If you are planning to visit scenic places close to Johannesburg, Vaalnest Boutique hotel on the Vaal Dam is a place worth visiting! Planning a weekend getaway or a honeymoon Vaalnest has exactly what you need. The Vaal Dam is the second largest dam in the area. There is about 800 km of shoreline and the dam covers about three provinces; the Free State, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Activities are endless with popular water sport activities or bird watching.