Thanda Spa at Thanda Safari, the multiple award-winning private game reserve situated in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, has been awarded ‘South Africa’s Best Safari Spa’ at the World Spa Awards™.
Located at Thanda Safari Lodge, the Thanda Spa comprises two treatment rooms, a sauna, a hydrobath and a rock pool. The team of highly qualified spa therapists offer a variety of Dermalogica facials along with a menu of massage and body treatments in addition to a series of holistic treatments using highly acclaimed products with natural healing benefits. Embracing their natural surrounds, treatments include the Hot Stone Massage, Zulu Reflexology and a Mineral Salt Scrub, in addition to therapies that focus on specific needs and concerns.
Unusually too, the Thanda Spa offers a spa menu for children inviting them to indulge in a Happy Feet or Hands treatment, a Prince/Princess Facial and a Monkey Apple Massage.
Last year saw the launch of the Thanda Tented Camp Spa. In keeping with the camp’s non-electrified offering it presents a wide variety of manually based treatments using non-allergenic oils derived from natural plant oils. Adding a flavour of fun to its therapies, the spa menu features Zulu inspired massages and facials including the Zulwini (heavenly) Massage and the Ebuhleni (beauty) Facial that follow the rhythm and tempo of the Zulu music softly playing in the background. With its tucked away position and splendid views across the bushveld, the Spa Tent invites guests to relax and be at one with themselves and nature under canvas.
Both spas at Thanda offer manicure and pedicures, couples treatments and 2-hour to full-day spa packages. Thanda’s therapists have all undergone an intensive 3-year training programme covering somatology, physiology and anatomy with further spa collage subjects comprising theory and practical tuition whilst covering the benefits of massage and holistic treatment.
The World Spa Awards took place in Sardinia on 4 September 2016. This year saw a record number of votes cast by leading spa tourism professionals as well as hundreds of thousands of spa consumers globally.