Cape Town Spa Consulting Services – Our Team


Peter Krug  – Chief Executive

Peter graduated with a National Diploma in Hotel Management. His professional experience was gained during 18 years of working in the German hotel industry where he was introduced to “Kur” hotels, “fat” and “beauty farms”. He returned to South Africa in 1995 to take up the position of General Manager of The High Rustenberg Health Hydro in Stellenbosch. In 1999 he started consulting and in 2000 founded The Ginkgo Spa and Wellness Group which incorporates Ginkgo Spa Consult.

“The first wealth is health.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Magna van Schalkwyk – Spa Director: Operations

Magna graduated from the well-known Stellenbosch Academy for Health and Skin Care Therapists with a Masters Diploma. She has a SAASHP Skin and Body Diploma, CIDESCO Skin and Body Diploma, The Diploma from The Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy – England (Eve Taylor), AAD Skin and Body Diploma, a Diploma in Manual Lymph Drainage (The Vodder technique) and a Diploma from the Reflexology Institute.

Magna gained most of her working experience at the renowned High Rustenberg Health Hydro in Stellenbosch, where she held the position of Spa Manager of the Skin Care Department.


Elzette van Zyl – Group Spa Director: Standards & Development

Elzette graduated from the renowned Isa Carstens Health & Skincare Academy in Stellenbosch. She graduated with diplomas in Advanced Health & Skin Care Therapy, Biosculpture, SAAHSP, CIDESCO and a BTEC Higher National Diploma.

Her training included aromatherapy (Eve Taylor); manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique) and reflexology. Diplomas in Aroma Spa, DermaNew Microdermabrasion and suction based Microdermabrasion were to follow.

Elzette started her profession as beauty therapist in her hometown of Swellendam; however most of her professional experience she gained while working for the Steiner Group as Skin Care Specialist and Assistant Spa Manager on board the Holland America Luxury Cruise Liners. She joined Ginkgo at the Arniston Spa Hotel in February 2010.

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