Time to unwind, relax and have a spa treatment

What is the true meaning of relaxation?   According to experts, it is relaxing or a state of relaxation, including a recreative form, activity, pastime, and diversion. A holiday at Morukuru Family Madikwe ticks all those boxes. Included is the opportunity to take relaxation to the next level by visiting one of our Spas. Guests at the Owner’s House and River House have their therapeutic facility, and now guests at Farm House have a private wellness haven.

The much-loved, five-bedroom Morukuru Farm House has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and now includes the new spa building and a viewing deck overlooking a waterhole. These additions were conceptualised by owners Ed & Anka Zeeman, who envisioned positioning the building overlooking the Western vegetation towards the Onverwag Koppies to capitalise on the most beautiful sunsets. This space is ideal for relaxing me-time or deck dinners, joyful sundowners, and peaceful massages in the Spa treatment room. The design has resulted in a magical multipurpose space - a place to be pampered, enjoy a meal, or just unwind, relax and enjoy the beauty of Madikwe.

Both spas are headed up by Paige Pieters and her team of professional therapists. Paige’s resume includes training in the beauty, hospitality, and event industries. She has developed a deep understanding of guest service and acquired a wealth of knowledge in providing exceptional experiences. With two years of service at Morukuru Family Madikwe, Paige is well-positioned to support the team of therapists and deliver enhanced relaxation to our guests.

Both spas exclusively use Africology skincare and body products. These are 100% natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly and pack a real punch with ingredients like Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula and African Potato. Paige told us, “These ingredients possess remarkable properties. They are renowned for their therapeutic attributes, such as their ability to soothe and moisturise the skin. They contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them beneficial for promoting skin health. They have anti-inflammatory properties and can relieve skin irritations and sunburns.”

Our Spa menu offers three different types of facials, and we grilled Paige on one she would suggest for someone experiencing dehydration, puffiness or fatigue from travelling by plane. Without hesitation, her answer was “The African Goddess Facial. And I highly recommend our Intonga Amastrachi, a unique massage experience. Massage is a powerful and versatile therapy that offers numerous benefits for body, mind and spirit. During this treatment, wooden sticks are rolled, pressed and manipulated over the body, targeting specific areas of tension and promoting relaxation.”

Suzaan Motseohedile is part of Paige’s team and has dedicated nine years to Morukuru Family Madikwe, delivering bliss to our guests. We asked her to tell us more about the Inkomfi Renewal treatment. “This is a guest favourite. I gently exfoliate the body with a blend of walnut and marula shells. This scrub buffs the skin. Next, Neroli body balm leaves the skin soft and bright. Often after a long flight, guests can experience skin dehydration and stress. This treatment restores and nourishes.”  Guests can add a touch of holiday glam by enjoying the African Potato Pedicure. Suzaan explains: “Feet are often neglected. Everyone enjoys a pamper. I start with a peppermint food soak. This is followed by gentle exfoliation, herbal cuticle oil, and a luxurious food massage with body butter. Soft and moisturised skin is revealed, and then there is the tough decision of what nail polish colour to apply. LOL!”

Amy Thebyane  is chasing 15 years of service at Morukuru Family Madikwe - which might be a record. She is highly qualified with specialist Africology training under her belt. “Africology is a skincare brand that incorporates the beneficial properties of South Africa's indigenous healing plants into its products. The brand emphasises using high-quality organic active ingredients and 100% pure natural essential oils in its products. I recommend the Africology Balancing Rose Facial to clients with sensitive and stressed skin.

Morukuru Family pays particular attention to their little guests - offering many age-appropriate activities. Youngsters are also welcome to enjoy mini mani’s and pedi’s.

Amy shared this quirky story about one of her mini-clients” I once had a little guest. She was having a mini mani and loved the experience and enjoyed the whole sequence, especially the scrub and the smell of our wrap. When we got to choosing her varnish, she astonished me by choosing ten different colours, one on each nail. Kids are crazy!”

Paige, Suzaan and Amy are our dream team, and they are standing by to take your Morukuru Family Madikwe experience to a higher level of relaxation.