Take a Break...
Rest, Revitalize, Rejuvenate

Welcome to our holiday resort, country hotel and restaurants!

Your home away from home...

Our Accommodation is situated on the shores of the Vaal River, Smilin Thru Resort is the perfect laid-back getaway. You’ll find us just on the outskirts of Parys where the natural beauty is mesmerizing. Situated in the Vaal Triangle area of South Africa it offers a scenic paradise in the unspoiled nature of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. Ideal for a weekend getaway for those living in Gauteng, only 1 and a half hours from Johannesburg. 

Black Carp (Koi) caught here on 5 December 2016 @ 16:20

Smilin Thru Country Estate offer scenic landscapes, panoramic views, abundance of bird and wildlife. Fantastic fishing and rafting on our 2km of Vaal River frontage. The area is truly a nature lover’s paradise with a uniqueness of being undiscovered, unspoilt and booming with possibilities.

Activities range from hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, bird watching, archaeological tours and antique shopping in historic Parys. This area is fast becoming an eco-playground and wellness venue.