Soulstice Day Spa at Silverstar Casino

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I can’t be all that annoying as my eighteen-year-old daughter Victoria still loves to spend time with me. We are a noisy due, me and my mini-me (she hates being called that).  My only biological daughter is a non-conformist, she speaks her mind, doesn’t tolerate any kind of discrimination and makes the most delicious biscuits. She is also funny, kind and quick-witted.

We go on a weekly date, so when the opportunity arose for us to go on a mom and daughters treat at the Soulstice Day Spa at Silverstar Casino, I said yes before checking with Victoria. It would be her first-day spa experience …and her first facial! #MomDaughterGoals

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Victoria and I were welcomed by professionally trained therapists and were taken on a tour of this top-class spa. The spa offers a wide range of hydro facilities which I thought added to the relaxing atmosphere. Some of these are available as a Day Guest, while others you need to book. You have the options of a luxurious Jacuzzi, floatation pool, a Rasul Chamber, a Swiss Shower (… bring your own Swiss national!) and a steam room. Fun Fact: I love me a good steam room! The Spa also has a hair salon and manicure and pedicure lounge.

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You are spoiled for choice with an outdoor pool, an inside heated pool with a great view. The one that caught my attention was the third option, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool which you can book to be completely private. I imagine one could host a beautiful pre-wedding, birthday or valentine spa day with those close to you at this luxurious location. The outdoor shower looks super inviting and revitalizing.

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 “… an extraordinary experience in spa wellness”

There are thirteen treatment rooms which include dual treatment rooms should you wish to share your experience with a partner, friend or in my case my darling daughter. This was actually a big deal for me as it was my daughter’s first Spa experience and I wanted to be there for all of it!

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After our tour, Victoria and I changed into the necessary gowns and slippers. Very fancy. We lounged having cucumber and strawberry water which was lovely. There are also many kinds of teas which Victoria loves but I prefer water. The tiny choc chip muffins we both appreciated plenty. It is just a lovely relaxing waiting area.

Our large treatment room was the perfect lighting for transporting to some far off tranquil place and I literally exhaled. I cherished the experience with my daughter. The therapists were very friendly and answered all our questions. Each product used was explained. It was a very positive experience for us both and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share special times with my daughter.

“Soulstice Day Spa  Johannesburg is a proud member of the prestigious, award-winning, Spas of Distinction Collection”

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I highly recommend this offering under the Tsogo Sun umbrella at Silverstar Casino.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

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@KievitsKroon Country Estate, Spa & Conference Centre

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

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My son Kevin (21) and I recently visited the award-winning Kievits Kroon Country Estate. It is really not a long drive from Johannesburg and we arrived much sooner than I anticipated. As we stopped outside the 16 hectare estate, the first thing I noticed was the manicured lawn and the Cape Dutch architecture. A touch of the Cape just outside Pretoria.

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Booking in was a pleasure. We were treated to welcoming drinks overlooking a beautiful white rose garden and the receptionist came to us with our card key (those always make me nervous) and explained where everything was located. We found our room very easily with the provided map and settled in. We were treated to cheese, biscuits and wine in our room which really hit the spot!

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It was wonderful to relax and chat to my grown up son. How often do you get to do that?

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Kev and I were treated to  a fine dining experience in their signature restaurant, Granita. We had Gourmet Dinner Menu 2. It was awesome fun trying exotic dishes with my son whom is a very fussy eater. We enjoyed all the dishes, laughed so much and just had a really great time. While I have been privileged to have enjoyed fine dining before, it was a first for my son.

We loved coming back to our room with turned down beds,  decorated with white roses, chocolates, fluffy gowns and slippers.

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Breakfast was fabulous! Great old style buffet with Kev and I joking, me trying desperately not to eat toast (#banting!) lol. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

We were offered a late check out and were off to the most amazing Spa EVER!!!! I have been to many a Spa, but this one stands alone when it comes to awesome.

Firstly they have a great little buffet as you enter with incredibly ice tea. It was absolutely delicious. Next we completed our forms, had a full tour of the facilities which is extensive and truly impressive. Each treatment is sign posted, telling you exactly what to expect. It is overwhelming in its perfection.

I could spend hours there… for weeks if they would let me! We changed into our gowns and our therapists collected us from a relaxation room. Kevin and I had a full body massage each. I fell asleep during mine. It was just right. I cannot describe the luxury and absolute indulgence of the Spa in enough words!! I will go back there any and every chance I ever get.

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I have to thank Kievits Kroon for hosting Kevin and I – huge gratitude. It was a stay I will always remember. Not only did we receive wonderful treatment, were totally spoiled while at Kievits Kroon, but we also got to spend one on one time with each other as grown ups… although, I guess he will always just be my baby boy 🙂

I wish a splash of the Cape in Pretoria!

Wenchy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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