Mowana Spa at the Indaba Hotel – a specialised pedicure deck called The Retreat. Wonderfully cosy, the brand new Pedi Lounge and Nail Bar area allows outdoor bliss without exposure to winter’s lower temperatures. Taking its name from the noble baobab tree, the Mowana Spa is an institution on the South Africas spa scene and has long enjoyed a prominent standing in Sandton’s collection of treatment centres. Currently the Fourways spa holds the number one slot on Tripadvisor.
The Retreat: Pedi Lounge and Nail BarJust a short turn off the bustling chaos of William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg, this new addition to the Mowana Spa is a sure antidote to city stress. Despite being so close and accessible, the tranquil bushveld setting and trickling waterways make this sanctuary feel a million miles away. The Retreat embraces the outdoors, but the professional therapy deck and treatment area retains warmth thanks to clear view blinds and indoor heating - keeping the warmth where it belongs! Thatch and African reed ceilings create natural dappled light and the airy ambience is complimented by the tasteful afro-inspired decor. Everything harmonises with the Mowana Spa’s namesake and the serene new space does justice to Africa’s ‘Tree of Life’. In order to retain intimacy, the fresh nail centre can cater for up to eight pedicures at a time (geared to small group gatherings if required), but cleverly planned pillars separate the seating into spaces that comfortably cater for couples too. Kick off the treatment with mimosas and treats, let the sounds of gentle birdsong ease you in, put your feet up and relax into a plush LazyBoy chair. Professional pedicures start with a foot soak in rose gold tubs (inspired by the healing qualities of copper), followed by exfoliation to shed any unwanted winter layers. A cuticle treatment, heel scrub and foot massage ensue and its all topped off with a colour of your choice in either gelish or regular paint. The designated deck is designed with exceptional experiences in mind. High Tea Journeys, an unusual Book Club Night Out or special Bachelorette Parties can all be arranged for memorable occasions. The Retreat is the newest in a line of upgrades to the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg. In addition to the spa’s specialist nail studio, other enhancements include Bistro 407, the spruced-up Courtyard Bar, three swish new Executive Suites, three luxe Junior Suites and the very popular Indaba Gin School, supported by Inverroche.
Opening specials at The Rereat Pedi Lounge and Nail Bar
Manicure & Pedicure Combo: R420 per personThis full treatment Includes a take home foot file, 50ml Matsimela body butter, a glass of wine and snacks.
Mowana Pedicure: R200 per personEach fancy foot remedy includes a glass of wine for the ultimate post-work relaxation (add-on: gel for R80 and soak off for R60).
Mowana Manicure: R180 per personShow off your hands this winter after we treat those tips. Each Mowana Manicure includes a glass of wine too (add-on: gel for R80 and soak off for R60).
Try one of Joburg’s most affordable spa packagesOther signature pamper journeys at the Mowana Spa include the decadent Mowana Full Day African Rejuvenation Pamper, which is an indulgent spa experience including meals and siz revitalising treatments. The romantic Mowana African Skies Night Spa Pamper includes dinner, complimentary beverages and three relaxing treatments. Ideal for date night. The indulgent Mowana African Escape Spa & Stay Pamper Journey provides the ultimate spoil and promises total relaxation. We can't wait to welcome you.