There is a wealth of facilities here for guests to enjoy including:
- Three treatment rooms (including one couple’s suite for those wanting a romantic treat)
- A hair and nail salon
- A hydrotherapy area with his and hers changing and steam rooms
- A plunge pool overlooking a tranquil lily pond
- A 15-metre infinity swimming pool
- A gym (with the option of personal training available for R750 for one-to-one training or R500 for a group session)
Spa treatments on offer include facials (for men and women), a variety of massages, reflexology, body wraps and scrubs, chakra treatments and a variety of beauty treatments including eyelash/eyebrow tints, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and hairdressing. There are also a variety of male grooming treatments for the dapper chap. Depending on which treatments you select, prices range from R150 and go up to R1000.
I started my spa day with a back and neck message. At the start of the treatment, the therapist gave me a ritual foot cleansing treatment and I then hopped on to the bed for a 60-minute massage. The treatment rooms all boast fabulous views, making the experience even more magical.
Afterwards, I felt incredibly relaxed and I made my way to the tranquil plunge pool, which had views of lily pads and the mountains in the distance, giving the impression that I’d stepped into one of Monet’s water lilies paintings.
The décor here is contemporary chic, with lots of stylish stone walls, chic white sofas which are perfect for lounging on and thick stuffed arm chairs screaming out for you to settle in with a magazine and enjoy an herbal tea or a chilled glass of water with lemon.
If you leave here feeling stressed or grumpy there’s no hope, as this is one of the best spa experiences we’ve had in a long time. The only disappoint we had was when we had to leave begrudgingly, knowing full well it would be difficult to find somewhere this special again.
If you’re guest, a day here is the final icing on the cake. If you’re not a guest, treat yourself for an indulgent day – you won’t regret it.
The Spa at Leeu Estates
Our experience overall
Staff attentiveness / friendliness: ★★★★★
*During my stay I was hosted by the lovely team at the Leeu Estates. All views and opinions are my own.
**All images copyright of A.A. Miln