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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 sure to catch a fish, or catch that big one from your campsite. Join us for a sunset cruise on rafts just before sunset with snacks or a bonfire braai at a bonfire. Enjoy your evenings with friends and family on the riverbank around a campfire.Dimalachite offers a variety of accommodation options including luxury lodges, regular chalets, sleeping rooms, and campsites. We also offer accommodation in secluded lodges bordering the Kruger Park.Dimalachite is a place where the whole family is welcome; good accommodation and camping facilities, and don’t forget the big fish. With deep holes and rapids, Dimalachite is the ideal fishing venue for fly as well as bank fishing. The biggest large mouth yellow caught here on fly was 24 lb. Our motto is ‘catch and release’ so please take a nice photo, and release the fish as soon as possible. We rent out rafts to paddle to the islands and rapids, or you can bring your own.The Vaal River, close to Parys, has some of the best white water rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is a very popular white-water rafting destination for families, corporate and school groups. We offer mild to wild rafting, as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget.Regular rooms - Vinkneste is great for school and youth groups only. If you book a chalet or lodge and you are a serious fishermen, please book your own private fishing site with the accommodation unit at R250.00 per night.We keep a few free to use fishing campsites open for the use of all the chalets and lodges clients (sharing) that is not serious about fishing and did not book a private fishing site, but want to try and get a fish on the line.There is a once off R100.00 admin fee per unit payable per booking.If you book more than one unit, there is also a R1000.00 key / breakage deposit payable.

Wedding Venues: A hall with bar facilities, marquee tents as well as the conference room is available for weddings.

Conference Venues: A fully equipped and air-conditioned conference room is available for 20 and 40 delegates and has a proxima projector, a screen, a whiteboard, flip charts and a sound system.

Family friendly: The children are welcome to bring their bicycles as there is lots of space for riding. Play at the jungle gym, do paint-ball target shooting and enjoy the swimming pool.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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)...
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

Camping:
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.

Kiosk:
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:
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.

Jacuzzi:
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.

Activities:
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.

Indemnity:
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.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Camping Sites - Non-fishing Sites - 3 star rated. Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 32 The 32 non-fishing sites are located in the second row and also on the riverfront (non fishing). The sites allow a maxim... see more Features:  DStv, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, River views
    from R440 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Camping Sites - Fishing Sites. Three star rated. Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 28 The 28 fishing sites are located directly on the water. The sites allow a maximum of six people per stand. There are... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, River views
        from R440 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults
          • Zebra 1, 2, 3 & 4 Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 These self-catering chalets can accommodate up to a maximum of six people. There are two bedrooms, each with twin three... see more Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views see more Twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
            from R1060 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Regular Chalets - Zebra 5 and 6 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These self-catering open plan chalets can accommodate up to a maximum of four people. There is one bedroom with twin... see more Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views see more Twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
                from R710 Room rate
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Regular Chalets - Rondawel 1 and 2 Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These self-catering rondawel can accommodate up to a maximum of 3 people. There is one bedroom with twin three-quarter... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater see more Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
                    from R710 Room rate
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                      • Lodges 4 and 5 - Three star rated Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These thatched roof self-catering lodges can each accommodate up to a maximum four adults and two children. The lodge... see more Features:  En-suite, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television see more En-suite, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Three-quarter beds
                        from R1380 Room rate
                        • Rooms Adults
                          • Lodges 2 and 3 - Three star rated Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These thatched roof self-catering lodges can each accommodate up to a maximum of six guests. Lodge 2 & 3 features a main... see more Features:  Twin beds, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Fan see more Twin beds, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Fan, Heater, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Three-quarter beds
                            from R1610 Room rate
                            • Rooms Adults
                              • Lodge 1 - Three star rated Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering This thatched roof self-catering lodges can accommodate up to a maximum of seven guests. Lodge 1 has a double bed in... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Heater see more Double beds, Bath only, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Television, River views, Three-quarter beds
                                from R1610 Room rate
                                • Adults
                                  • Chalet Zebra 7 Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering chalet can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 people. There are an on suite bathroom in the main bedro... see more Features:  Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views see more Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
                                    from R1610 Room rate
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                                      Reviews for Dimalachite Nature Resort and River Lodge

                                      7 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      Vincent Puleng
                                      26 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

                                      Hendrik Bronkhorst
                                      09 October 2017

                                      Nothing to do at the lodge.

                                      Chantelle Van Wyngaardt
                                      30 July 2017

                                      Love the nice fishing spots.The one ambition block closest to the fishing spots never seems to have warm water.This was our fourth visit and definitely not our last.Establishment response: Hi Chantelle,Thanks for your great review on Safari Now – we appreciate it.I see you have a comment about the warm water at the Vinknes ablution facilities. I would like to explain the reason for it The reason is that because of winter, we do not get as much visitors as during Summer months, and therefore we only keep the ablution blocks at the swimming pool’s geysers on It also has solar geysers that help...
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                                      Leanne Sklar-Chik, South Africa
                                      21 November 2016

                                      Great Fishing & Camping site. Ablutions are clean and grounds are well-maintained. Really had a great experience.

                                      Christa Sharp, South Africa
                                      28 December 2015

                                      My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at DImalachite! The facilities are beautifully kept, and the staff are marvellous. Everything from the chalet, to the game drive was absolutely wonderful!Thank you to Hannes and his team, we will definitely be back!!!Christa Sharp

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