Carryblaire River Retreat, Vaal River, Free State, South Africa

Main Lodge at Carryblaire River Retreat, Free State, South Africa. Picture Gallery

An idyllic retreat, this Free State guest house on the Vaal River offers a serene setting for great activities and sightseeing in an historic area.

  • Just 20 minutes from Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site
  • Spacious and tranquil country accommodation
  • River rafting, fly-fishing, game drives, great team building and more
  • This Free State guest house is near the quaint town of Parys

Carryblaire River Retreat is a gracious thatched lodge with sweeping lawns down to the pool and riverside. This AA Quality Assured Highly Recommended Free State guest house on the Vaal River is a 1 hour drive from Johannesburg for a romantic getaway.

Carryblaire is a registered bird sanctuary and also features its own natural island on the picturesque Vaal River. The cry of the Fish Eagle is often heard across the water from a nesting site. Fly-fishing is a delight in these waters which are rich with Yellowfish - considered a rival to Trout because of their ability to entice fishermen into a challenge of wits.

Healthy and wholesome farm style cooking can be enjoyed at this Free State guest house on the Vaal River. Dietary accommodations can be catered for with advance notice. Meals are served in the dining room at the Main Lodge with stunning views overlooking the river. Full English Breakfasts are accompanied cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and tea / coffee. A set menu 3 course dinner in served in the evening.

Conference Facilities:

Carryblaire's air-conditioned conference room is fully equipped and caters for a maximum of 18 delegates in a standard boardroom setting. Catering is on a full board basis. Packages can be structured according to requirements but the standard conference package includes accommodation, a 3 course dinner and country breakfast.

Standard Conference Package:

  • Lunch, morning and afternoon teas, coffees and homemade eats
  • Water jugs and mints provided on the tables
  • Data Projector, pull down screen, video and DVD
  • 2 x flip charts, pens, paper, white board and pens
  • Writing pens and pads.

Carryblaire facilities and services:

  • Bed and breakfast
  • 3 course dinner also available
  • Swimming pool
  • Honeymoon package with romantic treats
  • No children under the age of 12 years

Romantic accommodation with nettings.

River view from the main lodge.

Canoeing near Carryblaire River Retreat.

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