Ubuntu Wellness Centre

Ubuntu Wellness Centre, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, Ubuntu Wellness Centre Reviews: 5/5

Ubuntu Wellness Centre
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Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The most common definition of Ubuntu is from the Nguni proverb: "Unmuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu," or "A person is a person through other persons." Visit our Ubuntu Spa of many wellness delights including Floatation Tanks, medical services, natural healing and relaxing massages. Enjoy a brief tour and solo or group wellness treatments with therapists from the award-winning Ubuntu Touch Project and enjoy tea under the branches of 'Unabantu Nokuphila (meaning"where the people gather for healing") an ancient Ubuntu 'Wild Fig Tree,' (Banyan) recognised as the '7th Sacred Site' of Cape Town.
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Matthew
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Mar 2020
I've been using these float tanks for years. The experience, facilities and staff are great.

Who would like this?
- Anyone looking to unwind from a busy day or high-stress lifestyle
- People interested in meditation and the exploration of consciousness
- Someone who wants to experience something unique

The experience:
Your first step is booking a time slot and deciding on the duration of your float. I've done 30 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours and an overnight (8 hour) float. For beginners, I'd recommend 30m to 1hr. Ease into it, then definitely go for longer - that's where the real magic is.
Once you arrive, the staff will welcome you, give you a quick tour, show you the float room (there are two, one has built-in speakers to play music if you want) and explain the process.
When you're ready, the room is yours. You have access to your own (private and secure) float room with a shower, toilet, sink and plenty of extra towels.
The tank itself is functional - a little on the small side, and not 100% sound proof, but does the job just fine. That said, the ear plugs provided take care of the odd noise.
Once you've showered, you hop in the tank and off you go!
With ear plugs in, the environment is silent, pitch black and perfectly heated to body temperature so you can't tell the difference between the water and the air.
And, of course, you are floating!

Personal notes:
Each time was memorable, restorative and helpful. With absolutely no external distractions, your mind is free to focus inward. Time melts away. I either practice a "no thought" meditation or think through some problem, plan or creative idea. But you really are free to explore anything you want in there!
Ultimately, I see the experience as an incredibly powerful tool to study and connect with a fundamental component of your human OS. I like to imagine that when Yoda sent Luke Skywalker into that swampy black cave, what he found in there was a float tank.

If all this tickles your fancy, I couldn't recommend the Ubuntu Wellness Centre more.
Written 22 March 2020
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John B
Winsford, UK21 contributions
Jan 2020
On holiday in Cape Town in 2019 & 2020 I had a number of sport/deep tissue massages by Ian. Best I've ever had and his advice about posture following my treatments in 2019 has resulted in lifestyle changes which have hugely benefited my well-being. Ian has a very professional approach and is confidence inspiring. A totally five star experience.
Written 3 March 2020
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pascalstaud
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Solo
Really exceptional therapy! Great massages! Ian and his family are leading the business. Try it out!!!
Written 24 January 2020
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Julienne
9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great massage with same-day booking. Very professional, friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Just the thing we needed after several days hiking and exploring the city and area.
Written 6 January 2020
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Akin O
4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We were looking for a place to get massage that could accommodate 6 guys. We called up Ubuntu and after speaking to Lovewell we made an appointment. From the warm welcome upon walking in, to Ian’s introducing to, and explanation about the beautiful spirit tree in the backyard, we felt right at home. We each got a package that included a 60 minute float and a 60 minute massage. Both experiences were wonderful. The soak put us each so much at ease and then the massage worked out all the kinks we had gathered over the week of hiking. I can’t wait to return to this wonderful spa.
Written 15 September 2019
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Michael Hand
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa15 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour float... really amazing! Afterwards we both had a massage that left us feeling blissful.

I had a motorbike accident about a month ago and still have pain in my legs. Ians excellent massage and reiki treatment brought some wonderful relief. The best treatment, by far, that I have ever received.

The atmosphere at the centre is so calming and the staffs professional, caring attention left me wondering how soon we can get back there again.

Much love and many thanks
Written 20 August 2019
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Emaratee M
Cape Town Central, South Africa66 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I made a sport therapy massage with Ian, he is really expert at relieving pain.

It is my first time to write about wellness centre, so imagine how good it was .

If you are sport man , donot go anywhere else
Written 15 August 2019
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Jemy
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
Loved how attentive the staff were and the floatation was out of this world. Definitely visiting again:)
Written 29 July 2019
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Fay
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Friends
Ubuntu is a gem ❤️. Floatation is one of the best experiences I've had in my life,will definitely be doing it again! Big thanks to Lovewell and Pearl, I felt super well taken care of. 💜
Written 29 July 2019
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Vasiliki
3 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Number 1 Wellness and Healing Center in Cape Town! This place is endless calming and peaceful, you will feel wonderful from the first second on. I came to experience the floating tank and ended up coming back for massages and Reiki. I have never experienced such powerful bodywork, it’s the best! If someone wants to work with true Masters, this is the place! 💜
Written 11 May 2019
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