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If you are looking for tranquillity and beautiful surroundings you need look no further. Duck Cottage is situated on a semi private stretch of the Vaal River just 2 km from Parys.

The river has easy access down our rolling lawns and the jetty area is paved. There is fantastic fresh water fishing, a run flow swimming pool overlooking the river or just relax in our lapa by the river. The river is perfect for canoeing. There is wildlife in the area and an abundance of bird life.

As there are 2 units and 1 house on the property, the lapa and jetty area is shared by all guests. Should you want exclusive use of the jetty and lapa, be sure to book all 3 units, so that you do not have to share with other guests.

Our cottages are owner managed and boast luxury fittings. The units are serviced daily and all ages are welcome.

Accommodation at Duck Cottage:
Lion Cottage
This is a rondavel that accommodates a total of 5 people. There are two bedrooms with double beds. There is a sleeper couch for a single person in the lounge. The kitchenette is fully equipped. There is a bathroom/shower and braai facilities. Fans or heating is provided depending on the weather. TV with DSTV open view is available in Lion Cottage. The unit is serviced daily. WIFI is available in the public areas.

Buffalo Cottage
This is a rondavel that accommodates 2 people. The main room has a double bed and kitchenette. Just off to the side is a bathroom/shower. The kitchenette is fully equipped. There is a bathroom/shower and braai facilities. Fans or heating is provided depending on the weather. The unit is serviced daily. WIFI is available in the public areas.

River House
House on river (cottages are behind the house), large porch overlooking river, darts and pool table, full equipped large kitchen with fridge/freezer, large gas stove and breakfast nook, laundry with washing machine. Main bedroom with queen bed, tv, aircon and bathroom and shower on suite, second bedroom with queen bed, aircon and bathroom on suite, third bedroom with double bed and tv, fourth bedroom with double bed and tv. Full on internet, lounge with aircon, tv and two fireplaces. Covered parking and you would of course have the pool, lapa and fishing area as well.

Directions:
As you enter Parys turn right at first main stop street intersection. That will be Bree Street, follow that around the bend, pass Total Garage until you reach the Potchefstroom R53 sign at main intersection (Parys Motors will be ahead of you) turn right at those lights. There is only one set of traffic lights. From the lights it 1.8kms. Cross over the bridge and you will pass Kopjeskraal Road on your left and Rosa farm stall on your right. It is the next dirt road on the right which is lined by a row of pine trees. At night you will just see an illuminated small square by the turnoff.
Dont go through the concrete pillars, the road will fork turn right. Travel all the way down. You will see a canal, red pallasade fencing and 152 Duck Cottage is the second last plot on the right. Hoot or ring us.

Activities:

- Game viewing within 2 km
- Fresh water fishing on site
- Hiking within 2 km
- Canoeing on site
- Bird watching on site

Rooms and Units Available:

Buffalo Cottage
Luxury rondavel consisting of double bed, kitchenette and bathroom/shower.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 5 children

Lion Cottage
Two bedrooms, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom/shower. Double beds in rooms and sleeper couch in the lounge
Sleeps 5 Adults

River House

House on river (cottages behind house), large porch overlooking river, darts and pool table, full equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, large gas stove and breakfast nook, laundry with washing machine, main bedroom with queen bed, tv, aircon and bathroom and shower on suite, second bedroom with queen bed, aircon and bathroom on suite, third bedroom with double bed and tv, fourth bedroom with double bed and tv, full on internet, lounge with aircon, tv and two fireplaces, covered parking.

Sleeps 8 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Babies
Children under 12
Elderly
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Tswana / Sotho
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

24 hours and one week in peak.

Latest Reviews

My boyfriend and I wanted a quiet weekend away to relax. The Duck cottage provided us with just that. It is a tranquil little cottage situated just a few minutes drive from the busy markets and shops in Bree street (Parys) and a few meters walk from the riverside.

We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The lady that welcomed us gave us her number incase we needed her and then checked up on us the next morning as we went down to the river for a day of fishing. Unfortunately we didn't catch anything (she did warn us that it would be difficult to catch anything in this cold weather). Nevertheless we did have a wonderful time at the lapa/deck built right onto the river.

I was very pleased that the cottage was neat, well furnished and very cozy. They even provided us with a gas heater and an extra blanket.

I will definitely recommend The Duck Cottage for a lovely weekend getaway.
Carla Andre Jun 2021

The cottages are very beautiful. And they even gave us heater plus electric blankets. The cottages were clean. The only thing that I needed was a microwave only.
Zanele Malinga May 2021
I was blown away by how well furnished and kept the place was. Other activities like River Rafting and fishing was also pretty great. I highly recommend this spot.
Stefan Oosthuysen Oct 2020
Very clean and calm relaxing environment.
quiet and private and well taken care of.

Pam Jun 2019
We had a lovely stay at Duck Cottage. Awesome place to relax. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. It was peaceful and the surroundings are kept clean and the units are equipped with all the basics to facilitate a visitor's needs barring a microwave. We were received in a friendly manner by the owner Sally and will recommend the River Cottages to friends and family.
Ross Stewart Mar 2019

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  • Guests Rating: (7)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM