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Nice weekend break - good for kids - Great holiday destination, especially with kids. Try the sunset cruise - you can braai as well. There are some nice kiddie rides and paddle boats at the Anchor Creek Marina. Restaurants are not that great - major delays in serving and not so great food - a self-catering setup as and when possible would be recommended. They have quaint and old butcheries and antique shops. While we were there, only one out of 4 ATMs were working, which was a little bit of a schlep. But all in all, a nice quiet relaxed small old-school town. BE PREPARED FOR MOSQUITOES THOUGH.

Renjini Joseph
South Africa

Great place for a weekend away - Great weekend or day out destination. Great waterfront deck restaurant with value for money meals. Boat trips available, boat hire as well. Waterfront accommodation on the Vaal dam for self catering as well as "F1" style accommodation. Bumper boats and paddle boats for adults and kiddies. Caters for parties and functions - very unique location - one of a kind. Amusement park rides include an Octopus, Double flyer and Pendulum swing. First of it's kind in South Africa.

Carl Geldenhuys
South Africa

Deneysville - It is simple and neat B&B, very quiet and peaceful. really enjoyed it very much and the couple running it is very friendly. I would stay there again.

Trevor Moteane
South Africa

Relax in comfort - Our Experiance of Deneysville was very relaxing. It is a very small place, but the people make you feel like you are home. We stayed at Lavender B&B and they made such an effort to get to know us and make us feel relaxed and comfortable. Everyone was so welcoming. There is a bike museum and we went to the Lion park. We went just to break away from the hussle of Jhb just to relax and that's what we got. We didn't want to leave.

Lana Fernandes
South Africa

Deneysville is a small, quiet, picturesque village - Deneysville is a small, quiet, picturesque village on the banks of the Vaal Dam, situated in the Free State. It has been dubbed the “Inland Water Mecca of South-Africa”. The Vaal Dam, known as the Highveld’s inland sea, is the yachting mecca for its landlocked neighbours. This beautiful village boasts restaurants, pubs, picnic & camping areas, art and crafts shops, teambuilding, conferencing and many other activities for tourists, such as speed boating, sailing, tubing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, crocodile & lion tours, functions, parties and many more. It is popularly known as the Gateway to The Vaal Dam with two yacht clubs, two large marinas and the Water Sports club, allowing easy access to the water front, for power boats, yachting enthusiasts and fisherman. This makes it a holiday home haven, attracting ever increasing numbers of water sports lovers. Only 35km away is the Emerald Casino, which now has a water theme park and a very well-maintained animal sanctuary, where you can view exotic species of birds, reptiles and mammals, at reasonable prices for a game viewing drive, with a ranger, seeing animals like rhino and giraffe at close quarters. Deneysville offers a perfect day out for breakfast runs, fishermen, day visitors and/or romantic weekends away. Leisurely country days can be filled with picturesque walks, romantic sunset/sunrise cruises, wind or kite surfing, river rafting, laser target shooting, hiking trails and mountain biking. A visit to the Historic Motorcycle Museum, Castle and/or Crocodile farm is a must. The largest inland regatta, perhaps in the world, the Round the Island Race, is held here. It has been said that there are more keelboats at Vaaldam than all our coastal harbours. Power boating is popular too; there are numerous excellent fishing spots in and around our little town, with well stocked fishing shops. Africa’s largest Water-bird count is held here every January. In 2006 over 97,000 birds were recorded. The Vaal Dam is one of the cleanest, largest inland dams with around 800 km's of shoreline. Construction started during the early thirties and was completed in 1938. The dam wall has been raised twice and is 63.4m above the lowest foundation, with a volume of 2 536 million cubic metres, which, under normal circumstances, and without a substantial inflow, will last for two years. A further 26% can be stored temporarily for flood attenuation. The dam supplies water to JHB and surrounds and is a haven for all types of water sports.

Annalize du Preez
South Africa
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Deneysville Restaurants

  • Quarterdeck Family Restaurant and Bar Quarterdeck Family Restaurant and Bar

    South African Restaurant
    1.8km from Deneysville

    Quarterdeck Family Restaurant and Bar is located in the water sports village of Deneysville with...
  • Anna's Kitchen Anna's Kitchen

    29.4km from Deneysville

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    Anna's Kitchen is an opulently decorated restaurant that offers uncomplicated, fresh fare. The root of...
  • Petit Verdot Petit Verdot

    Fine Dining Restaurant
    28.7km from Deneysville

    The Petit Verdot is a genuine floating restaurant on the Vaal offering gourmet cuisine accompanied by a...
  • Dros Vereeniging Dros Vereeniging

    South African Restaurant
    29.7km from Deneysville

    This proudly South African restaurant is a favourite among families and serves up hearty meals at...
  • Maverick Spur Maverick Spur

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    30.3km from Deneysville

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