This section gives general information on the Vaal including articles about the area.
Visiting the Vaal is a unique experience. A getaway from the hustle and bustle of the pressures of city life, from the street corner hassles and the jam packed freeways of modern living. With a shuttle service less than an hour away from Johannesburg’s main airport, O R Tambo, it makes sense to stay at one of the Vaal’s hotels or guest houses.
Why not relax in a riverside hotel or enjoy the heady experience of a bed and breakfast in the heart of Sharpeville. Soak up the atmosphere of a local shebeen or bargain with a street seller for one of the local works of art. Or you can take a leisure cruise on the Vaal River or sail the shores of the Vaal Dam. For the business man, the area has many excellent hotels and guest houses with full conference and function facilities. Privately owned bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation within the towns are available to suit the pockets of all visitors.
But it is not just the river leisure or the excellent accommodation and supporting facilities in the large towns that make the Vaal. The smaller towns and villages should also be included in your places to visit. Parys with its quaint antique shops and riverside accommodation specialising in adventure sports such as white river rafting, Heidelberg with its historic buildings and the stately English village of Henley on Klip.
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Information on the Towns in the Vaal can be found on the Home page