Yadah Castle: a Turkish oasis in Pretoria

Images courtesy of Yadah Castle

Yadah Castle transports those who visit it to a world away from the bustling Gauteng city life. Owners Gokhan and Vanessa Hacisuleyman worked tirelessly to bring their vision to life and will soon be adding a Hammam spa to location, which is also home to their successful A’la Turka restaurant.

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Each room in Yadah Castle is unique, with every design element being hand-chosen by the owners, who often create intricate installations themselves. This personal feeling is something that extends throughout the location, where guests are immediately welcomed by the family and staff in a comfortable setting that is both relaxing and nurturing.

Inspired by Gorkhan’s Turkish roots, the Hammam spa is fashioned after those of the Ottoman Empire, providing guests with a royal and luxurious experience.

Guests visiting the spa will thoroughly enjoy the range of amenities, including the indoor pool, sun terrace, five sensory lounges, relaxation areas and seemingly endless treatment rooms.

A total of seven treatment journeys will be available at the spa upon its opening on 7 June, each taking inspiration from one of the world’s continents. The Ottoman tradition of skin cleansing will be highlighted with specialised treatments, including the use of a kese – a traditional exfoliating tool.

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Products chosen by owner Vanessa, who has years of experience in the wellness industry, include Babor facial products and HARNN’s body products. Their on-site retail store means that guests can purchase the products that work best for them.

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All images courtesy Yadah Castle.

Be it for a spa day, a meal at the restaurant or for an event venue, Yadah Castle defines itself as a unique getaway.

Be sure to pre-book your standard Hammam Spa journey, which includes a full scrub, a full body massage and a light lunch at a cost of R1950. View the Yadah Castle website or call 011 2034 044 for more details.

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