River Cottages  Verified Listing

  • Garden in Parys, Free State Province, South Africa
    Garden
  • Braai area
    Braai area
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool
  • Swimming pool area
    Swimming pool area
  • 2 Sleeper Unit exterior
    2 Sleeper Unit exterior
  • Water fun
    Water fun
  • Fun in the water
    Fun in the water
  • Kitchen in 2 Sleeper unit
    Kitchen in 2 Sleeper unit
  • River Cottage 1 lounge
    River Cottage 1 lounge
  • 4 Sleeper unit with twin beds
    4 Sleeper unit with twin beds
  • 4 Sleeper unit bedroom with twin beds
    4 Sleeper unit bedroom with twin beds
  • Double bed in 4 sleeper unit
    Double bed in 4 sleeper unit
  • River Cottage 1 twin beds
    River Cottage 1 twin beds
  • River Cottage 2 beds
    River Cottage 2 beds
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Excellent Rating: 4.6 / 5
Based on 32 verified guest reviews

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Full Kitchen
Stove
Braai/BBQ Area
Child friendly
TV
Fridge
Parking on Premises
Fan
Garden
Linen
Conference Facility
Heater
Oven
Microwave
Fireplace
No smoking
Bath towels
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Dining Area
Serviced Daily
Patio
Swimming Pool
Openview
River Cottages is situated in Parys and offers comfortable accommodation in a tranquil riverside environment.

Accommodation is offered in three fully equipped self-catering beautiful houses sleeping up to 12 guests per house as well as seven 2-Sleeper self-catering lovely units and two charming 4-Sleeper units. The 2-sleeper units are 200 m away from the river and the houses are located right on the banks of the Vaal River.

Guests can take a dip and relax by the swimming pools, lapas and enjoy the built in braai facilities. The large property has stunning nature surroundings and views.

River Cottages is ideal for getaways with loved ones, special occasions and functions. River Cottages can host groups for bachelor and bachelorettes, team building as well as bikers club functions.

The property is about an hour and a half from Pretoria and an hour’s drive from Johannesburg.

The Vaal River runs for about 1 km through the property and its banks are lined with weeping willows and reeds. It perfect for those fond of water-related activities such as canoeing, river rafting and fishing. Parys has many outdoor activities guests can enjoy from hiking and 4X4 trails in and around the town, as well as art, antique and coffee shops and a wide range of fantastic restaurants.

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Property Type Cottage, Holiday Home, Self Catering, Pet Friendly, Resort
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Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Reviews

Themba Kubeka
30 December 2020
I have enjoyed myself the environment was good to relax.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Neethu S
04 November 2019
Good
Superb. 5 out of 5
Sonja Roscher
19 August 2019
River Cottage is the best place to stay for a weekend or holiday. Hostess very kind and friendly. Best of all its pet friendly. Will recommend the place to every one.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
18 June 2019
Pleasant and safe location with a good view.
Okay. 3 out of 5
Orrmay
21 May 2019
Ons het heerlik gekuier en huis is so ruim. Pragtig soos teen die rivier. Ons sal beslis weer kom. Diens was ook van hoogstaande gehalte!!!!!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Brad Fibiger Lewis
20 May 2019
Peace and quiet. Lovely walks. Just what was needed the weekend. The accommodation is neat and clean. All the basics are there. I would recommend the accommodation. Its a lovely place to use as a base camp for river rafting or going into town and shopping or just to stay there and relax.

Marlouise is friendly and made sure that we had all we needed and that there were no problems with the accommodation.

Will definitely be going there again.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Elsabe Crawford
29 April 2019
I would recommend River Cottages for either intimate or a family/group gathering. The place is safe, neat and most accommodating that you will ever experience. I will certainly return very soon. Although the weather changed, the men still enjoyed themselves with fishing. A record size muddy of 2,74kg was caught, and released again.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
23 April 2019
We had a lovely and relaxing time, very friendly host. The cottages were clean and well supplied but we think that they need a bit of renovating and repair the leaking taps. But otherwise, I recommend it for a family holiday and we definitely return for our next holiday.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Lily Radloff
23 April 2019
We were welcomed at River Cottages in a friendly manner and enjoyed our stay at the establishment.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Robert Penson
01 April 2019
We had the most amazing time at River Cottages. My family and I loved every minute of our stay there, so much so that we were gutted to have to return home. We stayed in River Cottage 1 which was perfect for our needs and wants. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed for our weekend. The view from the patio was amazing and perfectly situated to watch the kids play in the pool and to see what was going on at the river. The cottage is roughly 40m from the pool and about 60m from the river's edge. What more could one ask for?
There aren't any play ground facilities for the kids, but this didn't stop our children from having a blast. Perhaps that could be a future addition which would be a big win.
Then I need to thank Marianca for making the entire reservation process so simple and pain free. I asked a multitude of questions and favours and there was nothing that she wasn't prepared to accommodate me with (within reason of course).
Our host, Marlouise, was amazing too. She made us feel so welcome on arrival and again attended to all of our needs. There was nothing too big nor small that she wasn't prepared to help us with. She made us feel like we were part of an extended family and encouraged us to let our hair down and relax.
I would highly recommend River Cottages to anyone whom is seeking a peaceful and relaxing weekend away.
For the fishermen/fisherwomen - we didn't catch any record breaking fish, but we had a very successful fishing experience. Our first day was very quiet and we wondered if there were any fish in the river. However, after some advice from the local fishing store in Parys and some recommended bait, we were kept busy all day and night. Don't try anything fancy - worms, banana and pineapple mielies and some "Superman" dip, worked a charm. We didn't have any luck with specimen rigs and boilies, but it is not to say that it won't work.

On the whole, we would return without a shadow of a doubt - in fact, we are planning our next trip already.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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Parys Reviews

Sinokuhle Magqashela
09 November 2020
The peace of mind.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Lea Naude
19 December 2019
Beautiful shops and lovely coffee shops.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Hannelie De Noon
26 November 2019
Milky Lane excellent service and value for money.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Junique Wepener
25 November 2019
Amazing view and preserved nature.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Martin Nagel
11 November 2019
The scenery and all the places to visit and they are all nearby.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Terina Vermeulen
04 November 2019
Super dog friendly owner. Lots of other animals that come to visit at campsite.
Superb. 5 out of 5
theo
04 November 2019
The whole place.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Michelle Smith
01 October 2019
Shopping and Adventure Sports. Location of Art Lovers Guesthouse is perfect. Walking distance from restaurants and shops.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Hanlie Ellis
01 April 2019
Baie lekker ou dorpie met heelwat om te doen, eet rond loer in die winkels en net ontspan langs die rivier
Superb. 5 out of 5
Mzi Sihlaba
20 December 2018
Swim, river rafting and local market in Parys.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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