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Address: 4 Argyle Avenue | Craighall, Sandton 2090, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 11 326 0066


DAY SPA PACKAGES, ROMANCE SLEEP OVER SPA, GUEST HOUSE - COUNTRY LIKE FEELING IN THE MIDDLE OF SANDTON! Gautrain transfers from R80 per trip. A river runs through it… Our back-to-nature setting in the middle of Craighall, yet with the tall trees, the greenery and the river through the middle of the property: you could be in the countryside. The park-like 4000 m² private garden that surrounds the facilities of the Hands On Retreat 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. The spa facilities blend into the natural surroundings: the outdoor Jacuzzi bath, housed in its own shelter, overlooks the river and the treatment studios are situated on the bank of the river under the tall trees. Weather permitting, we also offer pamper treatments in the garden and on the patio.Our inspired treatments rejuvenate the tired body and mind and are tailor made to suit the individual and couple. Clients can also enjoy light meals for breakfast and lunch at our FRESH coffee and tea shop. Our food is freshly prepared and made with love and care. Open for breakfast and lunch 8h00 to 16h00 weekdays and 9h00 to 16h00 on weekends. Set menu for 3 course dinners on Friday and 4 course Romance Dinners on Saturday. Bookings essential! Sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful and unhurried atmosphere – no express service here! Sorry no children under 13.

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When yiu enter this place it's like you are stepping into a tranquil out of town resort. The booking was done with no hassle, thank you Karen. When we arrived we were greeted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
Mark L
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing breakaway for couples that just want to brake away from busy life's. Get a amazing couples message from Monica and Idha. Feel so relaxed and would recommend it to everyone.

Thank mike8311
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place should be rated as a 5 star resort and Spa.. The service is excellent and the staff are very welcoming.. The food was great especially the picnic basket which they prepare for you was lovely!! Accommodation was up to standard and the rooms were extremely clean and tidy :-) I will be visiting this spa as often as... More 

Thank Yusuf_H_786
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At Hands On Retreat we received professional treatment. Our therapists were Mashudu and Aida who did a fantastic job to leave us relaxed and light as a feather. The picnic basket was full of delicious snacks and our room was neat and relaxing.

Thank marietjie2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

When yiu enter this place it's like you are stepping into a tranquil out of town resort. The booking was done with no hassle, thank you Karen. When we arrived we were greeted with very friendly and professional staff. The neck, hands and feet massage was done in front of a stream... So relaxing. The full body massage is done... More 

Thank Mark L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

After a long year which effectively ended the first month of 2017, it was a welcoming break to spend a night at Hands On Retreat. We booked for a full body massage, picnic and overnight stay. The staff welcomes you with friendly smiles and the garden setting pretty much takes away any reason to stress. The evening is relaxed and... More 

Thank Nikki S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our annual Xmas Party get together..held in February...what can I say....we had the High Tea with the hand and arm massage. A lovely peaceful morning in the gardens with scrumptious cakes and hot tea. A definite re-visit is on the cards.

Thank John M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Had an overnight stay with hubby. The massage was nice. The room was decent, clean and comfy. The breakfast was good. The staff was really friendly and professional. It's a nice place for a little getaway.

Thank Rethabile R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Book the couples sleepover and massage package for me and my partner. We were blown away by the serene atmosphere, the beautiful garden area, super friendly staff and an overall great experience. Would definitely recommend this place if you looking for some peace and quiet with minimum expense. LOVE EVERY MOMENT.

Thank Prisca M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were a group of friends from New Zealand who had just escaped a potential hi-jacking, so we were quite shattered when we arrived at Hands on Retreat. Karen met us and quickly got us settled in our lovely rooms leading onto a large verandah. Having driven from Kruger National Park, we were quite tired therefore happy to just chill... More 

Thank Newhaven40
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I’m somewhat surprised that this 4-star establishment has a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor. We were 4 colleagues that arrived at Hands on Retreat for a full day spa package using our entertainer voucher. (2 for the price of 1) Breakfast was fresh and tasty but not much of it but they were happy to make more when we asked. Facial... More 

Thank Teresa K

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