Text Leigh Robertson Styling Jeanne Botes Photographs Greg Cox Local spa lovers have long held the facilities at Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel in high esteem – not only is the hotel situated in a most dramatic setting between the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, meaning that day-trippers can lap up the gorgeous scenery as a prelude to being pampered, but the spa experience also comes complete with wonderful hydrotherapy pools in which to wallow. The grotto-esque spa – it was literally built into the mountain-side – recently underwent an extensive renovation to reveal a fresh new look at the hands of renowned interior designer Toni Tollman. Part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is owned by the Tollman family, with sister properties including Durban’s Oyster Box Hotel and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg. The dazzling white revamp of the Twelve Apostles Spa represents a new era for this fabulous Western Cape property. To read our Hot Spot feature titled In Your Element turn to page 99 of our November summer issue, on sale now!