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Review: Talloula Garden Spa, Botha’s Hill

Two best friends from the Durbanite team decided it was time to have a girlfriend’s getaway at a spa that was not too far, but far enough to call it a getaway.

Talloula is a contemporary function venue nestled in Botha’s Hill, just 5 minutes from Hillcrest, Durban, with a special focus on bespoke weddings & conferences, as well as the home of Treat Cafe and the Talloula Garden Spa.

Read all about their experience below:

“We decided on Talloula Spa which is situated in the Valley of a Thousand Hills – just a 30 minute drive from Durban.
So with a small bag each and anticipated excitement, we set off on our short “road trip”.

Upon our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Lydelle and her friendly team. We were encouraged to peruse their menu and to order some drinks, as well as our dinner for later in the evening and of course some cocktails (a lovely selection of gins on offer, might we add!)

Starting our pampering off with a dom pedro each, (we know this was only 2pm but we decided to let our hair down and have fun seeing as we didn’t have to drive home!) We were welcomed by our very friendly therapists, Lungile and Anale and shown to our stunning room for the night, beautifully decorated in all white, with lovely crisp clean percale cotton.

We dropped our bags off, changed into our gowns & slippers and were escorted through lush beautiful gardens up to a tented tree house. All very private, rustic and immaculately set out with everything that was needed for our treatment. We then had the most amazing full body massage which included a body brushing (first one we have ever had and absolutely loved!) Perfect pressure was applied by very skilled hands using lovely fragranced oils. (We will definitely be doing this again!)

After our massage, we relaxed in our room, enjoying our pink G&T’s and eagerly awaited our dinner. My dinner choice was the chargrilled rump steak with chime cherry (Argentinian salsa) served with butternut and roasted garlic puree, a crisp green bean salad and straw fries. Angelique had the Ginger Cilantro grilled Kingklip which was lightly grilled with a hint of ginger, fresh Cilantro and lemon served on sweet potato and steamed green beans.

Both of these meals were so delicious and mouth watering, we of course had to sample each other’s food and couldn’t decide which was better.
Our dessert choices was the baked cheesecake with a mixed berry topping and milk tart cigars. So delicious!

After a peaceful night’s sleep, we woke up feeling refreshed and energised, and very eager to sample more of the delicious food provided at the Treat Cafe.
Our breakfast was the eggs Onassis with salmon and eggs Benedict. Both scrumptious, complete with frothy cappuccino’s. Chef Bheki definitely delivers!

After checking out of our rooms, we had a last look around the beautiful gardens, took some more photos and then headed back to our car, but to our dismay we realised that we had left the lights on and had drained the battery! Thankfully help was provided by our efficient Chef Bheki who gallantly came to our rescue to jump start the car, ensuring we got home safely.

Talloula Spa is most certainly to be recommended, their hospitality, efficiency and attention to detail is five star.
We will definitely be back again for more pampering.

To contact them:
61 Old Main Road, Bothas Hill 3660
www.talloula.co.za