September / October

  • Great Value this Spring when you bring a friend. See Details

November – February



Do you need to change your relationship with food? Read more about this powerful retreat experience…


Enhance your potential to maintain health and vitality into old age! Join our 4-day Ayurvedic retreat for yoga postures and diet specific to your personal blueprint. Read More


A week of exclusive evening soireés with one of SA’s music legends as well as the opportunity to share in his daily curative yoga sessions. 12-15th November. Read More

Our New Eco Pool

Our brand new, freshwater eco pool is now complete!   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.