Welcome to SafariNow. Get off your booking by paying with the voucher code before .

Terms & conditions apply.

About River Cottages

River Cottages offers both recreational and overnight accommodation in a riverside environment.

There are three fully equipped self-catering houses sleeping up to 12 guests per house as well as seven 2-Sleeper self-catering units and two 4-Sleeper units. The houses are located right on the banks of the Vaal River in Parys whilst the 2-sleeper units are 200 m away from the river but still a mere 2 minutes stroll to the river. There are swimming pools, lapas and built in braai facilities spread all over the property for those hot, lazy summer days.

The location is also suitable for functions and special occasions as the property is very large and picturesque and we have function/conference/restaurant facilities on site. River Cottages can host groups for bachelor/ettes, bikers and other club functions, team building etc.

The little country town of Parys lies on the banks of the Vaal River about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and an hour and a half from Pretoria. Parys is essentially a farming community, but it has become a popular recreation town due to loads of outdoor activities on offer, the Vaal River and because of its proximity to Johannesburg, Pretoria and other major cities.

The Vaal River runs for about 1 km through our property and its banks are lined with weeping willows and reeds and is the perfect invitation for those fond of water-related activities such as fishing, canoeing, river rafting etc. There are some lovely hiking and 4X4 trails in and around the town, as well as art, antique and coffee shops as well as a wide range of excellent restaurants.

River Cottages looks forward to sharing our paradise with you.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 58
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews

Facilities

  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

Please enter dates to receive pricing
  • 2 Sleeper Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 7 This unit sleeps 2 and can accommodate 4 on request. This unit consists of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with a shower. There... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
    from R600 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • 4 Sleeper Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 This unit sleeps 4 and can accommodate 6 on request. This unit consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with showers. There... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Television, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R1200 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults
          • River Cottage 2 Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering This unit sleeps 12 and can accommodate 14 on request. This is a fully fledged house and consists of 3 super large bedro... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower over bath see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Swimming pool views
            from R2800 Room rate
            • Adults
              • River Cottage 1 Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering This unit sleeps 12 and can accommodate 16 on request. This is a fully fledged house and consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 bathr... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only see more King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Swimming pool views
                from R3000 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • River Cottage 3 Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering This unit sleeps 12 and can accommodate 16 on request. This is a fully fledged house and consists of 5 bedrooms and 4... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower only see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Swimming pool views
                    from R3000 Room rate
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for River Cottages

                      3 guest reviews Reviews of

                      3.5 out of 5 stars
                      5 star
                      2
                      4 star
                      0
                      3 star
                      0
                      2 star
                      0
                      1 star
                      1
                      James Richards
                      12 August 2018

                      Enjoyed every second , great service ,very peacefull breakaway.

                      Nina Sambo
                      16 July 2018

                      The bathrooms and kitchens are low standard. We travelled all away from Limpopo and we were so disappointed. They don't even have a tea bag in the kitchens

                      Sonia Goode
                      04 June 2018

                      The stay was just awesome, from the friendly staff to the comfortable chalet. My husband's highlight was to have DSTV so he can watch the rugby. We will definitely recommend River Cottages to any one that needs a break from the hustle and bustle of the city

                      River Cottages Map

                      River Cottages is 3.2km from the centre of Parys , the nearest airport 121.1km (Lanseria International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

                      Things to do in and around Parys

                      Bon Af Berry Farm

                      (20.2 km from Parys)

                      2 reviews

                      This unique farm offers you a whole list of exciting things to do. Take stroll through the orchard and pick your own berries, go to the museum, and enjoy a delicious berry milkshake. The kids will love looking at the cute farm animals. A great pit...

                      Parys Golf & Country Estate

                      (3.6 km from Parys)

                      3 reviews

                      This championship golf course was designed by the Cobie Legrange team and DDV Design, offering a challenge with each hole. With the ever-changing views of the Vaal River, you can be assured your game will be a memorable one. Golf carts are...

                      Art Lovers Wine Sense

                      (0.8 km from Parys)

                      Eyeballing wine, swirling, sniffing and swishing - it may look complicated or even snobbish, but the traditional wine-tasting technique is actually based on common sense. It's simply a way to pause for a moment, to stop and think, and to pay...

                      Dimalachite Fishing

                      (10 km from Parys)

                      With deep holes and rapids, Dimalachite is the ideal fishing venue for fly as well as deep- water fishing. The biggest Large mouth yellow caught here on fly was 24lb. Our motto is “catch and release”. So please take a nice photo, and release the...