Suggested Itineraries

Vaalnest Boutique Hotel has created selective programs for visitors to enjoy a wonderful stay at our hotel. These itineraries are designed for the adventurous visitors to get an all-round feel of the Vaal, this allows you to really go to depth of your soul to experience every extreme activity you can dream off. This is where only nature can thrive. Another attractive program is for those that want a laid back experience at Vaalnest, these feature a lot of site seeing to various locations, making this a dream come true for international tourists and other visitors to capture every moment in time of the Vaal. Whether you are a local visitor at Vaalnest, our aim is to make you feel like you not at all away from home but to ultimately enjoy an alluring nature experience stay with a touch of tranquillity.

  • All activities are subject to availability
  • Please note some activities have allocated prices, please bring along some cash in order to enjoy those activities.
  • Prices on activities are subject to change without notice 
  • Terms and Conditions apply

Suggested Itineraries

The Adventurous Travelers' Itinerary

The Adventurous Package is designed for 2 people to get an all-round feel of Vaalnest Boutique Hotel, where only nature can thrive.

Package valued at R 6962

Day 1: Check In Time 12:00pm

  • Check in Lunch, with our international cuisine influenced restaurant that boasts a delicious menu to choose from
  • A 2hour Vaal Marina Cycle Tour R200 p/p: Follow the route that takes you to the waterfront and beautiful harbour, to see picturesque views of the Vaal Dam.
  • Dinner Voucher Valued at R120, Vaalnest dinner served from 19:00pm: Includes freshly prepared meals for your taste buds 

Day 2: Activity Day

  • Daily Breakfast 08:00am – 09:00am wake up to our buffet breakfast that’s freshly prepared  with attention to detail to keep your day going
  • Emerald Casino and Resort, Take a journey into this entertainment world where all things seem to happen fast, all day activities that are fun and adventurous include:

Animal World R35 p/p, a Picnic Basket (optional) valued at R250, available from                                                                   Vaalnest Boutique Hotel. 

Game Drive R 50p/p

Aqua Dome R50 p/p

Casino

  • Vaalnest Dinner Served from 19:00pm, includes freshly prepared meals for your taste buds

Day 3: Adventure Day

  • Daily Breakfast 08:00 – 09:00am: Wake up to our buffet breakfast that’s freshly prepared with attention to detail to keep your day going.
  • Long Stretch Rafting 2 to 3hours R270 p/p: Take a ride with the rough as well as subtle waters of the Vaal River
  • Lunch (Picnic Basket) R250  (13:00 pm - 14:00pm): Get a tempting picnic basket that includes a full lunch to keep you at bay after a long long struggle with the waters.
  • Quad Biking R390 p/p  (14:30pm – 15:15pm): Follow several hiking trails on the powerful all terrain bikes that are comfortable yet fun. Routes take you to deep wilderness with breath taking views and sceneries.
  • Fishing R30 p/p: Fish for various species of fish at the Vaal River/Dam, includes fishing rod and other fishing gear.
  • Flat Water Paddling R150 p/p and River Tubing R270 p/p and Archery R150 (Optional): To add to the fun, you can choose one out of these three popular activities. Experience nature everywhere you go.
  • Vaal Dam Cruise R270 p/p: Take a trip in a special boat to cruise the tranquil Vaal Dam. This cruise is perfect to see the Vaal Dam setting. with breath taking views of the wilderness in the horizon. Get to sip and snack on wonderful treats as you look out to the beautiful sceneries and quiet water.
  • Vaalnest Dinner Served from 19:00pm, Includes freshly prepared meals that are filling and good for your taste buds.

 Day 4: Late Check out, 12:00pm

  • Daily Breakfast (08:00 – 09:00am): Wake up to our buffet breakfast that is freshly prepared with attention to detail to keep your day going
  • Vaalnest Spa valued at R400: Conclude your 3 nights stay with various spa treatments to choose from. You can get treated at our majestic outdoor spa stations that are named after various species of bird that call Vaalnest Boutique Hotel home.
Vaalnest Boutique Hotel swimming pool balcony overlooking the Vaal Dam.

