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This self-catering Vaal River Bush Lodge is the perfect getaway for intimate weekends or large group vacations.  This stunning 5-room location overlooks the Vaal River and can accommodate up to 10 guests.

The Vaal River Bush Lodge centres around a private sparkling clear pool with amenity wooden deck surrounded by lush indigenous vegetation.  A fully-equipped open plan kitchen | dining area | lounge and bar are great for effortless socialising.  The TV lounge opens out onto the wooden deck with pool and jacuzzi.

The boathouse is a glass walled sun room suspended above the Vaal River and is a spectacular place to spend the afternoon or evening.

The Vaal River Bush Lodge has a high tech, silent generator to ensure full functionality and uninterrupted power supply during load shedding and power failures.  It has uncapped, fast and secure WiFi and internet.

The Vaal River Bush Lodge is self catering and certain toiletries and basic consumables are provided on arrival only.

Guest Reviews

KuzaNovember 2023
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The images do not do the place justice. 10/10 experience - I highly recommend.
MokgadiSeptember 2023
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Best place for family and friends.
MemoryFebruary 2023
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What an awesome stay we had, we truly enjoyed ourselves and didn’t want to leave as we felt at home. Yolinda is such a pleasant host and German too who was such a gentleman and made sure we were comfortable. My kids loved the place as it’s child friendly, will definitely be going back soon.
AhmadJanuary 2023
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Lovely place and Yolinda is a super host. Would definitely stay there again.
NthabiOctober 2022
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Home away from home. House has everything one can ask for. Loadshedding kicked in but the house has a backup generator so we were not left in the dark. Staff are very friendly they made sure we felt at home. View is stunning. Yolinda is such a great host. Nothing makes a guest feel at home like a host who responds in time and makes sure that the basics are clearly understood effortlessly. I will recommend this house and definately visit again.
MonwabisiJuly 2022
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My family and I had an amazing time, the property was big enough to accommodate us all. It was clean and had everything we needed. The boathouse was just a cherry on the top.
GalatiaMay 2022
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If you are looking for a house on the Vaal for the weekend, THIS is the one. Absolutely stunning outside entertainment area with a huge pool and the best part, your own piece of the Vaal with incredible views from the boathouse. We LOVED every minute!
MaropengFebruary 2022
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Excellent experience, great location with plenty space and everything you need on site. Friendly crew on site always ready to help. A place to revisit without a doubt.
JoanJanuary 2022
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What a spectacular 5 star weekend! After being disappointed by our initial booking at a different company, we were fortunate to find Yolinda at Yolo Spaces online. She contacted us immediately and had her exquisite home available for us within an hour. Vaal River Bush Lodge was even more impressive than the photographs. This beautifully decorated home catered to our every need. Everything in the house was of exceptional quality, no expenses spared. German was so hospitable and ensured that the house was spotless and the pool area was set up for our comfort. A water cooler with filtered water, an ice maker and dishwasher were just some of the extras that made our stay extra comfortable. Home away from home. Can't wait to go back and also try Yolo Space's other stunning properties. Yolinda and German, you're gems in your field. Many blessings.
Yi-TingSeptember 2021
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Beautiful house, great host, perfect for family gatherings.
LesegoSeptember 2021
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A beautiful house with a great host. Everything was on point. Thank you very much, we are definitely coming back.
JustinAugust 2021
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It's as beautiful as the pictures show. Lovely, peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. Lovely stay! Thank you.
SamanthaAugust 2021
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We had a great stay. Fantastic and beautiful well equipped home with everything you could need and more. The pool area is great to lie and relax and the boat house was a super bonus space. The kids loved fishing under the boat house. And all this just an hour out of Jozi. German and Rose were lovely, they were helpful and worked quickly and efficiently.
AbigailJuly 2021
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Clean, homely, spacious. Beautiful sunrise from the river house. Probably the best house you can get on the river. Amazing host and caretaker. 10/10 for me.
Piet June 2021
