Mangwanani – the African Spa – came into existence in 2002, when Erin Limbert, Mangwanani’s dynamic CEO first set into motion her dream to create a retreat where people could experience true head-to-toe indulgence.

Coupling the ethos of revitalisation with an African inspiration presented an initial challenge because of the uniqueness of this concept. However, one of Mangwanani’s primary focuses is to uplift rural women, which ties in with the African spirit that drives Mangwanani.

More than just employing rural women, Mangwanani provides training and accredited qualifications to produce some of the finest qualified therapists available. These women are able to completely change their lives with a “hand up” instead of a “hand out”.

Thanks to the immense support of her family and with an incredible determination, Erin, and Mangwanani was able to develop its very own signature product range. At the heart of the product range is relaxation and well-being, and these are the same products that we use in our treatments. All products are made with natural and naturally derived ingredients and fragranced with essential oil – which is in line with our awareness of our Carbon Footprint.

Mangwanani African Spa has an average of 120 000 visitors enjoying its facilities annually and currently employs over 1000 employees. And we are extremely proud to report that 95% of our team comprises of previously disadvantaged individuals.

Our Vision

One of Mangwanani’s core values is to nurture the naturally intrinsic capabilities of the previously disadvantaged women employed in our organisation; we are able to do this through training and development.

With this in place, we can safely say that the overall mission of the Mangwanani Brand is to offer a Rare Experience of True African Indulgence that Blesses the Body and Soul through Ancestral Therapies.

Mangwanani is committed to ensuring that the priorities of Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development & Empowerment by Creating Jobs & uplifting Local Communities Nationwide through providing a Quality African Experience & Service, Value for Money by Committed, Empowered & Happy People is always foremost on our agenda.

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