Spa Review: A massage in the scented garden at Steenberg

For all of lockdown all I hankered for was a massage. It was the one beauty spoil I missed on the daily… most likely due to the stress of the situation. Repeatedly I told my husband that it would be the first thing I would do once salons and spas opened again.

Fortunately, just after Steenberg Spa reopened, I was invited to visit their unique Scented Garden for an open air massage in the beautiful gardens of Steenberg Hotel!

Located in the Constantia winelands, Steenberg Spa is one of my favourite spas for it’s beautiful location, intimate ambience and friendly staff who offer a range of treatments, products and therapies.

The serene spa space is welcoming and relaxing – offering a blissful retreat from city life and the perfect place to reconnect with yourself.

A new addition to the Steenberg Spa offering is their Scented Garden and Relaxation Area outdoor treatment areas. During this time, these open-air treatment options are really a great way to ensure you enjoy the full and deep relaxation that you aim to receive from the treatment without any concerns or worries and with limited exposure to communal areas and other people.

Tucked away in a quiet, private corner of the Steenberg Hotel garden is this special spot where ultimate serenity awaits!

I arrived at the spa entrance and was led via the hotel grounds to the pool and relaxation area where I was able to change in a private changing room and relax in plush surrounding prior to my treatment. Previously this space was for the private use of hotel guests but has now been opened to the public and it really is a great option for those looking for to spoil themselves, their partner or a close girl friend. 

Then, shaded by a majestic oak tree and surrounded by scented plants, I was treated to a 1 hour full body massage. The treatment itself was blissful, but it was the entire experience that was a sensorial sensation. Feeling the warm sun on my back, hearing the gentle hum of the birds and the bees and smelling the waft of flowers on the gentle breeze made this truly one of my most memorable massages!

Surrounded by a medley of gardenias, pennyroyals, sweet viburnum, lavender and citrus, and a fresh bouquet garni of fragrant herbs such as mint, rosemary and thyme, Steenberg’s profound sense of place will leave you feeling grounded on your journey of discovery and regeneration.

Spa treatments available in the scented garden include energy restoring massages, manicures and pedicures as well as Steenberg’s signature couples experience – the perfect spoil to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

This hidden gem of a spa is a well-kept secret by those in the know and for good reason… but now that you know, you have no excuse not to spoil the secret – to yourself!

Steenberg Spa Contact details

Tel: +27 21 712 7481



Facebook: /SteenbergFarm

Instagram: @SteenbergFarm

Twitter: @SteenbergHotel

Watch this short video for more about the Scented Garden at Steenberg Spa…

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.