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The Hydro Stellenbosch

Actively promote health through detoxification

A stay at The Hydro Stellenbosch combines health and relaxation. Detoxify your body and enjoy delicious vegan cuisine and indulgent wellness treatments.

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Detox and Regeneration

from 3 nights, double room, special meals



  • Detox- full board
  • 3x healthy juices per day
  • Cinnamon ginger and camomile tea
  • 1x Daily hydrotherapy (except on arrival and departure day) with whirlpool bath, Kneipp hip bath and steam room ( 45 Min.)
  • 1x Fitness consultation
  • 1x Lifestyle advice
  • 1x Body analysis
  • Guided walks, water aerobics, yoga, Tai-Chi, Pilates, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation (daily changing offer)
  • Lectures as on offer
  • Use of bathrobe
  • Use of outdoor and indoor pool
  • Shuttle to Stellenbosch (2x daily Mon-Sat , fixed times)
  • WiFi

Telephone booking code: 856P1

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The Hydro Stellenbosch in detail

Your Hotel

☀ The Hydro Stellenbosch is located at the outskirts of the town of Stellenbosch. The hotel surrounded by vineyards on the hills and fruit trees offer beautiful views onto the Idas Valley and by sunny weather, you can even see the famous Table Mountain of Cape Town. The resort open in 1972 has created over the course of over 40 years a true spa oasis with professional staff who take care of the guest to make sure they can recuperate, focus on their own needs and recharge new energy. The philosophy of the resort is based on 5 pillars: relaxation, detox nutrition, revitalising treatments, lifestyle motivation and physical activities. As a pioneer of holistic approach to health and wellness the Hydro Stellenbosch offers a unique detox experience for the relaxation of body and mind.

How You Reside

54 non-smoking rooms on 2 floors with impressive views onto the vineyard hills or gardens. Amenities: ensuite shower and WC, some in addition with a bathtub, hair dryer air-conditioning, safe, satellite flat screen TV, telephone. Bathrobes are available at the reception.


Healthy, nutritious cuisine plays the key role in the philosophy of the resort. Enjoy the delicious, vegetarian detox full board from the buffet with fresh fruit and vegetables (partly from own bio garden). Vegan meals available. There is no alcohol served at the resort.

Health Spa and Wellness

The professional team of an own naturopathy doctor, therapists, advisers and specialist take care of your mental, spiritual and physical well-being. Consultations on nutrition, fitness, biokinetics and body analysis as well as personal social counselling are organised on request.
In the beauty area there are available different treatments such as facials, scrubs, cleansing, eyebrows and eyelashes dyeing, waxing, manicure and pedicure.

Fitness centre (opening times: 06:00-18:00) with personal training and daily alternating activity programme e.g. yoga, Pilates, Tai-Chi, Aqua aerobics, progressive relaxation and meditation.


Outdoor pool in the garden, walking trails, guided walks of various difficulty levels. Garden tours in the bio vegetable garden, evening lectures and discussions. Salad preparation courses, trips to Stellenbosch (free shuttle 2x daily Mon.-Sat.). Shuttle to Cape Town on request (for a fee).

Golf: Three 18-hole golf courses nearby: Stellenbosch Golf Course 10 km away, De Salze Golf Estate 15 km away, Devonvale Golf Estate 15 km away.

Your Hotel

☀ On the edge of Stellenbosch town, The Hydro Stellenbosch sits on a hillside amidst vineyards and fruit trees. The hotel offers stunning views over the idyllic Idas Valley and, in clear weather, even views of Cape Town's famous Table Mountain. For over 40 years, the resort, opened in 1972, has created a professional environment for its guests, allowing them to regain their self-reliance and recharge their batteries. The philosophy is based on 5 pillars: relaxation, detoxifying nutrition, revitalizing applications, lifestyle motivation and exercise. A pioneer in the holistic approach to wellness and health, The Hydro Stellenbosch offers a unique, individualised detoxification experience for mental and physical recovery.

DBL Standard

Double room with shower / WC, partly with bath, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, satellite TV, telephone. Bathrobes are available at the front desk.

Room code for telephone bookings: 856D1

SGL=DBL Standard

Single room with shower / WC, partly with bath, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, satellite TV, telephone. Bathrobes are available at the front desk. SGL=DBL are double rooms for single use.

Room code for telephone bookings: 856E1

Wellness & Spa

The professional team of hotel doctor for naturopathy, therapists, consultants and specialists takes care of your physical, mental and emotional well-being. If necessary, consultations are organized on nutrition, fitness, biokinetics and body analysis as well as personal and social counseling.

Spa (open daily from 8am to 5pm) with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The areas are separated for women and men. Heated indoor pool, relaxation area. Therapists pamper you in a total of 25 treatment rooms with different applications, such as Massages, detox wraps, scrubs and wraps, ozone therapy, Shiatsu, reflexology, craniosacral therapy and the unique Hydro-Liquid-Body application. Fitness center (6am - 6pm) with personal training and daily changing activities such as yoga, pilates, tai chi, aquagym, progressive relaxation and meditation.

In addition to various facials, cleansings and scrubs, they offer eyebrow and eyelash dyeing, waxing, manicures and pedicures.

Free Time

Outdoor pool in the garden, hiking trails, guided walks with different levels of difficulty. Garden tours through the organic vegetable garden, evening lectures with discussion boards, courses for salad preparation, excursions to Stellenbosch (free shuttle 2x daily Mon. to Sat.). Shuttle to Cape Town on request (fees apply). Three 18-hole golf courses in the vicinity.

Getting There

Transfer CPT Airport (about 40 km) € 108, from 1.9. € 114 per car (1-2 pers., return).

Nearby Airports
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) : (approx. 165 km / 115 minutes)

Additional information

Parking: included.

Children: as of 12 years of age.

Pets: not permitted

English language skills recommended.

Please note: that there is a minimum stay of 7 nights over Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Good to Know

Nutrition and Detoxification at the Hydro Stellenbosch

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”


Following the above quotation, the resot has created the nutrition concept based on the unique philosophy. The aim is to detoxify the body and provide it with the vital nutrients. Weight loss can be a part of the programme.

The quality of food ingredients plays a major role and that is why the resort has its own bio garden and many meals are based on the own-produced vegetables. The cuisine is entirely vegetarian and protein as well as valuable amino-acids come from avocados, nuts and seeds. Cream cheese, eggs and yoghurt complete plant-based the diet. Cinnamon and ginger tea throughout the day activate the immune system and camomile tea served in the evening has relaxing properties. At breakfast time you are welcome to help yourself by the fruit and muesli buffet (no added sugar). Juices are provided on request. For a lunch and dinner there is a salad buffet completed with oven-baked potatoes or soups.

Juice fasting

Upon consultation with the nutrition and health coach you can take part in juice fasting, which balances the pH of the body and helps lose weight. In addition fasting enables body regeneration through relief for the digestive system and stabilisation of the blood sugar levels. There are served 5 freshly prepared juices and 3 seed mixes. Juice or fruit fasting can be booked on site free of charge.

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