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About Carryblaire River Retreat

Only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and nestling on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys, Carryblaire River Retreat embodies peace, tranquility and a sense of oneness with nature. With its own natural island and being a bird sanctuary, the views offered at Carryblaire are breathtaking.The yellow-fish 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 us and nature do the rest. Carryblaire River Retreat can accommodate up to 24 people in 10 double rooms. Accommodation options include dinner and breakfast or just breakfast. Meals consist of healthy and wholesome farm-style cooking, served in the dining room in the main lodge with stunning views overlooking the river. Our conference venue includes the use of all equipment, tea and coffee, snacks and lunch.

Conference Venues: We also cater for small conference groups and have a fully equipped conference room seating up to 18 delegates.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 57 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • AA Highly Recommended

Important Information

Please note that we are not liquor licensed, you are welcome to bring your own. We are located 14 km from Parys, most of which is a gravel road. We do not accept credit cards.

Dinner and Breakfast is optional and can be booked two days prior to arrival. We do not offer lunch but you are welcome to bring along a picnic and enjoy on the...
Please note that we are not liquor licensed, you are welcome to bring your own. We are located 14 km from Parys, most of which is a gravel road. We do not accept credit cards.

Dinner and Breakfast is optional and can be booked two days prior to arrival. We do not offer lunch but you are welcome to bring along a picnic and enjoy on the banks of the river.

Our rooms are all fitted with fridges, tea and coffee, however no self-catering facilities are offered. A braai is available on request.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 Decoratively inspired by elements from African nature, all our rooms feature thatched roofs and mosquito nets and are... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
    from R820 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • General Room Sleeps 10 Includes: Room Only The room is large and can take up to 10 people. Can be used for large families. Room has an overview of the river. Features:  King beds, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
        from R820 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Carryblaire River Retreat

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          Jeanine Schutte
          26 March 2018

          Great spot with amazing views of the river. The room itself was really quite dirty and seemed to have been perhaps unused for quite some time; there was a constant damp smell in the room. There were also dirty marks on the white linen and bat excrement all over the bed.

          Manuela Folgore
          10 September 2017

          Lovely Peaceful could do with a bit of modenization

          Beatrix Hugo, South Africa
          14 November 2016

          Great accommodation in a pristine setting on the river.

          Lana Ritchie, South Africa
          18 October 2016

          The venue was just lovely.The rooms were spotless and everything worked as it should.The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcomeHave already started making plans to visit again

          Luke Visser, South Africa
          28 September 2016

          Excellent spot with great views of the vaal. B & B was good added option.Unfortunately our unit was on the ground floor connected to main house, we could here every single step or movement from the first floor which meant waking up on Sunday morning while it was still dark outside.. Specify for a stand alone unit when requesting for a quote. And take your own braai...

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          Carryblaire River Retreat Map

          Carryblaire River Retreat is 12.6km from the centre of Parys , the nearest airport 107.2km (Lanseria International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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