Reboot your life with a wellness holiday

Need to press pause? These three luxury wellness retreats will help you reset your mind, body, and soul

By Nothemba Mkhondo
Londolozi Healing House Ⓒ Londolozi

Let’s be honest, weekends are too short and #selfcaresunday is never enough. If you’re running on empty, these three luxury wellness retreats will help you slow down and give your mind and body a much-needed reset. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of travel, self-care and wellness all rolled into one?

Londolozi Healing House Ⓒ Londolozi

Londolozi Healing House
Londolozi Healing House is not your average wilderness retreat. This luxury wellness safari in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a curated experience for rejuvenation, restoration, and transformation, that goes beyond your typical closed-door treatments.

This retreat invites you to immerse yourself in nature with everything from yoga and breathwork, to reiki, sound healing, aromatherapy and meditative silent game drives, animal tracking and sunrise nature meditation. They even have a treatment called Biophony which involves listening to sounds of the surrounding bush to stimulate a nervous-system-repairing pre-sleep state that is incredibly relaxing.

Over five days, wellness practitioners, therapists and wilderness guides will help you rediscover and reconnect with yourself and emerge a whole new you.

The Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa Entrance Ⓒ Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa

Santé Wellness Retreat
This indulgent spa getaway is exactly what you want in a wellness retreat but it’s also so much more. Yes, you’ll find a spa the size of a boutique hotel with 16 treatment rooms and an extensive treatment menu with the usual therapies like head-to-toe massages and facials. But you’ll also find bio-energy healing treatments that use electromagnetic waveforms to reset your mind and body. In short, Santé is all about holistic healing but with an innovative and technological twist.

Santé comprises three healing centres: the Health Optimising Royal Retreat, which offers a comprehensive health assessment and individual treatment plan; the Day Spa, which offers complementary programmes to help you rejuvenate and relax; and the Bio-Energy Centre, which harnesses the healing and balancing power of magnetic fields, colour, light, and crystals. This all-encompassing retreat offers three to 14-day programmes to treat your individual needs.

Food is also an important part of the healing experience at Santé. You’ll enjoy fine dining dishes with fresh, organic, and unrefined ingredients, picked straight from the resort’s garden.

The future Found Sanctuary Exterior Ⓒ Future Found Sanctuary

Future Found Sanctuary
Slow down with a 5-sense, 5-element, and 5-rhythm experience of nature. That’s what’s on the agenda at this picturesque mountain sanctuary nestled in the foothills of Table Mountain.

Surrounded by indigenous flora and fauna, this retreat is designed to restore your mind, body and soul through a whole-being experience that is personalised just for you. Each day is designed in line with nature’s rhythms with activities to help you rise, realign, reflect, and rest.

Be transformed by activities including yoga, breathwork and meditation, hiking and forest bathing, massage and acupuncture, sound bathing, Japanese Raku, Tai Chi, and energetic kinesiology.

With a sensorium spa and steam room, fitness centre, yoga studio, sound healing studio, pools and gardens, and a full team of wellness experts, Future Found Sanctuary is a place to slow down, realign, and rejuvenate.

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