Welcome to River Spa

On the banks of the Vaal River in Parys lies the breathtaking River Spa unlike any other. Unspoiled and lush, marked by endless flowing water where we will strive to exceed your expectations.

River Spa echoes the promise of pure relaxation, pampering and an unforgettable spa experience. This will be a remarkable spa journey. Take time to experience our facilities: unwind before or after your treatment on our spa terrace with spectacular views of the river that will soothe you. Immerse yourself in our relaxing outdoor garden with incredible bird life, emerging into a deep level of meditation. Step into a luxurious steam shower and feel your stress melt away. Reconnect with your loved one in our private couple’s suite. Meet with your friends over a lovely cup of tea offered in the pedicure lounge. At River Spa we strive to meet all your needs.

Our spa treatment menu ensures that you will embark on an unforgettable spa journey. Each journey is carefully designed to help you slow down and reconnect; bringing you back to the basic elements of life – Earth, Water, Fire and Air.


Earth: represents the hard, solid objects of the earth. The most basic example is a stone. Stones are highly resistant to movement or change as are influencing people. Emotionally, earth is predominantly associated with stubbornness, collectiveness, stability, physicality, and gravity. It is a desire to have things remain as they are; a resistance to change. In the mind, it is confidence. When under the influence of this mode or “mood”, we are aware of our own physicality and sureness of action.



Water: represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Outside of the obvious example of rivers and the lake, plants are also categorized under water, as they adapt to their environment, growing and changing according to the direction of the sun and the changing seasons. Blood and other bodily fluids are represented by water, as are mental or emotional tendencies towards adaptation and change. The water element can be associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism.



Fire: represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. Animals, capable of movement and full of forceful energy, are primary examples. Bodily, fire represents our metabolism and body heat, and in the mental and emotional realms, it represents drive and passion. fire can be associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit.



RS419Air: represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Aside from air, wind can in some ways be best represented by the human mind. As we grow physically, we learn and expand mentally as well, in terms of our knowledge, our experiences, and our personalities. Air represents breathing, and the internal processes associated with respiration. Mentally and emotionally, it represents an “open-minded” attitude and carefree feeling. It can be associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion and wisdom.