We picked all our favourite day spas in Johannesburg and the surrounds to get pampered and rejuvenated and slip away for a touch of zen at heart. Whether you want to make it a whole day of lathering up in blissful relaxation or a quick fix-me-up, we have you sorted.
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The Four Seasons Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
Voyaging in the sensory plains devised to relieve tension, The Four Seasons Spa soothes and buffs your body with their unique plant-based oils and botanicals. Their massages promote well-being and deep relaxation through mineral-rich mud and embalming that stimulates circulation and warmth throughout the body.
Nothing screams ‘Africa’, quite literally, more than the call of our Hadeda Ibis, but the marula fruit is a close second. Be sure to cover up in their very own marula herb-infused body oils, along with other powerful add-ons to boost your treatment.
When: Friday, 12pm to 7pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 7pm. Closed Monday to Thursday
Where: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg
In the quiet open spaces of Muldersdrift, near the Crocodile River, you can find the ultimate relaxation with the magical touch and wisdom of the Woodlands Spa.
Dedicated to offering an unforgettable stay, they add a twist by focusing on more than just the healing experience, but the energising and refreshing of body and mind.
This is one of the most popular spas in Johannesburg surroundings and includes additional workshops, classes, and intensive retreats that will give you better knowledge regarding self-care in day-to-day life. It also grants adventures in consciousness through meditation and yoga in the surroundings of beautiful, lush greenery for that spiritual touch.
When: Daily, from 8am to 5pm
Where: Plot 29, R114, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp
DaVinci Spa at DaVinci Hotel & Suites
With their ‘Flower of Life’ emblem, DaVinci Spa aspires to reawaken and revive the tired soul, through a spark of forgotten beauty.
High-quality body and facial treatments await you at the DaVinci Spa. With facilities for mani- and pedicures, steam rooms, relaxation in a hydro pool, body therapy and massages, all performed by their highly trained therapists.
The spa houses six treatment rooms where you can lose yourself in a relaxing private massage, or rekindle and bond with your loving partner in a romantic couple’s massage.
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm. Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Public holidays, 9am to 6pm
Where: DaVinci Hotel & Suites, 5th St, Sandhurst, Johannesburg
The Saxon Spa at Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Being one of the most glamorous spas in Jozi, you wouldn’t expect anything less than the boasting trademark fireplace and cascading water feature to welcome ultimate leisure and relaxation.
The Saxon Spa yields hydro facilities, outdoor stones, gardens, and treatment rooms that will replicate heaven on earth. To find proof of this, look no further than their aptly named room, Eden, which is a glass-enclosed treatment room for couples, set outdoors in their spa gardens. The Heaven on Earth package, grants a romantic bathing ritual, with a light meal and sparkling wine to follow.
Where: Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, 36 Saxon Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton
Fairlawns Spa at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Before Fairlawns became a boutique hotel in 1997, it was originally owned by the Brenthurst Trust of Oppenheimer fame and a ten-acre family home. At this award-winning Bali-inspired spa, one can escape the notion of being in the city simply by walking through the Balinese Gardens, with bamboo plantation and avian choirs to elevate relaxation. However, Fairlawns Spa provides far more than a lush bamboo garden.
An abundance of massages, grooming treatments, facials, steam rooms, showers, and pools for relaxation and heat, allow for the perfect restoration and rejuvenation experience.
When: Daily, from 9am to 5pm
Where: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, 1 Alma Rd, Morningside, Sandton
Renaissance Day Spa
As its name clearly states, Renaissance Day Spa, focuses on the renewing and reviving of one’s body and mind, in the hustle and bustle city of Sandton. If the view itself wasn’t enough to convince you of your attendance, then perhaps their unparalleled quality treatments will suffice. Their professional therapists tailor unique varieties of signature massages and body treatments.
As a 5-star Pampering facility, they curate luxury with a personal touch and stock a range of local and international skincare brands, to maintain and result in happy returning customers.
When: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. Saturday & Public Holidays, 8am to 6pm. Sunday, 8am to 5pm
Where: 8 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton
Mowana Spa at Indaba Hotel
The Indaba Hotel in Fourways parades its bushveld gardens with a wellness sanctuary neatly tucked in the mix. Known as, The Mowana Spa, they took their name from the Baobab Tree of African Lore, and stuck to the ‘Tree of Life’ theme, by focusing on the wisdom of old African tribal massage.
‘Revive your senses, rejuvenate your body, and soothe your soul.’ is the mantra for this tribal-themed spa. Take a piece of African healing home with you, by using their Baobab signature product range, which promises natural moisturising, and skin protection from the scorching African Sun.
When: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Saturday, 8am to 1pm. Closed on Sunday
Where: Indaba Hotel, Cnr. William Nicol Dr & Pieter Wenning Rd, Fourways, Johannesburg
Vivari Spa at Vivari Hotel & Spa
Recapturing the consonance between man and nature, Vivari Hotel and Spa offers to rejuvenate wellness and return to all things natural, in their tranquil surroundings of the leafy valley, Featherbrooke.
This spa in Johannesburg has special treatments for pre- and post-surgery to aid recovery procedures, opting for their handpicked skincare brands accordingly. With several signature rituals formulated for a unique experience, the attention to physical sensations promises a distinguished connection between body and mind.
When: Daily, from 8am to 7pm
Where: 1 Riviera Ln, Featherbrooke Estate, Johannesburg
Life Day Spa Rosebank
Whether you’re on the lookout for a quick 30-minute express treatment or a full ‘treat yo’self’ spa day, Life Day Spa Rosebank is the perfect venue to leave you feeling utterly stress-free and exuberating bliss. Committed to assisting its clients in the pursuit of looking and feeling better, Life Day Spa is continuously improving the lives of its guests, by introducing new treatments with the aid of cutting-edge wellness businesses.
