Smilin' Thru Chalets (Pty) Ltd

Your home away from home

Welcome to our holiday resort, conference hotel and restaurants!


 Seasonal pricing applies, linked to School and Public Holidays      

 Peak Season

Low Season

26/06/2015 - 19/07/2015 

18/04/2015 - 25/06/2015

21/09/2015 - 11/10/2015

20/07/2015 - 20/09/2015 

07/12/2015 - 28/02/2016

12/10/2015 - 06/12/2015



Rugged mountains bordering the unspoilt Vaal River is the setting for Smilin' Thru Resort. A mere hour from Johannesburg, 10 km from Parys and part of the world-renowned Vredefort Dome Heritage Site.

Smilin’ Thru 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.



Event Calendar

Christmas in July
Come celebrate a Real WINTER Christmas with us around the fireplace. Book your seat in the Restaurant in advance, and pay for only ONE night's accommodation, get the second night FREE. Contact us for more...   More



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 (viewed above) 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)..."

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.






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


New Ablutions

The new ablution block will be ready for use by the end of the week. Check our Gallery for pictures after 1 May 2015.   More