• Chidozie Uzoezie

Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis Opens with New Experience

Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis has officially opened. The unique and ground-breaking Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis is now welcoming guests to its tranquil setting at Featherbrooke, close to the Cradle of Humankind, north of Johannesburg.

Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis is a Boutique Hotel and Spa with a Holistic Approach to Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness, and Aesthetic Beauty.

Vivari, a Sanskrit word which loosely translated means “uncovered”, is the first of its kind in Africa, encompassing the hotel and spa along with an aesthetic clinic and state-of-the-art hospital, accredited by the Department of Health and focusing on cosmetic surgery.

The hotel, which is 100% black and largely female-owned, offers an integrated approach to wellness incorporating five elements: holistic health, nutrition, fitness, spa, and aesthetic beauty.

With its setting amid expansive gardens and gigantic pecan nut trees, the hotel has a resort-like feel, offering 48 rooms and three suites spread across the property.

The brainchild of Dr. Anushka Reddy, a respected and award-winning female doctor in the specialty of aesthetic medicine, the hotel and its day hospital aim to put South Africa on the map as an international destination of choice for discerning patients who seek privacy for their medical procedures.

The award-winning spa, winner of the prestigious international World Spa Awards for two years running, promotes Kneipp therapy which treats the body, mind, and soul of an individual. The spa facilities include a hydrotherapy suite with a steam room, an ice fountain, a heated vitality pool, and an infrared sauna cabin. Guests also have access to a mineral swimming pool, yoga studio, and gym.

Dining options include Brambles Restaurant and the Pécan Pool Bar, while the spectacular rooftop lounge and bar have a spectacular setting amid the giant pecan tree canopy.

The Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis also has three modern, well-equipped conference rooms, each accommodating between 120 and 150 people as well as Jala, a glass-enclosed wedding venue on the banks of the Crocodile River for bespoke weddings and celebrations.

The cherry on top is Vivari Aesthetics Institute for Surgical Excellence which boasts a modern, accredited hospital equipped with Vaser for body sculpting and liposuction and Renuvion for skin tightening.

The facility primarily caters to cosmetic surgery with a well-known team of plastic surgeons. It is also the only facility in South Africa that offers the Weight Doctors sleeve, a German non-surgical treatment for obesity.

To speed up the healing process, Vivari Aftercare provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy, IV nutritional therapy with high doses of vitamin C, and crucial lymphatic drainage massage.

Hotel guests also have the option to have non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as fillers and Botox with Dr. Anushka Reddy who has two decades’ worth of experience in aesthetic medicine.

The hotel is 15 minutes drive from Lanseria airport, 40 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria, and 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Shuttle services are available.

Rates for a Classic Room for 2, from only R3800 including breakfast and a complimentary mini-bar.

For reservations and more information call: 010 594 4100 or email or visit

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