Their unique floatation pool, hyperbaric chamber, and Middle Eastern mud ritual Rasul chamber are definitely the biggest attractions to this venue of serenity, making it ideal for a full day’s outing or brisk pitstop.
When: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. Saturday, 8am to 5pm. Sunday & Public Holidays, 9am to 5pm
Where: 26 Bolton Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Sinzinani Spa at Thaba Eco Hotel
Sinzinani Spa is highly ranked for their luxurious wellness therapies which come in the form of individual treatments and spa packages. Nestled between the Klipriviersberg Mountain range, this spa in Johannesburg is set inside a truly magnificent African bush setting. Finish your experience with a stay over at Thaba Eco Hotel.
When: Sunday & Monday, 10am to 5pm. Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Where: Thaba Eco Hotel, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Impala Road, Kibler Park, Johannesburg South
Aronia Day Spa
Fusing modern luxury with traditional spa treatments, this elegant urban oasis aims to remind us that though most of us live in the concrete jungle, nature not only surrounds us but also lives within us.
As we all know, planning a wedding can cause a serious surplus of grey hairs, but fret not. Aronia Day Spa offers the special ‘Bride-to-be Ritual” package to alleviate the worries of the big day, along with many other couples’ packages for lovers who aren’t there yet.
Amidst the variety of treatments, the maternity package for our moms-to-be is the ideal gift, to reduce the aches and pains of carrying the gift of life.
When: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 7pm. Friday, 8:30am to 8pm. Saturday, 8:30am to 6pm. Sunday & Public Holidays, 9am to 5pm
Where: 9 11th Ave, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
Houghton Spa at The Houghton Hotel
The Houghton Hotel houses this opulent and extravagant spa but does not limit its accessibility to the hotel residents. Open to the public, Houghton Spa is a state-of-the-art facility that caters to a broad base of clients. Endorsing holistic living, Houghton Spa proposes a diverse range of treatments that are driven by results and complemented with products vouching for wellness benefits.
When: Daily, from 8am to 5pm
Where: The Houghton Hotel, Lloys Ellis Ave, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
The Leonardo Spa at The Leonardo
Merging modern innovation with traditional wellness, The Leonardo Spa has a vast array of treatments, massages, and therapies. However, unlike other clinics and spas, they are one of the only spas in Sandton that offer products from IS Clinical (USA), QMS Medicosmetics (Germany), and Team Dr. Joseph (Italy).
In a contemporary masterpiece that rises up to 234m, this spa is a must for the man/woman about town, looking to soothe out those city shoulders. The Leonardo Spa will ensure that you leave feeling and looking your prime while setting a standard for immersive wellness and all spas in Johannesburg.
When: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Public Holidays, 9am to 6pm
Where: The Leonardo, 75 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton
Amani Spa & Wellness at Radisson Hotel O.R. Tambo
Amani Spa at Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre O.R. Tambo is serious about holistic health through professional and results-driven treatments and bespoke journeys while delivering world-class products with intrinsic wellness benefits. The spa boasts a range of multi-functional treatment suites as well as a VIP Couple’s suite with its private jacuzzi.
Other facilities you can try when visiting are the Experience Salt Room, yoga and meditation zone, a Hair and Barber Lounge, nail salon, sauna and steam room, two spacious indoor relaxation areas with a heated indoor pool surrounded by a relaxation deck, and a Champagne Bar and Spa Café.
When: Daily, from 8am to 8pm
Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, O.R. Tambo, 3rd Ave, Bredell AH, Kempton Park, Johannesburg
Located on the sumptuous premises of Melrose Arch, Camelot Spa is perfect for a sneaky or prompt escape from the office.
With professionalism and luxury at heart, they epitomise serenity and wellness with a modern touch. The treatment rooms provide a tranquil haven of seclusion, and impeccable quality treatments, resulting in a spacious bubble of pampering peace and cosy comfort.
Providing a unique kids menu, Camelot Spa is ideal for a family day of beautification, self-care, and relaxation.
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm. Saturday, 8am to 5pm. Sunday & Public holiday, 9am to 5pm
Where: 3rd Floor, Medical Centre, 18 The High St, Melrose, Johannesburg
The View Spa by 27PINKX at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton
The View Sandton couldn’t have conceived a more explicit name. This deluxe spa offers fantastic treatments and packages from classic massages and poultices, to derma-pen microneedling, with a jaw-dropping backdrop to personify its title.
‘Caring about what goes on your skin, because of what’s within’.
The main company, 27PinkX, offers the convenience of purchasing top skin care brands that can usually only be found at dermatologists, or specialty branches and offices. With a team of knowledgeable doctors and skin therapists, all trained on their specific brands, your skin and/or hair concerns will be replenished with ease and certainty.
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, 10th Floor, Rivonia Road & Daisy Street, Sandton
Mount Grace Spa at Mount Grace Hotel & Spa
This stunning destination spa tucked in the Magaliesburg mountains features a steam room, heated outdoor jacuzzi, heated floatation pool, infinity pool and reflexology walkway, making it just the place to wind down and engage in a little self-care. Here you can explore true serenity away from the urban hustle – the spa is designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. The experienced therapists speclialises in pampering body scrubs, massages, manicures/pedicures as well as a range of men’s grooming treatments.
When: Thursday, 9am to 5pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 8pm
Where: Mount Grace Hotel & Spa, Old Rustenburg Rd, Magaliesburg