Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve has launched a spa for the exclusive use of guests staying at the lodge. Named Bush Willow Spa after its namesake tree that grows in abundance in the reserve, the new wellness facility has been completely rebuilt.
It features large windows and doorways opening onto a wooden deck. The spa’s philosophy centres around the traditional healing power of trees. The spa comprises two single treatment rooms – separated by a sliding door, these can also be turned into a dual treatment room for couples. A two-seater hydrobath is located on a wooden deck out in the open bush and can be enjoyed as a signature 20-minute Hydrotherapy Session (R300 per person), or as an added extra for honeymooner booked in for a spa lunch on the deck.
The spa uses the Africology range which focuses on indigenous plants such as marula fruit, African potato and rooibos.
Signature treatments include:
Intonga Stick Massage (60min, R900)
A traditional African deep tissue massage and stress relieving treatment. Skilful movements are performed with the hands and different sized wooden sticks, in combination with a Black Pepper Balm to ease toxin overload, relieve muscle tension and clear the body from daily stress.
Soul of Africa Massage (45min, R650 or 90min, R1100)
This soul-surrendering massage uses African Marula oil blended with Neroli to soften signs of ageing through its anti-stress action. A back scrub is followed by a massage using Marula oil, designed to enhance and restore the body, while easing away stress and tension.
Rooibos & Lavender Clay Body Wrap (60min, R850)
The combination of essential oils will leave the skin feeling smooth and refined while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. Great for skin conditions such as eczema, rashes, sunburn and swelling.
African Goddess Anti-Ageing Facial (90min, R950)
This facial is a relaxing, pampering treat to restore elasticity, nourish the skin and promise a healthy glow. The de-stressing, anti-ageing African ritual consists of cleansing, exfoliation, massage with Marula oil, mask and moisturising.