Vaal Dam Accommodation

The Vaal Dam has long been a retreat for busy city dwellers in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The dam is the second biggest in South Africa (by area) and is a hub of water sport activities for South Africa's interior. Visiting the Vaal Dam offers both a sense of tranquillity and a wide variety of activities to partake in.

The dam, which was completed in the late 1930's has a shoreline of 800km and holds a huge volume of water. It is supplied with water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and plays a vital role in the water supply infrastructure of Gauteng and surrounding the areas.

While the Vaal Dam touches 3 South African provinces, the most active section of the dam's shoreline is in Gauteng (despite the largest section of the shoreline being in the Free State). On weekends and over holiday periods Joburgers make the 1-2 hour trip down to the dam's shore to relax and take part in water sports.

Some of things that people get up to while on holiday at the Vaal Dam include kite-surfing, canoeing, paddle boating, power boating and jet-skiing, wake boarding and water skiing. The Vaal's fish population, which includes carp, barbell, bass and yellow fish, draws  fishermen who either pick a solitary spot on the shore or fish off the side of a boat. Since the Vaal Dam attracts fishermen from all over SA, most make use of the resorts and fishing accommodation readily available in the area.

Yachting is also a popular activity on the dam and it plays host to the largest inland yachting regatta in the world - the Round the Island regatta. This regatta circumvents the 5 kilometre long island in the dam (which was once used as a secret meeting spot for the apartheid government). Numerous other boating events take place throughout the year too.

Stay at one of the  many self-catering cottages, BnB's or guesthouses on offer at the Vaal Dam and treat yourself to a relaxing break.

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From R450 pps


Aqua Blue Guest House is part of Aqua View Group and was formed in 2011 as a hospitality group offering services in the tourism industry. In the Group there are 4 Guest Houses, 2 Wedding Venues and 1... More Info

From R450 pps


Aqua Marine Guest House is part of Aqua View Group and was formed in 2011 as a hospitality group offering services in the tourism industry. In the Group there are 4 Guest Houses, 2 Wedding Venues and... More Info

1 Person is currently making an enquiry at this establishment.

From R325 pps


"Thank you so much to all the guests who took the time to complete the Sleeping Out review, we couldn't have won these awards without you!" Located only 100km / 1hr from Johannesburg, the quiet tow... More Info

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From R120* unit


Anchor Creek Marina is situated in the quiet town of Deneyesville on the banks of the Vaal Dam. The property offers basic self-catering accommodation and camping facilities on the water's edge. Th... More Info

26 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

From R250 pps


A Favourite choice for Deneysville Accommodation Stone Cottage offers three star standard facilities in one and two bedroom cottages each sleeping five persons these are available on either a self cat... More Info

5 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

From R450 pps


The Aqua View at 19 Guest House is located in Aqua Street 2 houses away from the Vaal Dam in the quaint town of Deneysville, one hour from Johannesburg. We offer elegant, spacious and comfortable acco... More Info

From R750 pps


A tastefully furnished and spacious four bedroom bed and breakfast holiday property. Close to the village centre with its many shops and stores and within easy walking distance. The main bedroom i... More Info

From R750 pps


This charming and quaint four bedroom house, is tastefully furnished. It has a self contained Kitchen, four bedrooms with two bathrooms and a additional outside shower and toilet, the lounge / dining... More Info

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Vaalnest Boutique Hotel
13.5 km

From R652 pps

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The Vaalnest Boutique Hotel is located on the banks of the Vaal Dam in the quaint town of Vaal Marina. It redefines luxurious accommodation with a 4 star rating. We are a number one stop location on r... More Info

1 Person is currently making an enquiry at this establishment.
Bon Hotel Riviera on Vaal Hotel
27.5 km

From R1690 pps

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Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club provides world class luxury well complemented by its historical exterior and modern interiors. The Hotel has perfected the art of hospitality - indulging leisure a... More Info

2 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

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Vaal Dam Reviews

Vaal Dam
It was fabulous and definitely a trip to do again
- Aurial Abdrabu

Vaal Dam
Unfortunately the weekend we went there there were powercuts from the first night and it made it difficult to go anywhere to even try to get food. We had to leave Deneysville sooner than we planned.
- Doreen Mukuku

Vaal Dam
Not enough water
- Zandile Hlatshwayo

Vaal Dam
Beautiful place.
- Zanele Mashinini

Vaal Dam
Vaal Dam was great as usual had lots of fun there's a lot one can do over there.
- Fezile Qambela