15 Top South African Luxury Spa Resorts: Many Draw On Local Healing Tradition

Written by Julia Austin

Top South African luxury spa resorts

Thanda means “love” in isiZulu, and the bedrock of the luxurious Thanda Private Game Reserve is Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. The hotel has spa treatments that combine Western techniques and ancient traditional holistic Zulu practices. Treatments include the use of marula, African potato and other local fare for a thorough pampering while you’re in the South African bush. The spa is designed to look as if it emerges from the surrounding rock on which it’s built. Thanda is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge.

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