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DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Sarina Botha “Tranquillity and peace of mind! Lovely little place to camp! Jeanine Laubscher “Very quiet and tranquil. Will surely visit again” Chani Rossouw
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
The resort’s camping sites are on the river bank, with a lovely view over the river. There are 60 camp-sites on the riverbank to choose from. with Eskom electricity (three point plugs), and braai facilities. The 28 fishing sites are directly on the water, and a bit more expensive. The 32 non fishing sites are in the second row, or directly on the river (not suitable for fishing) and they are cheaper.
With deep holes and rapids, Dimalachite is the ideal fishing venue for fly as well as bank fishing. The biggest Large mouth yellow caught here on fly was 24lb. Book a guided fishing trip on rafts with us and rest assure that you catch some nice fish in the rapids. Our motto is “catch and release”. So please take a nice photo, and release the fish as soon as possible. You can rent a raft and paddles from us to the islands and rapids, or you can bring your own.
The Vaal river, close to Parys, has some of the best White-water rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is the most popular white water rafting destination for friends, families, corporate & school groups. We offer Mild to wild rafting (GREAT SPECIAL)as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget
We have oryx, sable antelope, red hartebeest, nyala, kudu, water-buck, zebra, duiker, impala, spring- buck, steenbok and fallow dear on the farm. Short game drives is only available at special request. The game is quite tamed, so you are welcome to take tour camera with. You might just get a great photo.
Our corporate clients can expect unforgettable team-building activities like white water rafting, team building games, survivor challenge, tribal council, sunset cruise on rafts, target shooting etc. Make use of our fully equipped conference facility with data projector, big screen, sound system, white board and flip charts. You will enjoy the evenings at the vintage boma around a camp-fire, bar and enjoy our Scrumptious meals.
Enjoy the tranquillity of nature and the thrill of White Water Rafting, participating in our adventure, leadership & team building activities that we use to develop certain skills. Make use of our fully equipped conference venue and professional facilitators. Paddle on the river, relax at the swimming pool, go for a hike in the mountains, listen to the sounds of nature at night and look at the stars white sitting around a bonfire. We are situated in a very safe environment and our facilitators run the activities we provide.
We are situated on the banks of the Vaal-river, close to Parys, in the Vredefort-Dome World Heritage Site. Dimalachite is named after the MALACHITE KING FISHER (Aloeda Cristata) that nests along the banks of the Vaal-river, surrounded by water, wild life and nature - where the call of the Fish Eagle can be heard from time to time. Accommodation options range from three star lodges and chalets, camping sites on the riverbank and a youth hostel. We welcome private families and friends, corporate clients, adventure seekers and school groups. Come and relax at the swimming pool, do bird watching, paddle on the river or enjoy the thrill of White water Rafting. Join us for a guided game drive, guided fishing trip, corporate team-building, conferencing or leadership camp. The kids can bring their bicycles, swim, play at the jungle gym, try the trampolines, play mini golf or do paint-ball target shooting. Enjoy your evenings with friends, family or colleagues on the riverbank around a camp fire. Our corporate clients can be sure of our best service, scrumptious meals (in the vintage boma or dining room) and great activities.

