spa - Pezula Spa, South Africa
Written by Lucy Corne
South Africa’s Garden Route is well known for its adrenaline sports and outdoor adventures, but there are more relaxing pursuits on hand at the Pezula Spa.
After a day hiking through the famous Knysna Forests, tackling one of the world’s highest bungee jumps or hitting 18 holes on Pezula’s championship golf course, settle into one of nine treatment rooms, each decked out in muted, earthy shades.
Appointments start in the hot zone, with a dip in the outdoor Jacuzzi or a stint in the steam room, with actual treatments only beginning after a consultation with your personal therapist. As well as massages, body wraps, and facials, a range of signature treatments drawing on traditional practices and ingredients guarantees total surrender. Healthy snacks and smoothies round off the experience, along with some quiet time on a heated water massage bed.
And for those who haven’t yet tired themselves out indulging in Knysna’s hiking, biking, abseiling, and rock climbing, there’s always the 12m pool and gym to get the blood pumping again.