ADVENTURES TO ENJOY & PLACES TO VISIT IN THE GREATER VAAL REGION – PART 1

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The Greater Vaal River Region offers a wealth of adventure activities, such as skydiving, ziplining, abseiling, scuba diving, tree-top adventures, river rafting, tubing, kayaking, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, tubing, quad biking, trail running, hiking, mountain biking, game and nature reserves, animal parks, indoor go-karting. it also boasts 9 golf courses, horse riding, 4x4 tracks, berry farms, cheese farms, lion farm,cheetah centre, craft breweries, bee farm, art farm, quaint shops, beautiful lodges, hotels and various other accommodation options, historic villages, museums and the world-renowned Vredefort Dome where qualified guides will take you on amazing tours.

Towns included in the Greater Vaal Region: Vaal Marina, Villiers, Deneysville, Balfour, Greylingstad, Grootvlei, Val, Heidelberg, Meyerton, Midvaal, Henley on Klip, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Sasolburg, Loch Vaal, Lindequesdrift, Parys, Vredefort Dome, Venterskroon, Walkerville, Oranjeville, Frankfort & Heilbron.

Vaal Barrage @ Loch Vaal - Vaal River. Completed in 1923

Bass Lake near Henley on Klip. The best inland diving site in South Africa.

Vaal Dam Wall near Deneysville

Heidelberg Dutch Reformed Church was inaugerated in 1891.  Walking historical tours are conducted in Heidleberg.

Witkop Blockhouse on the R59 Randvaal. It was erected during the Anglo-Boer war to protect the railway lines which was the main supply route for the British Army.

Val Hotel in the small hamlet of Val.  Many historical events took place in the vicinity of this hotel. Val consists of a hotel, small church, police station and railway station.

Suspension Bridge - Parys.  2019 marks the centenary celebration of the bridge.

Animal World Game Drives at the Emerald Resort & Casino - Vanderbijlpark

Heritage Venue - Vanderbijlpark.  Restaurant, pub and quaint shops can be visited in these beautiful period buildings.

River Rafting on the Upper Vaal River and Parys

Vredefort Dome - Guided Tours - Dome Impact Tours

Houseboating on the Vaal River - Liquid Lounge

Watersport on the Vaal River & Vaal Dam

Yacht Basin - Manten Marina - Deneysville Vaal Dam

Old Farmstead - Sweethome - Vredefort Dome

Venterskroon Inn in the old mining village of Venterskroon - Vredefort Dome.  Restaurant, Pub & Accommodation

Skydive Parys at the Parys Airfield.  Tandem jumps conducted over weekends.

Dell Cheetah Centre - Parys

Aqua Dome at the Emerald Resort & Casino - Vanderbijlpark

Landmark in Deneysville on the Vaal Dam

Harbour Town in Vaal Marina - Vaal Dam

St Peters Church - Deneysville. Built by the Reitz family as a cottage. Deneys Reitz who Deneysville was named after.

De Rust Victorian home. Built in 1906

Old Jail in Heidelberg.  Now used by the MOTHS - Suikerbosrand Shell Hole

Victorian buildings in Heidelberg

Methodist Church in Heidelberg

Parasailing on the Vaal River and Vaal Dam