The Vaal offers a good balance of activities for business travelers, families, romantic couples or thrill seekers. An array of packages and activities are on offer, such as: golfing, cruising our 55km of inland water or sailing the Vaal Dam, theatres, scuba diving, taking a bicycle or horse-cart tour of our townships, fishing, hiking, upper Vaal river rafting, country markets and a working farm museum. Many annual events offer visitors diverse cultural experiences in the region. These include: the Human Rights Festival, Vaal River Carnival, Vaal River Meander Wine Route, to name but a few.
The Vaal has a mixture of must-see attractions to tweak your interest. Gauteng’s largest nature reserve, the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, the protected and unique Heidelberg Copper Butterfly, the world’s largest collection of waterfowl at Treehaven Waterfowl Trust and a closer view of the animal kingdom at the zoo at Animal World are all waiting to be discovered. Various heritage sites are preserved such as the Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct.
Many accommodation establishments offer luxurious and fun-filled options for either a family or romantic getaway. Renowned hotel resorts and many bed and breakfast and self-catering establishments ensure that your weekend or holiday escape is within easy reach. The area is host to excellent caravan and camping sites with modern, well-maintained ablution facilities. You can find facilities near picturesque riverfront settings or within a tranquil nature reserve. Wedding, conference and team-building facilities are available and skilled professionals will ensure that your event is an unforgettable experience.
The Vaal is famous for happy hour cocktails and long, lazy days dining along the banks of the Vaal River. Lavish menu options and grand settings are offered as well as riverside cafe’-style dining for a more casual experience. The region offers the perfect day out with gracious meanders along the Vaal River in a floating restaurant. The Vaal boasts a culinary menu crammed with a variety of cultural dishes to suit every taste and mood.
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