Interior Design


MEET Erin Limbert

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Erin Limbert is the founder, CEO and of the Mangwanani Spa Group, the first and largest Traditional African Spa Group and the first to train and uplift previously disadvantaged women from local communities in therapies and treatments. Mangwanani has trained over 16 000 local women and has grown to over 25 Spa’s nationally since its inception in 2002. Mangwanani has partnered with some of the largest leisure groups in South Africa, namely, Sun International, Tsogo Sun, Southern Sun, Capital Group and Dream Hotels and Resorts.

Erin is extremely passionate about interior design, space design, concepts and layouts and bringing visions to life. She personally designs all spa interiors sourcing all her own furniture, materials and equipment working with local craftsmen and international merchants and sourcing natural organic fabrics and products ensuring responsible tourism, Fairtrade, and sustainable resources. She also designs and conceptualizes Mangwanani’s range of Natural Organic Products, Bathrobes, Sarongs, Uniforms, Spa Lounge and Leisurewear and various products sold in its retail stores.

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Award winning designs

Best Regional Enterprise, honouring Erin Limbert
By the Europe Business Assembly, Oxford, Year 2021

African Excellence Awards 2020 – Nominee
The awards were paused due to the pandemic
Year 2020

2019 LUX Global Excellence Awards
Best Luxury Beauty & Wellness Spa – South Africa
Year 2019

Top Performing Companies Incorporating The Public Sector Award
Awarded by: Top Performing Companies

Finalist: Entrepreneur
Year: 2005
Awarded by: Business Women’s Association – Regional Business Achiever Awards presented to Erin by Nedbank & Business

The Visible Difference Award by Elle Management and Elizabeth Arden
Awarded to Erin in recognition and making a visible appearance in her community & devoting time, energy and improving the lives of others. Job creation and skills transfer resulted from Erin opening Mangwanani Private African Day Spa

Certificate of Appreciation – Progressive Business Forum
Year: 2007 – 2008
In appreciation of Mangwanani’s participation in the Progressive Business Forum and commitment to the Economic future of our nation.

Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2021
Boutique Day Spa of the Year – Year 2021

LUXLife Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards
Best Luxury Spa Chain 2020 – South Africa
Year: 2020

World Luxury Spa Awards
Year: 2016
Branches: Sibaya & Zevenwacht  – winner
The Cullinan & River Valley – Finalists
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards

Winner in the Category – Top Engendered Company – Emergent Company
Year: 2007
Awarded by: Top Women’s Awards (Excellence in Business and Public Service)

Finalist: Winner
Year: 2005
Awarded by: Business Women’s Association – Regional Business Achiever Awards presented to Erin by Nedbank & Business

Spa Humanitarian – Recognition: Erin Limbert
Year: 2006
Awarded by: Les Nouvelles Esthetiques acknowledge Excellence, Commitment and Innovation
in South Africa
Additional info: The Spa Humanitarian Award is awarded to a person who by definition is actively concerned in promoting human welfare and especially social reform. The 2006 award was awarded to Erin Limbert, from Mangwanani African Day Spa

Stand Design & Presentation
Year: 2014
Awarded by: Outdoor Eco Adventure Travel Experience – Gauteng

2021 Global Business Awards
Best Traditional Boutique Spa 2021 – Durban
Year: 2021

African Excellence Awards Winner
Best Traditional Boutique Spa 2019 – Durban
Year 2019

Spa of The Year Award
Year: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Awarded by: Health Spa Guide South Africa

Winner: Start Up
Year: 2005
Awarded by: Business Women’s Association – Regional Business Achiever Awards presented to Erin by Nedbank & Business

Unique Spa Concept:Finalist Day Spa – Spa Finalist
Year: 2005
Awarded by: Les Nouvelles Esthetiques acknowledging Excellence, Commitment and Innovation
in South Africa

Certificate of Appreciation
Awarded to Mangwanani Private African Day Spa for Invaluable Service to the community through their association with Brits, Hartebeespoort Hospice.

Inspiring Exhibitor
Year: 2014
Awarded by: The Emporium at the 2014 SACSC Annual Congress