Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards 2016

We’re a winner!

We are very proud to have been chosen as the Best Boutique Hotel Spa in South Africa at the 12th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards in July.The 2016 Spa Awards consisted of six categories, namely Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique Hotel Spa, Unique Spa Concept, Safari Spa and Aesthetic/Medi Spa categories. Read more…


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 Fordoun won the Top Destination Spa at the recent Professional Beauty Spa Awards. This is a great credit to us and a tribute to all those guests who have stayed with us and spoken so favorably about us. This is a national award, and we were up against some fantastic Spa’s. According to the brochure at the Professional Beauty Awards dinner, “ The winners reflect true excellence and are worth admiring, because it’s not only about the spa or salon experience, but about ensuring that staff issues are in place, education plans are up to date and that a solid marketing campaign is used. Judges make sure that client-service is high priority and that the treatment menu offers enough of a variety. The entrants were judged by individuals of standing in the industry and the final decision was made by industry experts who add their particular expertise to the judging criteria.”.

Sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr Ndlovu for changing my life!

I would like to thank you so much for the body butter you kindly sent me by post. I received it on Thursday and started using it straight away on my feet and I cannot believe the difference it has already made.

I am leaving for Australia on holiday on Friday and had visions of having to request a wheelchair as I could hardly walk as I have eczema under my feet and it was very uncomfortable and painful.

My sister was fortunate enough to spend a day at your spa a while back and bought this cream for me and my initial reaction was “not another useless cream that doesn’t work” but after using a tub my eczema cleared completely without the use of any other medication that I had been on including cortisone. It flared up again recently and as I couldn’t get there to buy another tub, I took a chance in contacting you hoping to arrange for someone to collect it for me but was pleasantly surprised when you offered to post it to me. I will be taking a tub to Australia with me to show the family how good it is. I have also spoken to a few people in my office who now also want to place an order as they have seen the improvement for themselves and could hardly believe the difference it has made in my case. I can now also wear shoes instead of slippers to work!

Once again my sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr Ndlovu for changing my life! If anyone would like to contact me with regard to how wonderful this product really is I would be more than willing to share my story with them. I now regard Leonotis Lenurus as my “magic potion”.

Laureen van Rooyen, Durban

3 June
Dear Richard and Jules and everyone

With horror I realised I’d not written to say a huge thank you, so may I do it now?

To arrive, after as week of travelling and Indaba, at your idyllic spot in the country, was bliss; and then to find I’ve been put into the nicest room, and am to be pampered with a massage and then a superb dinner and breakfast, turned it into the best hotel experience I’ve had for years, so thanks for your generosity and care.

I loved the tour I had with your Dad, and the crane project, with the developments of new houses, was excellent.

You all run a very highly-tuned and smooth operation; thanks for letting me see it. I know that I’ll be booking  a (paid-for) night after next indaba.

Best wishes

John Haycock