While winter rolls down into the vineyards, days are getting shorter and we seek warmer experiences, there are still great reasons to spend a day out in our glorious Cape Winelands.

A spa day on a wine estate. Combining indulging treatments, deluxe hospitality and superb wine. This is not a common find, yet the estates that offer it went the extra mile to serve extraordinary African luxury.


Cascade Country Manor is located on the eastern slops of the valley. They offer a range of massages, a riverside outdoor spa for warm, summery days and steam treatments. Packages are offered with a special chef’s breakfast or lunch in the manor house.

They are known for using local ingredients from neighbouring farms and wine sourced exclusively from the valley, including some boutique wineries that are closed to the public.

The Garden Spa at Babylonstoren offers Turkish cleansing treatments in their own Hammam, body wraps, sauna and steam room above the common spa treatments.

The estate is known for the fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity. The day can be completed with a guided garden tour, a meal in one of the two award winning restaurant or a visit to the tasting room for a wine food platter indulgence.


Lanzerac Spa, located in one of the area’s oldest estates, offers skincare and beauty treatments.

The sense of serenity is elevated within the seven new therapy rooms, where guests can select from a range of treatments.

Lanzerac Spa include Mediq Cocoons, manicure and pedicure stations, a private relaxation lounge, a sauna, steam room, experience shower, mist room and a fully equipped fitness room. A day packed with pampering is bound to build up an appetite and at the Spa’s Vitality Corner, you can enjoy wholesome dishes, refreshing raw juices and tropical smoothies.

On the culinary front Lanzerac offers a wine tasting and deli complex in addition to 2 restaurants and a lounge that are part of the hotel, yet open to the public.

Bakwena Day Spa at Zevenwacht Wine Estate is made to treat both the body and mind. The range of packages include a full day, half day, evening or romantic couple’s package. Products in use are created from natural herbs, 100% safe for your skin.

You can choose to continue your visit to the estate tasting wine, enjoying the restaurant or pick up a picnic basket and leisurely lay on the lawns that roll into the dam.

Situated deep between the Devon Valley hills, in the heart of Stellenbosch, the small day spa at Clos Malverne Wine Estate is just an opening reason to add to fresh, seasonal and easy, contemporary cuisine served on the big, elevated restaurant balcony that floats above the vines.

Notable hospitality offers include a 4-course food and wine pairing, ice cream & wine pairing and a generous a la carte menu that incorporates local flavours.


Leeu Spa is a wellness sanctuary that offers authentic massages and holistic treatments by expert therapists. These tailor-made treatments were inspired by Africa’s rich heritage and traditional rituals. A range of treatments for children (aged six to 12) is also on offer.

To match the lavish spa, you continue with a booking to the estate’s Wine Studio for an immersive wine experience. The tasting room team will guide guests in the finer nuances of their premium handcrafted wines.

Holden Manz wellness spa is in the quiet corner of the estate where two rivers meet. The health and wellness spa has four treatment rooms, three of them with their own terraces opening out onto the vineyards where a glass of rejuvenating ice tea or cold mint water awaits you after your massage and treatment.

You are welcome to combine your spa experience with other activities and attractions in town. You might also like to send the rest of your family on a fun picnic on the estate whilst you escape into a detoxing and cleansing treatment afternoon.


The vision at Steenberg Spa is to create a unique lifestyle, to rejuvenate, regenerate and enhance youthful radiance while indulging in soulful decadence.

Designed for the visitor who values quality and integrity in their personal care, they are committed to offer products made with environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. Products that contain ingredients sourced from nature and which are manufactured under fair trade guidelines.

The estate includes a hotel, an 18-hole golf course, wine tasting facilities and two fine dining establishments: Tryn and Bistro Sixteen82.


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