Five Great Spas in Joburg to Pamper Yourself


Let’s be real; Joburg can be a pretty demanding city to live in. There’s the morning traffic, late working hours and the occasional get-together with friends. Sometimes all you need is a break away from the craziness to rejuvenate and freshen your mind, body and soul. 

We reckon a spa day is probably the best way to momentarily escape the hustle and bustle. It’s no surprise that ‘The City of Gold’  has a fair amount of luxurious and unique spas around, making the choice of which one to go to overwhelming. We’ve listed five spas that will leave you feeling ready to take on the world! 



Rejuvenate, relax and restore in the exquisite bamboo forest gardens of the Balinese-style Spa at Fairlawns. With a range of therapies and signature Asian-inspired treatments, a team of skilled therapists are able to bring you back to a state of calm and natural well-being. Five indoor treatment rooms with enhanced mood lighting sets the scene for your journey to relaxation and restoration. The Balinese Gardens are the perfect space to catch your breath after your massage. Featuring a heated plunge pool, Knipe Therapy, spa bath and hidden escapes on a Chinese daybed or pod swing chairs, Fairlawns is an oasis to disconnect and refresh. Three outdoor treatment salas accommodate groups of two and more. Choose from a variety of facials for gentlemen and ladies, travel therapy treatments like a Jet Lag Massage, or the perfect manicure and pedicure combination.

When: Mon – Fri, 8am – 7pm | Sat 9am – 7pm | Sun and Public Holidays 9am – 5pm
Where: 1 Alma Road, Morningside, Sandton
Email: | Tel: 011 808 7300
Facebook : Fairlawns Spa  | Instagram: fairlawnsboutiquehotel 

Aronia Day Spa


Aronia Day Spa was developed as a sanctuary to help guests remember that nature surrounds us, lives in us and that we live in nature. Aronia invites guests to remember how pure life can be through a blend of spa traditions in modern luxury settings. The hydro facility erases stress and is as close as you can come to a fountain of youth. You can choose from an impressive range of signature massages, including raindrop therapy, a soul element massage as well as udvartana ayurveda (inspired by ancient Ayurvedic practices, the body is massaged with a blended ubtan mask of natural ingredients and oils). Aronia’s romance with nature continues through their facial rituals, with advanced chemical and laser treatments also available. Complete your experience with a manicure and pedicure with essential oils. In these treatments, your hands, feet, legs and arms are massaged to reduce pain and nourish dry skin and promote healthy amd bright nail growth. Aronia Day Spa is an award winning spa experience with budget friendly spa or couple packages that are a must try.

When: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 7pm | Sat 8.30am – 6pm | Sun 9am – 5pm
Where: 9, 11th Avenue. Houghton, 2198
Email: | Tel: 011 447 1204 
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Woodlands Spa


Situated on the banks of the Crocodile river in the heart of rural Muldersdrift, Woodlands Spa is the perfect setting to escape the busy city life. The main objective is to offer exclusive guests the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by a culture of personalised services. Woodlands Spa embraces Holistic Therapy, or complementary alternative medicine, that work alongside conventional medicine to heal the whole person, in body, mind, spirit and emotions. They offer Journey Treatments that are tailored to help stimulate the circulation and the lymphatic system, and assist in improving the look and feel of your skin. Body journeys include an impressive range of treatments involving mud applications and massages with aromatherapy oils and rose quartz crystals. Their facials make use of Esse which is a certified organic, probiotic skincare range. Woodlands Spa stands out from the rest with their range of non-surgical medical therapies. To top it off, Hydro facilities are included in all experiences.

When: Mon – Sun 8am – 5pm
Where: R114 (next to Avianto), Muldersdrift, The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng
Email: | Tel: 010 010 5026 
Facebook : Woodlands Healing Spa   | Instagram:  woodlands_spa

Mowana Spa


Set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton; the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary that provides guests with an experience to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. In fact, they provide more than just your typical spa experience, but rather a holistic experience based on Tribal massages which keep with the healing spirit of the “Tree of Life”. Guests can rest assured that the products used are organic and harness the natural moisturising properties of the Baobab Kernel. In addition to the Pamper Journeys and Rejuvenating single treatments, visitors can browse their offer of  local skincare products. Staff are excellently trained and mentored, which ensures an exceptional experience for guests. A visit to Mowana Spa provides guests with an African rejuvenation in modern luxury settings. 

When:  Wed – Sun 8am – 10pm
Where: Cnr. William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways, Johannesburg
Email: | Tel: 011 840 6780
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africology spa


An elevated natural experience, Africology understands the human desire to be whole and complete. With branches across international borders such as the USA, Europe and Britain, Africology has established itself as one of the leading eco-friendly holistic spas and skincare companies in South Africa. Africology only uses all-natural ingredients that are bio-identical to your biology; effectively enhancing the integrity of your skin while simultaneously preventing premature ageing. They boast an extensive manufacturing facility, which allows them to control every step of production of their skincare products. With three branches in Parkhurst, Rosebank and Sandton, the spa provides an endless range of treatments, from manicures, pedicures, facials and various types of massages. It’s the perfect breakaway from the city, whether you are just spoiling yourself during your lunch hour or wanting to pamper yourself with their half-day spa packages. The Africology experience is unique in that it encompasses you in a holistic African spa experience in luxurious settings from the moment you step in – definitely worth trying! 

When: Times vary at each location
Where: Africology at The Zone, Shop NM05, Oxford Rd, Rosebank |  Africology at Parkhurst, 33 4th Ave, Parkhurst  | Africology at Maslow Hotel, Sandown, Sandton.
Email:  | Tel: 011 791 6890 
Facebook : Africology Skincare & Spa  | Instagram: africology_sa

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