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.

Liquid Body: The Art of Letting Go

Duration: 75 min  R800


For anyone suffering the effects of acute or chronic stress, recovering from illness or injury, or experiencing stiffness and postural shifts associated with old age or sedentary lifestyle. It is especially recommended for those seeking to re-balance themselves by identifying and eliminating tension in the body and who may be in need of a sustainable means of managing stress in life. It is also indicated for anyone seeking assistance in quickly achieving an optimal level of relaxation, such as those guests who do not have the benefit of a long stay at The Hydro.


This unique treatment is exclusive to The Hydro. Passive movement initiated by the therapist helps you become aware of accumulated body tension while you simultaneously discover your choice in letting it go. This new awareness is identical to Mindfulness, a practise that in recent years has received scientific recognition for its role in both physical and psychological health and wellbeing. Becoming more mindful (aware) encourages a deeper immersion in your Hydro experience, boosts your immune system and facilitates the detoxification process. While your entire nervous system is pacified you are likely to experience profound peace and wellbeing. The attendant softening of the fascia facilitates the opening of joints and the skeleton easily assumes its natural alignment. The result may be a reduction of pain, improved posture, less stiffness and heaviness as well as renewed vitality. For those with commitment, it also provides the basis for developing a more balanced approach to life.


This is a one-on-one, hands-on treatment that is received fully-clothed on a massage table or on a futon on the floor. Gentle stretches and soothing, rocking movements of limbs and joints are applied although trigger points may also be addressed if necessary. In subsequent treatments and when letting go has become second nature, additional movement therapy may be provided.