Vaal River

Escape Johannesburg For a Riverside Break

Riverside Sun welcomes you to superior accommodation on the banks of the Vaal River. Only 45 minutes from the non-stop city of Johannesburg, the Riverside Sun is the perfect escape for urbanites and tourists alike.

For professional guests, the hotel is well-equipped to host team building events or business trips; allowing for a happy medium between work and play. This is also the ideal hotel for those who are looking for a pleasurable getaway – whether it be families or newlyweds, you’ll find what you are looking for at Riverside Sun. 

Riverside Sun offers 169 rooms with all you need for a comfortable stay. This includes features like free WiFi, a mini bar and room service. The stunning landscaped garden has a swimming pool and patio and a range of outdoor activities to make your stay extra special. 

Discover the Vaal River

Visit The Vaal River

The Vaal River is the natural border between the Free State and Gauteng and even though its just under an hour from the big city of Johannesburg it’s the perfect border between you and your daily routine! The Vaal River is a popular start to tours of South Africa and a place to escape for locals. Visitors are spoiled with spectacular views of the river and the Vaal Dam, and many of the best activities and top attractions in the area   are on the water. Some of South Africa’s most pleasant little towns are dotted along the banks of the Vaal River and the Vaal Dam. This is truly a place to relax and savour the contentment of being away from your day-to-day routine.

Our Top Recommendations

  • River and Dam Cruises

This is a definite favourite for visitors to the Vaal River. Take a cruise along the Vaal River or explore the incredible Vaal Dam. There is a great choice of different operators and cruise options to choose from – enjoy a light lunch while taking in the sights around you or watch the sunset on the sparkling water on a sunset cruise. We recommend the Liquid Lounge Party Boat for an evening out with a difference. 

  • The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

From the first week of July to the last week of August, the public are invited to this exciting wine tasting event in the Vaal Triangle Region. This is not your typical wine tasting route since there are no commercial vineyards in the area. Rather than route highlights the best wines from the Western Cape.

  • Heron Banks Golf Course

Heron Banks is encompassed by superb parklands and an 18-hole, Danie Obermeyer designed golf course as well as a boating centre and relaxing walking trails.

Riverside Sun

Situated on the banks of the Vaal River, with beautiful gardens and rolling lawns, recently-refurbished Riverside Sun offers an escape and tranquillity. The hotel is an easy 45 minute drive from Johannesburg and lends itself to...

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