Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, South Africa would like to invite all spas to participate in the 19th Annual Southern Africa Spa Awards, presented in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa, Paris.

The Concept 

Spas are the source of finding a sense of well-being. They are a sanctuary where one can escape and a place to unwind. They allow us to renew our body, mind and soul, and although society generally has moved away from embracing recreational time, we are finally coming full circle and embracing this time to revive and de-stress.

The phenomenal growth in the Spa Industry in Southern Africa is symbolic to this, thus the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Sanitas Per Aquas (S.P.A) Awards was established in 2005 to honour this flourishing market and those who excel in their field. Now into its 18th year the awards the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South African Spa Awards is the country’s premier spa awards and has grown from strength to strength, boasting the county’s finest spas as winners and finalists.


These prestigious awards acknowledge excellence and those who set the benchmark, in quality and innovation within the Spa, Health & Wellness Industry. Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing the South African and International Spa Visitors and Media with a comprehensive choice of award winning spas, and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations, within South Africa.

The awards have been designed to stimulate a desire for service excellence among South African Spas in a growing local and international market.

The annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards will be hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, on Sunday the 28th July 2024, in Johannesburg.


Additionally the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards focuses on the people within the industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry in the past year, through the 4 recognition awards, namely, Spa Humanitarian, Spa Visionary, Spa Ambassador Awards and Spa Management Excellence Award.

The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards are proud to celebrate the outstanding efforts of individuals and spas driving the exceptional standard of excellence of the South African Spa Industry.

The Spa Ambassador Award

goes to a person who has made the industry proud and whose presence in the industry is noted internationally. 

The Spa Humanitarian Award

is awarded to a person / group who by definition is actively concerned in promoting human welfare and / or ecological sustainability within the spa industry.

The Spa Visionary Award 

is awarded to a pioneer within the Spa Industry. A person who whose ideas over the past year have lead to a change in the spa industry or spa industry thinking.

The Spa Management Excellence Award 

is acknowledges the dynamic spa manager who best keeps the balance between a motivated team, good working environment, superb guest experience, profitability, and efficient spa operations, with appreciation of the role of the spa manager is one of the most challenging.  

Reasons to Enter The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards

You stand a chance to win the most prestigious spa awards in Southern Africa. For more than 19 years, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards has recognized the finest spas, delivering spa excellence beyond client expectation. You cannot win if you do not enter…

PR Exposure

The spa awards winners and finalists are featured in magazines, newspapers and websites nationally and internationally.

International Recognition

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards is hosted in conjunction with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, France, ensuring international exposure and recognition.

Entry Process

Many entrants discover that one of the most rewarding aspects of entering an award is the process of sitting down, probably as a team, and thinking about what has happened and the reasons for the success. In many cases, this leads to further thoughts and future improvements.

Anyone Can Win

A Small Spa is as Likely to Win as a Larger Spa. Our judges review entries against a standard of excellence; entries do not compete against each other. Smaller spas with only a few employees demonstrating spa excellence and attention to detail are just as likely to win as a larger spa.

Team Morale

Just by being acknowledged for an award is a tremendous boost for any individual or team.

The Award Ceremony

The thrill of the awards ceremony is a moment that cannot be replaced, as winners and finalists are acknowledged by industry peers and media.

Show the World You’re Worth it

Through the impartial third-party recognition that the Spa Awards provide, you can show that your efforts are working and contributing to your spas overall goals.

Clients Love It

Whether it’s maintaining current clients or winning new clients, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards validates your superior work and gives your clients and new clients the confidence they need to visit your spa.

How to Enter The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards

Contact the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques office for more information, your entry form and information pack with all entry requirements on: Tel: 083 267 2773, or alternatively on info@lesnouvelles.co.za

Three (3) finalists and one (1) winner will be selected for each of the Six (6) categories in the 2024 Spa Awards. The 2024 South African Spa Awards will consist of the following Categories, namely:

– Day Spa

– Safari Spa

– Resort/Hotel/Destination Spa

– Boutique Hotel Spa

– Unique Spa Concept

– Aesthetic Institutes / Medi Spas

Closing Date for the  Spa Award entries and portfolios: 5 April 2024

Previous Spa Awards

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2023
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2022
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2021
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2019
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2018
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2017
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2016
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2015
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2014
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2012
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2011
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards 2010