Our most popular package is the Couples Sleepover with a hot stone massage for couples,combined with a romantic picnic. Or you could check in for a Full Day Couples Spa treatment and spend the night!
We are close to the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain station, a hop away from the Hyde Park Shopping Center. The setting is a park-like garden with tall trees, its own brook flowing through it and abundant bird life.
The accommodation is ideal for business or leisure travelers, with numerous treatment packages for individuals or couples.
All of the units have their own garden entrances with a dedicated patio area, seating and table.
Enjoy the fresh air while working on a smartphone or laptop with complimentary Wi-Fi, or relax with a book or a newspaper.
Guests can enjoy treatments on the deck overlooking the Craighall brook, meditate or just relax and enjoy nature at one of the many rest spots dotted around the garden. Light breakfast, lunches, High Teas and conversation picnic baskets can be enjoyed at the Fresh Coffee Shop.
Transport from the Gautrain station can be arranged for both overnight and day spa guests.
The spa pampers include a Couple Hot Stone Massage and picnic, the 3-hour Couple Spa Pamper or the Couple Full Day Spa Pamper.
Guests recharge and recover in the tranquil garden surroundings, yet most modern amenities including Wi-Fi access in all the rooms, the patios and onto the garden.
The park-like 4000 m² private garden that surrounds the facilities of the Hands On Retreat Stay Spa and Guest House has many tranquil spots for meditation and rest. Enjoy the tall trees all around you, the views of the river and the rolling lawn area.
Secure parking with your own remote control for independent access.
The treatment rooms are set in the garden and blend with the natural surroundings. Here our guests are treated to our signature massage and healing treatments, consultations and coaching in private. Our professional Psychologists, Biokineticists, Dieticians, Life Coaches are part of the different packages on offer and may also be consulted on an individual basis. Our inspired treatments rejuvenate the tired body and mind and are tailor made to suit the individual and couple.
Corporate groups use our facilities for retreats - the focus is on wellness and guests are encouraged to use the garden setting for breakouts. Corporate day spa packages, including breakfast and lunch, can be tailor made for groups.
Couple Weekend Retreat
This is our flagship treatment and includes accomodation; Dinner Bed and Breakfast; lunch on Saterday; three treatments spread over the weekend, and a romance goody bag. From Friday afternoon to Sunday 12h00.
Take a walk or take a bike - nature right here in the city! Within walking distance are Delta Park and Braamfonteinspruit with Zoo Lake and the Botanical Gardens a short drive away.
Emarentia Dam & Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Delta Park & Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary
A world class gym for fitness fans.
A sports club known for its road races and olde worlde charm.
Shopping capital of Africa: all the upmarket faire!
Hyde Park Corner
Elite shopping in Johannesburg.
Bargains, bargains, bargains!
Michael Mount Organic Village Market
Organic food, natural materials and loads of Creativity.
Within in a block of the Hands On Retreat you'll find the top grocers in the country.
Pick n Pay
The best restaurants in the world are on the doorstep - try the Eggs Benedict at Staphanies; have sundowners on the deck at Mojo Zoo Lake or simply a pizza around the corner at Fratelli.
In Room Facilities:
We have six Apart-hotel units available, each with its own private garden entrance; en-suite bathroom with bath and shower; and kitchenette with granite top, refrigerator and microwave oven. All our rooms have extra length and depth queen sized beds with Wi-Fi access in all rooms and patios, underfloor heating and flat screen TV with 14 satellite channels. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each unit. Continental breakfast will be served to your room. Dinner and lunch by request.
The Premium Units feature double sized Jacuzzi baths and double shower - ideal for that special anniversary, wedding and honeymoon.
We encourage our guests to make use if the lounge, verandah and patio areas.
We are a non-smoking establishment, but guests are welcome to smoke in the garden.
One room is also wheel chair friendly
One of the focal points of the New South Africa and seat of the Constitutional Court.
Visit the farm where Nelson Mandela and others were arrested and learn about the Rivonia trial that followed.
City within a city. Here's where the uprising of 1976 changed South Africa forever. See the Hector Peterson Memorial and the Regina Mundi church.
A stark reminder of the apartheid era
Discover the world of the original lords of gold - a facinating glimpse of Johannesburg at the turn of the century.
A modern Petrie dish of the cultures that make up Johannesburg. See the Market Theatre, Museum Africa, Mary FitzGerald Square and the World of Beer.
Cradle of Humankind
See the origins of homo sapiens, the Stekfontein caves and mrs. Ples - the oldest traces of humankind on the planet.
The Crocodile Ramble
A must for the artisticly inclined - plan your trip to include a visit to these artists and crafters during the monthly open day or make an appointment!
A game reserve where you'd be able to see the big five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.
A family resort with fun for the whole family: waterworld, two golf courses, an international grade conference centre and the Superbowl where the top artists in the performs.