A New ‘Spafari’ in the Zulu Kingdom

Thanda Tented Camp, located in the heart of award-winning Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, has launched a completely new spa offering. Tented Camp guests returning from game drives now too will be able to enjoy some pampering in their own canvas Spa Tent.

In keeping with the camp’s, off the grid, offering it presents a wide variety of manually based treatments using non-allergenic oils by Salacious, a proudly South African manicure, pedicure & body range derived from natural plant oils as well as the SIX skincare products that blend science and nature into its ingredients. Adding a flavour of fun to its therapies, the spa menu features Zulu inspired massages and facials including the Zulwini (heavenly) Massage and the Ebuhleni (beauty) Facial that follow the rhythm and tempo of the Zulu music softly playing in the background. The Spa team have also developed other techniques to reflect the environment. One example is the Ndlovu Walk (elephant walk) treatment, a deep lymph drainage massage, based on the deep but gentle pressure of the elephant’s footsteps. With its tucked away position and splendid views across the bushveld, the Spa Tent invites guests to relax and be at one with themselves and nature.

The Thanda Spa located at Thanda Safari Lodge has also introduced a new spa menu. Comprising two treatment rooms, a sauna, a hydrobath and a rock pool, the new team of highly qualified spa therapists have added a series of holistic treatments using highly acclaimed products with natural healing benefits.

A variety of Dermalogica facials complement the menu of massage and body treatments. Embracing their natural surrounds, treatments include the Hot Stone Massage, Zulu Reflexology and a Mineral Salt Scrub, in addition to therapies that focus on specific needs and concerns – the AGE Smart and Medibac Clearing treatments.

Unusually too, the Thanda Spa has developed a spa menu for kids inviting them to indulge in a Happy Feet or Hands treatment, a Prince/Princess Facial and a Monkey Apple Massage.

Both spas at Thanda offer manicure and pedicures, couples treatments and 2-hour to full-day spa packages. Thanda’s therapists have all undergone an intensive 3-year training programme covering somatology, physiology and anatomy with further spa collage subjects comprising theory and practical tuition whilst covering the benefits of massage and holistic treatment.


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