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Favorite Spa in Africa

Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa

Knysna, South Africa

Situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean, between soaring cliffs and the Knysna Lagoon, this resort and spa is the ideal après-safari destination. The spa's contemporary style reflects its natural surroundings, with reed ceilings, stone walls, and subtle earth-tone finishes. Signature body treatments include the Phumla Massage, which is accompanied by traditional African background music, and Mhute Steam Experience. Products used in treatments are infused with local ingredients. Guests will find a gym and an outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor heated pool, and a post-treatment room with heated massage beds in the spa facilities; on staff is a resident biokeneticist. The hotel comprises 78 suites with private balconies or patios, fireplaces, and sumptuous bathrooms. Dinner choices feature regional delicacies served in an elegant restaurant boasting a 1,500-bottle wine cellar or casual fare enjoyed in a thatched-roof cottage. Little luxuries abound—guests may play a round on the Pezula Championship Golf Course or charter the hotel's private jet to or from any destination around the world.