In Dinokeng’s healthy bushveld under pollution-free skies, one cannot help but feel revitalised. It is little wonder that health and wellness facilities have been drawn to this corner of Gauteng.
They are sprinkled across the region – in the village of Cullinan, round the southern circuit and at exclusive game lodges in the wildlife reserve up north. They offer the latest in therapies and treatments from both West and East, with the addition of African medicinal knowledge of indigenous plants and remedies. What’s more, being out of Gauteng’s densely urban areas, they offer ‘back to nature’ benefits absent in a city.
The exotically named Zau Spa (influenced by an Arabic word meaning ‘peace’) in Cullinan has become a boldly colourful feature of the town. Not far off, Kievits Kroon Country Estate operates an upmarket spa with one of the most advanced thermae treatment facilities in the province. The Ukuthula Spa in the Leeukloof Valley is a safari-type spa, weaved with French notes contributed by its European founders, while the Intundla Bush Spa in Dinokeng north is intimate, yet has a full house of health and wellness amenities.
These are just a smattering of the spas operating in Dinokeng. With most of them an hour to two hours’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, they are perfectly positioned for making a whole day of it, for a special occasion, with a group of friends or for corporate entertaining. All feature a variety of packages combining scrubbing, polishing, moisturising and massaging with healthy meals and refreshments inbetween.
Most facilities too, are part of hotels or guest lodges, or conveniently located near good accommodation, so that over-nighting, with the chance to see more of Dinokeng’s multiple attractions, becomes an attractive possibility.
www.zauspa.co.za; firstname.lastname@example.org; 083-900-6543
Kievits Kroon Country Estate:
www.kievitskroon.co.za; email@example.com; 0860 KIEVITS / 0860 5438487
Ukuthula Bush Spa:
www.ukuthulaspa.co.za; firstname.lastname@example.org; 072 581 2822
Intundla Bush Spa:
www.intundla.co.za; email@example.com; 012 735 9913/4