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Indigo Fields

Indigo Fields is a little piece of heaven in the KZN Midlands. A day spa with gorgeous accommodation, divine food and an idyllic setting, there is really nothing else you could need from a night away. Conveniently situated in Nottingham Road, Indigo Fields is all about relaxation and rejuvenation from the moment you arrive. In the middle of rolling green hills and beds of lavender – the eponymous indigo fields – the country setting is just one of the spa’s many charms. Guests can choose to visit Indigo Fields for half a day of pampering or stay all day and sleep over to really let the soothing effects of the treatments take effect. I was lucky enough to be treated to a full day and night at Indigo Fields and I can’t wait to go back. On arrival, you are greeted with tea or coffee and a run-down of exactly what to expect, which I found allowed me to relax completely as there was no uncertainty about where to go next. What followed was complete bliss. From the sauna to a salt scrub, champagne in the Jacuzzi, a back, neck, head and shoulder massage in front of a roaring log fire and a full body massage and facial in a boma out in the bush, I loved every minute and felt as though it truly was a pleasure for the therapists and staff to see us so enjoying ourselves. Everyone here smiles and seems genuinely happy which makes your heart as delighted as your body. The only thing you are expected to do at Indigo Fields, other than relax, is eat, and what a spread they put on for you. A delicious light lunch, champagne and truffles after your treatments, a three-course dinner and hot breakfast are all beautifully prepared from fresh ingredients, many from Indigo Field’s own gardens. This is no health spa and although the food is nutritious, there are decadent touches which make you feel thoroughly spoilt. The brainchild of husband and wife Jennifer and Paul Hindle, Indigo Fields is ideal for couples, groups or for a person who needs a break on their own. I loved the fact that although we did come into contact with other guests, we felt like we were the only people there most of the time which gave us the space to really unwind. We ate both lunch and dinner in complete privacy wrapped up in fluffy gowns and slippers and felt even more like royalty when we flopped into our four-poster bed in our beautifully appointed room. I have resolved to come back to Indigo Fields at least once a year from now on – visit once and you’re sure to do the same. For more information see indigofields.co.za.