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 flyfishing as well as bank fishing. The biggest largemouth yellow caught here on the 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 fisherman, 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 an R1000.00 key/breakage deposit payable on group bookings.
Covid Safety Approved: Covid-19 Protocol: Dimalachite follows the Tourism guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. see more
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