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


Due to the restriction in lock down and in the best interest of our guests and staff we will be 100% self catering, i.e. the cottages will not be serviced. All cleaning equipment etc will be provided. Payments and registration forms all to be done electronically. An access code into the nature reserve will be sent to your phone and the key to your cottage will be hanging in the door, no contact with staff will be allowed. Should you require the temperature of your jacuzzi adjusted our staff will attend to it wearing gloves, masks and shields. After each check out the cottage is aired and smudged for a couple of hours, thereafter it is sanitized etc, this obviously included the jacuzzi which is emptied, sterilized and refilled with clean water. We will provide a gas bottle for the gas heater for extra heating, there are warm blankets and hot water bottles for your comfort. Firewood to be ordered in advance however welcome to bring your own. The breakfast options and spa facilities are still closed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ibis River Retreat, where you can self isolate and not see any other guests as the cottages are far apart and the property big enough to go for walks and not see another guest.

Aug/Sept/Oct Midweek Special

Valid from Sunday to Thursday: - Book two nights receive 20% discount.
- Book three nights or more and receive a 40% discount.
- Public holidays excluded

Please note: - We normally only take double bookings over the weekend, single nights are valid from Sunday to Thursday, a single night surcharge of R300 will apply.
- 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 excludes public holidays and 3rd party bookings (i.e.


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)