Spa Review: The Little Heritage Spa at The Cape Heritage Hotel

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of a sweet new pamper spot in the City Bowl – The Little Heritage Spa which is part of the Cape Heritage Hotel. The focus of the spa is for hand and foot treatments which can take place inside or out on the balcony which has a view of the mountain! This new space is a stunning mix of old and new – contemporary furnishings sit comfortably in this beautiful historical building. (I’ve been told that the vine in the courtyard below is the oldest in the Cape!)



The hand & foot lounge is the perfect spot to pop in for an Express Manicure during your lunch hour which is exactly what I opted for a few days later… While I sat back with a drink and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings I was pampered by two lovely therapists – one worked on my hands and the other my feet. What an amazing spoil for this busy mom!! I relished the tranquility, absorbing every moment of this special treat.

The spa uses top quality brands and were in fact the place where I was first exposed to Essie, the nail brand I have heard so much about! I loved the colours they used on my fingers and toes that I went off to buy myself BOTH colours immediately!! A nude for my fingers and a very pretty greenish-blue on my toes (see the photo below!) Essie is well-known for their amazing array of colour choices as well as their long-lasting nail polish formula. I was sold after the mani lasted for 10 days and my toes are still going almost 3 weeks later! Manicures start from R130 and Pedicures from R200. Nail art is also offered. I also really love the Princess Manicure option for little ladies (under 13). I know my daughter would be there in a flash – but at 3 she might be a bit too young to appreciate the whole experience.



Other brands that are used in the hand and foot treatments are Gelish, Medi-heel and Moya. They are also one of the first spas to offer the unique fish therapy that involves Garrarufa fish from the Middle East that nibble off the dead skin from your feet!! These tiny fish have also been found to release an enzyme that stimulates skin regeneration too. This interesting experience will be sure to relax you (and if you’ve ticklish feet like me – make you giggle) Priced from R70 for 15 mins.

Not only does The Little Heritage Spa offer hand and foot treatments but they also do have a therapy room upstairs where you can enjoy various other spa services such as waxing, threading, tinting and massage. Specialist therapists are available for rebalancing deep tissue, manual lymph drainage or reflexology



Pop in on a Friday afternoon and enjoy complimentary champagne, why not take along a girlfriend for your next catch up chat! The Little Heritage Spa would also make an amazing venue for an intimate pamper party such as a kitchen tea, hen night or a baby shower with a difference. In fact I’m pretty sure any group of girls would love to spend some time together chatting and enjoying champagne while being treated like princess so why not keep The Little Heritage Spa in mind for your next birthday celebration or bookclub social!

Contact The Little Heritage Spa
100 Shortmarket Street
Cape Town
Tel: 021 424 4646

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm

Images: Kathryn Rossiter

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!

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