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About Us

The resort was originally named after B-17 Bomber flown by Pilot Erwin C. Johnson named Smilin' Thru. The resort is almost 50 years old and is one of the oldest resorts in Parys. The resorts boasts a few remarkable traits, the rock formation on the resort is studied by Geologists from various Universities on an annual basis. We are a stop off point for the Vaal Canoe Marathon. We are situated on the collar of the Vredefort Dome, with our small mountain range sitting on the edge of the impact site. 

Local Folklore has it that half of the Parys population was conceived after a few drinks at the Smilin Pub. 



Our experienced management works 24/7 to accommodate all your needs and to exceed all your expectations. Our mission is to create a worry-free environment for our guests. 


Our young team is obsessed with hospitality and is highly motivated to give you a great experience. Our friendly and professional service team is on hand almost 24 hours a day for your convenience.

The team's performance and future depends on your participation, so please take time when approached to complete their Employee Smile Cards. Be a part of their education and training, please.