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Celebrate Women at Bakwena Spa – A place of Wellness and Care

As we approach Women’s Day and Women’s Month in South Africa, we must honour and celebrate the incredible women who inspire, lead, and nurture our communities. At Bakwena Spa, we believe in the power of wellness and self-care as essential components of every woman’s journey toward health and happiness.

Self-Care is Self Love

Self-care, wellness, and beauty have been all the rave recently. It is all about taking care of yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. We are sharing our best self-care tips, and how Bakwena Spa can help you on your wellness journey.

Embracing the New Year: A look ahead, from Our Director

Introduction: We are delighted to usher in the dawn of a transformative era for Bakwena in 2024, marked by our unwavering commitment to new beginnings. Our journey takes on a refreshed identity with the unveiling of a modernised logo and an updated website. As we embrace change, we are fuelled by the belief that these […]

A Heartfelt Farewell: A Note from Bakwena Spa

Dear Beloved Bakwena Spa Community, We have been deeply honored 🌟 As we stand on the brink of a new chapter, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve shared with each and every one of you. It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closure of our Velmore Branch, effective […]

Lion & Safari Park in Hartbeespoort

Quick Summary The Lion and Safari Park in Harbeespoort offers an unforgettable wildlife experience for visitors of all ages. With guided tours and self-drive options, visitors can get up close to lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and other African animals. The park also offers unique experiences like feeding giraffes and ostriches, as well as horseback safaris and […]

14 Fun Things to Do in Hartbeespoort: The Ultimate Guide

Introduction Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s North West Province, Hartbeespoort is a hidden gem that offers an amazing mix of stunning natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture. Locals call it ‘Harties’ with love – this charming town provides something for everyone: adventure seekers can find thrills here; nature lovers will be delighted […]

Hot Stone Massage Benefits

Quick Summary Hot stone massage therapy is a technique that uses heated stones to relieve muscle tension, pain and stress. The heat from the stones improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation and promotes relaxation which can lead to better sleep quality. This treatment is beneficial for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia but […]

Mr Nibble: The Unique Fish Pedicure Experience

If you’re looking for a unique and effective way to pamper your feet, then look no further than Mr Nibble – the fish pedicure (also known as Doctor fish and Pedicure Fish) offered at Bakwena Spa. This treatment involves dipping your feet into a tub of warm water filled with fish that nibble away dead […]

What Toxins are Released After a Massage?

It is widely believed that a massage can help your body rid itself of toxins, but this is not entirely true. Although there are some potential benefits to having a massage, such as improved circulation and relaxation of muscles, the idea that it can release toxins from the body has not been scientifically proven. However, […]

Selenium Benefits for the Skin

Selenium is an essential mineral for optimal skin health, as recent research has found that it is best absorbed through the skin. Dr. Kedar Prasad, Ph.D., a renowned and preeminent expert on micronutrients who authored Micronutrients in Health and Disease, and Nobel Prize Council scientific physician, states that selenium increases the levels of glutathione peroxidase—an […]

The Value of a Chakra Walk

The Value of Bakwena Day Spa’s Chakra Walk When you book a full day package or a half day package or an individual foot and calf treatment you have the opportunity to experience our innovative chakra walk. Our chakra walk provides you with the ability to become more aware of your own chakras, what crystals […]

Rose Heart Quartz – Properties & Benefits

Open Your Hands and Your Heart When you think of a massage, what is the first thought that pops into your mind? For most people the first thing that comes to mind is probably a back massage, or head, neck and shoulder massage, or even a relaxing foot massage after a long day at work… […]

Himalayan Salt Room Spa Therapy & Benefits

Introduction Salt therapy has been around for centuries, and it’s not new to people who understand its numerous benefits. Salt rooms, also known as salt caves, have become increasingly popular as a form of alternative therapy. Bakwena Spa offers this unique treatment, and in this blog post, we will explore what the service entails, its […]

What is a Spa Pedicure? A Guide to the Ultimate Foot Pampering Experience

Is there anything better than pampering our toes? Not only can a spa pedicure make your feet look and feel fabulous, but it can be a great way to promote overall relaxation and wellbeing. If you’ve ever been curious about what exactly a spa pedicure entails, then you’ve come to the right place! In this […]

What is a Spa Manicure? Learn How to Get the Perfect Manicure!

Your hands speak volumes about you – they show how much you take care of yourself, your character, even your style. For that reason, getting a manicure is an important beauty ritual that can help you look your best and make you feel like a million bucks. But, have you recently heard about these spa […]

How often should I go to a spa?

