The results of 17th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, were announced on the 24th July 2022, at The Houghton Hotel, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards Gala Dinner evening was filled with excitement and glamour as some of the industries most respected and well-known names and media came together to acknowledge their peers. Enjoying the sounds of the band “Blue Rock – The Experience” – Gauteng’s Premium Blues Rock Trio, which has been featured at numerous venues including the Barnyard. A fusion of traditional blues and more up to date rock. All the while bringing the blues “back to basics”, with band members Chris Parry (vocals, guitar) Llewellyn Friend (bass) and Lawrence Bailie (drums).

 Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing the Spa Visitors and Media with a comprehensive choice of award winning spas, and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations, within South Africa and Neighbouring Countries.

The Les Nouvelles Esthétiques awards programme encourages the highest standards within the Spa & Wellness Industry. The awards have been designed to stimulate a desire for service excellence among Southern African Spas.

The 2022 Spa Awards consisted of six (6) Categories, namely Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique Hotel Spa, Safari Spas, Unique Spa Concept, and Aesthetic/Medi Spa categories.


Asher Spa & Hair, located in the Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, Johannesburg. “Asher” means to bring happiness & blessings. Our elegant space provides a one stop shop to all your beauty, aesthetic and wellness needs. We are focused on creating a mindful experience with bespoke personalized treatments suited to your requirements.


Revive Wellness Spa, conveniently located in Highlands North, Johannesburg. All inspired treatments have been created with rejuvenation and relaxation in mind, promising every guest a pure wellness treat. Revive Wellness Spa caters for all your nail, hair, skin, body and aesthetic needs. They offer ozone therapy and a choice of a state of the art floatation pool or an indoor heated pool experiences, Rasul chamber, steam room and a decompression lounge ensure complete relaxation.

Vivari Spa is nestled in a leafy valley in Featherbrooke near the Cradle of Humankind, harking back to a time when the world was in perfect harmony and humans lived in and with nature. Recapture this serenity at Vivari, where we offer a return to all things natural in our tranquil surroundings, where luxury intersects with sustainability and where our holistic wellness concepts marry with rejuvenation.

Relax Spa at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Cape Town allowing clients to enjoy spa treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures, and foot massages. Other services available include back and full body massages, and deep tissue body treatments. The power-house behind Relax Spas is Noli Mini, with nearly 20 years of experience in the Spa and Beauty Industry and recognised by Entrepreneur Magazine as “The Full Beauty, Wellness And Entrepreneurship Package” 


Jiva Spa at TAJ, Cape Town. Drawing on the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty through the centuries, along with 6000-year-old Eastern wellness philosophies devised to align body, soul and mind, Jiva Spa is a special space. At its essence, it encapsulates the ‘science of longevity’ with the wisdom of the ages behind its offerings. Here ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning ‘the guest is god’ is an adage to be adhered to, and holistic treatments are enlivened with meaningful ceremonies and rituals, such as Vishrama, Pehlwan Malish, Pada Mardana, Sukha, Aksha, Tulsi Facial, to name but a few signature treatments that encourage total relaxation. Taj Cape Town boasts the only Jiva Spa in Africa and the spa’s global principles apply: everything that touches the body is completely natural, with materials like organic cotton, sun-bleached fabric, oven-baked pottery and soy cotton.  


The Saxon Spa – Johannesburg. The 700sqm two-floor Saxon Spa is an oasis of wellness, taking guests on a holistic journey incorporating sound, touch and sight, blending modern understanding with ancient techniques to balance energies and restore wellbeing. The Saxon Spa incorporates dark wood, copper, linen and water throughout, in addition to the healing properties of Himalayan salt incorporated into the design as well as therapies. The Spa incorporates a total of eleven treatment rooms; including an all-glass couple’s treatment room, manicure and pedicure areas, hair spa, sleep zone, spa dining area, steam room, heated hydro pool, wet treatment zone, hammam centre, heated outdoor plunge pool, sauna and an outdoor treatment zone.

