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About Dimalachite Nature Resort and River Lodge

About Dimalachite Nature Resort and River Lodge

Dimalachite River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, close to Parys, in the Vredefort-Dome World Heritage Site which was created by the impact of the biggest and oldest meteorite that ever struck the earth. Dimalachite is named after the malachite kingfisher that nests along the banks of the Vaal River, surrounded by water and nature, and where the call of the fish eagle can be heard from time to time. Come and relax at the swimming pool or Jacuzzi, do some bird-watching, paddle on the river, and enjoy the thrill of white water rafting. Join us for a guided fishing trip and be

Covid Safety Approved: Covid-19 Protocol: Dimalachite follows the Tourism guidelines.

 Sleeps 421
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Reviews: 11 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

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Important Information

Admin fee: (Chalets and Lodges) You will receive the accommodation unit’s key at reception on arrival. There is a admin fee (between R50.00 and R100.00) payable on all accommodation bookings on arrival.

On Arrival:
Please bring all your reservation documents and proof of payments with you. After we received full payment (in cash) you will receive a permit to enter the resort. You have to show the permit to security when entering and/or leaving the resort. Always keep your entry permit in your car and show it to security at the gate when leaving or returning. If any person or persons are expected to arrive later during your stay, you must provide us with a name list and expected time of arrival for these people. You must pay for them beforehand, and we will hand them their permit on arrival. If their name isn’t on the list, he/she will not be allowed into the resort.

TV in Lodges:
The lodges have a TV and scottle, but please bring your own DStv decoder, smart card and remote. You will receive the remote control for the TV when you book in. Please note that the chalets don’t have a TV.

Accommodation and Equipment:
On arrival: Check all equipment in unit with the supplied inventory in the unit. Check the neatness of the chalet. If some items are missing or the chalet isn’t neat, it must be reported to reception within one hour after arrival. If you fail to report above mentioned, you will be liable for any shortages on departure. You are responsible for the service of the chalet during your stay. If you occupy more than one unit, please do not mix the two unit’s equipment.
On departure: Visitors must leave the chalets and lodges not later than 11:00. Check the equipment and report any lost or breakages at reception. Return the unit’s keys to reception before 11:15. Please leave the unit in the same condition that you found it on arrival.

Cleaning service:
You may book a lady to clean your chalet at reception on arrival (if there is a lady available). The cost will be supplied when booking is done. The cost must be paid at reception beforehand.

Resort Regulations:
Not allowed: No music or noise is allowed. Always consider your camping neighbours when enjoying your stay, so that you both can have great memories when leaving. No pets, fire arms, fire-works, motorbikes and quad-bikes allowed. No fires allowed on the ground, in dustbins or on grass. Use the supplied braai stands. Don’t take wood from the field or break any tree.

Buildings and equipment:
Use your accommodation buildings, ablution blocks, and all other buildings with great care. Handle all our equipment with great care. Any shortages or breakages will invoiced on departure

Use only net-type ground sheets. Make sure you put up camp within your campsite’s borders. If your camping equipment goes over onto the neighbours’ campsite, we may ask you to shift your camp when the neighbours arrive. We have ladies working overtime to help keeping the ablution blocks clean. Please help them by leaving the ablution blocks clean after your visit.

We have a kiosk that keeps the necessity. Cold-drink, ice-cream, sweets, cold beer, charcoal, wood, fishing tackle, bait etc. No credit card facilities.

Private property:
Please stay between the borders of the resort during your visit. Do NOT clime over or through any fence into other people’s property. This is trespassing, and can get you into a lot of trouble.

Swimming in the river is very dangerous, illegal and we do not allow it. Use of the swimming pool or any other activity is at your own risk. Group leaders please see that the pool is used in a safe way. Small kids must always be under supervision of their parents at the swimming pool, play park and on the terrain.

The Jacuzzi only operates during kiosk hours, and must be booked at the kiosk. Book your session beforehand, because the bath is refilled for every session.

All activities like white-water rafting, paintball target shooting and boat hire must be booked at reception. There is a deposit payable on the inflatable boat. This will only be returned when the boat and equipment is returned to reception.

Right of admission:
Right of admission reserved. Any person that misbehave, or break any rule, will be order to leave the premises without compensation. The owner will not lose any of his rights because of such action.

The amenities and activities provided at or by Dimalachite have been designed, constructed and facilitated to the best of our ability for your enjoyment and safety. Nevertheless we regret that the management, its staff and agents must stipulate that they are absolutely unable to accept liability or responsibility for any death, injury or damages of any nature whatsoever whether arising from negligence or any other cause, which is suffered by any person who enters the premises and/or uses the amenities, or take part in activities provided. Patrons use the facilities at own risk.

Guest Reviews

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gustav gunter
March 2020
Die waterdruk vir die storte kan dalk verbeter.
esmarie ehlers
February 2020
Loved the white river rafting
hannes strydom
September 2019
A clean and safe venue. We will be back!
michele hendon
August 2018
the coffee mugs could be larger.a full length mirrorbeter shower headtv would make a huge difference
vincent puleng
November 2017
sleeping arrangement not favourable...the hostel style single beds was not on..how does six (6) adults (3)couples fit in such a space...the room We had to use had 4 steel framed single beds one on top of the other..not user friendly


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Dimalachite Nature Resort and River Lodge location

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Dimalachite Nature Resort and River Lodge is 10km from the centre of Parys , the nearest airport 124.2km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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