About Brookdale Health Hydro
“Brookdale is not a luxury ... it is a necessity!”
Escape from the demands and stress of every day life to a retreat where calm and order are restored, bringing the natural balance back in your life.
Discover a haven of relaxation bordered by lush forest and farmland, with the soothing sounds of a meandering stream and bountiful gardens of herbs and flowers…
Brookdale, set in the village of Nottingham Road, in the heart of the scenic Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, is just 4½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 1½ hours’ from Durban.
Since 1992 Brookdale has focused on providing healthy lifestyle options and nurturing mind body and soul where stressful living has taken a toll. The unique and realistic Nutri-fit program incorporates promotion of good diet, moderate exercise and stress management. A personal approach, tranquil surroundings and energizing treatments create wellbeing and instill peace of mind.
At Brookdale, deep relaxation is at the core of de-stressing and the friendly, highly trained therapists present a range of pampering treatments focused on restoring well-being. Only reputable products from established brands are used. Treatments range from Swedish massages, facials, reflexology and relaxation techniques to our signature heavenly twin massage.
An indoor heated pool and wet area compliment the outdoor swimming pool, hydro facilities and rest areas; providing a haven all year round with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, juice bar and glassed deck. In addition, the Hydro offers a mosaic steam room, hydrotherapy baths, fully equipped gym and a magnificent studio, or experience walking the Labyrinth, the winding, doubling back path is symbolic of our personal journey through life.
The Studio is a place where you can relax your mind and tone your body with Yoga, Pilates and Guided Relaxation classes – an important component of lifestyle management. An expansive timber wraparound deck allows guests to unwind after a class, or simply soak up the sun while appreciating birdsong, the fresh air and natural stillness.
• Steam Room
• “Indoor” Heated Swimming Pool
• Outdoor Swimming Pool
• Hydrotherapy Baths
• Complimentary Tea
• Reflexology Path
The natural beauty and tranquility of the scenic Midlands setting provides the perfect environment for leisure activities, including daily guided walks and aquacise. Full use is made of the invigorating fresh country air by enjoying your rejuvenation and relaxation outdoors wherever possible.
For golf enthusiasts, Gowrie Golf course is adjacent to Brookdale.
• Guided Walks
• Guided Relaxation Classes
• Aquacise Classes
• Make up Demonstrations
• Cooking Demonstrations
• Spa Treatments
Contrary to myth, food at Brookdale is a major attraction! Three delicious, balanced meals and mid-morning and –afternoon snacks are served daily, and while the calorie content is controlled, the meals are tasty and superbly presented. Fasting is not advocated.
Brookdale offers en-suite accommodation to suit individual tastes with Standard en-suite rooms, Garden, Fountain, Courtyard and Forest Suites on a single or sharing basis. Suites are bordered by gardens in a tranquil environment. Rooms are tastefully appointed – light and cool in summer, warm and cosy during winter.
Choose from a 3 or 6 night invigorating package for your stay at the Hydro. If pressed for time, indulge in a day treatment at the Day Spa. Leave Brookdale feeling restored and prolong the experience with products from the health and beauty shop.
Guinot Prestigious Salon Award
Health Spa Guide Spa of the Year
Les Nouvelles Destinations Spa Finalist
Getaway Readers’ Choice Award for best Spa destination in SA
Best Hydro/Spa at the Professional Beauty Awards