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every sensory relief you need

Situated in a leafy valley in Johannesburg, near the Cradle of Humankind, home to our earliest ancestors, Vivari Hotel & Spa is anything but standard. The hotel name is a Sanskrit word loosely translated means “uncovered”. It is an environmental wonder with over 300 species of trees and 150 artworks from local artists mounted all over the property.

A healthy lifestyle becomes part of our daily routine. Our 48 luxury rooms and suites blend into the natural surroundings where guests can enjoy tranquillity and respite, surrounded by completely original, creative and unexpected spaces.

The Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis also has three modern, well-equipped conference rooms, each accommodating between 10 – 150 delegates. Our popular venue, the Jala Pavilion is a glass-enclosed venue on the banks of the Crocodile River for bespoke celebrations and conferences with a maximum seating capacity of 200.

Enjoy unique “farm to fork” cuisine where every ingredient holds its own story at our signature Brambles Restaurant whilst indulging in exquisite rooftop cocktails and watching mesmerizing sunsets.

Featured in: National Geographic Traveller (UK) Spa & Wellness Collection 2024

Recent Awards:

  • Africa’s Best Day Spa 2021 & 2022: Vivari Spa at Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis 
  • South Africa’s Best Day Spa 2021 & 2022: Vivari Spa at Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis
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Redefine the way you unwind

The Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis cocoons your best-self in 48 rooms & suites in Zen, Nandi and Orissa: three rest zones set across the woody estate. Each a private oasis, the rooms are a sophisticated blend of natural textures of wood, leather and marble with opulent accents of steel and copper. The contemporary décor is arranged in a simplistic layout that is brought to life by royal colours and touchy-feely textures.


All in good taste

Hotel Experience


Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis brings you to Featherbrook, Johannesburg which lies between the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens and the Crocodile River.

The Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is just a 30-minute drive away, where the Maropeng Visitor Centre, Wonder Cave, and the Sterkfontein Caves bear witness to some of the world’s oldest hominid fossils. Enjoy a boat ride and educational journey through the Tumulus building at Maropeng before exploring the caves where the 2 million-year-old Mrs Ples skull was excavated in 1947.

Nearby, the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is home to a total of 600 game representing 25 different species. Here you can enjoy game drives to see 4 of the Big Five with the exception of leopard, as well as crocodile, hippo, wild dog, and cheetah. Predators are kept in separate enclosures and visitors can watch them being fed.

Other attractions in and around Krugersdorp include the Robert Broom Museum, Krugersdorp Museum, African Fauna and Bird Park, Silverstar Casino, and Krugersdorp Golf Course. Other activities include paintball, helicopter rides, and hikes such as the Sugarbush Day Trail.

Bungee Mogale is an adventure centre that operates off Kings Kloof Bridge. Attempt a 50m bungee, enjoy a bridge swing, fly down the 320m foofy slide, walk along the hanging Burma Bridge, have fun at the adventure circuit, or relax at the restaurant and bar.

If you prefer something a little more leisurely, the Lemon Tree Organic Market is held every Saturday and offers a range of local food, crafts, and homemade products.


Fly in and drive from Lanseria International Airport, 22.4km
Fly in and drive from O.R Tambo International Airport, 90km

Hotel services offered on request:

Complimentary parking
Onsite Electric Vehicle Charger Available
Onsite Airport Shuttle Service
Golf cart pick up on arrival from parking lot

1 Riviera Road, Featherbrooke, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1732


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