Welcome

WHAT DO WE OFFER
You can choose between lodges and chalets.
Accommodation
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Dimalachite River Lodge
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Sarina Botha “Tranquillity and peace of mind! Lovely little place to camp! Jeanine Laubscher “Very quiet and tranquil. Will surely visit again” Chani Rossouw
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
Lodges - 3 star graded: more… Lodges - 3 star graded: more… Lodges - 3 star graded: more… Chalets: - 3 star graded: more…   Chalets: - 3 star graded: more… Chalets: - 3 star graded: more…
The Vaal river, close to Parys, has some of the best White-water rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is the most popular white water rafting destination for friends, families, corporate & school groups. We offer Mild to wild rafting (GREAT SPECIAL - up to 50% discount!) as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget
With deep holes and rapids, Dimalachite is the ideal fishing venue for fly as well as bank fishing. The biggest Large mouth yellow caught here on fly was 24lb. Book a guided fishing trip on rafts with us and rest assure that you catch some nice fish in the rapids. Our motto is “catch and release”. So please take a nice photo, and release the fish as soon as possible. You can rent a raft and paddles from us to the islands and rapids, or you can bring your own.
We have oryx, sable antilope, red hartebeest, nyala, kudu, waterbuck, zebra, duiker, impala, springbuck, steenbok and fallow dear on the farm. Short game drives is only available at special request. The game is quite tamed, so you are welcome to take tour camera with. You might just get a great photo.
Our corporate clients can expect unforgettable team- building activities like white water rafting, team building games, survivor challenge, tribal council, sunset cruise on rafts, target shooting etc. Make use of our fully equipped conference facility with data projector, big screen, sound system, white board and flip charts. You will enjoy the evenings at the vintage boma around a camp-fire, bar and enjoy our Scrumptious meals.
Enjoy the tranquillity of nature and the thrill of White Water Rafting, participating in our adventure, leadership & team building activities that we use to develop certain skills. Make use of our fully equipped conference venue and professional facilitators. Paddle on the river, relax at the swimming pool, go for a hike in the mountains, listen to the sounds of nature at night and look at the stars white sitting around a bonfire. We are situated in a very safe environment and our facilitators run the activities we provide.

Welcome

We are situated on the banks of the Vaal-river, close to Parys, in the Vredefort- Dome World Heritage Site. Dimalachite is named after the MALACHITE KING FISHER (Aloeda Cristata) that nests along the banks of the Vaal-river, surrounded by water, wild life and nature - where the call of the Fish Eagle can be heard from time to time. Accommodation options range from three star lodges & chalets. Camping sites on the riverbank and a youth hostel. We welcome private families and friends, corporate clients, adventure seekers and school groups. Come and relax at the swimming pool, do bird watching, paddle on the river or enjoy the thrill of White water Rafting. Join us for a guided game drive, guided fishing trip, corporate team-building, conferencing or leadership camp. The kids can bring their bicycles, swim, play at the jungle gym, try the trampolines, play mini golf or do paint-ball target shooting. Enjoy your evenings with friends, family or colleagues on the riverbank around a camp fire. Our corporate clients can be sure of our best service, scrumptious meals (in the vintage boma or dining room) and great activities.
The resort’s camping sites are on the river bank, with a lovely view over the river. There are 60 camp-sites on the riverbank to choose from. with Eskom electricity (three point plugs), and braai facilities. The 28 fishing sites are directly on the water, and a bit more expensive. The 32 non fishing sites are in the second row, or directly on the river (not suitable for fishing) and they are cheaper.
WHAT WE OFFER
Choose between the 3 star lodges and regular chalets.
Accommodation
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Lodges - TGSA 3 star graded
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.

Lodge 1

Self catering Thatched roof Bedding and towels supplied Main bedroom with double bed Loft with 3 beds. Two build in beds in the living area Maximum 7 people Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave kettle, toaster etc. Bathroom with bath & shower Braai area outside Dstv dish - bring own decoder, remote, smart card & cable. We keep a few fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. The lodge is more private and closer (±50m) to the river. Distance to closest fishing site ±100m he chalets

