An oasis of calm in a world full of noise.

Feel at home amidst genuine hospitality, expert care and tranquil surroundings.

From its vantage point high in the picturesque Idas Valley on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, The Hydro commands breathtaking vistas in every direction. The magnificent Simonsberg mountains to the East are close at hand, providing the protection of timeless custodianship. Towards the West, stately trees and manicured lawns merge into gently sloping orchards and vineyards.


This is the foreground for a view that sweeps endlessly towards Table Mountain, a familiar, far-off profile that is regularly silhouetted by spectacular sunsets. The natural effect of such splendour is pure awe. Inevitably, as your stay progresses, a quietude gradually descends, encouraging levels of relaxation that herald your ultimate rejuvenation.


Founded in 1972, this natural health destination offers over four decades of expertise and care in wellbeing.
As a world leader in the holistic approach to wellness, The Hydro caters for individual needs. We are renowned by our guests for providing a truly unique experience and we have many clients who return to us year after year.

Our passion, pride and professionalism combine to renew your body, mind and soul. You will also find that our staff are exceptionally caring and warm, a factor that will soon lead you to think of The Hydro as your second home.

Take your time. Set your pace.

Regardless of whether you have health issues to address, need to recuperate or simply want to escape, The Hydro has what you need. From general detoxification and relaxation to tailored therapies, the range of facilities and treatments covers every requirement.

During your stay you can expect to acquire fresh knowledge as well as healthier habits that enable you to sustain your newly acquired vitality and peace long after you have returned home. Meanwhile, we invite you to unwind and soak up the special ambience of pure tranquillity that is The Hydro’s special gift.