Zevenwacht farm to rebuild spa
ZEVENWACHT Wine Farm near Kuils River has announced that it is to rebuild the African day spa that was razed to the ground after a fire last month.
Zevenwacht managing director Harold Johnson says the Mangwanani Day Spa had become one of the popular attractions at Zevenwacht and the farm is determined to re-establish it as soon as possible. Located high on a hill, the spa enjoyed sweeping views across the vineyards of False Bay, Table Bay, Table Mountain and further afield to the distant Franschhoek Mountains, making i t an i dylli c location for a revitalisation of body and spirit.
Mangwanani received the prestigious Day Spa of the Year award a nd o f f e r e d t r a d i t i o nal Af r i c a n treatments in an environment of indulgent luxury.
“Visitors came from all over to enjoy the spa. Obviously it will be sorely missed by our regular guests and tourists, but we hope to start work soon and create an even more luxurious venue on the farm,” says Johnson.
Although the exact cause of the fire remains unknown, it is being thoroughly investigated and all the necessary precautionary measures will be incorporated in the new facility.
Despite the loss of the spa, Zevenwacht reported an excellent December season, with visitor numbers equalling record years.
“This was particularly pleasing in view of the doom and gloom that was forecast for the tourist season,” s a y s J o h n s o n . “ F o r t u n a t e l y, Zevenwacht is a family-friendly farm with many activities in addition to wine tasting. Our picnic baskets did very well, and our restaurant and the hotel and chalet bookings were also pleasing.”