I visited the new Camelot Spa Val de Vie

Here’s your chance to play billionaire for a day. Camelot Spa Val de Vie has opened at Pearl Valley, the ultra high end estate on the outskirts of Franschhoek. And with a full menu including spa treatments, salon offerings, mani-pedis and waxing, you can easily fancy yourself a lady of leisure for one whole day. I popped in for a visit.

Camelot Spa Val de Vie opened earlier this year, offering a everything you need for a full head-to-toe pampering. They have six spacious treatment rooms including three couple’s rooms, as well as a steam bath, sauna, rasul chamber and a  hydrotherapy bath. The decor is simplistic and refined, with a style somewhere between Japanese minimalism and industrial chic. It works.

On arrival I changed into a thick, comfortable robe. From there I was led to their relaxation room for a cup of herbal tea before heading in for my massage. My therapist was professional – familiar without being overly chatty – and the treatment itself was lovely.

For me, one major win is the in-house salon, so after you’ve had your relaxing massage you can pop over to get a proper blow-out and finish it off with a mani-pedi. And then you can walk out of there looking like a million bucks.

Camelot Spa Val de Vie is not the most exciting spa in the valley but the facilities are lovely and their prices are pretty decent. You can get a 60 minute full body massage starting from R660, or a 30 minute area-specific treat for around R400.

Take note that while they are called Camelot Spa Val de Vie, they are actually situated on Pearl Valley Estate neighbouring Val de Vie.

For more info, visit camelotspa.co.za

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