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Wellness Destinations in Cape Town

Just think about a place where you can take a breath and relax while staying in the city. I know it sounds too good to be true but this is possible for you in the city of Cape Town in South Africa. Cape Town has a lot to offer in terms of health and wellness, be it physical or mental. The city offers many opportunities for wellness travellers to recharge and relax. Wellness activities stretch from outdoor immersions in recreation to indoor leisurely activities. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 4 of the top wellness destinations in Cape Town.

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1. Exotic Animal World (Butterfly World) in Stellenbosch

Extoci Animal World (Butterfly World) - top wellness destinations in Cape Town
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Perhaps your definition of wellness includes an aspect of nature. Cape Town can undoubtedly deliver on that. The city is flooded with a great variety of natural parks and gardens. A few kilometres outside of Cape Town you will come across Exotic Animal World (previously known as Butterfly World), one of Stellenbosh’s top animal parks! Besides the majestic name that effortlessly evokes a feeling of contentment, the garden is home to thousands of butterfly species.

Exotic Animal World is classified as a sanctuary for exotic animals and birds. The sanctuary allows visitors to walk around the magical garden while watching the butterflies feed, and lay their eggs, as well as their metamorphosis from pupas to miraculous creatures. Other animal species like spiders, lizards, snakes, monkeys, bats, antelope, and birds can be spotted while roaming the garden. The fresh air accompanied by living things creates a calm environment, perfect for switching off and regenerating your thoughts.

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2. Table Mountain

Table Mountain in Cape Town City

If perhaps you are craving natural scenes with fewer visible critters, climbing a mountain can be a great option. There are many mountains surrounding Cape Town that are equipped for hiking. A few examples to have a look at include Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, and of course the iconic Table Mountain. Overlooking Cape Town, Table Mountain is equipped with both hiking trails and a cable car. The Table Mountain Cable Car provides a safe and quick method to reach the top if hiking is not for you. After reaching the top of the mountain, you are welcomed by friendly staff ready to serve you. Top-class snacks are available to purchase in a comfortable and restful lounge.

3. SpinHaus Studio in Green Point

SpinHaus spin studio in Cape Town - top wellness destinations in Cape Town
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Natural elements like mosquitos or sunburn can prohibit you from experiencing wellness in nature, we get that, and that is why this article also explores indoor wellness activities in Cape Town. Why not join SpinHaus for a dynamic spin class?  SpinHaus is a rhythm boutique spin studio in Cape Town. The dark ambience accompanied by loud music will allow you to fully enjoy the moment.

SpinHaus prides itself on being a studio without any mirrors for a judgment-free and wellness-orientated exercise session. On every first Thursday of a new month, cyclists can enjoy live artists along with gin and tonic after your spin class. SpinHaus also hosts a Wednesday wine night once a month, remaining relevant to Cape Town’s deep love for wine.

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4. Hatyai Thai Massage Centre in Century City

Hatyai Thai Spa Cape Town

If you are not into cycling, why not visit the Hatyai Thai Massage Centre in Century City, Cape Town instead? The most popular treatment is the Thai oil massage which can also be undergone by couples. Hatyai Thai Massage Centre delivers effective and relaxing massages that optimise your wellness. Visiting this Capetonian wellness destination will insure you receive a great variety of massages. If you are looking for something a bit different from a Thai oil massage, why not try their reflexology treatments? The total duration of the massage ranges from 45 minutes up to 90 minutes. If you are interested in visiting more spas around Cape Town, feel free to read this article about The Best Spas in Camps Bay.

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Escape From The City In The City

Cape Town is a colourful focal point of South African history and culture with an accumulation of wellness activities for every traveller. You are now ready to set off to Cape Town and indulge in your favourite wellness activities during your travels. Have a wonderful time!

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