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Favorite Spa in Africa

Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa

Knysna, South Africa

Set on South Africa's Garden Route along the Southern Cape coastline, Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa dazzles with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Knysna Lagoon. The award-winning spa features medical as well as traditional spa services, which incorporate ingredients harvested from the indigenous scrubland of the Western Cape. Therapies often use the Maruwa Signature Treatment product range, an African body treatment line. Visitors have the option to stay in the property's hotel, private residence club, or nearby castles. Hotel guests settle into the 78 appointed suites, each of which features a private balcony or patio, a log fireplace, and a lavish bathroom. The property has a championship golf course, whose greens and fairways surround the hotel, and the Field of Dreams sports complex, which gives active guests access to tennis courts, a sports oval, and a golf driving range. Nature lovers enjoy horseback riding, trekking along nature trails, canoe trips, and the secluded Noetize beach.