Welcome to our holiday resort, conference hotel and restaurants!
Seasonal pricing applies, linked to School and Public Holidays
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.
|Revamp of Restaurant Complex|
The Restaurant Complex is undergoing a TOTAL revamp! The old thatch roof is being replaced. The Bar will become a Viper Cigar Lounge The undercover Edan Pool Bar will open right next to the pool. The revamped... More
|Jungle Gym Revamp|
After a complaint that the Jungle Gym is "unsafe" for a 3 year old, we will re-vamp it and make it as safe as possible for kiddies. Please, ALWAYS supervise small children that are under the age, no matter... More
|03/08/2015||Business Centre & Internet Cafe opens|
The Business Centre and Internet Café will open! IT and a Training Centre on our doorstep and at your fingertips! More
|Main Pool Renovation|
During this time the main pool will be tiled and re-fitted with pumps, a fountain and a jaccuzi. It will officially be ready for Spring in September! Watch this space!!! More
|Quad- and Mountain bike, Jogging and Hiking trails|
Work will start on landscaping to cater for: Quad Bike Trails Mountain Bike Trails Jogging Trails Hiking Trails and hopefully Horse Riding Trails 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.
Delivery of Coin operated Laundry Equipment
Our long awaited Coin Operated Washing machines and Tumble Dryers will arrive! 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
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