So for a little bit more on our last spa break at 5 Mountains Spa. We found it by Googling "spa specials". I have to say it was a particularly good special.
|Reception area 5 Mountains Spa|
We arrived Tuesday late midday and departed Saturday just before lunch. Essentially we had 4 nights and 4 days. The special included breakfast, lunch, supper and a complimentary bottle of really good wine every day. We had two different treatments each per day.
Treatments were along the lines of Indian Head Massage or Hot Stone Massage. We also had a manicure, a pedicure and a facial.
|Location 5 Mountains Spa|
We did pick the coldest and wettest week of the decade to decide to have a spa break. A pity because the spa is set on a vineyard just outside of Wellington. It would have been nice to take a walk or maybe visit more of the wine estates close by.
What made our stay special was a bevy of salon girls. The chef had the week off and this team cooked our food to perfection. They offered us tea and biscuits the minute we sat in the reception area to catch up on e-mails. Nothing was too much for them and I found them utterly charming.
We got a different menu each evening with a choice of two starters, two mains and two deserts. I had made it clear that I am vegetarian before we went and they had tailored the menu to include me. Examples of starters were "Slow roast tomato salad topped with goats cheese" or "Fried haloumi on a bed of leaves with a berry compote".
|5 Mountain Spa treatment room|
How about "Stir fry served with cous cous & tofu" or "Caprice parcel served with veggies and crispy potato wedges" for a main? And then still chocolate brownies or meringue tarts for desert. I think I gained about 2 kilograms there. The food was that good. The price for all of this? R7500 for two.
On our way home we stopped in at Bovlei wine cellar next door and took advantage of some wine specials. There were plenty more wine estates in the vacinity.
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