Melody Hill


Country Retreat Venues

We offer specialised retreat and accomodation venues, perfect for retreating, relaxing and enjoying the countryside.

Healthy, Happy Catering

Choose from self-catering or vegetarian catering by our professional cooking team. Our venues all have fully equipped kitchens.

Wellness Services

Facilities for large group activities like yoga, dance and workshops. As well as smaller individual spaces for therapy, treatments and breakaway sessions.

Work Away From Home

Self-catering units, with WiFi, for productive countryside getaways. Special rates on offer for weekday bookings!

Melody Hill Retreat


Melody Hill Retreat is a 2-hectare country estate set in a secluded 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. In summer the mature pecan trees create a lush green forest canopy, during winter the sunlight streams in through the bare trees, and in between, spring and autumn offer up all of their wonderful colours.

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 four venues, a large villa, a smaller villa and two cottages. The venues can be booked seperately 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 with love and passion over 25 years.

The close 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!

Our Venues

Located in amongst the sprawling pecan orchard are a group of buildings, designed to suit the landscape. Each venue is set out on a different area of the farm, all with the equal access to the grounds. The 6 venues and seperate accomodations are listed below:

Melody Hill House

With its high ceilings and spacious rooms, the retreat has the security and facilities of a private weekend villa. Offering a beautiful location to spend a few days throughout the year. Pool and shady trees keeping you cool in summer, wood burning fireplaces- cosy in winter. 7-8 en-suite bedrooms, up to 32 people, a 80㎡ yoga studio, fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and dining areas.

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River Villa

A beautiful country-estate villa with a huge back lawn, and a central courtyard overlooking a dam-sized eco-pool. This house boasts a large open-plan kitchen and dining area, high volume ceilings and numerous outdoor and indoor living spaces. With 3 upstairs bedrooms (each with their own beautiful views), 2 bathrooms and 2 beds in the upstairs lounge this house can sleep up to 8 people,

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Porcupine House

A 2-story cottage set in the heart of the property, with huge industrial windows, wooden floors and a fire place, this cottage sleeps 1-2 people. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom overlook the property on all sides, with a cast-iron bath set in front of one of the windows. The downstairs kitchen, lounge and dinning area, also features a workspace for those away-from-home business responsibilities.

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Huna House

A massage amongst the trees, meditating by the river and lounging beside the fire place. A beautiful 2 bedroom (en-suite with 2 baths and 2 showers) country cottage, with a large lounge space that can be converted into a studio for small workshops or a couple extra beds. This house can sleep up to 4 people and is ideal for a family.

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Barn Apartment

Made up of 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms this apartment can sleep up to 4. The open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room features two sleeper couches, while the seperate bedroom doubles as a workspace. The furniture was made by us to suit the space with its parquet floors and french windows.

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Barn Studio (coming soon)

A 1 room, 1 bathroom apartment for 1-2 people. The open plan bedroom, kitchen, dining and lounge room is comfortable and cozy with it's high ceiling, parquet flooring and furniture made by us specifically for the space. Perfect as a base to enjoy the country estate and perhaps a long stay for work-away-from-home.

Our Location

Our Surroundings

Magaliesburg has numerous fun activities and sights to see, ranging from hikes to rock pools, canopy tours, game viewing expeditions, balloon rides, war monument sights to visit and stunning cycling routes.

The area also offers many restaurants. There is a well stocked shop 10 minutes away, and we can point you in the direction of our local farmers who supply us with fresh, organic products like dairy, meat and vegetables.

Lanseria Airport: 30mins

OR Tambo: 1hr 30mins

We can arrange an airport shuttle service.