The Spa Awards
The Spa Awards

Top spas in South Africa 2016

By Staff reporter Time of article published Aug 10, 2016

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The 2016 Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards consisted of 6 Categories: Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique Hotel Spa, Unique Spa Concept, Safari Spa and Aesthetic/Medi Spa categories.

Days Spas

Winner: Langaro Lifestyle Centre - Cape Town

Langaro Lifestyle Centre has created a space in where clients can enjoy a host of different treatments under one roof, improving their quality of life as well as their personal image.


Life Day Spa Fourways. Since opening their doors in July 2005 Life Day Spas have became leaders in the health and

wellness industry.

Woodlands Spa. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River in the heart of Muldersdrift, the spa is the perfect setting to escape the busy city life.

Senses Day Spa. Set in park-like surroundings in Pietermaritzburg. Each room is designed for optimum relaxation.

Hotel Spas

Winner: Simola Spa - Knysna

Set in the hills above Knysna, Simola commands an awe-inspiring view, taking in rolling hills, valleys and a vast shimmering blue expanse of the Knysna lagoon.


Arabella Hotel & Spa Kleinmond. Embodies the classic elegance of old world style, mixed with modern design trends. Home to the world-first African Rainforest Experience, inspired by African rains, the spa combines traditional and modern therapies.

12 Apostles Hotel & Spa Cape Town. The unique position on the mountains with panoramic sea and mountain views allow guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean .

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa Port St Johns. Set high on the Umngazi hillside, with breath-taking views of the coast below.

Boutique Hotel Spas

Winner: Fordoun Boutique Hotel & Spa - Nottingham Road.

The gracious Fordoun Boutiuque Hotel and Spa is a fusion of state-of- the-art leisure and spa facilities .


Fresh Wellness at Cellars Hohenort. Situated in the Constantia Valley, surrounded by lush gardens, the treatments encapsulate all five senses to imitate the surroundings.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Sandton. Located in the suburb of Morningside Manor, set in a stately, asian inspired park-like ambiance, guests are immediately struck by the warm, welcoming ambiance created by friendly and caring staff.

Safari Spas

Winner: Karkloof Safari Spa - Pietermaritzburg.

Built to embrace the natural environment, Karkloof Safari Spa features treatment rooms with wonderful views over the native bush and surrounding gardens.


Legacy Balance Bakubung Spa Pilansburg. Balanced on the hillside overlooking Bakubung Bush lodge in The Pilanesberg National Park is the beautiful Bakubung Spa.

Ivory Tree Amani Spa Pilansburg. Situated in the crater of an ancient volcano within the Pilanesberg National Park, the wood

and thatch treatment rooms are perched on stilts and are accessible via wooden walkways.

Unique Spas

Winner: Yadah Castle - Hammam Turkish Spa & Bath - Pretoria

The touch of Persian carpets and comfortable pillows transport guests to an exotic foreign land, whilst exciting all of the senses and embracing unique spa experiences.


Inner Soul Art Lounge & Spa Pretoria. Inner Soul believes that the individual comprises of three essential elements, body, mind and soul. Each of these must be in balance to achieve full homeostasis.

Cradle Health Spa Magaliesburg. Nestled in the foothills of the Majestic Magaliesburg Mountains, in the village of Hartbeespoort Dam, they combine the natural tranquillity of nature with the comfort of luxury.

Ikhutsa Mountain Manor Day Spa Pretoria. Ikhutsa means relax in the Tswana language, and the dedicated team aim to make each and every client's experience an ultimate dream in pure relaxation and tranquillity.

Aesthetic Institutes

Winner: Nanita Dalton Laser, Skin & Body Institute - Pretoria

Providing a complete, comprehensive range of specifically designed treatments and selected professional products to ensure the best results.


The Laser Beautiques- Woodlands & Bedfordview branches were established in 2009, with their primary focus on offering the safest, most advanced non-invasive beauty and aesthetic treatments by renowned surgeons, doctors, nurses, aestheticians and therapists.

Chique Skin Technology Kempton Park. This unique Aesthetic salon has created a sophisticated and soothing environment. Offering the most advanced selection of non-surgical treatments.

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