Lodge 2 & 3

Lodge 4 & 5

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Zebra 7

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Lodge 1

Lodge 2 & 3

Lodge 4 & 5

Zebra 7

“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Self catering (same standard as the lodges but situated closer to the chalets) Main bedroom with on suite bathroom and two ¾ beds. Second bedroom with 2 ¾ beds. Third bedroom wit 2 staged beds (sleep 4 kids). Maximum 8 people Fully equipped kitchen. Second bathroom with shower Outside braai facilities. About 100m from river and 150m from fishing sites depending on availability. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. Dstv dish - Open view fitted - You may bring own normal Dstv decoder, remote, smart card & cable if you wish.
This is two thatched roofed units adjacent to each other. Each unit has a big patio and great view over the river. Self catering Thatched roof Bedding and towels supplied Main bedroom with 2 ¾ beds Living room 2 built in beds Maximum 4 people per unit Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, two plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Outside braai area. On-suite bathroom with a corner bath and separate shower Dstv dish - Open view fitted - You may bring own normal Dstv decoder, remote, smart card & cable if you wish. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. The lodges are more private and closer (±50m) to the river. Distance to closest fishing site ±100m depending on availability.
Two units available - away from the rest of the camp (more private). Self catering Thatched roof Bedding and towels supplied Main bedroom with 2 ¾ beds Loft with 2 beds. Two build in single beds in the living area. Maximum 6 people per unit Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Outside braai area Bathroom with shower Dstv dish - Open view fitted - You may bring own normal Dstv decoder, remote, smart card & cable if you wish. We keep a few fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. The lodge is more private and closer (±60m) to the river. Distance to closest fishing site ±100m Ask for a fishing site in Visarend camp or in the corner - depending on availability.
Dimalachite River Lodge
Lodges - (3 star TGSA graded)
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys

Lodge 1

Self catering Thatched roof Bedding and towels supplied Main bedroom with double bed Loft with 3 ¾ beds. Two built in beds in the living area Maximum 7 people Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Bathroom with bath & shower Braai area outside Tv - Open view decoder. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. The lodge is more private and closer (±50m) to the river. Distance to closest fishing site ±100m depending on availability. he chalets
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Lodge 2 & 3

Two units available - away from the rest of the camp (more private). Self catering Thatched roof Bedding and towels supplied Main bedroom with 2 ¾ beds Loft with two ¾ beds. ¾ Sleeper couch (for kids) in the living area. Maximum 6 people per unit Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Outside braai area Bathroom with shower Tv - Open view decoder. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. The lodge is more private and closer (±60m) to the river. Distance to closest fishing site ±100m Ask for a fishing site in Visarend camp or in the corner.

Lodge 4 & 5

This is two thatched roofed units adjacent to each other. Each unit has a big patio and great view over the river. Self catering Thatched roof Bedding and towels supplied Main bedroom with 2 ¾ beds Living room 2 built in ¾ beds Maximum 4 people per unit Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, two plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Outside braai area. On-suite bathroom with a corner bath and separate shower Tv - Open view installed. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. The lodges are more private and closer (±50m) to the river. Distance to closest fishing site ±100m depending on availability.

Zebra 7

Self catering. Main bedroom with on suite bathroom and two ¾ beds. Second bedroom with 2 ¾ beds. Third bedroom wit 2 staged beds (sleep 4 kids). Maximum 8 people Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, two plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Second bathroom with shower. Bedding and towels supplied. Outside braai facilities. About 100m from river and 150m from fishing sites. (depending on availability) We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Chalets - TGSA 3 star graded & Rondawels - (regular)
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
Self catering 2 Bedrooms with four ¾ beds. Staged bed in living room. Maximum 6 people Fully equip kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Bathroom with shower Bedding and towels supplied Outside braai facilities About 80m from river and 150m from fishing sites (depending on availability). We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv he chalets

Zebra 5 & 6

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Rondawel 1 & 2

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Zebra 1, 2, 3 & 4

“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Two units available. Self catering / open plan units. Each unit has two ¾ beds and a staged bed. Maximum 4 people Fully equip kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Bathroom with shower Outside braai facilities. About 80m from river. About 150m from fishing sites (depending on availability) We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv.
Self catering. 1 bedroom with two ¾ beds. ¾ built in bed in living room. Maximum 3 adults Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc Rondawel 1 has a bathroom with bath and rondawel 2 has a bathroom with shower. Outside braai facilities. About 80m from river and fishing sites, depending on availability. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv.
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
Chalets - 3 star TGSA graded & Rondawels

