Smilin' Thru Chalets (Pty) Ltd

Your home away from home

Welcome to our holiday resort, conference hotel and restaurants!


 Our resort is now 47 years old. Our Revamp is on-going and will end on our 50th birthday in 2018. We're doing it for you!


We're done, and our first "bumper" weekend was filled with joy and happiness, partly thanks to the Bokke's win against Samoa.

With rugged mountains bordering the unspoilt Vaal River ages gone by created this setting for Smilin' Thru Chatels. A mere hour from Johannesburg, 10 km from Parys and part of the world-renowned Vredefort Dome Heritage Site.

Smilin’ Thru Chalets offer scenic landscapes, panoramic views, abundance of bird and wildlife. Fantastic fishing and rafting on our 2km of Vaal River frontage. The area is truly a nature lover’s paradise with a uniqueness of being undiscovered, unspoilt and booming with possibilities.

Jacuzzi on the River


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Activities range from hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, bird watching, archaeological tours and antique shopping in historic Parys. This area is fast becoming an eco-playground and wellness venue.

With a fully licenced Restaurant, Bar, Pool Bar, Deck and Entertainment Centre on-site, we cater for all your dining needs. Watch our News section for special offers like: " ...spend R400 and get a weekend Camping FREE)..."

Edan Pool Bar

Accommodation facilities at Smilin' Thru vary from a 20 room Bed & Breakfast with all amenities to Self-Catering Chalets, Caravan and Camp Sites. A mecca for kids with swimming pools, crazy golf, and play camp.


Viper Bar





We've gone digital!

Now you can do your OWN on-line bookings! Anytime, anywhere! Go for it!   More


Pool and Restaurant Complex completed

The maintenance work on the Restaurant is done, only the outside needs to be painted. The pool was upgraded, and is now boasting a dark Teal to make the water warmer for you! Come try it out.   More


Jungle Gym Fixed!

After a complaint that the Jungle Gym is "unsafe" for a 3 year old, we have re-vamped it and made it as safe as possible for kiddies. Please, ALWAYS supervise small children that are under the age, no matter...   More


Delivery of Coin operated Laundry Equipment

Our long awaited Coin Operated Washing machines and Tumble Dryers will arrive soon! No more WET clothes!   More


Chalet 7 - Revamped

Chalet 7's revamp is complete and it has gone back into circulation on 1 May 2015. We listened to our worst critics about the small bathrooms in the Chalets, and moved the shower to the outside. We also...   More

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