Heaven on Vaal

Retreat to the tranquility of nature where the cry of the fish eagle wakes you to an awesome sunrise. Treat yourself to a memorable, peaceful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the comfort of our self catering apartments.



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Retreat to the tranquillity of nature where the cry of the fish eagle wakes you to an awesome sunrise.
Treat yourself to a memorable, peaceful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the comfort of our self-catering apartments.

Spoil yourself to a scrumptious breakfast in the diner, which has a magnificent view of the river.

We are pet friendly.

Self-Catering Accommodation Over Looking the Vaal River:

Price Increases on The 1st Of August Each Year
Check in is after 14:00 and before 18:00. Check out is by 10:00.

Regrets: No Check in After 20:00

In each kitchen we have a microwave; kettle, toaster, large fridge and a two plate mini oven. All cutlery, crockery and bedding are supplied. All units are partially serviced and have overhead fans and heaters. Please remember to bring your swimming towels as our towels are for use only in the unit/s. Remember to bring milk, dishwashing liquid, dishcloths, toilet rolls, toiletries, charcoal & fire starters for your braai as well as your food. Bring sun block cream in the summer & umbrellas or gazebos. Please bring your gas lamps for night fishing (catch & release only).

No confirmed booking until the full amount has been received.
Each unit has a Key & Breakages refundable deposit of R500,00 with the exception of Lavender unit which is R700,00.

No refund will be made if rooms have been smoked in. Party Boat:
Heaven on Vaal is able to accommodate all cruises or tailor make a specific cruise to suit your personal needs.
We host +- 1½ hours cruises, accommodating between 12 – 22 guests per cruise.
We also provide catering on board the boat, braai packages, platters or simple boerewors rolls available on request.
We will provide a cash bar on board the boat on request. (POA)

Diner available for small functions of up to 30 guests. Birthdays, Engagements, Work Functions etc.

The Vaal River runs across or around Mpumalanga, through part of Gauteng and around the Free state for over a thousand kilometres. It also borders a proportionate section of our North West Province. It serves mainly as a water supply to millions of people. As with basically all of our rivers it seems too small for shipping and industrial purposes by international standards, which leaves us the most important aspect apart from the water supply. Fishing in any legal form. Fishing from a boat, bank fishing and what has become a big part of Vaal river fishing, fly fishing. Especially yellowfish on fly. The Vaal River is probably the first place people will go to catch yellows. Home (or partly) of the Small- and Largemouth yellowfish.
• Barbell Sharp tooth
• Bass Largemouth
• Carp Common (full-scale)
• Carp Mirror
• Yellowfish Smallmouth
• Yellowfish Largemouth
• Mudfish

Regarding the fish, everyone believes that fish in a river are better fighters than any fish in a dam. Reasons like they swim harder, and it’s more challenging to reach food etc. Although I’m no expert in South African water structure, I have to agree, this makes absolute sense. One thing is for sure, you might not find as big a carp as in dams, but they do seem to put up one heck of a fight. It goes without saying that our yellowfish need no river to put up an enormous fight, it does become trickier considering the flow and obstacles such as rocks, branches, islands and the rest. The same goes for that dirty fighter the Barbell
Anglers using our venue must adopt a catch and release /no keep net policy.
It is important to fish for the future so that future generations an also enjoy angling.
Please visit the South African Carp Society www.sacarpsociety.co.za for more information.

River Activities:
Cruises from the Heaven Marina
Party Cruise: Heaven can arrange a cruise on the river for up to 22 people. A cruise can be for 1 to 2 hours and can include a braai on the river banks.
Do your own cruise in your boat and watch the fish jumping, birds roosting, leguaans sunning on the rocks or swimming by,
monkeys, rock rabbits and the odd Kudu. You are welcome to bring your own boat or jet ski to enjoy on the river.
Launching fees apply & all necessary documents to be copied & brought with e.g. Skippers licence, craft worthiness.

Wedding Venue:
Plan Your Wedding at Heavenly Events Venue
Heavenly Events Venue next to Heaven on Vaal is a beautiful Riverside Facility that is able to cater for up to 200 guests.
The venue has a separate chapel that can accommodate 160 guests and has an indoor staircase that links it to the wedding venue.
Heavenly Events Venue at Heaven on Vaal has magnificent backdrops for your wedding photos both of the river, bush, gardens and beach sand on our island.
A waterfall cascades out of the rocks that form the backdrop to the main table.
The Wedding venue includes draping of the Hall with fairy lights that shine through the draping. The Chapel windows are draped, white table cloths and white linen serviettes, white or black chair covers in the venue, crockery, cutlery, champagne glasses and a PA System.
The Chapel is able to be tailored to suit your specific religious needs. Behind the chapel is a private room that is set up for the signing of the legal documents once the ceremony is over. The Chapel is linked to the reception venue by means of an internal staircase.
Wedding venue & Chapel prices subject to quotation.
The venue has its own kitchen and toilets attached with a bar area, a raised platform for the main table and a dance floor.
We have our own in-house DJ with sound system, coloured and disco light (POA). Our DJ is able to provide all types of music and can supply all your special requests. He is one of South Africa’s top DJ’s playing for sun international events, Emperor’s Palace and many more.
We have a varied selection of menus that you can select from starting at R250.00 per guest
We pride ourselves in being flexible with variations that you might want to make to our menus.
A full private Cash Bar is available in the venue. You will need to advise us of how you would like the Bar managed, and whether you require any special beverages.
No food or beverages are allowed to be brought onto our property.

Nearby Attractions:
Vredefort Dome: Just a half hour from Vaaloewer, we have our very own World Heritage Site. Just over 200kms in diameter, it was created when a giant meteorite struck the earth hundreds of years ago. The dome area is known for its unique beauty and consists of valleys, mountains and small ravines covered in lush green flora. It is rumoured that the last ripples from the effect of the meteorite are right here in Vaaloewer, hence the hills and canyon.

Parys: The town of Parys is situated about 35kms away from Vaaloewer, near the Dome. It is a quaint town on the banks of the Vaal River, which is known for its antique and art shops, with its own “Artist’s Walk” in the main street.

Emerald Casino: Half an hour away in the opposite direction you will find the Emerald Casino, on the banks of the Vaal River. There is an indoor adventure pool, bowling alley, putt putt course, and a zoo with game drives for the kids as well as adults.
River Rafting: River rafting can be arranged for groups. Prices on request.

Restaurants: There are many fabulous Restaurants in Parys, Vanderbijlpark and the Vaal Mall less than 30 minutes’ drive

Clay Pigeon Shooting: More details to follow

Paintball: Fun within 14 km’s

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