The Hill Team have all enjoyed Cape Town at different times. The new Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel sounds delightful, relaxing, and just plain wonderful. I wanted to display some photos, but had some difficult, so check out their website if you are interested.

The new Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town will launch in August with a completely fresh identity and new management.

The Spa’s neutral palette and natural look will be in keeping with the Red Carnation award-winning sister properties – The Oyster Box in Umhlanga, which won the Resort/Hotel Spa Category at the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa Spa Awards and named one of the Hot Hotel Spas for 2010 by Condé Nast Traveler; and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg, named Favourite Resort/Hotel Spa in Africa/Middle East by SPA Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Awards 2009.  All of these are operated and managed by The Red Carnation Collection as a spa brand.

The new Spa will be dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and Spa journeys, personalised for each guest by skilled therapists using Elemis and Dermalogica products. “Our commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise,” says Toni Tollman, designer and family member of the award-winning, family-owned Red Carnation Hotel Collection of luxury boutique hotels.

Signature Treatments

The Apostles Touch, a back-to-nature journey of profound relaxation, will include using stones from Table Mountain for a hot stone foot massage, handpicked fynbos for a back of the body exfoliation and shells from the Atlantic Ocean for a lava shell massage.

The hedonistic Sunset Mountain Serenade starts with a champagne picnic that takes in the breath-taking views of the ocean and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, followed by a touch point foot ritual and a 90-minute massage in the shaded mountain gazebos.

Facials, designed to revitalise and regenerate the delicate facial area, are done by highly trained therapists. A Spa menu for men includes the Gentleman’s Exclusive Facial, waxing and the “Manli Cure” to keep hands and arms in perfect condition.

The Spa’s new calming white and crystal interior will have seven superbly equipped treatment rooms for dual and single treatments, a hydrotherapy bath, rain showers, a Rasul Chamber for traditional cleansing rituals using steam and mud, a Perfect Finish Salon for manicures and pedicures, Wild Lanyana Aromatherm Room for hydrotherapy treatments or a Vichy Shower, plunge pools, a floatation pool and a Tranquillity Lounge.

Several Spa packages are available including the “Babymooner” to spoil expectant mothers and “Spa-ties”, for groups to enjoy a range of treatments and facilities.   Unique packages including catering and cocktails can also be designed to individual specification.

A health bar will be stocked with complimentary nutritious fruit nibbles, freshly squeezed juices and herbal teas.  Delicious light fare can be ordered off Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar’s Spa menu. 

The current Spa will close on June 1 for eight weeks of renovation.   Treatments will still be available in a temporary Spa in an interleading two bedroom suite during this period.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

This five star Cape Town hotel is poised above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles mountain range. The hotel’s interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance. Guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay and fifteen minutes from the City Centre and V&A Waterfront with many vineyards within easy reach. Guests are spoilt by spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views with each of their 70 bedrooms and suites including the Presidential Suite, superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

The hotel boasts two pools perched above the ocean, award-winning health & beauty SpaAzure restaurant, a Café Grill, the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge.  It also has meeting, events & weddingsfacilities for up to 90 guests, and a 16-seater private cinema. Guest are offered complimentary transfer service to and from the V&A Waterfront or can choose to arrive by helicopter to the hotel’s Helistop. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

For information or to make a reservation, please call +27 (0) 21 437 9000, or or visit