Carryblaire River Retreat


Carryblaire River Retreat

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Only an hours drive from Joburg and nestled on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys, Carryblaire River Retreat embodies peace, tranquillity and a sense of oneness with nature.



With its own natural island and being a registered bird sanctuary, the views offered at Carryblaire are breathtaking and some of the most beautiful in Africa.



The Yellowfish that leap through the water are considered to rival Trout in their ability to entice fishermen in a challenge of wits, while the calls of the nesting Fish Eagles remind us of their superiority in the air.



Drink in the beauty and serenity around you, and let nature do the rest…



Carryblaire River Retreat can sleep 18 people on a sharing basis. The following choice of rooms are offered:



Water Reflections

Inspired by pictures taken on our honeymoon over the majestic Zambezi River.

African Sunsets

Is there anything more glorious than the sun setting over our magnificent country? Enjoy the view from your own personal verandah, and watch as the river takes on the colours of the skies.

Trees of Africa

Situated in the main lodge, this room has beautiful views over the gardens and river.

The Croft

The original cottage on the farm, the Croft is quaint and gorgeous. Nestled on the banks of the river, it offers a real chance to be close to nature. The Croft Cottage has an outside kitchen with fridge, microwave, gas plate stove & braai that can be used for self catering.

VeldFlower & Serenity

Sit on the deck, and feel as though you are in the middle of the bush, with birds calling all around you, or listen and watch the mighty Vaal continue its journey through Africa.

African Skies & River View

With vistas of the Vaal that inspire, these 2 cottage style rooms offer time and space for reflection.




All the bedrooms are decoratively inspired by elements from African nature. They have thatched roofs and mosquito nets and are scattered with antique pieces collected from Parys. All rooms have tea & coffee facilities and are fitted with fans and for the winter months with electric heaters and electric blankets. Rooms can be made up as either King Size or two single beds and have full en-suite bathrooms.



Catering is included in the rates, with options of dinner and breakfast or just breakfast included. Meals consist of healthy and wholesome farm style cooking, served in the dining room at the main lodge with stunning views overlooking the river.

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