Many of us miss the calming effect of water dipping during the winter months and although sunbathing is not an option, the Western Cape offers an array of hot springs resorts for which this time of the year is perfect.
In the high level of luxury, two well established venues share the stope. The Hydro in Stellenbosch and Santé Retreat in Paarl.

Following the philosophy of rejuvenation, a stay at The Hydro forms part of a complete process.
Set on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, the stay is a full board package that combines body nourishing, nutrition and gymnastics. The packages on offer, from an over-night stay to a lavish 10 days, schedule treatments and activities to make the most of your stay. Day visitors are welcome too.

The Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa offers different holistic wellness programmes to Destress, Detox, Rejuvenate, reach your Ideal Weight and promote Longevity. Treatment programmes combine offerings from the Day Spa, Health Optimizing Clinic, Bio-Energy Centre and Fitness Centre.

Family retreats include a wide array of options, from a few chalets circling a spring pool to full activities resorts.

Avalon Springs Hotel & Spa in Montagu, about 2.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town, offers both self-catering and hotel units. A series of outdoor pools surrounds the source of the spring and while water comes to the surface at 43°C, it reaches the various pools at different temperatures due to the distance the water needs to travel.

Montagu Springs are located close by. A hearty, modest resort that offers self-catering options for different family sizes.

ATKV Goudini Spa in Rawsonville holds a range of self-catering holiday accommodation, entertainment and recreational facilities. This includes natural hot in and outside pools, hot super tube, tennis and volleyball court, water slide and trampolines.

The Caledon Hotel and Spa is part of a casino and entertainment resort. It combines a Rain Spa that uses hot and cold water, water jets, steam and showers and Natural Warm Mineral Baths. They welcome both hotel and day guests in all the facilities. A range of Hydro Treatments and options for private Sauna and Jacuzzi makes this venue versatile for all users.


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