Zebra 1, 2, 3 & 4

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Rondawel 1 & 2

Self catering. 1 bedroom with two ¾ beds. ¾ built in bed in living room. Maximum 3 adults Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc Rondawel 1 has a bathroom with bath and rondawel 2 has a bathroom with shower. Outside braai facilities. About 100m from river and fishing sites, depending on availability. We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv.
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Zebra 5 & 6

“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Two units available. Self catering / open plan units. Each unit has two ¾ beds and a staged bed. Maximum 4 people Fully equip kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Bathroom with shower Outside braai facilities. About 100m from river. About 150m from fishing sites (depending on availability) We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv.
Self catering 2 Bedrooms with four ¾ beds. Staged bed in living room. Maximum 6 people Fully equip kitchen with fridge, sink, four plate stove with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Bathroom with shower Bedding and towels supplied Outside braai facilities About 80m from river and 150m from fishing sites (depending on availability). We keep a few shared fishing sites available for all accommodation units, but you can book your own private fishing site at extra cost. No Tv
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Lets Go Camping - (3 star graded)
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.

Camping facilities:

FISHING SITES: The 28 GREAT fishing sites are directly on the water (you fish from your camp-site) Kiewiet 1 - 20 and Visarend 2 - 6 Some are shaded and therefore less grass Some only get afternoon shade and has more grass. Braai facility on site. Water close by. Make use of the ablutions at the double-story (Vinkneste) or at the swimming pool. The fishing sites are a bit more expensive than the NON fishing sites. NON FISHING RIVERSIDE SITES: We have only 10 of this VERY popular sites available. (Kiweiet 37 to Kiewiet 46) This sites is more private and have a lovely view over the river and islands. Trees & reeds, rocks & islands makes this site perfect for people who visit to enjoy nature and bird life. This area (Kiewiet 37 to 50) is also a popular area for family and friends get together. Make use of the ablution block at the swimming pool. This is Non fishing sites and therefore not so “busy”. More private. Braai facility on site. Water close by. It is a bit cheaper than the fishing sites. NON FISHING SITES - SECOND ROW: The 18 non fishing sites are in the second row and not suitable for fishing. You can choose between Kiewiet 21 to 34 and Kiewiet 47 to 50 Clients with babies and small kids sometimes prefer these camp-sites. They are mostly shaded and because of the shade some sites has less grass. The Kiewiet stands use any of the two ablution blocks ans sculleries. Braai facility on site. Water close by. This is our cheapest camping option. MORE INFO: The camping facilities has a three star rating. We have two camps namely Kiewiet camp & Visarend camp. Maximum six people per stand allowed. Our tariffs work on a sliding scale. The more people booked per stand, the cheaper the cost per person. There are a different cost structure for adults and kids between 3 and 12year. We book specific sites for you when you do a booking, and you only pay for the number of people on the stand. There are two ablution blocks and sculleries in Kiewiet camp and two family ablution blocks and a scullery in Visarend camp with warm and cold water. The stands are ±10m x 10m and bigger, and we allow up to 6 people per stand. Most of the camp-sites has grass and trees for shade, but the more shade there is, the more difficult it is to grow grass - so some sites does not have grass. The ablution blocks are well maintained with staff cleaning on a regular basis. There are two family ablution blocks in Visarend camp. The tariffs on the web page includes all cost. With electricity cost rising drastically, please help us by not using extra freezers, spotlights, air- cons etc. otherwise we will have no option as to increase our tariffs. Please use hot water sparingly. Thanks! If you want to enjoy the evening around a camp-fire, please bring a suitable burner that will keep the heat from the grass. Burners can also be rented from the kiosk to make a camp-fire. Fires on the ground are strictly prohibited. Please use braai stands for braai or camp fire. We are VERY fortunate that we haven't had any crime related incidents so far. With the right clients, it may well be so in the future! Enjoy your camping but always be vigilant. Please report any disturbance (Noise, music and people dis-behaving) or anything/person that look suspicious.
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FOR THE KIDS: Jungle gym and baby pool for the small ones. The bigger kids can use the swimming pool, put-put, use the trampolines, do target shooting and paddle on the river with dad. They can catch big fish and they are welcome to bring their bikes, as there are plenty of space for that. More info: We cater for families, family reunions, caravan clubs, golfing groups, fishermen, friends, corporate functions and youth groups. The kiosk keeps the normal: Ice, wood, charcoal, cold drinks, ice-cream, beer, tackle, etc. As with other resorts, it is normally not so busy during in season and midweek, but during peak season you can expect more visitors. The small town of Parys is 90 minutes drive from Gauteng and Oliver Tambo international (Johannesburg), 45 minutes from the Vaal triangle and Potchefstroom, 2 hrs form Pretoria and 3hrs from Bloemfontein. Parys is a very popular tourism destination with a lot of curio shops, cosy dining places etc. The Vaal de Grace golf course developed by Nicky Price on an island is very popular, as is the Parys golf estate. There are a few game farms in the area, and while driving through the Dome Bergland, you are welcome to visit Dog and Feet Brewery. Venterskroon is also an interesting place to visit. There are a few good hiking trails in the mountains. The yearly “Crater Cruise” mountain bike event and Parys adventure festival are events not to be missed. One of the best 4x4 trails (Baraka) in South Africa is on our doorstep. Nature & Music don’t match! We want our guests to get away from the hassle and stress of the city, and relax in nature with us. Therefore we ask our guests to leave the music and noise in town, especially during the evenings. That doesn’t mean you mustn’t enjoy your stay, but please always consider your neighbours. They also want to relax and enjoy their stay.
ACTIVITIES WE DO NOT ALLOW: - Music - Fire arms- quad-bikes- Pets- Dirt-bikes.  -  Fireworks- Please keep driving in camp after 22:00 to the minimum
Fishing - click here
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
- Lets Go Camping - (3 star graded)

