Luxury and tranquillity can be found amongst the wilderness of Pennington, on South Africa's South Coast.
The Selborne Hotel, set in the tranquil seaside haven of Pennington, is a unique boutique hotel. Its old-world charm emanates from the colonial decoration of the rooms and hotel.
I didn't have the chance to experience the hotel itself, but did enjoy its spa facilities, which were amazing. It had a peaceful atmosphere, that can invigorate the mind, body, and soul after a few hours.
The spa offers many treatments, from pedicures and manicures, to skin treatments such as peal and heal, amongst the many beauty treatments available. Guests of the hotel, and day visitors, can enjoy what the spa has to offer, as well as the golfing and restaurant facilities. The team working at the spa are professional and dedicated to what they do.
The day I went, I enjoyed a scrub, massage, and mask on my feet with a pedicure, whilst my mum and aunt had manicures and facials. This hour or so of relaxation melted away any worries.
Even sitting in the waiting room of the spa, reading whilst drinking a Crème Soda, was relaxing. It was the comfort of knowing I had nothing to do and nowhere to be for that time we spent there.
The day was hot and very humid, as it is in February in and around Durban, on the South Coast of South Africa, so it was a relief to step inside the air-conditioned hotel and day spa. The wooden panelling and shield of Selborne in the entrance hall, next to the gold course welcomed my mum, aunt and I into its cool air.
The hotel plays host not only to the day spa and gorgeous dining room, but a lovely pool, a golf course and is set amongst spectacular South Coast surroundings, in South Africa, with the smell of the sea and coast wafting towards you.
It was a relaxing morning and, one day, I would love to go back and experience staying in the hotel, not just the day spa.