Health spots in South Africa

A few weeks ago I got home from the most special trip to South Africa. I was born in South Africa and only immigrated to Sydney, Australia 11 years ago. Going back is always a trip down memory lane. I hold the place very close to my heart and try to go back as often as I can to see friends and family. It is my home away from home. I got to visit so many amazing health spots in both Johannesburg and Cape Town and wanted to share them with you.


  • Virgin Active Gym (Melrose and Sandton)- amazing classes, trainers and steam rooms 😉
  • Yoga- Yoga Love in Illovo and Go Yoga Jozi –both amazing
  • Tashas- (in many different areas)- delicious salads
  • Leafy Greens- vegan and organic restaurant
  • The Green Side Cafe- vegan and vegetarian cafe
  • Life in Hyde Park- best salads you create yourself
  • JB’s Corner (Melrose) – They have a health menu- loved the tuna quinoa ragout and Cajun chicken salad. Try the smoothies on the SWEAT menu.
  • Health Store in Hyde Park. Ask the lovely owner that Jess said to make you the best almond butter, ever!
  • Moemas Food Shop- amazing selection of deli style salads. The eggplant was delicious!!

Cape Town

  • Numi Health Café- Loved the open omelets, smoothies and quinoa salads. The gluten free brownies are also a delicious treat. Missing it!
  • Miss Chu- for delicious (1x/day!!!) coffee
  • SWEAT 1000- for the most vigorous and motivating workout you will ever do. The owners will make your experience the best yet.  Their protein shakes are a little too delish
  • Nuri Sushi- for ‘rice less’ sushi. Amazing!
  • Giovannias – delicious deli where you can create your own salads and buy pre packaged salads to make a healthy picnic. Take your picnic from there and sit on Clifton beach to watch the sunset
  • Skinny Legs and all- apparently amazing salads and home cooked dishes
  • Health shop- Wellness Warehouse on Kloof
  • Koi Restaurant Bantry Bay- loved their steak with edamame mash, sashimi salads, sesame crusted tuna
  • Hot Dog Yoga in Seapoint- amazing yoga classes (heated and unheated classes)
  • Babel @Babylonstoren- a piece of health paradise. Organic vegetables, fruit trees and a restaurant that creates food art
  • Del Aire Winery – loved the cured trout and quinoa dish
  • Le Residence Hotel and Villas – for a massage, lunch and an amazing relaxation session by the pool. Gorgeous setting
  • Boulders Beach – for a swim with the penguins! Such a happy place

I hope I have inspired you to make South Africa your next holiday destination – you will love it as much as I do!


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Posted on December 17, 2016

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  • Nicol

    Hi Jessica, i am lucky enough to call Cape Town my home and could not agree with you more about the top health spots in Capt Town, Numi has changed its name to ‘Nu’ in case anyone looks for it and cant find it, and Miss Chu i actually ‘ Mishcu’
    Not sure if you got a chance to do any yoga in cape town, but Hot Dog Yoga Studio, in Sea Point opposite the road from Nu is my favorite place to go – we are doing a 30 day challenge at the moment 🙂
    Glad you love calling this magical place your home away from home, it really is something specail. I am busy studying to be a nutritional advisor at the moment too, so i am continuously looking and creating new menus for myself and friends, as well as finding the next best health spot.
    Good luck with all that 2014 has in store, what an exciting year it sounds like.

    • Thanks so much for this!! I actually went to Hot Dog Yoga often and I totally forgot to put it down hehe!!

      You are so lucky to call CT your home….

      Thank you for your support

  • Tessa

    Great list!

    Did you get a chance to go to Dear Me at all? A real must for anyone who has an intolerance or likes to eat sustainably.


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