Just an hour away from Johannesburg lies Mangwanani River Valley Spa. A place that offers an awesome bush escape for you and your friends. The setting is perfect for group experiences, because spaces are shared vs private. Our itinerary was jam packed and would keep us preoccupied from 08h00 – 18h00. Caught a shuttle from Monte Casino and would recommend it as the only form of transport to be used, as it the safest option.
Our Arrival at Mangwanani, had us welcomed by roaming monkeys, happy song and delicious shots of sherry. Completed short treatment forms and we were ready to go! Kickstarting the full day of pampering, were the revitalising facials, using pressure point massage techniques and the spa’s signature facial range. The whole process lasted 45 minutes. Also, important to note that this was not a beauty facial.
Then followed the 45-minute dry body scrubbing sessions, where each person was allocated a room of their own and given a choice between maize or a body brush for exfoliation purposes. We all opted to acquaint ourselves with body brushes, because we did not want to deal with any maize remains(especially in and around our delicate parts lol.)
Another 45 minutes was dedicated to some Jacuzzi time. Something I appreciated as a great alternative for water fun in Winter. Trust we took full advantage of this opportunity and enjoyed lots of bubbly.
My favourite had to be the head, neck and shoulder massage. A total treat for me, because those are the areas where I hold the most tension and the relief was most welcomed.
Hand massages were also included in our package, for this we got to sit on a deck and take in beautiful views of the river. During this 45 minute treatment, a lady came to give us pretty face tattoos which were floral patterns that left us feeling cute. These tattoos were very easy to wash off as they were temporary given that calamine was used.
Foot massages were also lovely, these were the second last treatments for the day. To officially wrap things up we had 60 minute full body massages with hot stones and a selection of scented essential oils that melted into the skin.
Book your treatments on https://www.mangwanani.co.za