The Non Adventurous Travelers' Itinerary

Our Non Adventurous Package is designed for 2 people, features a lot of site seeing to various locations, capture every moment as you take tours around the Vaal and be prepared to be blown away.

Package valued at R 5412 ( no cost has been allocated to the Day 2 program for the historical tour, however some cash taken with is recommended; the craft stalls & some activists interviewed require remuneration )

 Day 1: Check in 12:00pm

  • Check in Lunch at Waterfront: Welcome to Vaalnest and be greeted with a filling lunch that’s specially prepared to fill your day.
  • Dinner Voucher Valued at R150, Vaalnest Dinner served from 19:30pm: Includes freshly prepared meals that are filling and good for your taste buds.

Day 2: Activity Day

  • Daily Breakfast (08:00am – 09:00am): Wake up to our buffet breakfast that is freshly prepared with attention to detail to keep your day going.
  • Sharpeville Memorial Day Visit: Become part of the 1960, 21st of March struggle as you take a tour to this magnificent memorial site, catch a glimpse of history and get to meet some of the actual survivors of the apartheid era residing in Sharpeville.
  • 09:00am - Arrival at the Sharpeville Exhibition Centre
  • 09:15am - Storytelling and Guided Tour at Exhibition by the museum guide.
  • Get additional Information by one of the survivors of the Sharpeville shooting (if booked) and questions. Small Remuneration for survivors to paid for an exclusive interview.
  • 10:15am - A walk inside the Exhibition Hall
  • 11:00am - A walk in The Garden of Remembrance
  • 11:30am - A walk at The Old Police Station where the crowed was gathering before the shooting took place
  • 12:00pm - A drive through guided tour at Sharpeville passing Dlhomo Dam, kingsinton Hostel respectively. A guided Tour continues to Phelendaba cemetery where the 69 people who were shot that day are buried. Location is now a heritage site.
  • 12:30pm - A visit to Teknorama Museum with a Guided Tour around the museum showcasing different artefacts and crafts including the Noble Peace Price that was honoured to former president Fw De Klerk.
  • 13:30pm - Lunch: Noms Kitchen Lunch: Conclude this historic memorial visit with a traditional lunch that includes exciting meals that are very filling
  • Denneysville Historical Bike Museum R 25 p/p: Whether you are a biker or not, this historic museum is a pinnacle of motorcycles, and includes legendary Harley Davidsons and other exclusive models to see. Available Wed - Sun, 09:00 am - 15:00 pm

 Day 3: Site Seeing Day

  • Daily Breakfast (08:00am – 09:00am): Wake up to our buffet breakfast that is freshly prepared with attention to detail to keep your day going.
  • Day visit to the Lion Farm R 65 p/p: Let your hair down as you take tour to the big cat territory where you get to see these majestic creatures at an enclosed sanctuary, the farm also includes wild dogs and wolfs which makes it an all-rounder. Guests can find themselves interacting with the big cats should you consider yourself very brave. Guided Tours at 11:00am; 13:00pm & 15:00pm
  • Denneysville Croc Ranch R 35 p/p: After your unforgettable big cat experience, a visit to the croc park will surely be something special, get to see these guys in their murky waters where they catch their meals.
  • Boat Cruise R 275 p/p: Take a trip onto our special boat to cruise the tranquil Vaal Dam. This cruise is perfect to see the Vaal Dam setting with breath taking views of the wilderness in the horizon. Get to sip and snack on wonderful treats as you look out to the beautiful sceneries and quiet water. Mon - Thur 8am - 4pm & Fri - Sun 8am - 5pm.

Day 4: Late Check Out 12:00pm

  • Daily Breakfast (08:00am – 09:00am): Wake up to our buffet breakfast that is freshly prepared with attention to detail to keep your day going.
  • Vaalnest Spa Voucher for two people, valued at R600: Conclude your 3 nights stay with various spa treatments to choose from. You can get treated at our majestic outdoor spa stations that are named after various species of bird that call Vaalnest Boutique Hotel home