Take a break with our
Winter Day Packages


From May 1st to August 31st:

  • All packages of 4 days or more, will receive a 40% discount on accommodation tariffs.

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th JULY

Complimentary Art & Dance workshops that draw on the emotive magic of music and movement, allowing the opportunity to get in touch with impulses, ideas, feelings and images. Read More


Do you need to reboot your relationship with food? Our annual Joy of Eating Retreat is in October. Read More

Our New Eco Pool

Our brand new, freshwater eco pool is now complete!   Read more 

Walk the Labyrinth

Yet another way to inner peace at the Hydro: Read More

Borehole Water

Wondering how the drought affects us? Luckily all our needs are covered by borehole water which we then recycle to irrigate the garden and orchards.

Genuine hospitality 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 across rolling hills and spectacular sunsets. 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.


A range of facilities and treatments to cover 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.