Carryblaire River Retreat
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 South Africa.

The Yellowfish that leap through the water are considered to rival Trout in their ability to entice fly 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...
R495.00 pps

  • Carryblaire River Retreat - Typical Room Inside
  • Carryblaire River Retreat - Typical Room Outside
  • Carryblaire River Retreat - Cottage Style Rooms
  • Carryblaire River Retreat - Swimming Pool and Vaal River
  • Carryblaire River Retreat - Winter Garden

Facilities & Services:

  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Conference facilities
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool


All our bedrooms are decoratively inspired by elements from African nature. There are mosquito nets and the rooms are scattered with antique pieces collected from Parys...

All rooms have tea & coffee facilities and fridges 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.

Carryblaire River Retreat does not have any self catering facilities apart from self braai facilities available at the river on request. Utensils are provided.

Carryblaire River Retreat Activities:

Fly Fishing, Bird Watching, River Rafting, Nature Rafting, Quad Biking, Hiking, Nature Walks, Game Drives, Vredefort Dome Tours, Team Building

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Clothing & Accessories:

Sun Lotion and Insect Repellent.