With properties in Cape Town, Johannesburg and three safari camps in Botswana, Orient-Express has everything you need for a luxurious African adventure. After chasing the big five throughout the Okavango Delta, hiking Table Mountain or shopping and exploring the art galleries of Johannesburg, guests can treat themselves to a bit of pampering with a variety of African-inspired spa treatments.
Tucked away amidst lush gardens and delightful fountains, the Botanica Spa Suites at The Westcliff in Johannesburg are an oasis of indulgence and relaxation, offering specialized facial and eye treatments, massages to treat each and every tight and aching muscle, along with intriguing and exotic body wraps. The spa is also proud to announce the launch of the authentic African spa product brand, Africology. Africology is a fair-trade spa line integrating the wisdom of the traditional healer with advanced technologies that create a skincare range working with the body’s hormonal rhythms. Everything applied to the skin finds its way to the blood stream and for this reason Africology is conscious of how chemicals can damage hormonal systems. Their products work to restore the body rather than simply pamper.
Khwai River Lodge in Botswana is also thrilled to incorporate the Africology products into their line of soothing spa treatments. Guests can indulge in a selection of massages and body treatments all while taking in the magnificent surroundings of the Okavango Delta. Feel at one with nature as experts use a selection of Africology products to sooth and relax guests after a day of exciting safari adventures. All therapists are trained in holistic application – ensuring the guest experience is a true African healing experience.
Mount Nelson Hotel’s Librisa Spa in Cape Town is known for its nurturing and holistic philosophy centered on the power of touch. Housed in three original late Victorian buildings on the property, the spa features eight individually decorated treatment rooms and a sun-splashed conservatory where guests are invited to relax and indulge in a selection of fresh teas and fruit juices. In addition to Africology, Librisa Spa is proud to announce the addition of Sodashi spa products to their luxurious offerings. Made using the highest quality plant essences and natural ingredients, Sodashi products are based on the knowledge and wisdom of ancient philosophies and natural healing traditions. Librisa Spa is also proud to welcome their newly appointed spa manager Anja Liebenberg, who has joined the Mount Nelson family after many years abroad running high-end spas in Munich, Istanbul and beyond. Liebenberg ensures the Librisa experience to be as pure, fresh and clean as the Cape breeze, balancing the mind, body and soul.
Sample spa treatments from Orient-Express Africa include:
African Goddess Facial – A therapeutic, hydrating treatment using Marula oil, Jasmine and South African Geranium to restore softness and promote a healthy glow. Available at Librisa Spa, Mount Nelson.
Moor Mud Envelope – Featuring ancient African moor mud, this body wrap soothes sore joints and muscles. A relaxing shower completes this delightful experience leaving your body feeling limber and restored. Available at the Botanica Spa Suites,The Westcliff.
African Hot Stone Massage – After an exciting morning on safari, African stones are dipped in aromatic oils while a soothing massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscles. Available at Khwai River Lodge.