Summer Specials

Take advantage of our Summer Specials from 1st October to 28 February 2018.


Redefining our relationship to food for better health, weight loss and peace of mind.
Read More about our four day Mindfulness Retreat.  JOYFUL EATING. Booking Essential
4th-7th December 2017

Our New Eco Pool

We are excited to announce the construction of an all-natural pool currently underway. It will be ready by early December and promises to be a wonderful addition to our facilities. Read more

Borehole Water

No drought at The Hydro! We have borehole water for all our uses and we recycle to irrigate the garden and orchards. Come and enjoy a luxurious soak with us this summer!

An oasis of calm in a world full of noise.


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

Less than an hour from Cape Town, overlooking the picturesque Idas Valley on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, The Hydro is a unique Spa, that 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.

From general detoxification and relaxation to tailored therapies, the range of facilities and treatments covers every requirement.

Regardless of whether you have health issues to address, need to recuperate or simply want to escape, The Hydro has what you need. 

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.