Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards 2017

The 13th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, was held on Sunday the 25th June 2017, at the prestigious Maslow Hotel, Sandton. Johannesburg.


The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards Gala Dinner evening was filled with excitement and glamour as some of the industries most respected and well-known names and media came together to acknowledge their peers.  Si-anne and Funeka entertained guests, while enjoying a delectable 3 course dinner, followed by the awards presentations and an evening of dance and celebration.


Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing the South African and International Spa Visitors and Media with a comprehensive choice of award winning spas, and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations, within South Africa.

The 2017 Spa Awards consisted of six (6) Categories, namely Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique Hotel Spa, Unique Spa Concept, Safari Spa and Aesthetic/Medi Spa categories.

Unique Spas 

Winner: Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa – Port St Johns

Nestled high on the Umngazi hillside, the tastefully decorated Cape Cod Style Spa blends in effortlessly with the beautiful, natural surroundings.  The Spa offers four private and tranquil treatment rooms, each with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.  Here, guests can enjoy a selection of treatments whilst listening to a soundtrack of nothing but breakers and bird calls.

Finalists: Woodlands Spa, is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River in the heart of Muldersdrift. The spa is the perfect setting to escape the busy city life. Guests can soak up the peaceful energy on the deck, overlooking the Crocodile River or enjoy one of the bespoke spcialised spa programs designed to guide guests in choosing an experience best suited to their particular needs. Mukda Thai Spa is situated in the picturesque Gordons Bay offering an authentic Thai Wellness experience, beyond expectation. Mukda Thai Spa focuses on a holistic approach based on traditional eastern healing therapies. They have developed a concept of signature treatments, where guests can enjoy all the pleasures of a Thai Spa, such as Thai Lotus Hot Oil Massage and traditional Sabai Thai Foot Massage, combined with the charming touch of Thai hospitality, to make it an unforgettable experience. Fusionista Spa – a combination of different worlds, with an eastern flair in Randburg.  The spa boasts a number of themed roomed – the bamboo room, wind chime room, Koi mist, candle room, and outide treatment room with a glass floor and koi fish swimming below.  Tradlitional thai massage is a signature, but the menu of other offerings is extensive.  After you spa visit, also enjoy a signature  thai dish at the restaurant.

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Award 2017 Summary:


Hotel / Resort Spa

The Saxon Spa – WINNER

The Spa at the Oyster Box Hotel

The Spa at Fancourt

Amani Spa – Radisson Blu, Cape Town


Day Spa Category:

Life Day Spa, Waterfront – WINNER

Senses Day Spa

Natural Living Spa and Wellness Centre

Aronia Day Spa


Unique Spa Concept

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa – WINNER

Woodlands Spa

Mudka Thai Spa

Fusionista Spa


Boutique Hotel Spa

Fresh Wellness at The Cellars–Hohenort Hotel – WINNER

Silver Forest Boutique Lodge & Spa

Ginkgo Petite Spa at The Andros Boutique Hotel


Safari Spas

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat – WINNER

Etali Safari Spa


Aesthetic Institutes

The Laser Beautique – Menlyn Maine – WINNER

The Laser Beautique – Melrose Arch