River Villa

The quintessential country villa for family and friends to make into their home away from home.
With its high ceilings and spacious rooms, the River Villa feels like your ideal countryside house. Built two decades ago, the house and garden have come into their own, making it feel as though it could have been there for hundreds of years. Generous use of wood and earth-tones give the house a warm and cosy feeling, while the big doors and windows bring in light and views from every side. The 3 upstairs bedrooms each have a set of french doors which open onto balconettes that look out at a different view of the property.
Relax in one of the two lounges each wih their own fireplace, or cook up a storm in the big, open-plan kitchen and dining area. A central, and private, courtyard looks over a dam-sized eco-pool bordered by indigenous waterplants and frequented by birds of all kinds. The back garden offers a huge lawn for picnics, games and outdoor activities, while the Magalies river meanders it's way along just below the edge of the lawn.


We offer catering services (we can provide for mixed diets), specializing in vegan, vegetarian & raw food.


Our facilities are geared towards activities (yoga, meditation, dance) that stimulate & rejuvinate the mind, body and soul.


Surrounded by beautiful countryside views, animals & birds. The property lies between a forested hillside & the Magalies river.


  • Large open plan kitchen with scullery and pantry
  • Interior dining room - 8 seater
  • 2 Interior lounge/sitting rooms
  • Long covered patio
  • Exterior patio dining table - 8 seater
  • Balcony with 2 daybeds
  • Eco-pool dam
  • 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms + guest loo
  • 2 Interior fireplaces
  • Outside fire places & braai
  • Large grass lawn
  • Covered parking for 3 cars.
  • Stairs should be expected.
  • Not pet friendly.
  • Capacity

    The River Villa can accomodate groups of up to 8 people.

    There are 4 bedrooms that can sleep 2 people per room - 2 single-beds and 3 doubles.

    There are 2 bathrooms with baths and showers, and one with shower only. Plus an additional guest toilet downstairs.

    There is an upstairs lounge with sleeper couches that can be converted into an additional 2 beds for children (rate on request).

    Not pet friendly.

    Standard Rates

    Self catering rate R900 pppn
    Minimum booking of 4 people.
    Maximum 8 people sharing.
    Catering - rate on request

    Please Note: - Above prices are for 2024.

    - Rates for 2025 will be subject to increase.

    - A 50% deposit is required for all bookings.

    - Viewings can be arranged on available weekdays.


    Yoga classes can be arranged as well as Massages. Please book before arrival.

    Massages can be arranged with advance notice.

    The self-catering rate does not include staff to clean dishes, the kitchen or the house during your stay.

    Cell reception peaks at 4G. Uncapped WiFi is provided at the venue - the speed peaks at 10mb and weather can affect its reliability.


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    Our Location

    Melody Hill Shop

    Farm Products, Yoga Clothes & More

    Raw honey made by our bees, activated pecan nuts from our trees and goat milk skincare products.

    Yoga tights, mats and incense.

    Visit the Melody Hill shop in the main house and browse our collection of items.