Carryblaire River Retreat Parys Guest House Accommodation Free State

Carryblaire River Retreat

Bed & Breakfast / Conference Venue at Road S1052, Parys, 9585, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

About Carryblaire River Retreat

Only an hours drive from Johannesburg 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. 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.


Carryblaire has 7 double rooms and one family suite and can sleep 18 people on a sharing basis. 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 and coffee making 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.

Please Note:
We regret children under the age of 12 will not be accommodated.


Catering is included in our rates with options of dinner and breakfast or just breakfast included. Meals consist of healthy and wholesome farm style cooking, served in the dining room at the main lodge with stunning views overlooking the river.


We also cater for small conference groups in an environment that gives them the space and energy to think outside of the proverbial box. Our conference room is fully equipped with modern equipment - TV, video / DVD, data projector and pull down screen, white board and flip charts. Catering is fully provided, which gives teams the freedom to devote themselves entirely to the job at hand.


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 also a bird sanctuary, and boasts approximately 450 species of birds in the area. 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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Carryblaire River Retreat)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly Recommended

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -26.81158611111111
Longitude: 27.522563888222223

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 130km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
October 2006 - 12 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Hi Dave & Tess, We would like to thank you for the wonderful relaxed stay that we had at Carryblaire River Retreat, unfortunately your home When...

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