Kievits Kroon Spa Delight
South Africa is a funny place for me to visit because in a way it’s home but it also feels so alien. Being a born and bred Londoner of South African parents. Home because it’s the one place in the world where I look like everyone else so no one troubles me so is the perfect place to relax an explore. South Africa is 1.22 million km² of playground to explore and it is full of surprises. Each time it visits I see the countries growth that firmly roots it as one of the worlds developing countries. Well known for their vineyards and Safari, I can attest that South Africans do Spas very well. Hidden in Pretoria is what can only be described as one of the worlds most unique and unpretentious Spa hotels.
Whats the deal?
Its impossible to mention South Africa overseas without people asking, "but isn't it really dangerous?". In my personal experience South Africa is must like many other countries in the world. As in London there are cities and towns that you would avoid and I would make sure I was not alone in certain areas at night. That being said, safety abroad is all relative to how you feel. I have never found South Africa any more unsafe than any other country in the world.
We had booked in for a spa overnight package which included a three course lunch, dinner bed and breakfast and two and a half hours of treatments then full use of the facilities.
Lunch was exquisite and the chef was lovely enough to pop out and say hello to us. I started with the carpaccio of meats (all kinds of exotic game), then had sea bass and the chocolate tart. All washed down with my favourite South African fizz, Pongcraz.
After being shown to the changing rooms, we slipped into our robes then were escorted to the relaxation room to wait to be collected by a therapist. I had a 90 minutes full body massage then an energising facial. I left that treatment room feeling suitably pumped into a state of complete relaxation.
My only regret on this trip was that we didn’t stay longer. The service, the food the surrounding were all stunning and the perfect place to take yourself away to de stress.
Have a great trip x