Mangwanani Signature Spa at The Capital Hotel, Zimbali Coast Estate, offers guests the perfect escape for the ultimate in rest & relaxation. Huge bamboo palms and lush tropical gardens surround you, while you enjoy Mangwanani Dream Spa Signature Therapies in one of our four therapy rooms or on our Spa Forest Deck. You can also enjoy your treatments on our Spa Pool Deck, Poolside or at our Pool Cabana, with the view of the magnificent azure Indian Ocean. Mangwanani – the African Spa – came into existence in 2002, when Erin Limbert, Mangwanani’s dynamic CEO, first set in motion her dream of creating a retreat where people could experience true indulgence, coupling the ethos of African inspired revitalization.

Spa @Sandton Hotel, a brand-new luxury hotel conveniently located on Benmore Road in Sandton, Johannesburg. The @Sandton Hotel Spa is a cool, contemporary space where all your wellness needs will be met. The four single private treatment rooms and one private treatment room for a couple are fitted with atmospheric mood lighting that sets the tone for complete relaxation. Gorgeous manicure and pedicure stations are set up for individual treatments, or for a group of friends to have their nails done at the same time.


Delaire Graff Estate Spa “A hidden paradise in Stellenbosch nestled between majestic mountains, I invite you to discover the many facets of Delaire Graff that bring me so much joy each time I visit.” Laurence Graff.  With a global reputation for excellence, Delaire Graff Estate is an essential South African destination set in acres of fragrant gardens, with exclusive boutiques, breathtaking art around every corner and sustainability at its heart. The Spa at Delaire Graff, indulges guests in specialised rituals and therapies inspired by the 5 elements at Delaire Graff Estate Spa. All treatment rooms enjoy a view of our beautiful gardens, while the guests enjoy exclusive use of our sunny terrace with infinity pool and Jacuzzi. The Treatment Rooms are dressed in ivory tones with delicate African details, with a dedicated room to facials and other forms of skin renewal. Each has an en-suite bathroom and dressing area.


Silver Forest Spa is a luxurious and tranquil private Boutique Lodge and Day Spa, located on the slopes of the magical Helderberg Mountain in the Cape Winelands. Offering a refined experience and an escape from the ordinary, guests are embraced by the nurturing effect of being surrounded in nature, succumbing to the peace of the surroundings. The Day Spa, offer a comprehensive array of treatments, complemented by use of the exceptional Thermal Suite.

Fordoun Boutique Hotel & SpaNottingham Road, Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. The gracious fusion of state-of-the-art leisure and spa facilities with the timeless tranquillity of by-gone days, boasting an oasis of relaxation and sensory bliss. Facilities include a floatation pool, a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Vichy shower, and a couples’ treatment suite with hydrotherapy bath. In addition to spa activities, guests can enjoy gentle walks, visit the herb garden, or explore the surroundings on horse-back. The Fordoun Spa boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians.

Milkwood Spa at Mosaic Lagoon Lodge. Nestled between ocean and towering mountains, this ecological gem is a splendid wilderness filled with unique birds and plants; beach, water and land adventures; creative food; rejuvenating spa and friendly caring service. On the Cape Whale Coast, Mosaic is centrally located to whale watching, marine tours and exploring the Overberg Wine Region. The Milkwood Spa proudly offers guests pampering treatments in the double and  single treatment room. Thanks to mother nature, the setting provides a tranquil, and soothing backdrop for all treatments. It’s an experience worth indulging in. 


The story of Xigera Safari Lodge & Spa is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari. This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters. Wellness in the wilderness: From the simple serenity of escaping into this untamed wilderness, to the deeply humbling nature of immersing yourself in a vast and ancient landscape, your hours at Xigera will leave you feeling revived, refreshed and rejuvenated. Meticulously designed to frame breathtaking views of the seasonal flood plains and lush riverine forests, in its soothing colour palette and organic textures, the spa exists in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. Fittingly, architect Anton de Kock found inspiration for his design in the eternal cycles of nature, reassuringly repetitive and unyieldingly regular: “They are the perfect continuum of opposites: of life and death, of light and dark. The Sun, the Moon, the entire Universe as well as the ‘circle of life’, which is synonymous with the wilderness.” 



