Nestled in the heart of a dairy farm that dates back to the 1800s, original stone buildings have been converted into luxurious rooms and have been decorated in nguni (African cattle) skins and wooden furniture that help to create a warm, homely atmosphere. If your ideal vacation includes a few spa treatments, the on-site, award-winning Fordoun Spa is uniquely African. Dr. Elliott Ndlovu, a sangoma (traditional African healer), herbalist, and ethnobotanist, has assisted
in developing a signature range of products for sale and use within the spa. We suggest trying the Inkomfe body wrap, which utilizes the African potato said to have anticancer and immunization properties, or the Nduku Nduku massage, which uses traditional Zulu knobkierie sticks on the back of the body. Skye Restaurant offers guests a great on-site dining option; call ahead for reservations. Menu items include a duck-leg tartlet with a maple butternut-squash puree, goat cheese, black cherry marmalade, and dukkha (a mixture of nuts, seeds, and Middle Eastern spices) dressing, and grilled squid stuffed with pork shank and chorizo, served with mushy peas, chunky chips, and an avocado-and-lemon-bush dressing.