Bookings: 082 573 0388 (Tanja) / Hostess: 082 452 0950 (Ilse)

Welcome to Ibis River Retreat

  • Private Jacuzzi

    Enjoy your own private jacuzzi

  • Riverside spa treatment

    Get a luxurious foot massage right next to the jukskei river

  • Braai ON the river

    Braai right next to the river

  • Relaxing Spa treatments

    Get a relaxing massage by the pool

You can now Check Availability and book online - click here!

Join us at our private and relaxing retreat for a peaceful getaway from the city, whilst not being too far away! Read more about Our Cottages for a romantic getaway, each with it's own private jacuzzi and fireplace. Furthermore, view our Spa Experiences. Our cottages are self-catering - but, see our Menu to see what we have to offer.

Read more about a few Things to do - including our Spa and Labyrinth

  • Yoga & Detox Retreats
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Private Jacuzzi & Fireplace
  • Labyrinth
  • Spa

December Specials

Book 5 nights or more in Dec and receive 2x 1 Hour Full Body Massage valued at R900 for free!

Not made plans for your December Holidays yet? Come stay with us at Ibis River Retreat located in the Crocodile River Reserve north of Lanseria Airport!

We do not increase our prices over the Peak Seasons only charge a small public holiday surcharge.

Our professional staff are ready to welcome you to:

  • 5 self-catering cottages (serviced daily) each with their own fireplace and private jacuzzi, perfect spot to unwind, let go of 2023 and feel rejuvenated for 2024.
  • An in-house spa, come have a side-by-side massage, allow our therapist to get rid of all that stress, leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free.
  • A large swimming pool to cool off from the heat.
  • We can also serve you breakfast in the privacy of your cottage, choice of Hot English Breakfast or Health Breakfast.

Want an extra spoil? Try our:

  • Gourmet Cheese Platter or Cold Meat Platter served with bottle of wine on ice
  • Or if you have a sweet tooth – try our delectable Chocolate Fondue served with fruit platter and bottle of sparkling wine on ice.
  • Want to surprise the love of your life, order our "Create the Mood" which includes: on arrival rose petals on the bed, bottle sparkling wine on ice and Lindt Chocolates.


Wishing all our loyal guests and future guests Happy Festive Season!
Thank you for your loyal support


Please note: - We do not take single night bookings over the weekend. Single nights are valid from Sunday to Thursday, a single night surcharge of R300 will apply.
- Please take note that we DO NOT have back up for load shedding, please bring along whatever you may need during these times.
- Due to the fact that our rates remain the same throughout the year we do need to charge a Public Holiday Surcharge of R300 per day, whether you are checking in or out on a public holiday.
- NB. Specials exclude public holidays and 3rd party bookings (e.g.


Our Cottages

Fish Eagle Read more

Fringing the water's edge this charming & rustic A-frame cottage is nestled amongst indigenous bush and enjoys the shade of an old willow tree. Come and enjoy the luxury and tranquility inside your own private jacuzzi!

Francolin Read more

This charming private cottage will cater for your friends and family. ( Kids should be older than 7 years. ) Come and enjoy the luxury and tranquility inside your own private jacuzzi!

Kingfisher Read more

Furnished in cool Mediterranean tones, romantic bedroom leads off onto the terrace which has a lie-in jacuzzi with loungers overlooking the river. Come and enjoy the luxury and tranquility inside your own private jacuzzi!

Hadeda Read more

This cottage gave birth to Ibis River Retreat, the first of the 5 cottages and still one of our most popular. Come and enjoy the luxury and tranquility inside your own private jacuzzi!

Hornbill Read more

Decorated in warm earthy tones with large modern Cherry Wood kitchen. Come and enjoy the luxury and tranquility inside your own private jacuzzi!

Note:- Due to heavy rains our sand road is rather washed away, please take extra care when driving. It is still accessible via a sedan. The sand road is 7km long and should take you a comfortable 20 mins, but well worth the drive!
- Refunds: No refunds will be issued once money has been paid. Instead, a Credit Note will be issued if cancelled no later than 14 days before day of arrival. (Credit note must be redeemed within 3 months of issue)