Sediko Bush Spa at Palala Boutique Game Lodge – Groblersbrug, Limpopo. Hidden away on the banks of the majestic Limpopo river lies the one of a kind Sediko Bush Spa. Here, in the African bush, every experience is dedicated to pure bliss, calmness and serenity. Aptly named after the Northern Sotho word “circle”, Sediko Bush Spa invites you to immerse in this African oasis offering an idyllic retreat. Recreate the circle of wellbeing with holistic facial and body treatments that will transport you into Sediko Bush Spa’s world of reinvigoration and renewal. The carefully selected African and international facial and body treatments, performed by world-class therapists, will guide you to find your true African wellness Sediko. The spa offers a wide variety of hydrotherapy spoils such as Hammam, Vichy and Rasul chambers, flotation pools, sensation showers, outdoor natural stone baths, saunas and steam rooms.

Kukura Wellness Spa at Kilima Private Game Reserve, deep in the African Bushveld, at the foot of the Murchison Mountain Range. Kilima Private Game Reserve & Spa offers world class standards in luxury accommodation, close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. Kilima’s philosophy “COURAGE ABOVE & BEYOND” stems from the Schütte Legacy that has endured against all odds. The Kukura Wellness Spa, is a Shona word that means GROWTH. We chose the word ‘growth’ for more than the simple definition of the word, we believe in personal development, we cherish the enhancements one makes to her or his self, we believe in our effectiveness of living, and to live – one needs to grow in mind, body and spirit. The purpose of Kukura Wellness Spa services is to trigger the return of homeostasis in the body, by reducing tension and inducing relaxation. Relaxation being the first step in balance and equilibrium, because when the body is relaxed healing is possible.

Earth Spa at Tzaneen Country Lodge is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Situated in the heart of the north-eastern Lowveld of the magical Limpopo Province. Exclusive and private, the lodge is nestled on 170 hectares of farmland and indigenous forest. The Earth Spa specializes in treatments to pamper guests with the best in relaxing massages as well as face and body treatments. The picturesque setting amidst mango orchards and indigenous forest satisfies all the senses allowing guests to soak up the beautiful scenes of nature whilst pampering body and soul.


Vygenhoek Organic Spa was the first dedicated organic spa in this country, set in the serene country setting of the trout village of Dullstroom. Guests are pampered in an extraordinary environment to a holistic, organic wellness experience, an experience that through its organic nature, adds a sense of luxurious inner peace to even the most discerning. The spa was conceptualised around holistic wellness, using carefully selected, organically products and treatments which guarantee a total absence of chemical preservatives, petroleum by-products, synthetic fragrances and colourants, and forms a central pillar of the Vygenhoek ethos. In planning and constructing the spa it was important, where possible, to integrate this organic approach in all stages of the building process, from concept design, through technical phases, to site management the Spa complex and treatment areas were designed to incorporate traditional building techniques, integrating locally sourced rock from previously disturbed areas, natural paints and unvarnished woods ensuring a minimal environmental footprint.


Woodlands Spa, is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River in the heart of Muldersdrift. The spa is the perfect setting to escape the busy city life. Guests can soak up the peaceful energy on the deck, overlooking the Crocodile River or enjoy one of the bespoke spcialised spa programs designed to guide guests in choosing an experience best suited to their particular needs.

Yadah Castle – Hammam Turkish Spa & Bath – Pretoria. Guests receive a warm welcome, to a true discerning exotic Journey. With candles, Persian carpets and comfortable pillows everyone can relax and unwind from all the tensions of the outside world. The vision is to create an extraordinary ambiance that will transport guests to an exotic foreign land, whilst exciting all of the senses and embracing a unique spa upon arrival; candles are lit, priceless antiques and art adorn the walls are for guests The Turkish Hammam or Turkish Bath, is the middle eastern variant of the steam bath. Although the first hammams originated in Arabia and bath culture was a central part of Roman life, Turkey popularised the tradition. The garden and Sun deck are for you to relax and unwind from the tensions of the outside world. Most of the décor and artworks were imported from Turkey by the owners, Vanessa Hacisuleyman and her husband Gokhan and the skilled therapists with their talented hands will take you on an enchanted escape. Experience the Koop- designed,

Esse Concept Store in Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal showcases the brand’s biotech skincare range, using and offers unique facial and body treatments in three crafted treatment rooms. Esse is the award-winning South African biotech skincare range established in 2002 by organic chemist Trevor Steyn on his farm in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal. This global phenomenon is the first Eco-Cert certified organic brand in SA, with fair-trade, vegan, and carbon-neutral credentials.  In 2015 Esse became the first in the world to introduce a live probiotic product,  reformulating products to account for the skin microbiome, which is critical for skin health. The store offers The Esse Experience treatments – which are broken into an Esse Express, Esse Experience, and Esse Live Probiotic Experience.  


SCINMed Wembley Square, Cape Town: An Award Winning, exclusively upmarket, and contemporary, the SCINMed day cosmetic centre is operated entirely by professionally qualified medical doctors and aestheticians. They offer clients not only an opportunity to receive the most advanced medical and aesthetic treatments, but invite them to do so within a serene environment, surrounded by sophistication and luxury. This world-class facility offers high-end anti-ageing measures, partnered with preventative medicine and wellness expertise to provide clients with ground-breaking aesthetic solutions. Each guest is set on a bespoke and personal journey towards complete rejuvenation with professionalism, kindness and care. It is this holistic approach that has cemented our reputation as pioneers within the industry.  


JUST SKIN Aesthetic Clinic, is an established Medical Aesthetic Clinic and Online Skin Care Store based in Cape Town.  Founded by Carol Maccallum and partnered with Doctor Mignon Laub, in March 2010. This modern, welcoming and personal clinic is recognised as one of the top clinics, offering a variety of skin care treatments as well as medical aesthetics, tailored to your needs, thus ensuring you get the results you want. All  treatments are complimented by offering the perfect skin care regime. Just Skin Online aims to help you find the ideal products for your skin, stocking a variety of international and local skin care brands and health supplements, that work together to ensure you have healthy, glowing skin. JUST SKIN Aesthetic Clinic ethos is “We believe in investing in your skin and therefore strive to bring you the latest and most effective skin care treatments and products the world has to offer.”

Fabu-Health Aesthetics, in Brooklyn Pretoria, founded by Tebogo Thoka, a qualified Aesthetic Therapist of over 13 years. Fabu-Health Aesthetics provides advanced dermal aesthetic treatments using medical grade products and advanced, cutting edge technology. The aesthetic treatments offerings include radio-frequency wrinkle reduction, , acne and scar treatments, laser treatments, chemical peels, pigmentation treatments and hair removal, enabling customers to get quality aesthetic and cosmetic treatments as per requirement. Tebogo Thoka’s main goal is for clients to enjoy the experience in the clinic and leaving feeling completely satisfied and revitalised.

Smart Skin Centre has been the trusted medical and aesthetic centre of excellence in George since 2014. Consistently delivering outstanding service and results, wthey pride themselves in creating a warm, friendly atmosphere for every patient. From medical aesthetics, to facials and laser treatments – they do not do ‘make-overs’. They prefer to enhance our patients’ innate beauty with precision and expertise in order to get real, yet natural-looking results. Rest assured, everyone will notice – but no one will know. The team is lead by Dr Herman van Rooyen, who has been a medical practitioner for over 32 years. He has extensive experience with sports injuries, burns, neuro-rehabilitation and aesthetic medicine. Dr van Rooyen is an internationally acclaimed aesthetic practitioner and is often asked to speak at aesthetic conventions as well as conduct training for leading aesthetic brands.

Amelioré Wellness & Aesthetics, a French word meaning improve, enhance or make better, is a clinic which focuses creating an oasis: “A cocoon for Cosmetic Butterflies”. A space created for our patients to relax, unwind and escape whilst having all their wellness, aesthetic and beauty needs taken care of in one convenient location, centrally located in the upmarket Hyde Square Cente, in Dunkeld West, Johannesburg. Under the guidance of Dr Nadia Jabaar, a General Practitioner with a special intertest in Holistic Healthcare and Aesthetic Medicine and Dr Saffia Jacobs, certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and training to carry out a wide range of aesthetic procedures and specialises in Lip Fillers and Medical Weight Loss. Amelioré Wellness & Aesthetics, is a clinic focused on the latest technologies and treatments on offer in this ever-evolving industry.

We look forward to hosting the Spa Awards in 2023, as Southern African Spas continue to flourish in an internationally growing market place.