The Best Spas in Cape Town, South Africa

Day spa
Day spa | © Pixabay
Lee-Shay Collison

When your muscles are sore and you’re feeling fatigued, a trip to the spa is a highly recommendable way to unwind and re-energize. Pamper yourself with one or several rejuvenating treatments at these superb day spas in Cape Town.

1. Twelve Apostles Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel, Luxury

Exterior of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, South Africa on the edge of the ocean
Courtesy of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, South Africa / Expedia
With a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Spa is the ultimate escape for a restorative treatment. The award-winning hotel offers a range of massages, facials, signature treatments and day packages to ensure you return to the world feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The Mountain Serenade is especially a must-try, where you and your partner are treated to either a hot stone or aromatherapy massage in an outdoor gazebo overlooking the ocean, along with oysters, strawberries dipped in chocolate and sparkling wine.

Ginkgo Spa

Ginkgo Spa has an extensive range of holistic body treatments, massages and facials designed to help you relax and de-stress. Some of their blissful treatments include full-body exfoliation, liquid yoga restorative baths, and deep-cleanse facials using Babor beauty products.

Winchester Mansions, 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, +27 21 434 2351
The Andros Boutique Hotel, Newlands Rd & Phyllis Road, Claremont, Cape Town, +27 21 21 797 9777

Mangwanani African Spa

The Mangwanani African Spa is dedicated to uplifting local women through training and employment at their countrywide spas. Each wellness retreat offers individual treatments, from a traditional African hand massage to a royal foot ritual where tired feet are soaked in a fresh petal oil bath and massaged with warm sesame seed oil. There are also full-day, half-day and evening packages depending on your needs.

Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, +27 82 314 4519
Mangwanani Winelands, 7599 Cairngorm Rd, Cape Town, +27 82 314 4520
Cullinan Hotel, 1 Cullinan St, Cape Town, +27 21 415 4000

Hot stone massage at Mangwanani

2. Angsana Spa

Spa Hotel

Angsana Spa
© Vineyard Hotel
Nestled in a majestic landscaped garden, the Angsana Spa offers a welcome retreat from the bustle of the city. Angsana boasts 10 spa rooms, including a specially equipped ‘rain mist’ room, and offers a variety of indulgent treatments and experiences. Their signature Ayurvedic rain mist treatment comes highly recommended, and involves a languid massage, shirodhara treatment, body polish and rain mist shower.

3. One & Only Spa

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Spa Hotel, Hotel

One&Only Spa
© Courtesy of One&Only Cape Town
Situated on a lush private island, the Spa at the One&Only Hotel allows you to unwind in a serene environment. The exquisitely decorated spa offers a range of revitalizing massages, body treatments, and signature experiences that will leave you completely relaxed and restored. Each treatment comes with complimentary use of the spa’s vitality pools, steam room, sauna and showers.

Na Bua Thai Massage

With two branches at the V&A Waterfront and Claremont, Na Bua offers amazing massages and facials performed by authentic Thai therapists. Allow your worries to drift away while you enjoy a rejuvenating Thai, aromatherapy, or hot stone massage, followed by a relaxing manicure or pedicure.

Moorings 5 & Portswood Ridge, 5 Portswood Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, +27 21 425 0016
4 Quadrant Square, Wilderness Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, +27 21 671 7988

4. Ubuntu Wellness Centre

Spa, Health Spa

On trendy Kloof Street, Ubuntu Wellness Centre is a state-of-the-art day spa that combines health, beauty and relaxation services. Aside from the usual spa treatments, they also offer flotation hydrotherapy which helps to alleviate jet-lag, anxiety, depression and more.

Camelot Spa

Camelot is one of the leading spa groups in South Africa, with four branches situated at prestigious hotels in Cape Town. Camelot offers an extensive range of relaxation, beauty and slimming treatments. Try their signature Polynesia Spa Ritual, an indulgent treatment consisting of a hydrating bath, a special sand and seashell body scrub blended with Monoi oil, and a rhythmic Lomi-Lomi massage to loosen tense muscles.

Table Bay Hotel, Quay 6, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, +27 21 21 406 5904
Cnr Wale and Burg Streets, Cape Town, +27 21 422 2144

A massage will help reduce your stress

Happy Feet

If your feet are tired and sore and you really just need a good foot massage, then Happy Feet is the place to go. They offer an array of well-priced reflexology massages for the feet and body ranging from 30 minutes to two hours long depending on how pressed for time you are. These deep-tissue massages work well to relieve tension and knots in the muscles, leaving you utterly relaxed. Complimentary green tea is served during treatments to help with hydration.

Thibault Square, Hans Strijdom Ave, Cape Town, +27 21 425 0000
Cavendish Square, Warwick St, Claremont, Cape Town, +27 21 671 8096

Bakwena Day Spa

A visit to the Bakwena Day Spa in the Cape Winelands is a must for the ultimate stress-relieving experience. Bakwena offers a variety of treatments and packages ranging from hot stone massages to invigorating body treatments. Be sure to try the Mr Nibble treatment — a fish spa therapy ideal for removing dry skin, and treating skin conditions like eczema.

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, Cape Town, +27 861 222 928
Sante Hotel & Spa, La Bella Vita Wine Estate, Simonsvlei Road, Paarl, +27 861 222 928

A trip to a day spa is a top way to spend your time in Cape Town

Looking for a place to stay in Cape Town? Book yourself a calm-inducing holiday by the sea with our rundown of the top hotels on the Atlantic Coast. Or, if ecofriendly stays give you inner peace, read our guide to the top sustainable hotels in the city. Alternatively, find bliss in one of the best boutique hotels in Cape Town or an easy stay in a top hotel in the City Bowl district.

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