Librisa Spa – A Soothing Escapade in South Africa

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a landmark of luxury and elegance in Cape Town. The iconic pink hotel and spa enjoys an enviable location at the foot of the world-famous Table Mountain. The epitome of indulgence, The Nellie, as this hotel is affectionately known, is the ideal choice for travelers who are used to the very best in luxury travel and are looking for an exclusive hotel that caters for the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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In accordance with a five star hotel of this caliber, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers a comprehensive list of superb amenities and facilities, not least of which is the Librisa Spa. This is a place where guests can truly unwind and relax, enabling them to enjoy a range of treatments and packages that are designed to enhance one’s overall sense of wellbeing.

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The qualified therapists are professional experts in their field. Not only are they polite and helpful, but warm and welcoming too, ensuring the best possible treatments at Librisa Spa.

The extensive spa facilities are located in three beautiful late-Victorian buildings. The atmosphere is refined, reflecting a classic elegance. Calming neutral tones are used in conjunction with natural material such as warm dark wood to enhance the sophisticated ambiance. This extends throughout the spa’s impressive amenities.

The Librisa Spa facilities include several spacious treatment rooms, a sauna, steam bath, plunge pool and conservatory.

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Every effort is made to use superior spa products, such as the Africology range that includes natural indigenous ingredients and pure essential oils. Although there are a range of effective treatments available, it is the spa packages that deserve one’s full attention. These spa packages are all a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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The Africology Botanical Wellbeing Body and Face Ritual is a two hour treat that involves a renewal scrub, an antioxidant treatment as well as a Rose Botanical Facial. For those who have recently jetted into South Africa, the Jetlag Recovery package is well worth considering. Over a period of two hours you will be treated to a full body mask and brushing, a scalp and foot massage, as well as a marine extracts facial – all designed to leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

In addition to Librisa Spa, The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is also famous for its indulgent Morning and Afternoon Teas.

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The Morning and Afternoon Bliss for Two are couples’ spa packages that allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds: luxurious treatments at Librisa Spa followed by a decadent three course high tea in the hotel lounge or on the verandah.

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The verandah is a light, airy space akin to a conservatory; the palette of white and muted mint adds to this relaxing ambiance. This delightful package is a signature experience that allows you to immerse yourself in complete relaxation in the company of a special someone. It is truly the best of both worlds.

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 76 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa Tel: +27 21 483 1000 Email: Reservations: +27 21 483 1000 Website:

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.

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