The all new Mangwanani Boutique Spa at The Cullinan

by Karisa

Last week I got a look at the new Mangwanani Boutique Spa situated within luxury Cape Town Foreshore hotel, The Cullinan (which is of course part of the Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun hotel group).

An afternoon of bubbles, sweet treats and pampering… Aah yes, life can really be so tough at times…

The spa, which opens onto The Cullinan’s gorgeous pool deck, has a beautiful natural colour palette.  It’s luxurious, warm & welcoming with small touches of fresh turquoise.

To me it felt like a cool city oasis, perfect for anyone wanting unwind & recharge.  Treatment wise they specialise in African therapeutic wellness experiences.  These you can enjoy either in one of their oh-so-trainquil rooms (which come with starry night ceilings and all), or outside around the pool.

Their massage treatments are infused with traditional African healing rituals combined with modern wellness therapies.  This way you’re sure to get a really good overall boost.  Their signature treatment is this Korean Scrub with African Rituals.  It’s a vigorous full-body exfoliation that combines an original Korean technique with African traditions.  It starts with a 20min soak in warm glass spa, then onto the scrub which removes dead & aging skin cells and leaves the body feeling totally refreshed.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Now let’s take a look around shall we:

Love their therapists’ uniforms & all the little African touches

This is upstairs area where you’ll find all their treatment rooms…

Some more prettiness…

My favourite feature by far was their two gorgeous, all-glass jacuzzis (or as they call them “glass spas”):

Seriously, it just doesn’t get more inviting than that…  wanted to jump in so badly!

Ooh and I got myself one of those power manis with a signature nail nogal:  (I never do my nails, so this was an extra special treat)

I also highly recommend spending some time poolside if you can:

Because it really is something quite special…

Then for easy reference, here’s a look at their Spa menu:

Click & zoom for a better look…

To book your own little session of pamper bliss, take note of the following:

  • Address:  Southern Sun The Cullinan, 1 Cullinan Street, Cape Town City Centre
  • Opening Hours:  Open daily from 09:00 to 23:00
  • Contact them on: (021) 415 4075/415 4076 or

I have to say a BIG thank you to the Mangwanani & Cullinan teams for making me feel so incredibly pampered on this random, mid-week afternoon.  I’m coming back for a full-body massage and a soak in that tub, that’s for sure. 😉


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