Camping facilities:

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FOR THE KIDS: Jungle gym and baby pool for the small ones. The bigger kids can use the swimming pool, put-put, use the trampolines, do target shooting and paddle on the river with dad. They can catch big fish and they are welcome to bring their bikes, as there are plenty of space for that. MORE INFO: We cater for families, family reunions, caravan clubs, golfing groups, fishermen, friends, corporate functions and youth groups. The kiosk keeps the normal: Ice, wood, charcoal, cold drinks, ice-cream, beer, tackle, etc. As with other resorts, it is normally not so busy during in season and midweek, but during peak season you can expect more visitors. The small town of Parys is 90 minutes drive from Gauteng and Oliver Tambo international (Johannesburg), 45 minutes from the Vaal triangle and Potchefstroom, 2 hrs form Pretoria and 3hrs from Bloemfontein. Parys is a very popular tourism destination with a lot of curio shops, cosy dining places etc. The Vaal de Grace golf course developed by Nicky Price on an island is very popular, as is the Parys golf estate. There are a few game farms in the area, and while driving through the Dome Bergland, you are welcome to visit Dog and Feet Brewery. Venterskroon is also an interesting place to visit. There are a few good hiking trails in the mountains. The yearly “Crater Cruise” mountain bike event and Parys adventure festival are events not to be missed. One of the best 4x4 trails (Baraka) in South Africa is on our doorstep. Nature & Music don’t match! We want our guests to get away from the hassle and stress of the city, and relax in nature with us. Therefore we ask our guests to leave the music and noise in town, especially during the evenings. That doesn’t mean you mustn’t enjoy your stay, but please always consider your neighbours. They also want to relax and enjoy their stay.
WE DO NOT ALLOW: - Music - Fire arms- quad-bikes- Pets - This is a game farm- Dirt-bikes.  -  Fireworks- Please keep driving in camp after 22:00 to the minimum ACTIVITIES

Camping facilities:

