Activities at Imbabali Retreat & Venue offer a variety of activities including swimming, tubes, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birding, walking, hiking, picnics, SPA treatments, pool, darts, table tennis, library, games, jungle gyms or you can kick back, relax, and take in the peace and tranquillity and get much needed food for the soul!


Looking for a natural dose of Vitamin D, float on a big black tube on the dam or join everyone at the pool at The Venue.


There is nothing like exercise in the fresh air to make you feel good about yourself. From an epic adventure to a gentle paddle, being outside and close to nature can lower your stress levels, help you sleep better and make you a happier person overall. We have a canoe and a kayak for the enjoyment of all our guests.


The small dam is stocked with Bass, Carp, Tilapia and Yellow. Our fishing is strictly on a catch and release basis and fishing with barbless hooks is preferred. We do not hire out fishing equipment, so you will need to bring all your own bait and tackle.


The Magaliesberg, the mountain range and surrounds, is one of the most beautiful spaces for birds to live. It is no surprise that it`s an important bird area and that 450 species of birds make the area home, including specials like the Cape Vulture, Black Stork, and White-backed Night Heron. For those avid bird watchers, Imbabali Retreat & Venue has a bird list (click here) for the area.


We have a 4 kilometer & 8 kilometer hiking trail along the scenic Klein Magalies River, @ R80 per person. No charge for resident guests. Some studies have found people report a higher level of vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and self-esteem, and a lower level of tension, depression, and fatigue, after they have walked outside.


Enjoy a picnic basket for two at your accommodation, the dam, the swimming pool at The Venue or take a walk down to the river. Picnic basket includes a blanket and two pillows, a variety of delicious cheese, biscuits, fruit, and nuts for R550. Select the beverage/s of your choice at an additional charge. Picnic baskets must be booked and paid for 24 hours prior to arrival. We can pack a sandwich, chips and a sweet for children on request (additional charge applies). Breakfast picnic baskets @ R350 are also available on request.


There is a table tennis table and pool table available to resident guests or paying day visitors ONLY. Table tennis raises the heart rate, helps strengthen muscles, mobilises the joints and, importantly, sharpens reaction times and hugely improves hand-eye coordination, and it is great fun! Playing pool sharpens the mind, improves thinking skills and is fun for all, regardless of age.


We have two intermediate size jungle gyms available for children to play on. Playing outdoors is so important for growing children and jungle gyms are a great way for them to release a lot of unspent energy in a healthy environment. Your children must always be supervised by you (an adult).


Imbabali Retreat offers mobile spa treatments - indulgent, pampering sessions that come to you. You can choose from a menu of services including hot stone, full body, back & neck, Indian head and so much more... All treatments are to be booked directly with the Mobile SPA. Contact person and numbers are on the menu. Please click here for details.


During your stay, if the weather is not conducive to you being outside, we do have a variety of novels & books in our library that may be of interest to you. We also have a range of board games, puzzles, and cards. Please feel free to borrow any of the above, however, do please return what you have borrowed on departure.


For places of interest and things to do in Magaliesburg and surrounds, please click here 


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