About Us


SANTAVI specializes in customized designs and installations of saunas, steam showers, decking and pergolas. Our expert design consultants will conduct a site visit, provide you with a quotation, as well as assist with full project direction and professional advice. SANTAVI applies a project management approach to all jobs, covering both the residential and commercial markets throughout Southern Africa.

Our clientele ranges from Health Spa’s, Hotels, Gyms, Architects, Project Managers, Contract builders and home owners, where we offer a bespoke turn-key solution. With our extensive experience, proven top quality products, skilled workmanship, competitive pricing and excellent after sales support and service, we can ensure that your new sauna, deck or steam shower will provide you with many years of relaxation, purification, satisfaction and enjoyment.





Helo Ltd is the world’s largest sauna and steam bath business. With development, manufacturing, and marketing of sauna and steam products worldwide. Helo Ltd has sauna room, sauna heater and steam generator manufacturing plants (in Finland, Sweden, Germany and the United States) and an extensive research and development program for sauna and steam related products. The group’s range includes wood-burning and electric heaters and their controllers, steam generators, sauna and steam rooms, steam suites, infrared cabins and various types of sauna and steam bathing accessories.

Helo Ltd products are produced in the European Union to the highest exacting manufacturing standards and comply with the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.

Today Helo Ltd is the world’s largest sauna and steam company and exports to more than 80 countries and we are proud to be in professional partnership with Sauna & Decks For Africa, our Sub-Saharan licensed distributors for South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius , Mozambique, Seychelles, Zimbabwe & Zambia.

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Our Team

Leon Snyman


General Manager

Leon is General Manager of SANTAVI and oversees the daily running of the business. He is passionate about providing SANTAVI clients with the best possible product experience and together with the rest of the team is available to assist in any way possible. Leon also liaises and works with architect and contractors throughout Africa on customized Sauna/steam and decking projects.

Mervyn Els


Service Manager

Mervyn is SANTAVI’s Service Manager and also a Design Consultant in Cape Town. Mervyn ensures that when clients’ machines are due for their service they are contacted to advise them accordingly and he also meets with clients to discuss their bespoke sauna/steam and decking requirements. Mervyn is a genius at our drawing programs and does all the technical drawings for our clients’ builders, electricians and plumbers.

Donald Hawthorne


Project manager

Donald (or Mr. Technical as we know him) is a Design consultant in our Cape Town office and also Project Manager for our installation projects in South Africa. Donald ensures all the best quality materials are procured and acts as liaison between the client and our installation teams.

Jelena Lakic


Design Consultant

Jelena is our resident Design Consultant at our Midrand office. She is a super energetic and efficient lady and extremely understanding of clients’ unique design aesthetics. Jelena is always willing to meet and discuss your sauna, steam or decking installation design, so don’t hesitate, contact us today for an appointment!