When was the last time you truly pampered your significant other on anniversaries or just because? Not just with a crummy card and a stale box of chocolates, no, we’re talking about a luxurious retreat in idyllic surrounds.
We think that it’s high time that you booked a romantic getaway for two, and what better way to enjoy a few days off than with an out-of-town trek to the Lowveld? Leaves Lodge and Spa is located in Nelspruit, where a world of adventure and leisurely activities awaits.
The bushveld oasis offers a luxurious stay to guests, with the very best in modern architecture. Each room is individually decorated and made to feel homely with extra long beds, DStv, air-conditioning, WiFi and more. Your suite is enclosed by a lush garden and overlooks the picturesque region.
For peace of mind, there is 24-hour security with CCTV camera monitoring, as well as armed response.
During your stay at Leaves Lodge, you should take the opportunity to spoil yourself at the elegant Leaves Spa. De-stress in a tranquil setting while indulging in a range of luxurious and pampering treatments like massages, exfoliations and wraps.
Try something different
Enjoy a unique detox experience in the rasul covered in black mud from the Dead Sea. The combination of steam and rain will leave you energised and revitalised.
Activities in and around Nelspruit
While lounging around the pool - basking in the sun and taking refreshing dips - is always an option; there is lots to see, do and eat in the neighbouring town of Nelspruit. Explore and make long lasting memories.
Visit the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens
Vast, unspoiled beauty: these are words best used to describe the 159-hectare national park. Leisurely afternoon walks in the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens is an ideal afternoon pastime for the physically active, or if you simply wish to be outside in nature.
While strolling on through, listen to the rush of the two rivers (Crocodile and Nels) that run through the middle of the park, and look out for the 600 naturally occurring plant species.
Adventure through the Sudwala Caves
If you and your partner-in-crime are a real-life Indiana Jones duo - raiding tombs, venturing through dark tunnels and making discoveries underground - then you’ll love exploring the Sudwala Caves together - the world’s oldest cave system.
Book a one-hour cave tour and learn about the geology, including tidbits on the rock formations and infrastructure, and the fact that the site comprises solely of dolomite - the second oldest sedimentary rock on the earth’s surface.
A one-of-a-kind game viewing experience
Travel further afield to the oldest national park for an indescribable wildlife experience. The nearly 2-million-hectare park is home to innumerable game grazing in the tall African plains, including members of the Big Five, diverse habitats, and unending natural beauty.
The best (and healthiest) on-the-go cuisine at The Food Fundu
Looking for a quick bite? The Food Fundu offers quality fast food, and freshly roasted gourmet coffees for the ultimate caffeine fix and pick-me-upper.
Most ingredients are sourced from local farms - notably, the honey, trout and red peppers. Bread is baked daily, and the preserves and chutney are all homemade.
For more information, please visit the website.
Cnr. Johanna & Halssnoer Cresent