|CARRYBLAIRE RIVER RETREAT
BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION IN VEREENIGING
Only an hours drive from JHB and nestled on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys, Carryblaire River Retreat embodies peace, tranquillity and a sense of oneness with nature.
With its own natural island and being a registered bird sanctuary the views offered at Carryblaire are breathtaking and some of the most beautiful in Africa.
The Yellowfish that leap through the water are considered to rival Trout in their ability to entice fishermen in a challenge of wits, while the calls of the nesting Fish Eagles remind us of their superiority in the air.
Drink in the beauty and serenity around you, and let us and nature do the rest.
Carryblaire River Retreat can sleep 18 people on a sharing basis. The following choice of rooms are offered:
Inspired by pictures taken on our honeymoon over the majestic Zambezi River.
Is there anything more glorious than the sun setting over our magnificent country? Enjoy the view from your own personal verandah, and watch as the river takes on the colours of the skies.
TREES OF AFRICA
Situated in the main lodge, this room has beautiful views over the gardens and river.
The original cottage on the farm, the Croft is quaint and gorgeous. Nestled on the banks of the river, it offers a real chance to be close to nature.
The Croft Cottage has an outside kitchen with fridge, microwave, gas plate stove & braai that can be used for self catering. The Croft is ideally suited for 2 adults and 2 older children.
VELD FLOWER AND SERENITY
Sit on the deck, and feel as though you are in the middle of the bush, with birds calling all around you, or listen and watch the mighty Vaal continue its journey through Africa.
AFRICAN SKIES AND RIVER VIEW
With vistas of the Vaal that inspire, these 2 cottage style rooms offer time and space for reflection.
All the bedrooms are decoratively inspired by elements from African nature. They have thatched roofs and mosquito nets and are scattered with antique pieces collected from Parys.
All rooms have tea & coffee facilities and are fitted with fans and for the winter months with electric heaters and electric blankets.
Rooms can be made up as either King Size or two single beds and have full en-suite bathrooms.
Catering is included in our rates with options of dinner and breakfast or just breakfast included. Please see our rates page for options and current rates.
Meals consist of healthy and wholesome farm style cooking, served in the dining room at the main lodge with stunning views overlooking the river.
The waters in front of Carryblaire River Retreat offer some of the most challenging fishing as experienced by many who have visited Carryblaire in the past. Yellowfish abound and test fly fishing skills as they prove to be true adversaries.
Carryblaire River Retreat is a registered bird sanctuary, and boasts approximately 450 species of birds in the area. Impressively, 100 of these have been personally identified by our father from the glorious verandah that overlooks the gardens and river.
Goliath herons, paradise fly catchers, spotted eagle owls, cardinal woodpeckers, black breasted prinias and fish eagles are amongst the more esteemed visitors, while white eyes, sunbirds, black collared barbets, bishop birds and crested barbets frolic in the glades on a daily basis.
Should luck not be on your side on the day, the views from all sides will be sure to enthral and mesmerise.
Our usual accommodation is available to all visiting fisherman. Fish by day, be spotlit by night.
HOSTS: Tess or Dave
PO Box 1529
Tel: +27(0)56 818-1771
Fax: +27(0)86 609-3751
Tess: +27(0)72 178-7699
Dave: +27(0)82 449-8195