Find. Explore. Experience. Relax.
The mantra of Indigo Fields, the country house and spa based in the heart of the Natal Midlands. My mom treated us each to a full day package a few months back, and since I am heading home to Natal at the end of the week the thought of being able to spend time with my mom again brought back the wonderful memories of our day at Indigo Fields.
I thought I should share our experience with you. It was a little tough to remember to take photos while you were wrapped up in a fluffy white gown being transported to bomas hidden in the bush with your next treatment awaiting you.
We were greeted by this cute little courtyard where we were quickly ushered out of the cold and into a private room for the first item on our itinerary – breakfast. Champagne, orange juice, the works.
After a lazy breakfast next to a roaring fire, we moved into the chalet we had been given for the day. There we got into our luxurious bath robes and donned our ponchos to keep ourselves extra warm. We had a little pup come say hello too, a sweet little thing and an extra cuddle-lover to ensure we were indeed warm enough before we set off to our first treatment of the day.
After our initial foot scrub we went on to a full body scrub and a session in the sauna. We cooled off with another glass of champers before settling down to soak in the hot tub. What a treat of a morning!
After our lunch in the wine cellar, we were loaded into a land cruiser to be driven away from the main house and down into the bush. We were dropped off at a tiny hidden boma, no neighbours, no noise, just you and your therapists. We enjoyed a facial and indian head massage before hopping into the cruiser again for another drive to the next boma which was even more secluded than the last. This time we were tucked away next to a stream with a mini waterfall showcased against the entrance. There a roaring fire had heated up the room and welcomed us to our last treatment – a full body massage. How a person resists sleep during such pampering I would not know!
Before leaving, we took a browse through the Organic Shop attached to reception. It was filled with little luxuries to take home with you; Victorian Garden products (an organic skin care range my mother and I have been using for close to 10 years), bath fizz balls and oils, biscotti and even some home decor pieces. One couldn’t leave without picking up a few trinkets to remember our day with.
We had a beautiful day spent in the Midlands. It’s not a regular treat for my mother and I, but a special day put aside for something worth celebrating and the time that would be most cherished together. I think we may have started a tradition. In fact, I already have the next date in mind!
What are the special things you love doing with your mother?