We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carryblaire River Retreat

Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Conference Facilities
Free Internet
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Reviews (30)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came to your lovely place before 2017. We had read all documentation you sent us. I was able to unwind and relax without being bothered every five seconds. It was everything I was looking for. Complete relaxation. The meals were fantastic....More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank mikeandjackyc
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrible. Very expensive for what you get. We booked for 3 single adults sharing a cottage and confirmed this a number of times. When we got there we were given a double bed in the room which they then separated and squeezed in another...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

My full review is under Afristay. I can just say that prospective visitors should think twice before booking at Carryblaire. It is not maintained, not clean, broken items in rooms,such as the wall heater, no electric blankets,geyser was not functional. Pool empty and unfenced, there...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Madeleine V
Reviewed 26 April 2018

“To secure your booking, a 50% deposit of the full invoiced amount requires within 24 hours of this email. The rest need to be paid 3 days before arrival.” With an extra hidden fee of R100 (the use of electricity, water, cutlery, plates) per day on...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Adriaan S
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We booked rooms in this retreat as we were attending a wedding nearby... The place is far from the mainroad on a very bad gravel road (takes about 45-60mins for 20kms) The rooms are old, smelly and dirty in both the bedroom (mostly the carpet)...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank CB3789
View more reviews
Only an hour's drive from JHB and nestled 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 More being a registered bird sanctuary, the views offered at Carryblaire are breathtaking and some of the most beautiful in Africa. Drink in the beauty and serenity around you, and let us and nature do the rest... Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
South Africa > Free State > Parys
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
South Africa > Free State > Parys
Traveller (26)
Room & Suite (9)
Pool & Beach (2)
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Waterfront Country Lodge
30 reviews
21.19 km away
Ingwe Guest Lodge
14 reviews
23.26 km away
Indaba Hotel Sasolburg
2 reviews
30.53 km away
Riverside Sun
609 reviews
31.24 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 38 nearby restaurants
O's restaurant
311 reviews
11.74 km away
Hoi Polloi
267 reviews
11.98 km away
En Style
23 reviews
11.58 km away
Jimmy Jaggers
53 reviews
11.89 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Skydive Parys
49 reviews
8.95 km away
Ettienne Rousseau Theatre
8 reviews
30.30 km away
Royal Tree Spa
6 reviews
43.87 km away
The Dell Cheetah Centre
34 reviews
3.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Carryblaire River Retreat staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"I think that all of the rooms probably have a good view and discrete dividers between the units ensure..."
16 Dec 2015
Read review
"It would look like all the rooms are ideally situated."
14 May 2014
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing