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Kids Under 4 Free
Fish Spa R60
CRYSTAL TOUR R450
The Sudwala Caves and the Dinosaur Park are two separate businesses
Sudwala Caves tickets can only be purchased at the cave entrance.
Turn off the N4 onto the R539 and continue for about 10km until you see a Sudwala sign.
Turn in, Cross over the bridge and follow the Signs. The caves are about 2km up a scenic winding road.
For elderly or disabled guests please use the upper car park as this provides wheel chair access via the fish spa.
Fish spa pedicures peaked in popularity in 2011.They provide a treatment in which tiny scavenger fish are used to clean and exfoliate the skin.
During a treatment customers place their feet in tanks of warm freshwater containing dozens of toothless Garra rufa fish, which are about the size of minnows. They are also known as doctor or nibble fish. Fish therapy does have some benefits and here are some of the benefits of fish pedicure:
1. Fishes do an excellent job of nibbling away the dead skin from the feet.
2. After the fish therapy you will find your feet soft and smooth.
3. Fish therapy is believed to greatly help in psoriasis but it does not cure it.
4. Fish pedicure is a great stress buster as the nibbling makes us laugh and giggle all the time.
The Garra rufa fish exfoliation is claimed to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, remove bacteria, reduce foot odour and help with athlete’s foot. It’s also claimed feet will be smoother and softer after treatment.
It’s also claimed the fish can stimulate acupuncture points, helping to regulate the nervous system, relax the body and release fatigue.
How does a pedicure in a fish spa compare to a traditional pedicure? Most traditional spas use a loofah or a pumice stone to exfoliate feet and get rid of dead skin.
Your feet are then massaged with warm oil and a moisturizing lotion applied. Sometimes, your toenails get shaped and polish applied.
However, when it comes to a pedicure done by fish, the initial part of the service differs greatly from the traditional one.
For a fish pedicure the before and after feeling may be the same as your usual foot therapy. However, the initial stage differs. Instead of a pumice stone sloughing off your calluses, fish nibble it off to give you soft feet with exposed new skin.
The 2019 race of the screaming monster will take place on the the 28th of April and will be the 12th running of this unique race. This is a 21.1km half marathon and its not an easy route. It involves a climb to the top of the pass and into the Sudwala Caves. This is mountain goat heaven. Just when you think you must be at the top, you have to go even further up, and when you run out of road, there’s still a little bit more steep climbing up to the cave itself.
An amazing treat waits for you at the top, as you get to run inside the Sudwala cave itself.
This is an amazing running event and is always a lot of fun. To find out more email the Legogote running club firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sappi Boeke-Crawl at Sudwala
The annual Innibos Lowveld National Arts Festival is a highlight on the Lowveld
events calendar, and this year Sudwala Lodge, Pierre’s Restaurant and Sudwala
Caves hosts the very popular Sappi Boeke-crawl.
The Sappi Boeke-crawl is like a pub crawl but with a difference! Here 240 patrons
(80 per session) crawl from one location to another to listen to readings by wellknown
Afrikaans authors, as well as music that compliment the literature.
The first stop this year will be at the Sudwala Lodge where travel writer and columnist
Dana Snyman will read some of his essays and stories he gathered on the winding
roads countrywide. The music and songs of Mathys Roets will help create the perfect
atmosphere. Crawlers will enjoy a light meal from LaFere Restaurant, accompanied by a selection
of Van Loveren Wines.
Then it’s up the hill to Pierre’s Restaurant where crawlers will be spoiled by something
sweet for dessert, while Paul Eilers, a well known Afrikaans voice artist and
actor, will read some classic Afrikaans short stories.
The Hummingbirds, a local Lowveld group of female vocalists is known for their humorous nostalgic tunes and are bound to be a big hit.
The last stop will be in the heart of the Sudwala Caves, after crawlers have warmed their
throats with Van Loveren’s Red Muscadel.
Daniel Hugo, poet laureate, will read some of his poems. He shares the stage with Laurika Rauch, an artist that is a
legend in her own right.
With Dana Snyman, Mathys Roets, Paul Eilers, The Hummingbirds, Daniel Hugo and Laurika Rauch this promises to be a night to remember.
Date: 28 June Time: 13:00, 15:00 & 17:00
Place: Sudwala Lodge and Caves
The Crystal Tour will not be run until further notice due to the drought. Deep underground the cave has become extremely dry and dust has become a problem. As a precaution and in order to protect the crystal formations from being covered with dust we have therefore stopped running the Crystal Tour for now. All other tours are still operating as normal. An announcement will be made once conditions improve and tours can be resumed.
For more information please contact Caryn or Stefa on 083 446 0228 or via email email@example.com