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Vaal River Bush Lodge

immerse Yourself
in Adventure

Whether you immerse yourself in all that we have to offer or venture out to discover the many attractions in our vicinity, the Vaal River Bush Lodge situated right on the Vaal River is guaranteed to be the perfect getaway – a place where you can experience life as it was meant to be.

Below is a range of attractions and activities we can recommend in the greater area. 


For the thrill seekers – water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, river rafting, kayaking, river war games, are just some of the awesome water activities to take part in during your stay at The Vaal River Bush Lodge.

restaurants & Coffee

Take a break from water skiing and stop off at any one of the restaurants along the banks of the Vaal river for a quick lunch or a cold beer and to enjoy a scrumptious meal at any of the quaint restaurants.

Shopping & Retail

Explore Parys shops. Enjoy the warm hospitality of this magical little town in the Free State, just 20 minutes drive from the Vaal River Bush Lodge. Walking along the main street you will find a range of interesting stores.

golf courses

Parys Golf Course and Emfuleni Golf Course are located 25 minutes drive from the lodge if you are tired of waterskiing and wish to escape to the fairways. Golfing is year round for you to enjoy.

River Cruises

River cruises are a great way to relax while sipping cocktails and savouring a buffet lunch all the while marvelling at nature and envying the weekend homes on the banks of the Vaal River around Millionaire’s Bend.

raft fishing

For a truly unique fishing experience why not try out raft fishing safaris on the Vaal river combining river rafting with fishing. Enjoy fly fishing, bait fishing and lure fishing for catches like yellow fish, mudfish, cat fish and carp.

Sky Diving

For a fun afternoon try skydiving in the Parys area. The drop zone is surrounded by the famous Vredefort Dome World Heritage site and the spectacular Vaal River system – no previous experience is necessary.


Whether you feel like spending a day relaxing and being pampered at a beautiful day spa overlooking the pool with partial river views or just dropping in for a manicure or pedicure we have what you are looking for.