WIN: 3 luxury spa pampering getaways

Coccoon In The City: inner city spa at Maboneng Precinct

Interested in winning one of 3 luxury spa getaways? Choose between an inner city spa experience at Coccoon In the City in Joburg (plus a sleepover at one of the city’s hippest art hotels), a dreamy stay at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga or a getaway to Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg.

Were these prizes made for you? Then please inspect the the Spa round-up in our Spring Issue No 86 on P.149/150 and tell us which spa is your first choice and which of its treatments described in Elle Decoration appeal to you, and why. Post your comments at the bottom of this blog post.

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  • Reply October 4, 2012


    My first choice is Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness retreat. With the stresses of city life, the hydrotherapy treatment would be the perfect release. This beautiful setting is also perfect to reconnect with a loved one. :)

  • Reply October 5, 2012


    I have to agree with Shelley, my wife, a Bushmans Kloof getaway is exactly what we need and the hydrotherapy should definitely be a good bodystress release.

  • Reply October 5, 2012

    Lynda Ingham-Brown

    I would choose The Oyster Box in Umhlanga. I have great memories of having lunch at this grand old lady as a child, and have been dying to go back and see it in its new finery. Lazing by the pool, soaking up the sun and listening to the sounds of the sea are sure to bring about much-needed relaxation, plus the new spa looks absolutely amazing! A perfect getaway after a long and stressful year.

  • Reply October 8, 2012


    I would choose the Oyster Box in Umhlanga, and definately hydrotherapy!

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    brenda fernandes

    Africology massage or facial,at the Coccoon in the City Spa would be spalicious

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    I absolutely adore the Maboneng Precinct, and would kill to visit the incredible 12 Decades Hotel – and then to still be treated to holistic goodness at Cocoon! Wow – sounds like a trip to remember, especially since I’m moving to Durban in December. I’m trying to suck up as much of Jo’burg as possible!

    I love the sound of an African Goddess facial – that’s just how a person should feel after a spa treatment! The Bespoke Yoga Massage sounds fantastic as well.

    Loving this issue so much! Thanks for such a wonderful magazine.

  • Reply October 9, 2012


    coccoon in the city…although in the city it looks so calm inside there and im sure it is…which is extremely important for complete relaxation of the body and mind,a quality that all spas should have.we all need to get away from the stress of life so any treatment will be awesome.i love being pampered by a massage

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Thabo Molemohi

    My first choice has to be Coccoon in the City Spa, because of proximity. I would prefer hydrotherapy. Any elegant/artistic hotel will do for us

  • Reply October 9, 2012

    Benetta Strydom

    Definitely The Oyster Box ~ imagine relaxing in such opulence! Throw in a sea view and a bit of hydrotherapy, and I’ll be ready to take on the world! :-)

  • Reply October 11, 2012


    I have to go with Bushmans Kloof and hydrotheraphy. I couldnt ask for a better combination.

  • Reply October 12, 2012


    I have to say it again…Bushmans Kloof and a hydrotheraphy treatment would relax the most stressed person. :)

  • Reply October 12, 2012

    Dawn Wallenkamp

    Oyster Box for sure – hydrotherapy is the best!!!

  • Reply October 13, 2012


    The Cederberg is my happy place so I would love to explore Bushmans Kloof , hiking , swimming, yoga and a massage sound like heaven!

  • Reply October 13, 2012


    I love the inner-city vibe of the Maboneng District and it’s also not to far from where I live.
    A Coccoon In The City experience would be fantastic, not to mention an African Goddess facial to smoothe and soothe away the stress lines!

  • Reply October 14, 2012

    Tracy Jacobs

    Cocoon in the city for me please! And thank you for including a night in a hotel as well….sounds divine. The African Goddess facial sounds like its for me. And some yoga to relax my husband would be great! Wow nice giveaway Elle Decor!

  • Reply October 16, 2012


    The hydrotherapy at Bushmanskloof sounds like just what this working mom of two needs. Treatments in the Riverside gazebo would result in instant relaxation.

