From R450 per Unit

Smilin Thru Resort

From R450 per Unit



Our Accommodation is situated on the shores of the Vaal River, Smilin Thru Resort is the perfect laid-back getaway. You'll find us just on the outskirts of Parys where the natural beauty is mesmerizing. Situated in the Vaal Triangle area of South Africa it offers a scenic paradise in the unspoiled nature of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. Ideal for a weekend getaway for those living in Gauteng, only 1 and a half hours from Johannesburg.

The resort fronts the Vaal River and is surrounded by the rugged hills that mark the edge of the Vredefort Dome Impact Crater. The views are stunning and the surrounds are peaceful and beautiful, with many outdoors activities and pursuits on offer - from hikes and walks to game viewing to fishing to canoeing or white water rafting on the river. There is also an abundance of wildlife and bird species in this 'eco-playground' area.

The tranquillity of the surrounds and natural beauty makes this the perfect setting for hosted many ultra-special weddings, events, team-building business functions. Wedding Couples are given a free weekend for the year following their wedding, to conjure up the memories of marital bliss.

As host, you get a dedicated venue coordinator to arrange your dream celebration or business breakaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Smilin Thru.


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Alt Water source
  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding




  • This is a Free Accommodation Participant.
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Average Response Time: 29 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 20%
  • Tourism Grading Council:
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  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Parys, Smilin Thru Resort has been voted Best Establishment in Parys for 2019Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Parys, Smilin Thru Resort has been voted Best Value for Money in Parys for 2019


R500 Fochville Road, Parys, 9585

Map Smilin Thru Resort in Parys  Fezile Dabi (Northern Free State)  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

My stay was fine it just that I had to stay with a broken toilet for the rest of my holiday

Smilin Tru Resort was awesome! The family really needed the time away. Cant stop talking about the canoeing, was great !We had so much fun :)

Kitchen stuff

We did not have all the kitchen utensils ,broom and mop. Also a prop in the bathroom. Then we saw the list say if stuff is not there ,there will be a cost:( that was a concern. Made a note of what was not there and gave it to the reception.
Music was not allowed but our neighbours was playing music! My children end up also playing. So important that everyone stick to the rules


The resort is a nice place for relaxing. We had the best time of our lives and will surely visit again.
The water issue should be looked into and maybe consider buying new beds.


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