We are in the second half of the year and two things are of importance: taking a break and being extra mindful of one’s wellness. Packing your bags and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a few days to honour an appointment with yourself can do wonders for your well-being. Connecting to the quietude and healing power of nature could be just what you need to conquer the remainder of 2023. If you have not yet taken your mid-year break, here are three places you can call home during your refreshing escape.
Walkersons Hotel & Spa
In the scenic area of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, Walkersons Hotel & Spa offers quiet relaxation, breathtaking views and some pampering. The establishment is a little over two hours away from Johannesburg and is the place to be for unrivalled serenity. There is a spa with a wide variety of treatments including the healing crystal massage, the traditional Swedish massage as well as Skincare Rituals. So go ahead and treat yourself to some spa spoils!
Images: Walkersons Hotel & Spa
Situated at the Cradle of Humankind, Farmhouse 58 connects one to self, others and nature. The wellness hotel is built on the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi which is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The minimalistic feel allows one to declutter their mind and to come home to self. Activities on the farm include hiking, cycling and yoga retreats which all contribute to a regenerative travel experience. You will come back feeling as light as a feather!
Thanda Safari Lodge
In the heart of Zululand, Kwazulu-Natal is the tranquil Thanda Safari Lodge which offers a wellness, safari and spa experience. At the 5-star country hotel and spa, you will be met with expertly trained beauty therapists who offer a wide range of treatments. These include a combination of Western techniques and ancient Zulu holistic practices learnt from traditional Zulu women. An unforgettable scenic safari and some pampering? We love the sound of that!
Images: Thanda Safari