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Wake up to
Natural Beauty

Imagine going to sleep and waking up on the banks of the Vaal River. Imagine watching the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises every day. This easily could be your “home away from home” offering you an unforgettable experience.

The private pool Vaal River Bush Lodge retreat, caters for up to 10 people, is a luxury self catering Villa which has been elegantly designed, tastefully furnished in a mixed African contemporary style and is well equipped to create a comfortable stay.

Sensational Luxury

Our Boschenvaal Riverfront Lodge, is an eco-estate designed to blend into the environment located on the popular Millionaires’ bend on the Vaal River and is ideal for romantic, fun or peaceful weekend getaways.

Tucked away in the natural bush with a glorious view of the Vaal River which can be viewed either from the open deck or the glass-walled sun room suspended above the Vaal River. Be in touch with nature and appreciate the unique serenity of our secure, boutique lifestyle eco-estate.

Guest Reviews

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!
Hilda DreyerDecember 2019
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Being lucky enough to stay at the Vaal River Bush Lodge, made me go back time and again!. Nestled in the bush, secure, on the water, roaming buck and bird life in close surrounding, makes this an ideal getaway - with family, friends or just by yourself. This beautiful getaway caters for all your requirements and you will feel right at home. Hope to go back (again!) soon!"
Claudia GreeffDecember 2019
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Could not have been happier with the stay at the Vaal River. Everything was clean and fresh. Really relaxing, beautiful amenities, comfy bed and a spectacular pool area! Our family had a wonderful stay. Thank you YOLO Spaces.
Ruan SwartDecember 2019
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Beautiful home away from home property, in a quiet and serene setting. The property is well equipped with anything you can possibly need. Perfect place to recharge and so close to Johannesburg. Yolinda is a great host.
Mike SharplesNovember 2019
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We had an amazing stay, a home away from home feel, so comfortable but with added luxury. Nothing can compare to the peaceful, private setting and the exclusive use of the boathouse and facilities right on the river are amazing! The perfect place to relax. Will definitely stay again.
Kay GreeffSeptember 2019
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Without doubt one our favorite places we stayed at to break away from the noisy city. Upon arrival we could not emphasize the privacy of the property. Spacious is an understatement to this beautiful property literally next to the Vaal river. Location, location and yes location again. Sipping on ice cold refreshments with mother nature’s sound all around us. 5 star review for this luxury break away property.
Ruan FourieSeptember 2019
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My partner and I had the most amazing stay. The space is beautiful and peaceful. Loved every minute. Sundowners on the river watching the blood red sunset was magical. A real diamond and close enough to the airport for our getaway. We truly rested. Thank you YOLO Spaces, we will definitely be coming back.

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YOLO Spaces is so much more than just accommodation as You Only Live Once…

What started out as a weekend getaway from the big city hustle and bustle has evolved into an exquisite collection of Villas, Beach Houses, Penthouses, Apartments, Suites, Lodges and Office Spaces spread across 4 cities and spanning 2 continents. We like to think of our story as one that keeps unfolding. A journey without an end. Rooted in a motto for life and a promise to always live life to the fullest has fuelled a luxurious, one-of-a-kind lifestyle brand celebrating the energy of a generation.