Africa’s Best Wellness Retreats for 2022

Go2Africa shares the top destinations to restore and re-energize in the new year

Cape Town, South Africa (January 06, 2022) The new year is a time to reflect on your personal wellbeing. If you are looking for a wholesome alternative to a regular holiday break, exploring Africa in 2022 gives you the opportunity to enjoy safari, wineland experiences and so much more, while also including top wellness resorts into your experience. At the end of your day in the bush you can kick off your boots and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. 


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After a day of game viewing, kick back and relax at Finch Hattons. This tented camp boasts an infinity pool lined with tropical palms, and a Health & Wellness Centre equipped with two outdoor massage pavilions, a hammam, spa pool, gym, and yoga room with views of the Chyulu Hills. All the therapy products used in the spa are organic and in line with Finch Hattons’ policy on sustainability. Finch Hattons is a magical place located in a 35-acre concession with 9,000 km of boundless African bush, complete with natural freshwater springs, rainforests, and an abundance of fauna and flora, in the south western corner of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park.

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It’s an exquisite experience to rejuvenate and relax in this exclusive jungle spa post gorilla trekking in the wild. Designed by eco-friendly skin & body care brand Africology, each treatment is unique and personalized to support your beauty, health and wellness needs. Cocooned in the heart of a working tea farm, One & Only Nyungwe Houses’ intimate spa features two spacious treatment rooms and reflects the best aspects of Nyungwe Forest’s impressive beauty. An expansive deck and lounging area connects you to the peaceful and uplifting surroundings of nature where you can rest and soak up the healing energy of the forest with a cup of healing herbal tea before or after your treatment. The lodge has 22 luxury suites in six breath-taking wooden villas – each with in-room fireplaces and exceptional views of the Nyungwe Forest and surrounding mountains.

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One of the highlights at Zuri Zanzibar is its private beach, a 980 foot stretch of soft sand lapped by tranquil turquoise waters, and fringed by nodding palm trees. Guests can unwind and relax beside the hotel’s modern infinity pool with incredible ocean views. The hotel’s Spice Garden is a lush green oasis with ‘private pods’ where guests can unwind with a good book or meditate in a wonderfully natural environment. Here you can also enjoy a cooking class with one of Zuri’s chefs, a fun and interactive way to discover Swahili cuisine. The MAUA Wellness Centre has three massage rooms, a salon and a Jacuzzi deck making it the perfect spot for a bit of pampering and indulgence. Inspired by the natural abundance of Zanzibar and its spices, they have created signature treatments that reflect the powerful natural plants, herbs and oils of the island.


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Jafferji Beach Retreat’s Cinnamon Spa offers holistic therapies inspired by the rejuvenating practices of local cultures, philosophies, and techniques. The white powdery coral beach invites and entices you to indulge in relaxing walks, swim in the azure waters, or perhaps go on a bike ride down to the local village. Jafferji's refreshing swimming pool offers a welcome respite during low tide when the ocean retracts and exposes the reef that protects the beach. Private yoga classes are available with magnificent views of Mnemba Island. For complete privacy, guests can enjoy spa treatments in their own rooms. 

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The Hydro has been pegged as South Africa’s premier natural health destination. Daily activities include guided walks, yoga/pilates, progressive relaxation, meditation, mindfulness classes, and aqua aerobics. Nutritional well-being is a highlight of the Hydro with a range of vegetarian options, featuring local ingredients sourced farm-fresh. Guests can peruse the cultivated gardens, detox with energy-restoring treatments, or take a dip in the freshwater swimming pool. Whenever the mood takes you, be sure to enjoy a quiet walk around the labyrinth.

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Angala Boutique Hotel is a retreat for mind, body, and spirit. Make it your base for exploring the Cape Winelands while indulging in their annual yoga retreats. Choose from a variety of professional spa and massage treatments, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room. The eco-pool recreates the natural filtering process found in mountain streams, rivers, and ponds, and is inhabited by water plants. The heated plunge pool, infrared sauna, and steam room make for a perfect way to complete your day. 


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Nestled in a lush forest setting on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, Silver Forest Boutique Lodge & Spa is located a mere 10-minute drive from the start of the renowned Stellenbosch wine route. This hidden gem on the doorstep of the Cape Winelands provides discerning guests with a tranquil and luxurious haven.


The spa’s magnificent Thermal Suite includes a steam room, sauna, Rasul chamber, jacuzzis, and a hydro-jet massage pool. In addition, there are four treatment rooms: two single rooms and two for couples. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoy butler service and have a manager assist you 24/7.

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Future Found Sanctuary is in the quaint village of Hout Bay, a short drive from the city center of Cape Town. It features ultra-luxurious exclusive-use villas and boutique-style private suites where the primary focus is harmoniously blending luxury surroundings with wellness experiences that exceed expectations. Each wellness experience has been designed to reconnect you with nature and its healing elements. From sound journeys and therapeutic forest bathing to farm-to-table foraging and sharing stories fireside, it promises a restorative travel sojourn. Creativity is at the heart of Future Found Sanctuary and you can also partake in painting, photography, drumming, Japanese Raku, Tai Chi, and more. 

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Londolozi Healing House is found within the Londolozi Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands, a region famed for its safari prowess. Be nurtured back to harmony by massage treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, sound therapy, Reiki, crystal healing, shiatsu, halotherapy, yoga, meditation, and breathwork. Practitioners at the Healing House will match treatments to your needs. Londolozi’s unique position in the heart of the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the 6 million-acre Kruger National Park, means the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is considered to be one of the best Game Reserves in South Africa.


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This beautifully designed contemporary lodge sits on the banks of the Klaserie River. Its lazy flowing waters impart a sense of tranquility as you stand on the lodge's deck, chilled drink in hand, admiring the stupendous views. The Kapama Wellness Center has a wide range of health, beauty and wellness treatments to complement your day after a safari or you may just want to simply relax and indulge your senses at a spa that is considered one of the finest of its kind in Africa. Whether you are looking for a holistic shift in wellness, a fitness-focused fusion or a deluxe pampering indulgence, one of the unique custom-made 3-day Karula experiences will whisk you off to a place away from time.

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