Carryblaire River Retreat

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 405
PRICE (unit):
from R 820 - 820
Guest House
Only an hours 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.
"Beautiful View and Hospitable Hosts"
24 Sep 2018
By Jonathan Crotz
"The lodge is in a beautiful location right next to the river with decent accommodation. Since the lodge is outside of Parys on a dirt road some planning is required as to food situation as there isnt a kitchen in the accomodation. If you want to braai either bring your own crockery and utensils or otherwise ask the hosts and they will gladly help you out (thanks Elize for helping us out).Some notes on the accomodation: Shower pressure and the showerhead wasnt the greatest. The bath was useful and had a handheld showerhead too. Again its decent accomodation for the price and a great location. They look like they are building and renovating new accomodation so will keen an eye out on this lodge."
"Great spot on the river but unclean room"
26 Mar 2018
By Jeanine Schutte
"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."
"Did not stay long. Just overnight."
10 Sep 2017
By Manuela Folgore
"Lovely Peaceful could do with a bit of modenization"
"Hidden Gem"
14 Nov 2016
By Beatrix, South Africa
"Great accommodation in a pristine setting on the river."
"Loved it"
18 Oct 2016
By Lana, South Africa
"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"
28 Sep 2016
By Luke, South Africa
"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..."
"Beautiful, peaceful retreat"
20 Jun 2016
By Michelle, South Africa
"We loved our short stay at Carryblaire. It was just what we were looking for: a peaceful retreat away from the weekend bustle of nearby Parys. The room was neat and clean and comfortable and the grounds lovely and well-equipped for what our simple needs were. We opted-in for breakfast and it was simple but more than adequate, but made use of restaurants in Parys for dinner simple for the experience. We'll definitely be visiting again."
"Serenity and peaceful"
25 Apr 2016
By Noleen, South Africa
"We spent the weekend and had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing visit, just loved the river which runs along side the property and the call of the fish eagles in the distance so tranquil and highly recommend to recharge your batteries.Our accommodation was very pleasant and our host and hostess made us feel very much at home.Thankyou Teas and David for your lovely breakfast'sand our chats.Will be back as we loved the serenity of the retreat."
"Unwind and uncomplicated"
26 Oct 2015
By Michelle, South Africa
"We had a very relaxing time this weekend. Carryblaire reflects exactly what you can expect on the website. Our room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was wholesome and of top quality. The views and atmosphere is so tranquil, you can just sit back and unwind.We only went for one night, it was to short, next time you will definitely see us for a bit longer.Parys is a lovely town, lots to see and lots to eat."
05 Oct 2015
By Johan, South Africa
"What a wonderful setting. We enjoyed is tremendously. Very pretty setting next to the river."