Valley Lodge & Spa is an enchanting place set in a nature reserve with a river (Magalies) running through it and indigenous vegetation all around.
It will be celebrating its 45th anniversary under one family ownership this year. When the Magaliesberg was still largely untamed territory, a visionary businessman, Italo Mazzoni, and a few associates, pooled their resources, and acquired a portion of the farm Steenekoppie in 1971. On the farm was the Happy Valley Hotel and it was run mainly as a Sunday picnic retreat. Its owners paid little attention to its upkeep and it was in disrepair when Mazzoni and his colleagues began the process of re-building and upgrading the hotel which was renamed Valley Lodge. In 1987 Mazzoni and his family assumed full ownership of the property and he set about transforming this little slice of heaven into an almost mystic wonderland in which the Lodge, with its thatched rooms and stone features, blends seamlessly with the environment.
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“One of the highlights of a visit to Valley Lodge & Spa”
One of the highlights of a visit to Valley Lodge & Spa is the Spa, built to international standards in 2010 for the Portugal team which used the retreat as its base during the FIFA Soccer World Cup. The Spa oozes a positive spiritual quality with its a appealing layout, easy-on-the-eye colours and ambient sounds wafting into one’s space. There are a number of treatments on offer. As a destination, the Spa prides itself on top-to-toe treatments that leaves one feeling nourished, rejuvenated and relaxed. It offers world class facials that combine great active ingredients, skill and technology for visible lasting results. Treatments range from Hair Therapy to the Golden Goddess Tan Finish which is geared to make guests look as great as they feel when leaving the Spa.
The aim is not only to relax the body but to rejuvenate the mind. The Spa offers personal service and there is great attention to detail. This is combined with an energised healing environment which offers a unique balance for rest and relaxation. The Spa has a well-trained staff who work on what they call the “A Game”. This is Attitude, Attendance and Attention to detail. The staff have a passion for people which ensures that everyone smiles and has job satisfaction. The positive factors to having the various treatments is to ensure that one has enough rest and relaxation, which in turn helps create a balance between Mind, Body and Soul. This balance ensures that one has the resilience to meet the stresses of daily life. The Spa also practices Aromatherapy on a daily basis and its products are sourced both locally and overseas. It is a popular destination and it’s advisable to book a session on one’s arrival.
For more information go to the website www.valleylodge.co.za or contact email@example.com. Tel: 014-5771301/5