Why you must regularly visit a spa? Going to the spa is one of life’s greatest luxuries and can be a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and restore your sense of well-being. But how often should you go to the spa? The answer will vary depending on what services you are looking for and what […]

Massage Benefits for your Skin

Spa massages and your skin There’s no doubt that one of the best ways to relax is by getting a massage. However, did you know that there are many benefits to getting a massage, beyond just relaxation? Did you know that regular massages can improve your skin? You should be comfortable with your skin and […]

How to Prepare for a Facial?

What is a facial? Facials are good for your skin, a good way to relax and take your mind of daily life. A facial is a beauty treatment for the face that cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin. It can also help to improve circulation and give the face a healthy glow. It is recommended […]

How to Make Your Bathroom Smell Like a Spa?

After a long day, coming home to a luxurious, spa-like bathroom can make all the difference in how you relax. If your current bathroom doesn’t quite have that same feel, there are some steps you can take to create an oasis of calm. Start by introducing aromatherapy elements like lavender or eucalyptus scents into the […]

Foot Spa Tips & Ideas

What to Put in Foot Spa Water So you want to know what to put in your foot spa? Here are some ideas. You can use baking soda, Apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt, or coconut milk. You can also use the essential oils in a foot bath, like Lavender. All these will promote the regeneration […]

What Should I Wear to a Spa?

What to Wear to a Day Spa When you go to a spa, you don’t need to dress up in a fancy outfit. Comfortable clothing and slip-on shoes are all you need. You can also opt for matching sets if you want to look even more stylish. You can even wear a colourful jumpsuit to […]

Essensial Oils for the Best Massages

5 Essential Oils to Use at a Spa Boost your following massage adventure at Bakwena Spa in South Africa, by asking about their essential oils. These oils are used as aromatherapy, experience healthy transformations in your mind and body as you breathe in the fragrances. When using essential oils in a diffuser that blends nicely […]

The Benefits of a Spa at a Hotel

Many people don’t realize that a spa at a hotel can be a great way to unwind. There are many different types of massages and spa packages available, and they range in price, as well. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your visit. The first thing to do is to […]

Spa Treatments Relieve Stress and Anxiety

What Causes Stress and Anxiety Nowadays? Stress and anxiety can have serious, long-term effects on our lives. Chronic stress, without a clear cause, is the most hazardous form of anxiety and can lead to serious long-term effects on our lives. Traumatic experiences may heighten the risk of developing anxiety in both children and adults, while […]

The Different Types of Massages Available

Many people who go to a spa get a massage or treatment. This luxurious treatment is a great way to relax and rejuvenate after a stressful day. Not only does a massage relieve stress and tension, but it also improves posture and energy levels. It can help those who are compulsive givers. It can help […]

The Benefits of a Spa Day for Couples

Romantic Spa Day for Couples Whether you’re planning a weekend away with your partner or just a day of pampering for two, a romantic spa day for couples will leave you with the perfect excuse to spend some quality time together. After all, there’s nothing more romantic than a day at Bakwena Spa with your […]

Strategies to Silent the Worrying Mind

COVID-19, or more known as Coronavirus, has brought fear, dread and uncertainty in everyone’s lives. Many of us are feeling afraid and uncertain. Overall, it is proposed that we go within and silence our minds. What does this silent mind entail? Silent mind is not about building castles in the sky or retreat into yourself. […]

Spa Awards 2019 – Press Release

Official Press Release T: +27 11 447 9959 F: +27 11 447 2010 E: Web: or Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards 2019 The 15th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, on the 28th July 2018 at the new […]

Massages helps with Detoxing the Body

How can you detox with a massage? Detoxing isn’t all about juicing and clean eating – booking a full body massage is a more indulgent way to boost your cleanse. Most of us feel sluggish, tired and bloated during the winter, – no wonder so many of us embark on a cleansing regime in spring […]

SA is the second highest country when it comes to stress… Spa therapy no more a Luxury but a Necessity

Who would think that South Africa is rated as the second highest country regarding stress, this is according to a Bloomberg Business survey. This was a real eye-opener when we saw the results of the study. Stress has become part of our daily lives and we need to let go of all of the tension […]

Abseeintism and SPA

Stress is a major component to a number of mental and physical health issues. In today’s economy and context of business we are constantly challenged by technology, social media and daily demands and constant negative narratives which manifest as stress within our bodies as well as mentally.   Allowing yourself the opportunity to relax  and […]

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We are embarking on a new chapter for Bakwena Spa. As we bid farewell to our Velmore Branch, effective 25th January, we’re thrilled about the future. This change opens doors to new opportunities and ways to serve you better. While we transition, we’re delighted to remind you that the same serene spa experience awaits you at our Hartbeespoort branch, just down the road. We’re deeply grateful for your support and cannot wait to share the exciting developments ahead of 2024. Stay connected for more updates, and thank you for being a part of our journey!
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