  • Reply October 17, 2012

    Abdul Ghaled

    Bushmanskloof Spa is just what I need to help soothe the frayed nerves. The hydrotherapy sounds amazing and the setting is spectacular.

  • Reply October 18, 2012


    The natural, romantic, indulgent, majestic Bushmanskloof. A liitle “water-pieperig”, the hydrotherapy is the only place I feel comfortable, relaxed and energised! Dreamy!

  • Reply October 19, 2012


    “Happiness and love are just a choice away” – Leo Buscaglia. I choose Bushmans Kloof and its lovely hydrotherapy treatment.

  • Reply October 19, 2012


    Definitely Bushmans Kloof it has been on my Bucket List for a very long time. The Hydrotherapy is exactly what I need to recharge my batteries.

  • Reply October 20, 2012


    The Oyster Box would def be my choice, it’s local and luxurious. Beautiful decor, scenic sea views and an afternoon of sipping cocktails by the pool or high tea with friends. I would indulge in a the ” Change of season ritual” a perfect way to treat your body for the Spring transformation.

  • Reply October 21, 2012


    I will definitely choose Bushmans Kloof to enjoy the healing powers of hydrotherapy to the mind, body and soul.

  • Reply October 21, 2012

    jodie mackay

    My first choice is Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness retreat. I have always wanted to visit this area, which is renowned for its nature conservation and tranquil scenery. I also adore big cats, and apparently if you are very lucky then you can spot a mountain leopard >(^-^)<. The meditation area and outdoor massage garden would be the first place I will gravitate towards, if I am lucky enough to win this getaway :).

  • Reply October 23, 2012


    Coccoon in the City for its African retreat

  • Reply October 23, 2012


    Coccoon in the City, a true African retreat

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    I found these lines and immediately my mind drifted to Bushmans Kloof and its hydrotheraphy treatment…”Across from the mountains, A little house sits in the tree’s,
    I’m lost in tranquility, As my soul tries to breath”…sounds like the perfect getaway.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Bushmans kloof sounds like the perfect escape from the busy hussle of life. swimming in crystalline pools overlooking open plains and canoeing in rivers and recuperating hydrotherapy sounds like a haven of wellbeing.

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    My choice would be the Oyster Box. My wife and I love this opulent hotel. The hammam ceremony sounds exotic and an awesome treatment to share with my wife. invigorating coconut oils and cane sugars is the perfect compliment to North coast bliss. Sharing two nights here with my wife would be an incredible experience and being a surfer i can keep one eye on the waves and the other eye on the wife :)

  • Reply October 25, 2012

    Nikhat Hoosen

    Definitely the African Goddess Facial sounds amazing and I would choose the Oyster box :) Would take my mum who is in desperate need of relaxation and pampering after having been at home when thieves broke in. hope to win this for her !

  • Reply October 28, 2012

    Gerda Carstens

    Bushmans Kloof I think the Hydrotherapy sounds very good – I love any treatment with water as it is so calming

  • Reply October 28, 2012

    Gerda Carstens

    At the Oyster Box i would love the Hammam Ceremony to sooth tired muscles

  • Reply October 30, 2012


    The Oyster Box it has to be! “Change of Season Ritual” sounds like the perfect way to leave winter behind and start the summer – right by the sea – with overtones of pure Colonial indulgence!

  • Reply October 31, 2012


    Ooooh… Coccoon, yes please. A massage and some yogo in the middle of my city, with an art ‘fix’ nearby. Love it! xx

  • Reply November 1, 2012

    samantha pillay

    They all sound amazing but I would love to go to The Oyster Box. Its been on my go to list for awhile. What an amazing experience it would be! A change of season ritual will be prefect for me to relax as the treatments will ensure you are calm and a new you after leaving!

  • Reply November 4, 2012


    “Coccoon in the City Spa” really appeals to me, as it is classy and seems to exude a relaxed / chilled ambience. The hydrotherapy treatment would be just what I’m looking for.

  • Reply November 4, 2012


    The Oyster Box breathes charm and sophistication in every respect, so that would be my choice. The Hammam ceremony sounds as though it would be a great, invigorating treatment.

