Melody HIll Retreat, South Africa

Melody Hill Retreat, R98, South Africa

Venue Details

TypeRetreat Centre
Sleeps12 - 30

About the property

Melody Hill is a unique retreat space set in a pecan nut orchard on the banks of the Magalies River. The retreat has 9 ensuite bedrooms, a kitchen, a beautiful large studio, swimming pool & labyrinth.

Included Amenities

Swimming Pool
Yoga/Seminar room

There is a large studio with big sliding doors which open up onto the furrow. The studio is ideal for yoga, pilates, dance and movement. The studio has ceiling fans, a wooden floor and a fireplace. We do have extra yoga mats, meditation cushions and meditation stools. We also have conference chairs and flipcharts which can be put inside the studio for workshops and seminars.

Eco practices

All of our waste is recycled or composted. We provide vegetarian catering and source most of our produce locally. We also have a large vegetable garden which we use for catering. We have a borehole which we use for drinking water and for our gardens.


Melody Hill is a 2-hectare estate set in a secluded and peaceful pecan-nut orchard, on the banks of the Magalies River. This river-side property is situated in a valley that boasts a unique ecosystem teaming with birds and indigenous plant life. The home of Nag-apies, Porcupines, Vervet Monkeys and Hornbills.

Melody Hill offers a peaceful and tranquil setting for mind, body and soul integration. Total harmonious relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. Melody Hill has two main venues, a large villa (Melody Hill Retreat) and a smaller spa cottage (Huna Spa). The venues can be booked separately or used in conjunction. Our grounds and facilities include a studio, swimming pool, labyrinth, river, orchard, dam, vegetable gardens and beautiful buildings, designed and built by us over 20 years, with love and passion.

The proximity to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg makes a two or three night stay easily manageable. The route from Johannesburg and Pretoria passes through the scenic landscape of the Cradle of Humankind. Come and experience a setting in harmony with its stunning environment!


All of our rooms are sharing. Rooms generally have 3-4 single beds but double beds can be made on request. All rooms are en-suite and all beds have mosquito nets.


All bedrooms have their own bathroom with a toilet, basin and shower. 2 of the rooms also have large baths. There is a toilet attached to the studio and two additional toilets inside the main house.


All cleaning is provided by us. Bedrooms can be cleaned on request at no extra cost. We have a lovely team of local women who clean and do housekeeping.

Bed linen

All linen and towels are provided. All the beds are made up with sheets, duvets and pillows. In winter we use flannel sheets and provide additional blankets.


We offer vegetarian/vegan catering. We do large healthy breakfasts, nutritious lunches with lots of salads and a soup for dinner. Dinner can be bigger on request. We also offer snacks between meals

Kitchen and Dining room

All of our meals are served outside on the patio. If it is cold or too rainy we can move tables inside. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen and a separate scullery for washing up.


Swimming pool, 2 fire pits, a braai area and a labyrinth. The river offers a nice quiet space and the pecan nut orchard is great for short walks. There is a short hike up the hill behind our property



Gauteng, South Africa

Melody Hill is located in Magaliesburg. It is a one hour drive from Johannesburg and only 15 minutes from Maropeng - the Cradle of humankind.


Melody Hill Retreat, R98, South Africa

Nearest Airport

Lanseria airport is a 45 minute drive away from Melod Hill Retreat.

Nearest Town

The town of Magaliesburg is a 15 minute drive from our venue. In the town there is a petrol station, a SPAR supermarket, a chemist and various other shops.

Booking Conditions

We require a 50% deposit to secure a booking. A further 25% is required 6 weeks prior to booking. These deposits are non-refundable unless another retreat of an equal scale is booked.