Situated along the Garden Route and an easy four-hour drive from Cape Town, Gondwana Game Reserve is a real return to nature, with its safari lodges built to make the most of the cinematic setting.
Surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges, the reserve is named after the ancient landmass Gondwanaland, from which Africa was formed 120 million years ago. This ancient and unspoilt terrain is one of the reserve’s most special assets and one that is celebrated by its new standalone spa.
With the spa originally part of the main Kwena Lodge, Gondwana was prompted by demand to build a larger, separate venue to add to the safari experience. Now with two treatment rooms large enough to accommodate couples, and in a new private location in among the trees adjacent to the lodge and looking out onto the fynbos-covered hills, it’s the ideal way to extend the serene experience of being in this tranquil paradise.
Operating under the mantra “Revitalise yourself with nature’s touch, tone and tempo”, the spa is inspired by nature not only in its setting, but its ingredients too. Africology products, with indigenous plant ingredients such as marula, rooibos and aloe ferox, enhance the earthy African experience, while the two dedicated therapists offer a full range of nature-inspired body, face and hand and foot treatments. Try the aptly named Happy Hippo Mud Wrap and Sundowner Anti-Ageing Facial, as well as the Marula-Shell Scrub or Hot-River-Stone Massage.
The new spa is a tented structure with a folding glass-door front, for the real safari feel with a view. Guests can wait in the outdoor pergola or sit inside and enjoy the African chic bush-themed décor and keep cool under slow-turning fans. Treatments are done in this blissful new space and guests can also request in-room service for additional privacy and ease.
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