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Thank you. It was great. A lekker weekend. The stay was incredible.
TeresaMay 2021
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Swimming pool, boat house. Everything is in the house. Super 5 star host. Yolinda is the best host ever. Moses and Rose were very helpful. Everything was absolutely perfect. 10/10 - Exceptional
TeranceApril 2021
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Fantastic place, that is wonderfully kept and maintained. Staff are friendly and willing to help with all requests. Perfect for relaxing on the river or by the pool.
Ahmed PeerMarch 2021
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Thank you so much. I wish a prosperous future with your place! You did an excellent job and the overall quality and service was exceptional.
LeratoMarch 2021
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Most amazing experience, beautiful venue. Definitely coming back!!!
JustinMarch 2021
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An amazing eccentric experience!!
Blake MatthewsAugust 2020
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We recently stayed at YOLO Spaces, The River House Lodge at the Vaal River for a weekend, and it was absolutely beautiful. The property has such a lovely warm and homely feel with all of life’s luxuries, the views of the bush are just lovely and watching the sunset from the boat house just amazing! The staff were very helpful and the host made us feel so comfortable, Can’t wait to go back again. Really special place.
Naidene CaryAugust 2020
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I had the opportunity of coming across the most incredible hide out destination in the Vaal River. I am always sourcing new locations for photo shoots, video shoots etc and finding a gem is sometimes hard to come by. A beautifully decorated home, perfect for the weekend getaway with a breath taking view. We hired a boat and a jet ski for the family so that they did not get bored.  My favourite had to be the glass room. Absolutely perfect to relax and unwind with a book and a sundowner or two. The evening vibe in winter had to be nothing but romantic with the fireplace lit to chill the Autumn air. Definitely going back to this stunning hide out.
Luke Carlitz - Photoshoot location: Luxity  August 2020
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It was hard for Luxity to find a space that boasts luxury, along with the dynamics of featuring different looks in the various spaces. This was an important factor in order to photograph multiple high-end looks. We were greeted by the lovely owner and well looked after. Our photoshoot was a huge success and we highly recommend utilizing this space for an ultra luxurious setting.
Tino ChinyaniAugust 2020
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Staying with YOLO Spaces was an absolute pleasure of an experience, from the top quality decor to the absolutely flawless finishes. The place was kept in pristine condition & is a perfect getaway for two, families or even a group of friends. The Vaal river in the backdrop lays the perfect ambiance to what already is an outstanding property. To all those on the lookout for a place, where modern touches combine with the beauty of nature - this is the place for you.
JC EllisFebruary 2020
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Myself and a group of friends recently stayed at YOLO Spaces at the Vaal river where we were treated to a wonderful weekend away.   It was a fun filled experience that we will remember for a long time. The home is secluded enough to enjoy yourselves completely, yet close enough to get to places along the river easily.   We spent our lazy days, relaxing at the pool, in the hot tub and making use of the many water sport amenities for hire such as jet skis, water skiing and river riding.   If you are looking for a place to unwind and to distance yourself from the city then look no further, I highly recommend this luxurious villa and cannot wait to return.
Mel FergusonFebruary 2020
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This house is one of the best places I have stayed at on the Vaal river. The house is clean and tidy always. The beds are incredibly comfy and always sleep well like I’m sleeping on the clouds. The pool area is spacious and using friendly for all ages. Loved lying on the outside furniture in summer. Nestled in the trees it’s the perfect hideaway spot for a family weekend away or to take a group of friends. With the river 10 meters away from the house and a few restaurants along the river we never got bored. I would highly recommend this place.
Paul SmithJanuary 2020
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An amazing escape from the concrete jungle of Joburg. Enjoyed the peaceful privacy and setting of the home. A must for anyone looking to get out of the city.
Michael WilsonJanuary 2020
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One of my favourite spots to get away for the weekend. My home away from home! Calm and relaxing, love spending the mornings at the boat house overlooking the river. The main house is spacious and perfect for entertaining with friends and family. Whether you want to chill at home or spend all your time on the water you have the best of both worlds!