When aZestyLife was invited to visit Valley Lodge & Spa in Magalies, I was rather sad that we not up in the North anymore. But, I asked our dear friends, the Bornmans, to go on our behalf. This is what they had to say:
The invitation to stay overnight at Valley Lodge & Spa in Magalies came at just the right time. Winter 2016 felt especially long & we were ready to leave it behind & enter spring relaxed & pampered.
We left Bryanston at midday on a Friday. The short 65 kilometer drive took just over an hour. At the gate a Zebra welcomed us, helping us to leave the city behind & become aware of our surroundings. Nature beckoned us to walk slowly, breathe deeply & be present.
The standout element of Valley Lodge & Spa is the hospitality & friendliness of the staff. Locations with similar (four) & more stars often lose their soul in stiff-upper-lip-ness.
From the receptionist, to the spa manager, the therapists & waiters – all made us feel comfortable & at home.
The description of the rooms on the website as “country chic meets modern elegance” is honest & a true reflection of what you can expect. Rooms are en-suite with separate showers & private patios.
As much as we liked the room, we headed out to the much anticipated spa for a Friday afternoon of treatments & relaxation. The spa offers an indoor heated mineral pool, Jacuzzi, steam rooms & saunas.
We started the pamper session with pedicures out on the deck, sipping sparkling wine & soaking up the sun.
The atmosphere in the spa is relaxed, without being too quiet. After a short nap on the deck we proceeded to our full body massages. As a couple, we enjoy monthly massages at our local favourite spa, we were thrilled at the friendly & professional therapists – all well trained & skilled.
Dinner was buffet in The Zeederberg restaurant. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, with couples looking lovingly into each others’ eyes & reconnecting after relaxing together in the spa.
The first night in unfamiliar surroundings is often restless & with little sleep. The luxurious bed & linen, heavy curtains & soothing nature sounds however lulled us into a deep sleep. We were woken by the sound of birds, ushering us into a new day – & full English breakfast!
We left Valley Lodge & Spa relaxed, reconnected & ready for spring.
Valley Lodge & Spa comes highly recommended. Check out their website for specials, & book your stay! You will not be disappointed.
Contact: Valley Lodge & Spa, 13 Jennings Street, Magaliesburg, 1791. Phone nr: +27-14-5771301
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Jacques & Lizl. You guys rock!
The kind Tilly Smith Dix arranged this media getaway, however all thoughts & opinions belong to the authors (in this case the Bornmans – follow Jacques’s blog or check them out on Instagram over here or here).
Images: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 – supplied; 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 – Bornmans.