Hands On Retreat 4-Star Guest House & Spa  Verified Listing

  • Welcome to Hands On Retreat! in Craighall Park, Johannesburg (Joburg), Gauteng, South Africa
    Welcome to Hands On Retreat!
  • It’s back to nature here: the setting is a park-like garden with a flowing lawn, abundant bird life, lots of tall trees and its own river flowing through it.
    It’s back to nature here: the setting is a park-like garden with a flowing lawn, abundant bird life, lots of tall trees and its own river flowing through it.
  • Hands on Retreat
    Hands on Retreat
  • Hands on Retreat
    Hands on Retreat
  • Enjoy on our patio which opens out onto a garden abundant with trees and bird life.
    Enjoy on our patio which opens out onto a garden abundant with trees and bird life.
  • Dining room
    Dining room
  • Dining room
    Dining room
  • On-site spa offering a variety of spa treatments and packages
    On-site spa offering a variety of spa treatments and packages
  • On-site spa offering a variety of spa treatments and packages
    On-site spa offering a variety of spa treatments and packages
  • Luxury rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Luxury rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • Luxury rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Luxury rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • Luxury rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Luxury rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
    Premium rooms with private entrances & kitchenettes.
  • En-suite bathroom
    En-suite bathroom
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Additional sanitisation and safety measures are in place for this property in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) to ensure your safety and comply with standards.

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Covid-19 H&S Certified
Full Kitchen
DVD
Microwave
Cleaning service
Safety Deposit Box
Fridge
No smoking
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Garden
Patio
Jacuzzi
Airport Transfers
Hairdryer
Serviced Daily
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar fridge
Health Spa
Shared lounge/TV area
WiFi
Bath towels
Heater
Spa facilities
Fireplace
Breakfast included
Kitchenette
Tea and coffee facilities
Internet access
Deck
Laundry facilities
TV
Dining Area
DSTV
Linen
Underfloor Heating
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. Our spa treatments have now been suspended
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.
Transport from the Gautrain station can be arranged for both overnight and day spa guests.
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.
Drop off meals can be arranged at an additional cost
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 Netflix channel. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each unit. Continental breakfast will be served to your room. Drop off Dinner and lunch by request.
The Premium Units feature large bath and double shower
We encourage our guests to make use if the lounge, verandah and patio areas with the 2m Corona Virus contraint
We are a non-smoking establishment, but guests are welcome to smoke in the garden.
One room is also wheel chair friendly

Area Information:
Walks

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


Zoo Lake


Delta Park & Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary


Braamfontein Spruit


Sport

Planet Fitness
A world class gym for fitness fans.


Old Parktonians
A sports club known for its road races and olde worlde charm.


Shopping

Sandton City
Shopping capital of Africa: all the upmarket faire!

Hyde Park Corner
Elite shopping in Johannesburg.


China Mall
Bargains, bargains, bargains!


Michael Mount Organic Village Market
Organic food, natural materials and loads of Creativity.

Groceries

Within in a block of the Hands On Retreat you'll find the top grocers in the country.
Woolworths Foods
Pick n Pay

Restaurants ++

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.

Property Facilities:
Facilities

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.

Spa Treatments have now been suspended until further notice

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 inspired treatments rejuvenate the tired body and mind and are tailor made to suit the individual and couple.

Group Treatments have now been suspended

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 Retreats have now been suspended

This is our flagship treatment and includes accommodation; Bed and Breakfast; lunch on Saturday; three treatments spread over the weekend, and a romance goody bag. From Friday afternoon to Sunday 12h00.

Attractions:
SA Interest:

Constitution Hill
One of the focal points of the New South Africa and seat of the Constitutional Court.

Lilliesleaf
Visit the farm where Nelson Mandela and others were arrested and learn about the Rivonia trial that followed.


Soweto
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.

Apartheid Museum
A stark reminder of the apartheid era

Randlords
Discover the world of the original lords of gold - a facinating glimpse of Johannesburg at the turn of the century.


Newtown
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!


Day Trips

Pilansberg
A game reserve where you'd be able to see the big five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.


Sun City
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.

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Extra Info
Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

Amanda Braun
04 April 2019
Was awesome thank you.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Thabang Tlali
08 January 2019
The hospitality was just amazing. I enjoyed my stay and recommend the place for a couple getaway where they will find peace and quiet.
Karin thanks so much for the warm welcome and making us feel at home.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Vanessa Coetzee
06 July 2018
All was very nice thanks.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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