Last week I was treated to a spa day by the lovely Penny that owns the new Silver Forest Spa in Somerset West. Now if you have been following me for a while you know I love my skincare and I love going to the spa. Its a gorgeous newly built lodge and spa tucked away in the forest making it the perfect weekend get away. Plus there are some amazing specials happening right now so its a definite must. I took my mum with me as she is visiting me from overseas and had the perfect mum daughter day out.
Silver Forest offers a very personalised service we were treated so well the entire day and seriously got pampered. The spa literally has everything you need with a whole variety of treatments, amazing products and great staff.
Each treatment room has a name and each ceiling has an amazing picture that mirrors the name of the room. Ours was summer so I got to lie looking up at such a beautiful picture which made me feel even more relaxed if that was even possible. Our room was summer so my view was trees with yellow leaves and a beautiful blue sky. I took not such a great pic of my view while I was lying down but you get the idea.
Our morning started with the rasul which is the steam room with body exfoliation and mask. If you are not great with heat then make sure you don’t do the full 20 minutes. I went with 10 minutes which was a whole load more manageable. The treatment starts off with you applying an exfoliator all over and then rinsing off with the shower. Then apply the body mask and relax while you sweat. It gets steamy in there so you may need to step out and drink some of the strawberry water that Penny left out for us. After the steam the rasual chamber turns into a spring shower that cools you down and takes away all the body mask. To finish off we spritzed the body mists on leaving my skin feeling amazing.
The thermal suite pretty much has it all so if you don’t fancy the rasual you can chill in the sauna and then dip in the hydro pool or the cold bucket shower to cool off. Chill in the jacuzzi with some bubbles or just chill on the beds and watch the room change colours to totally relax and balance yourself.
If you do a half day like we did or even a full day lunch is included in the beautiful garden under the tree. Its a great way to relax and just take in the surroundings. Here is my mum just enjoying being away from my dad!!!
If you decide you fancy a weekend get away its perfect if you live in Cape Town or if you are visiting the winelands. You get the best of both worlds with the amazing wine frams down the road and a great spa. Basically its all about spoiling yourself which is right up my street. There are bedrooms that look out onto the garden, a great chill out area plus I am in love with the bar its designed so beautifully and there are games for you to enjoy while you are sipping on a beverage.
The rest of the day consisted of a full body massage, followed by a facial using QMS products and then a pedicure. Lucky me. The first treatment was the African Murula 60 minute massage. The product they used was a beautiful balm that feels pretty thick but after your body feels so soft and smooth. The QMS facial regenration facial was amazing with the focus being two masks that purify your skin like its never been before. And if you didn’t get massaged enough you get some more while the masks are on.
We finished off the day with the Spalicious deluxe manicure using the OPI long last gel polish which actually lasted quite a few days for me. I never wear polish on my nails because after 2 days they are chipped from digging around in my handbag or my pro kit. We got to sit in the super comfortable chairs looking out into the gardens. So a pretty great way to finish off the day. There is a chill out area in most parts of the spa whether its inside our outside so if you are looking to just chill and be pampered this is the place for you.
The Silver Forest Spa offers so many packages whether you are getting married, you are pregnant, its a hen weekend or you just want a chill its pretty much all there. But if you are looking for some deals so you can just get away for the day or for the night here are some goodies to choose from.
Sadly the website doesn’t show all the treatments or packages that they offer but to get more info call or mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I will definitely be doing the overnight stay package with my hubbie to just have alone time away from the kids.