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.



For anyone with an interest in traditional healing methods and who is open to a unique massage experience, Bellabaci is a rare combination of ancient wisdom and modern technology.


This is a modified, simplified vesion of the ancient cupping technique that is still used today in Asia, Egypt and Greece. Bellabaci utilizes medical grade silicone cups which, when squeezed by hand, create a vacuum against the skin. Unlike the glass or ceramic cups of traditional methods, these do not leave unsightly red marks on the skin. Left in strategic positions on the skin, the resulting slow suction creates a gentle, soothing effect during which the body is stimulated to detoxify.


By creating suction in the cup, negative pressure is created under the skin that promotes drainage of excess fluid and toxins. With this massage technique connective tissue is mobilised and can assist in reducing scarring and enhancing blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin. Cell metabolism is improved, too, through the supply of additional nutrients and oxygen, thus providing longer term anti-ageing benefits as well. This treatment is sometimes effective for Restless Leg syndrome. With this versatile cupping style one may experience a massage that is as light as lymphatic drainage or as deep as a deep tissue massage, depending on the degree of suction applied.


  • Bellabaci Full body massage ~ 60minutes- R900
  • Bellabaci Full body and Facial cupping ~  90minutes-R1100
  • Bellabaci Back massage ~ 30minutes –R550