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Cresta Mowana – Nature meets luxury


In today’s fast-moving, hyperconnected and overstressed world, a little wellness and tranquillity at a location removed from the buzz of everyday life is like a shelter from the storm. At Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa in Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River, surrounded by bushveld and overlooking the Namibian flood plains, you will find all the peace and quiet you need. With a spa on the premises and an executive chef to cater to your every dietary requirement, you are sure to leave the Resort feeling relaxed and well-nourished.

The on-site spa offers world-class facilities, such as a large, openair heated relaxation tub, plunge and infinity pools, a sauna, steam room, relaxation room and Jacuzzi. A private raised deck overlooks the Chobe River, and indulging in a luxurious outdoor pampering session on this deck is highly recommended. Alternatively, four private treatment rooms are available, and a double treatment room is ideal for couples.

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Ease away the stresses of day-to-day life with some of the Clarins treatments, massages and therapies on offer. Clarins successfully combines the use of aromatherapeutic and phytotherapeutic products with the power of hands, creating a sensory experience that addresses the way a client looks and feels. The popular Signature Massages are personalised, with treatments custommade by the therapist to suit your body’s needs.

Choose a massage depending on your mood: there is the Chill Out Massage, with slow, relaxing massage movements to melt tension from the body and leave you feeling rebalanced and calm; and the Awaken Massage, a more stimulating massage that relieves aching muscles and leaves you feeling invigorated. Alternatively, opt for one of the spa’s African signature treatments, such as the Big Five – a decadent five hours of top-to-toe treatments, or Kubu’s Treatment – with carefully selected African therapeutic face and body masks, followed by a calming rain shower.
Marciline Nyahuye, the Health Spa Manager says: “We believe in the science of touch, that nothing can replace the sensitivity, gentleness, warmth and instinctive precision of the hands. Our unique professional massage method is entirely manual and integrates over 80 specialised massage movements. Our highly trained therapists use different rhythmic strokes to stimulate lymphatic and blood circulation. These movements are tailor-made to each individual so as to heighten the delivery and performance of the active botanical ingredients found in the products used.”

Having worked up an appetite after a relaxing day of being indulged and beautified, you can choose from a number of eating options at the Resort: the restaurant – Serondela – offers both local and international cuisine, served up buffet-style, allowing you the flexibility to control both quantity and selection; the Boma Terrace has light snacks available during the day; or you can simply order room service. For the ultimate in comfort, Executive Chef, Dominique Mazarura offers tailor-made menus to those who are have special dietary requirements.

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He will take the time for a one-on-one meeting with you so that you can explain your particular requirements, whether it be that you are health-conscious, vegetarian or have allergies to certain foods. “With the health issues these days we need to be open when making menus. A lot of people nowadays are healthconscious and we need to cater for everybody,” says Mazarura.

“We do offer vegetarian dishes as a standard, but when it comes to dietary requirements we like to speak to individuals or groups to ascertain if they are on a diet loss programme, if it is a religious requirement, or if there are health problems at play.” With all of this luxury, tailored to your unique needs, you are sure to leave Cresta Mowana feeling utterly relaxed and well looked-after.