Local Attractions

What to Do in and Around Vanderbijlpark

From Vaal River boat cruises to exploring the UNESCO listed Vredefort Dome meteor site, the Riverside Sun is surrounded by unique local attractions. Located just an hour south of Johannesburg and directly on the banks of the river, our hotel is close to the best of the Vaal.

The idyllic riverside setting and beautiful gardens make the hotel the perfect base to explore the area. Vredefort Dome dates back more than 2000 million years and is the location of the largest and most powerful meteor impact on earth. Nearby, the Sylviavale Heritage Museum and the Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct offer fascinating opportunities to dive into South Africa’s more recent history. Head to the Vaal Mall in Vanderbijlpark to shop at the more than 150 retail stores in the region’s largest shopping centre.

Whether you’re planning a weekend away from the city or you’re here for business there’s plenty to see and do in and around Vanderbijlpark.

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83 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, 2196+27 11 217 6000

One of Africa’s most prestigious shopping centres, offering an unparalleled shopping experience and world-class selection.

44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg,2092+27 11 482 4444

44 Stanley is a collection of speciality stores. Art. Antiques. Bars. Books. Collectables. Decor. Fashion. Furniture and Restaurants.

Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg+27 11 340 1500

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is the premier cricketing stadium in South Africa. All atmosphere, all action, ALL IN!

Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, 2193+27 11 646 2000

The Johannesburg Zoo is an 55-hectare (140-acre) zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1 Beethoven St, Vereeniging, 1939+27-16-4503031

A museum and cultural centre full of history and you will walk away well informed with a new outlook, understanding and admiration for the country.

3847 Seeiso St, Vereeniging, 1933+27 11 895 3000

The Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct is a memorial built to remember the lives lost in the struggle for freedom and equality. It commemorates the 69 lives lost at the Shapeville massacre

60 Bashee Vereeniging+27 16 423 7982

Tapimanzi Adventureshave some wonderful venues to choose from in the vaal and Parys area. With activities 7 days a week winter and summer!

Mario Milani Dr, Richmond, 1939, South Africa+27 16 4213196

Situated adjacent to the Vaal River, a mere 45 minute drive from bustling Johannesburg, it’s essentially a world apart from the industrialized hub of Vereeniging.

c/o Barrage Road and Rossini Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark+27 16 910 0100

Vaal Mall, the heart of Vanderbijlpark and the Vaal Triangle, offers 50 000m² of convenient shopping.