Parys, Northern Free State - Accommodation
River Cottages in Parys
There are three fully equipped self-catering houses sleeping up to 12 guests per house as well as seven 2-Sleeper self-catering units and two 4-Sleeper units. The houses are located right on the banks of the Vaal River in Parys whilst the 2-sleeper units are 200 m away from the river but still a mere 2 minutes stroll to the river. There are swimming pools, lapas and built in braai facilities spread all over the property for those hot, lazy summer days.
The location is also suitable for functions and special occasions as the property is very large and picturesque and we have function/conference/restaurant facilities on site. River Cottages can host groups for bachelor/ettes, bikers and other club functions, team building etc.
The little country town of Parys lies on the banks of the Vaal River about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and an hour and a half from Pretoria. Parys is essentially a farming community, but it has become a popular recreation town due to loads of outdoor activities on offer, the Vaal River and because of its proximity to Johannesburg, Pretoria and other major cities.
The Vaal River runs for about 1 km through our property and its banks are lined with weeping willows and reeds and is the perfect invitation for those fond of water-related activities such as fishing, canoeing, river rafting etc. There are some lovely hiking and 4X4 trails in and around the town, as well as art, antique and coffee shops as well as a wide range of excellent restaurants.
River Cottages looks forward to sharing our paradise with you.
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Facilities available at River Cottages,Parys, Northern Free State
- Conference Venues
- No Credit Card Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Satellite TV
- Swimming Pool
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 27° 25' 47.2" E / 26° 54' 18.4" S
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|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, 1619, South Africa|
|Distance: 136 km / Duration: 1 hour 23 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R24/Johannesburg||0.6 km|
|3.||Continue onto R24 |
Partial toll road
|4.||Merge onto N12/R24 |
|5.||Take exit 113 for N3 S/N12 toward M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban |
|6.||Merge onto N3 Eastern Bypass/N12/N3 |
|7.||Keep right to stay on N3 Eastern Bypass/N12/N3 |
|8.||Keep right at the fork to continue on N12 |
Partial toll road
|9.||Take exit 67 for M68 toward Soweto |
|10.||Keep right, follow signs for N12/Bloemfontein/Kimbereley |
|11.||Continue onto N1/N12 |
Partial toll road
|12.||Keep right at the fork to continue on N1||14.6 km|
|13.||Keep right to stay on N1||37.4 km|
|14.||Take the Route 9 exit toward R53/R42/Potchefstroom/Vanderbijlpark||0.5 km|
|15.||Turn right onto Potchefstroom Rd||12.1 km|
|16.||Turn left||11.9 km|
|17.||Turn left onto R500||14.2 km|
|18.||Continue onto R53||1.3 km|
|19.||Turn right onto Kopjeskraal Rd||1.6 km|
|20.||Turn left||10 m|
Nearest Airport & Flights
O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for River Cottages
Very peaceful, beautiful place
Nice place... The river houses are spacious, well equipped, everything works... Just the administration side needs to be improved. Otherwise we had a great stay.
Great inexpensive place
We had our team building (20 people)at River cottages and it was awesome.We stayed in 2 out of the 4-5 houses available..what was nice is that their were no other guests.Braai area with outside table, pool, bonfire area.Awesome river rafting available ask Host.
Beautiful and neat
Thank you river cottages staff for a fantastic weekend. We had more then fun.Thank u for the warm welcome and friendly faces.• The rooms were clean and fresh• The staff was kind and polite.• The service was excellent.• every request was attended to.Hugs & kisses
Good, affordable accommodation
Impact Cleaning Services wants to thank Kevin and wife, Ester and Petra for a fabulous weekend. The places was nice and clean, friendly staff, the hospitality was really to die for, wont mind going back there again.Thank you very much River Cottage Team, you people rock.
"Peaceful comfortable surroundings"
The stay was just awesome, from the friendly staff to the comfortable chalet. My husband's highlight was to have DSTV so he can watch the rugby. We will definitely recommend River Cottages to any one that needs a break from the hustle and bustle of the city
"I liked the view next. to the river"
The bathrooms and kitchens are low standard. We travelled all away from Limpopo and we were so disappointed. They don't even have a tea bag in the kitchens
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