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Summer Spa Experience

We’d make just about any excuse to go and hang out at the Nellie, as so many Capetonians fondly call the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. After work drinks on the patio of the glorious Planet Bar, divine High Tea before wandering about the garden… Or you might just be lucky enough to be staying there, luxuriating at the pool and looking like the cat that scored *all* the cream. The latest excuse is possibly the best to have come the way of locals, as it packs maximum luxury clout for fairly minimal damage to the bank balance. But yes, it’s still a treat, so you might want to use it to spoil a best girlfriend, sibling or significant other. They’ll definitely appreciate it. This delicious special is just the thing for (post-season) summer, combining a spa treatment with a healthy Mediterranean-style lunch at Oasis Bisto. The deal is this: R595 gets you a sumptuous 30-minute Africology Body Scrub at the Librisa Spa, which you can precede or end with a session in the steam room or sauna. (You also receive a goodie bag comprising Africology products!) Then, with smooth, soft skin, and looking suitably radiant, you can enjoy lunch with a view on the Oasis patio, which overlooks the main swimming pool. Lunch comprises dishes from the cold starter and salad buffets – though what you get here takes the concept of ‘salad’ to an entirely new level. We kicked off with fresh Saldanah oysters, followed by the sort of substantial salad fare that would easily having you quitting ‘bad’ food forever: quinoa, roasted veg, smoked salmon, multiple varieties of fresh greens, cheeses and more. And yes, you can make multiple trips. The special Summer Spa Experience (R595) runs until the end of April – be sure to request it when making your booking at Librisa Spa on 021-483-1000 For more info visit