  • Reply November 17, 2012

    Reuben Glenny

    The Oyster box for sure, the sensual bathing retreat, combined with heated lemons, sounds like an incredible 2 night getaway to reinvigorate the the body and soul; and a perfect couples retreat.

  • Reply November 18, 2012


    The serenity of the wilderness and the rejuvenating power of water are the ideal ingredients to a paradise getaway! #bushmanskloof #hydrotherapy

  • Reply November 19, 2012


    The oyster box would be my 1st choice because I looooove Umhlanga – and it could only be awesome with the spa and to be spoiled like a queen!

  • Reply November 24, 2012


    After almost 16 years away, we have just returned to South Africa to live permanently with our three children.

    Like they say the grass is not always greener on the other side and we want our children to experience life in one of the most beautiful and dynamic societies in the world.

    After life in London, and then beautiful Majorca (Spain) for three years, its home that we craved!

    After an exxhausting international move, a spa treat would just be heaven, either to Oyster Box for a honeymooner package with my hubby, or to the beautiful Bushmans Kloof to experience the beautiful tranquility and appreciation for wild life!


  • Reply November 24, 2012


    I also write a blog on beautiful interiors and would love to feature any of these on my blog!

  • Reply November 25, 2012

    Gerda Carstens

    The hydrotherapy at bushmanskloof sounds so relaxing!!~

  • Reply November 27, 2012

    Clotilde Peel

    My first choice is the Cocoon in the City. I believe that yoga has enormous physical, mental and emotional benefits. Combining this with spa treatments would heaven on earth for me.

  • Reply November 28, 2012


    Bushmanskloof + Hydrotherapy + a husband + a wife = (ecstasy) times (bliss) to the power of (excitement).

  • Reply December 3, 2012


    What’s more appealing than a hammam-inspired experience on the beautiful coast of KZN? The spa at the Oyster Box would be a dream getaway for my husband and I, bringing back memories of travels to Turkey, some moons ago…

  • Reply December 13, 2012

    Gerda Carstens

    Still think the hydrotherapy sounds very relaxing!!!

  • Reply December 13, 2012

    Gerda Carstens

    At Bushmanskloof of course

  • Reply December 17, 2012

    Malinda Nel

    Bushmanskloof – beauty x 100! A treat for me and – if possible – my daughter. The area where my mother was born many years ago – memories…

  • Reply December 17, 2012

    Razia Sylvester

    Definitely The Oyster Box and the heated lemons treat for my sore muscles.I can’t wait to experience.

  • Reply December 19, 2012

    Sonja Strauss

    Bushmanskloof for sure! And the hydrotherapy sounds like the perfect treatment within the perfect setting.

  • Reply December 20, 2012


    I would definitely choose the Oyster Box Hotel, nothing beats being near the ocean. Change of season ritual sounds like the perfect birthday prezzie

  • Reply January 5, 2013

    Sonja Strauss

    Bushmanskloof looks perfect! And the hydrotherapy sounds like the most relaxing treatment ever.

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Nicola Meyer

    The Oyster Box in Umhlanga – so beautiful by the sea

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    brenda fernandes

    When does this competition close I posted a comment in October already ????????????

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Elle Decoration

    Thank you very much for all the entries, this competition is now closed.

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Kelly Howe

    Oyster Box for sure! For ages I lived in umhlanga just above the oyster box and have always longed to be pampered within the confines of that beautiful building. I’ve heard that any treatment/ stay there can be life-changing, they’re so professional and friendly. Hydrotherapy would be lvoely!

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    i love nature, and a bit of history, so bushman’s is definately my first choice. wouldn’t mind the other two choices either. i need to get out of the gauteng hustle and bustle

  • Reply February 6, 2013


    My first choice is Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness retreat. My sweetie and I would just love to escape the the stresses of city life. The hydrotherapy treatment would be the perfect escape and release. What I would give to make this escape mine!

  • Reply April 30, 2013


    Moms day off… Add a glass of wine and it is perfect!

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