Unveiling Verde Vita Spa & Wellness Centre: A Green Oasis at Hotel Verde

Hotel Verde Cape Town
4 min readDec 1, 2023


The opening of Verde Vita Spa & Wellness Centre marks an exciting new chapter in the realm of eco-luxury travel. On November 21, 2023, Verde Vita warmly welcomed its first special guests, and the occasion was met with unprecedented success.

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, a respected and well-known pioneer in sustainable hospitality, has consistently led the way, and the introduction of Verde Vita is a clear affirmation of their enduring dedication to fostering a greener and more holistic environment.

How Africa’s Greenest Hotel Tailored a Sustainable Spa

The comprehensive spa facility offers guests a luxurious haven to unwind and revel in the verdant oasis that is Verde Vita. Initially conceived to meet the needs of Hotel Verde guests seeking serenity after long flights, the spa started as a modest facility within the hotel. Recognising the demand for expansion, Hotel Verde transformed vacant office spaces into an expansive spa facility.

With the collaboration of a dedicated team, including the local South African architectural firm Ohkre Collective, construction company Phase Three, green consultant André Harms of Ecolution, and spa consultant Jacoline Wentzel of Spa Warehouse, Verde Vita was meticulously designed to infuse sustainability into every aspect.

Former Miss South Africa, Amy Kleinhans-Curd joined CEO Mario Delicio and the Hotel Verde team as guest of honour to take part in an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting on the 21st of November 2023.

“I’m passionate about supporting local businesses with sustainability at the core of their ethos, and it was a delight to discover the wonders of Verde Vita,” she said. “This new establishment, with its focus on offering fresh, organic, and locally sourced produce, is a testament to the growing trend of eco-consciousness in South Africa.”

What Makes a Spa Sustainable Though?

As a boutique spa, Verde Vita seamlessly integrates the core values of Hotel Verde, combining sustainability with luxurious guest experiences. The spa’s aesthetic features curved walls, green wall finishes, arched retail shelves, and a reception desk inspired by organic shapes found in nature. This thoughtful design mirrors Hotel Verde’s commitment to environmental preservation while delivering exceptional service and comfort to guests.

Jacoline Wentzel, the spa consultant from Spa Warehouse, shares her vision for Verde Vita, stating, “As the spa consultant on the job, I wanted to make sure that not only does the spa function well, but that it follows the green philosophy of Hotel Verde. We carefully selected local manufacturing for our spa equipment, including beechwood massage beds and trolleys.”

“Our loungers, such as those in the Breathing Room, were locally manufactured, and we sourced linen towels from local manufacturers too. The treatment menu consists of professional treatments using only South African product ranges, which are certified organic or natural, aligning with Verde Vita’s philosophy of Green Life.’”

What to Expect at Verde Vita Spa & Wellness Centre

Verde Vita features three beautifully appointed treatment rooms — Magnolia, Lavender, and Jasmine — named after popular flowering plants. The single massage treatment rooms can easily be converted into a double treatment room for couples seeking relaxation together. The spa also offers an infrared cabin, a manicure and pedicure treatment section, an eyelash extension treatment room, and a post-treatment Breathing Room.

Committed to using environmentally friendly and sustainable products, Verde Vita enhances guests’ spa experiences by proudly featuring South African skincare brands such as ESSE, Cashmere & Co., Matsimela, BioSculpture, and SUNSKIN.

These brands are known for their dedication to natural, organic, and planet-conscious ingredients, allowing Verde Vita’s spa treatments to nourish guests’ bodies and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

After indulging in treatments, guests can unwind, sip on tea, and take a deep breath in the serene ambiance of the Breathing Room. Verde Vita’s spa therapists are all locally sourced staff who are internationally trained professionals, providing a genuine South African experience for foreign guests arriving at the hotel.

Book Your #VerdeVita Experience Today

Indulge in the #VerdeVita Spa way of the green life, and experience the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. To find out more about the Verde Vita Spa and Wellness Centre, follow Hotel Verde on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on all the exciting news and promotions. Visit www.hotelverde.com to book a treatment and embark on your Verde Vita wellness journey.