They say nothing heals a tired soul quite like ocean air. However if you live along the coast you’re pretty much immune to the qualities of a light sea breeze which by now smells more like fish than salt to you. Recharge body, mind and soul with country air instead. Pay R449 for a one night stay for two in the countryside, at Thyme Wellness Spa and Guest House.
This deal includes everything you need to completely unwind, right down to a healthy dose of fresh vineyard and mountain air. From the luxury suite with its feather soft sheets to the spectacular views of Table Mountain and the scrumptious breakfast, every element of the guest house is designed to make you release all negative energy through contented sighs.
With full access to the heavenly spa facilities, you can treat every body part to some much needed TLC. Indulge in a 60 minute full body massage in one of two spacious treatment rooms or with your companion in the candle-lit couple’s treatment room. Guests also have access to the heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room and the perfectly manicured gardens, ideal for some quality me-time, magical moonlight strolls or to walk off that big breakfast.
Located halfway between Cape Town and the breath taking wine route towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek, Thyme Wellness Spa and Guest House is close enough for only one night out of town, yet far enough that no boss, neighbour or taxi driver can reach or bother you. Within driving distance of many award winning wine estates, restaurants and historic sites all well worth a visit, you won’t be short of activities to fill your stay with. However once you’ve jumped on your cloud-like bed and enjoyed a Thyme massage, chances of you stepping outside the spectacular Thyme boundaries are slimmer than the rice paper around a piece of nougat..
Resort fact: In 1986 Katie Cartridge chained herself to the cupboard in her luxury suite after a thoroughly enjoyable stay. For days she refused to move, living off nothing but pillow mints. However on the fifth day she realised she’d never asked anyone to feed Theodore her beloved African Grey. Fuelled by the shock and adrenalin she ran off with the resort’s cupboard.