Escape to Nature
Smilin Thru Resort



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. This Parys accommodation is only 8kms from the town.

The resort fronts the Vaal River and is surrounded by the rugged hills that mark the edge of the Vredefort Dome Impact Crater. The views are stunning and the surrounds are peaceful and beautiful, with many outdoors activities and pursuits on offer – from hikes and walks to game viewing to fishing to canoeing or white water rafting on the river. There is also an abundance of wildlife and bird species in this ‘eco-playground’ area. This is one of the best fishing and fly fishing spots on the Vaal River. 

The tranquility of the surrounds and natural beauty makes this the perfect setting for hosted many ultra-special weddings, events, team-building business functions. Wedding Couples are given a free weekend for the year following their wedding, to conjure up the memories of marital bliss. The Smilin Thru Resort situated on 2,4 km of Vaal River frontage will definitely provide a majestic backdrop adding to your most memorable day.

As host, you get a dedicated venue coordinator to arrange your dream celebration or business breakaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Smilin Thru.