Only Cape Town

The spa at the One&Only Cape Town is a vast landscape filled with twelve treatment rooms, a sauna and scenic relaxation room, meaning there is no shortage of ways for you to relax here. When you’re not booking into the spa for massages, body scrubs and facials, you could be taking a dip in one of the two 18sqm vitality pools or getting your hair done in the service salon. There is also a range of signature treatments and journeys available at the spa, including the Holistic Body Ritual, which contains a full body exfoliation and scalp massage.

Arabella Spa, the Westin Cape Town

Arabella Spa is an award winning spa established in the Westin Cape Town hotel. Located on the 19th floor of the hotel, the spa boasts stunning panoramic views of the ocean and city which you’ll be able to enjoy during your treatments. Enjoy an aromatherapy massage or cleaning body wrap, or perhaps book a complete spa package which is the perfect way to unwind from head to toe. The spa also specialises in massage services for expecting mothers, those who play sports and anyone else who feels they need a particularly thorough treatment.

About the Author

Amy Labbadia is a travel writer for the luxury tour operator Wanderforth