Rugged mountains bordering the un spoilt Vaal River is the setting for Smilin' Thru
Resort. A mere hour from Johannesburg, 10 km from Parys and part of the world-renowned
Vredefort Dome Heritage Site. Smilin Thru offer scenic landscapes, panoramic views,
abundance of bird and wildlife. Fantastic fishing and rafting on our 2km of Vaal
River frontage. The area is truly a nature lovers paradise with a uniqueness of being
undiscovered, un spoilt and booming with possibilities.
Activities range from hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, bird watching,
archaeological tours and Antique shopping in historic Parys. This area is fast becoming
an eco-playground and wellness venue.
Accommodation facilities at Smilin' Thru vary from a 20 room Bed & Breakfast with
all amenities to Self Catering Chalets, Caravan and Camp Sites. A mecca for kids
with swimming pools, crazy golf, and play camp.
We cater for all kinds of accommodation.
Camping - Camping facilities for Tents and Caravans ...
Self Catering - Rondawels, Chalets and Cottages ...
B & B andConferencing - Bed & Breakfast and Conference facilities ...
Functions - Weddings, Birthday Parties, Year End functions ...
Groups - Schools, Religious, Family Reunions ...
Two Self-catering 4-bed Cottages
Each Cottage is equipped with double beds in a master bedroom and 1 bunk bed or 2
single beds in the living area, fully equipped kitchen (excluding cleaning materials),
NO aircon, NO TV, bathroom with bath.
Three Self-catering 6-bed Cottages
Each Cottage is equipped with either a double bed or 2 single beds in a master bedroom
and 2 bunk beds in the second bedroom, fully equipped kitchen (excluding cleaning
materials), NO aircon, NO TV, bathroom with shower over bath.
Rondawels are 4 sleepers, with 1 double bed and 2 single bunk beds and have only
a shower. They are situated right on the river bank, about 300m from the pool and
The Chalets are situated on the river bank, and face each other with braai facilities
in-between. They are all 4 sleepers, with either a double bed or 2 single beds in
the main bedroom, and 2 single bunk beds in the lounge and a shower, about 100m from
Our 4 sleeper Cottages have the same layout as the Chalets, but have baths instead
of showers, and the 6 sleeper Cottages have 2 bedrooms with bunk beds in one and
double bed in the other, they also have baths with showers in the baths
For that special treat, entertain the family in our restaurant , which offers an
excellent A´ la carte menu with a variety of good dishes to choose from.
For the sports lover and indoor games enthusiast, the beautiful Sportsbar provides
big screen coverage of all major sporting events as well as pool table, air hockey,
table soccer and darts.
We have a host of leisure facilities - such as - swimming pool (including baby pool),
volleyball, trampoline, putt-putt, kiddies playground,...
The natural setting on the banks of the Vaal River, bird life, clean air and country
atmosphere, creates a peaceful and serene environment for the hosting of conferences
and a wide content range of team building (peaceful to action packed).
For the corporate businessman, the African Village B&B also incorporates a highly
sophisticated conference venue which caters for up to 60 delegates. A breakaway room
is also available for those "away from home" board meetings.
Secondly, we are extremely flexible in terms of the composition of conference agendas.
Upfront we establish the client’s needs and customise a unique conference package.
We encourage you to visit us and view the facilities and discuss your needs with
At Smilin' Thru we are able to host any special event. We cater for year-end functions
as well as birthday parties. A wide variety of function menus will suit all tastes.
The unique ambiance and dedicated staff will make any event successful.
Full board accommodation in the African Village B&B
Conference room including the following equipment:
TV Monitor & DVD Player
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