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Step into Spring at Abalone House & Spa

13 BeachnicSouth Africa, Paternoster; SPRING is undoubtedly here, and nowhere is it more apparent than on the Cape West Coast where winter has shaken off her coat to reveal a heavenly sight of bright spring flowers.

At Abalone House and Spa, situated in the picture-perfect fishing village of Paternoster, spring is being celebrated with abandon.

This intimate 10-suite guesthouse is known for its eclectic décor, supreme luxury touches, Reuben’s restaurant serving delicious fare and endless views of the bay. Add to that a world-class spa, and you have the perfect getaway a mere hour-and-a-half’s drive from Cape Town.

Aside from the fresh seaside air, endless beach walks and fun exploring the village shops and eateries, the guesthouse’s Healing Earth Spa is a highlight for visitors. It boasts four treatment rooms, with a stunning attic space specifically designed for couples as well as a holistic salt therapy room, where salt crystals work their magic on body and mind.

Quality indigenous ingredients are used in all treatments: think marula, Kalahari melon and Pinotage grapes. Energizing spa treatments are the ideal way to bid farewell to colder months, leaving you to emerge with renewed vigour after pampering body scrubs, massages and facials. The range of treatments at this boutique spa are remarkable, each providing restorative pampering. Tailor-make your day with their variety of pamper packages, or be led by skilled professional therapists.

The New Moon Journey is particularly recommended this spring: body brushing, a cleansing bath ritual, detoxifying exfoliation and a body balm massage – all using mongongo nut known for its detoxifying properties – pure heaven!

125_Healing Earth Spa Abalone House_IMG_4412While the signature facial will add a youthful boost to your complexion with the use of neroli, rose, ylang-ylang and pinotage – it perfectly restores and revitalises tired winter-weary skin. Warm and cold crystals placed on the skin stimulate cell renewal, leaving you positively glowing.

A must for couples is the Gratitude Journey: synchronised massage with melting shea butter or organic oil will leave you deeply connected, ready to embrace the world together.

There’s no better way to finish off a morning of pampering than by taking a beachnic (that’s a beach picnic!) to the water’s edge and enjoying delicious wraps, sandwiches, fresh fruit and decadent cupcakes. Beach blankets and umbrellas are supplied too, and there are many quiet coves to explore. Or take a stroll into the breathtaking Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, where carpets of flowers will decorate your path.

End the day with an indulgent meal at Reuben’s Abalone House: sit on the expansive deck watching the sun go down while enjoying delicious local wine and dishes made with the best ingredients the area has to offer.

All in all, spring has never been quite so special, as at Abalone House.

The Abalone House and Spa Spring Special is priced at R2 250 per person sharing per night and includes the following: two nights’ accommodation, breakfast each morning, one spa treatment (two hours), a two-course dinner at Reuben’s every night and one spring-themed Beachnic.

This offer is available for a minimum two-night stay and is valid from 1 September to 15 December 2014.

For more information on seasonal specials and to book, call Abalone House and Spa direct on (27) (022) 752 2044; email info@abalonehouse.co.za or visit www.abalonehouse.co.za   Alternatively, contact South of Africa’s central reservations line on 087 820 5999.

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