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Our Accommodation is situated on the shores of the Vaal River, Smilin Thru Resort is the perfect laid-back getaway. You will find us just on the outskirts of Parys where the natural beauty is mesmerizing. Situated in the Vaal Triangle area of South Africa it offers a scenic paradise in the unspoiled nature of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. Ideal for a weekend getaway for those living in Gauteng, only 1 and a half hours from Johannesburg. This Parys accommodation is only 8 km from town.

The resort fronts the Vaal River and is surrounded by the rugged hills that mark the edge of the Vredefort Dome Impact Crater. The views are stunning and the surrounds are peaceful and beautiful, with many outdoors activities and pursuits on offer - from hikes and walks to game viewing to fishing to canoeing or white water rafting on the river. There is also an abundance of wildlife and bird species in this eco-playground area. This is one of the best fishing and fly fishing spots on the Vaal River.

The tranquility of the surrounds and natural beauty makes this the perfect setting for hosted many ultra-special weddings, events, team-building business functions. Wedding Couples are given a free weekend for the year following their wedding, to conjure up the memories of marital bliss. The Smilin Thru Resort situated on 2,4 km of Vaal River frontage will definitely provide a majestic backdrop adding to your most memorable day.

As host, you get a dedicated venue coordinator to arrange your dream celebration or business breakaway.

Accommodation at Smilin Thru Resort:
In room facilities:
* A shower and bath
* A braai
* An equipped kitchen
* A 2 plate stove
* A small fridge
* living area
* microwave oven

Please note: There is no television, towels or cleaning materials.

Rooms and Units Available:

Chalets: (4 Sleeper)
These units consists of a double Bed (some with 2 single beds), Bunk Bed, a shower, braai, an equipped kitchen with 2 plate stove, small fridge, living area or microwave oven. NO: TV, towels or cleaning materials
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Cottages: (4 Sleeper)
These units consists of a Double Bed, 2 single beds in Cottage 10 and a Bunk Bed in Cottage 9, a shower, braai, an equipped kitchen with 2 plate stove, small fridge, bath, living area or microwave oven. NO: TV, towels or cleaning materials
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Cottages: (6 Sleeper)
These 2 bedroom units consists of a Double Bed, 2 Bunk Beds, a bathroom, braai, an equipped kitchen with 2 plate stove/oven, microwave, small fridge, living area. NO: TV, towels or cleaning materials
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults and 4 children

Hotel Rooms: (2 PAX)
With 20 double air-conditioned rooms secluded and a fair distance from the resort. TV in Lounge. *** Please book your meals seperately***
Amount of similar units: 20
Sleeps 2 Adults

River Lodge: (8 Sleeper)
The 3 bedroomed River Lodge is situated on the river bank to the south on the resort, about 600 meters from the swimming pool and is semi-shaded and completely fenced with a private fishing spot. NO: TV, towels or cleaning materials
Sleeps 4 Adults and 4 children

River View Camping
Spacious Camping & Caravan site with ablutions and amenities conveniently located nearby. Each Stand has a Water Tap, Electrical 3 Point Plug, Water tap and a Light.
Amount of similar units: 27
Sleeps 2 Adults and 6 children

Rondawels: (4 Sleeper)
The Rondawels are situated on the river bank. The units consists of Double Bed, Bunk Bed , a shower, a braai area, an equipped kitchen, a 2 plate stove and a small fridge. NO: TV, towels or cleaning materials
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Smilin Suite: (10 Sleeper)
Consists of 4 bedrooms 2 x Double Beds, 6 x single beds, Air-con in the main bedroom, a bathroom, separate toilet and an en-suite main bed-room. A braai area, a living area with private bar and an equipped kitchen. NO: TV, towels or cleaning materials
Sleeps 6 Adults and 4 children

Upper Terrace Camping
Upper Terrace Camp Stands are not on the River Front. Ideal for tenting and Camping. Each Stand has a Water Tap, Electrical 3 Point Plug, Braaier and a Light.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults and 6 children

Facilities & Services available:

Babies
Children under 12
Elderly
Pets
Laundry Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Tswana / Sotho
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Playground
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool
Volleyball

Cancellation Policy:

7 days or more from arrival: 50% deposit refund. 6 days or less from arrival: no deposit refund.

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Holiday Resort