“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
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FISHING SITES: The 28 GREAT fishing sites are directly on the water (you fish from your camp- site) Kiewiet 1 - 20 and Visarend 2 - 6 Some are shaded and therefore less grass Some only get afternoon shade and has more grass. Braai facility on site. Water close by. Make use of the ablutions at the double-story (Vinkneste) or at the swimming pool. The fishing sites are a bit more expensive than the NON fishing sites. NON FISHING RIVERSIDE SITES: We have only 10 of this VERY popular sites available. (Kiweiet 37 to Kiewiet 46) This sites is more private and have a lovely view over the river and islands. Trees & reeds, rocks & islands makes this site perfect for people who visit to enjoy nature and bird life. This area (Kiewiet 37 to 50) is also a popular area for family and friends get together. Make use of the ablution block at the swimming pool. This is Non fishing sites and therefore not so “busy”. More private. Braai facility on site. Water close by. It is a bit cheaper than the fishing sites. NON FISHING SITES - SECOND ROW: The 18 non fishing sites are in the second row and not suitable for fishing. You can choose between Kiewiet 21 to 34 and Kiewiet 47 to 50 Clients with babies and small kids sometimes prefer these camp-sites. They are mostly shaded and because of the shade some sites has less grass. The Kiewiet stands use any of the two ablution blocks ans sculleries. Braai facility on site. Water close by. This is our cheapest camping option. MORE INFO: The camping facilities has a three star rating. We have two camps namely Kiewiet camp & Visarend camp. Maximum six people per stand allowed. Our tariffs work on a sliding scale. The more people booked per stand, the cheaper the cost per person. There are a different cost structure for adults and kids between 3 and 12year. We book specific sites for you when you do a booking, and you only pay for the number of people on the stand. There are two ablution blocks and sculleries in Kiewiet camp and two family ablution blocks and a scullery in Visarend camp with warm and cold water. The stands are ±10m x 10m and bigger, and we allow up to 6 people per stand. Most of the camp-sites has grass and trees for shade, but the more shade there is, the more difficult it is to grow grass - so some sites does not have grass. The ablution blocks are well maintained with staff cleaning on a regular basis. There are two family ablution blocks in Visarend camp. The tariffs on the web page includes all cost. With electricity cost rising drastically, please help us by not using extra freezers, spotlights, air-cons etc. otherwise we will have no option as to increase our tariffs. Please use hot water sparingly. Thanks! If you want to enjoy the evening around a camp-fire, please bring a suitable burner that will keep the heat from the grass. Burners can also be rented from the kiosk to make a camp-fire. Fires on the ground are strictly prohibited. Please use braai stands for braai or camp fire. We are VERY fortunate that we haven't had any crime related incidents so far. With the right clients, it may well be so in the future! Enjoy your camping but always be vigilant. Please report any disturbance (Noise, music and people dis-behaving) or anything/person that look suspicious.
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Lets Go Fishing
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
ABOUT THE FISHING: VAAL RIVER - 9km from PARYS. With deep holes and rapids, Dimalachite is the ideal fishing venue for fly as well as deep-water fishing. The biggest Large mouth yellow caught here on fly was 24lb. Our motto is “catch and release”. So please take a nice photo, and release the fish as soon as possible. We rent out rafts (if available) to paddle to the islands and rapids, or you can bring your own. Met diep gate versprei oor die oewer, bied ons u die geleentheid om daardie grote aan te keer. Grootbek geelvis van tot 12kg is al hier gevang en vrygelaat, en mooi kleinbek geelvis word gereeld aangekeer. Koning- en volskub karp van tot 15kg vat gereeld die aas. Onderbek van 3kg en baber van tot 20kg laat gereeld die katrolle sing.
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Nature & Music don’t match! We want our guests to get away from the hazel and stress of the city, and relax in nature with us. Therefore we ask our guests to leave the music and noise in town, especially during the evenings. That doesn’t mean you mustn’t enjoy your stay, but please always consider your neighbours. They also want to relax and enjoy their stay.
ACTIVITIES
Fishing Click here
Great fishing from the bank and in the rapids click on photo to activate slide show.
Please - CATCH & RELEASE all fish! WE DO NOT ALLOW: - Music - Fire arms- quad-bikes- Scooters - Motorbikes.  -  Fireworks- Please keep driving in camp after 22:00 to the minimum
Fishing/Hengel
CLIENT’S COMMENT!! Thank you for a great weekend. All the guys really enjoyed it. I will definitely recommend you to anyone interested in rafting, fishing etc... “Ons was die naweek by julle gewees en dit was ongelooflik lekker. Nog nooit so baie vis in een naweek gevang nie….” Baie dankie / Regards, Lianca Pottas
Guided fishing trips targeting yellow fish in the rapids
GUIDED FISHING TOURS: This is the way to go if you want to make sure you got a few fish on the line. We supply everything and help you with the rigging etc. to make sure you have success. Morning and afternoon sessions available. It can also be a great family experience - no previous experience needed. We will assist you all the way!
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
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Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
Lets Go Fishing
ABOUT THE FISHING: VAAL RIVER - 9km from PARYS. With deep holes and rapids, Dimalachite is the ideal fishing venue for fly as well as deep-water fishing. The biggest Large mouth yellow caught here on fly was 24lb. Our motto is “catch and release”. So please take a nice photo, and release the fish as soon as possible. We rent out rafts (if available) to paddle to the islands and rapids, or you can bring your own. Met diep gate versprei oor die oewer, bied ons u die geleentheid om daardie grote aan te keer. Grootbek geelvis van tot 12kg is al hier gevang en vrygelaat, en mooi kleinbek geelvis word gereeld aangekeer. Koning- en volskub karp van tot 15kg vat gereeld die aas. Onderbek van 3kg en baber van tot 20kg laat gereeld die katrolle sing.
CLIENT’S COMMENT!! Thank you for a great weekend. All the guys really enjoyed it. I will definitely recommend you to anyone interested in rafting, fishing etc... “Ons was die naweek by julle gewees en dit was ongelooflik lekker. Nog nooit so baie vis in een naweek gevang nie….” Baie dankie / Regards, Lianca Pottas
Guided fishing trips targeting yellow fish and Barbel in the rapids
Great fishing from the bank and in the rapids click on photo to activate slide show.
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Nature & Music don’t match! We want our guests to get away from the hazel and stress of the city, and relax in nature with us. Therefore we ask our guests to leave the music and noise in town, especially during the evenings. That doesn’t mean you mustn’t enjoy your stay, but please always consider your neighbours. They also want to relax and enjoy their stay.
GUIDED FISHING TRIPS: This is the way to go if you want to make sure you got a few fish on the line. We supply everything and help you with the rigging etc. to make sure you have success. Morning and afternoon sessions available. It can also be a great family experience - no previous experience needed. We will assist you all the way!
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
River map
Fishing/Hengel
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Lets Go White Water rafting
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
ABOUT THE RAFTING: The Vaal river, close to Parys, has some of the best White Water Rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is a very popular white water rafting destination for friends & family, corporate & school groups. We offer Mild to Wild White Water Rafting as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget. We will make your day!
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
More info: Visit our Rafting website
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
- Lets Go White Water rafting-
ABOUT THE RAFTING: The Vaal river, close to Parys, has some of the best White Water Rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is a very popular white water rafting destination for friends & family, corporate & school groups. We offer Mild to Wild White Water Rafting as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget. We will make your day!
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
More info: Visit our Rafting website
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Corporate Team Building
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
Visit Dimalachite and enjoy our unforgettable team-building activities like survivor challenge, team games, white water rafting, sunset cruise on rafts, target shooting, drumming session etc. Make use of our fully equipped conference facility with data projector, big screen, sound system, white board and flip charts. You will enjoy our Scrumptious meals. Accommodation options: Luxury lodges and/or regular chalets. Self catering or fully catered. Camping for the outdoor lover. Two world class golf courses are at our doorstep on islands in the Vaal river around Parys. Book in with us, and play two great courses over a weekend.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
More info: Corporate website
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
Corporate Team Building
Visit Dimalachite and enjoy our unforgettable team-building activities like survivor challenge, team games, white water rafting, sunset cruise on rafts, target shooting, drumming session etc. Make use of our fully equipped conference facility with data projector, big screen, sound system, white board and flip charts. You will enjoy our Scrumptious meals. Accommodation options: Luxury lodges and/or regular chalets. Self catering or fully catered. Camping for the outdoor lover. Two world class golf courses are at our doorstep on islands in the Vaal river around Parys. Book in with us, and play two great courses over a weekend.
Request a quote
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
More info: Corporate website
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
School & Student Camps
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
Visit Dimalachite and enjoy our unforgettable team-building, leadership and fun activities like survivor challenge, tribal council, white water rafting, sunset cruise on rafts, target shooting, drumming etc. Make use of our fully equipped conference facility with data projector, big screen, sound system, white board and flip charts. You will enjoy our Scrumptious meals. Accommodation options: Teachers in regular chalets. Learners in 3 bed sleeping rooms or 20 bed dormitories. Camping for the outdoor lovers.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
More info: School camps website
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
School & Student Camps
Visit Dimalachite and enjoy our unforgettable team-building, leadership and fun activities like survivor challenge, tribal council, white water rafting, sunset cruise on rafts, target shooting, game drives, drumming etc. Make use of our fully equipped conference facility with data projector, big screen, sound system, white board and flip charts. You will enjoy our Scrumptious meals. Accommodation options: Teachers in regular chalets. Learners in 3 bed sleeping rooms or 20 bed dormitories. Camping for the outdoor lovers.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
More info: School camps website
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
What can we do at Dimalachite
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Put-Put Hit the bull Be treated like a queen / King HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Although White Water Rafting and Fishing are very popular, Dimalachite offer a variety of other activities for our weekend and holiday visitors
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
What can we do at Dimalachite
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Put-Put Hit the bull Be treated like a queen / King HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Although White Water Rafting and Fishing are very popular, Dimalachite offer a variety of other activities for our weekend and holiday visitors
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Game Drives
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
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We have oryx, red hartebeest, sable antilope, nyala, kudu, water-buck, zebra, duiker, impala, spring-buck, steenbok, and fallow dear on the small farm. Day and night game drives are available. It is not a long drive, but you will see plenty of game. Most of the game is used to our vehicles, so you will be able to take great photos (see below). Ask for a sundowner or Bush Braai - only available on special request.
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
Game Drives
We have oryx, red hartebeest, sable antilope, nyala, kudu, water-buck, zebra, duiker, impala, spring-buck, steenbok, and fallow dear on the small farm. Day and night game drives are available. It is not a long drive, but you will see plenty of game. Most of the game is used to our vehicles, so you will be able to take great photos (see below). Ask for a sundowner or Bush Braai - only available on special request.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Click on a photos to open a slide-show
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
“Vintage” Boma
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
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Dimalachite has a “Boma” with a lovely vintage character. It has a big camp-fire and braai area and with service area, coffee station and bar. Situated on the border of the game farm with game visiting the feeding area. We do the catering and you can choose between a BIG Free-state Braai, Delicious Potjiekos or our chef’s special Boerekos to be served while relaxing around the camp-fire. Suitable for groups and must be booked in advance.
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
Vintage Boma
Dimalachite has a “Boma” with a lovely vintage character. It has a big camp-fire and braai area and with service area, coffee station and bar. Situated on the border of the game farm with game visiting the feeding area. We do the catering and you can choose between a BIG Free-state Braai, Delicious Potjiekos or our chef’s special Boerekos to be served while relaxing around the camp-fire. Suitable for groups and must be booked in advance.
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Tariffs
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Dimalachite River Lodge
Tariffs
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
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On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE
Maps
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys - one and a half hour’s drive from Gauteng.
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Dimalachite River Lodge
Maps
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw
Dimalachite River Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal river - 9km from Parys
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“We love this place. It is relaxing for the soul” Chani Rossouw