Vaal River Luxury, Self-Catering Accommodation on the Vaal River | Johannesburg

Our Vaal River Bush Lodge offers the very best of self-catering and luxury.

Discover YOLO Spaces Vaal River


The Vaal River, just 1 hour drive from Johannesburg, offers a tranquil escape from city life – for a fun-filled or peaceful river and bush breakaway stay.

For this reason YOLO Spaces chose the Boschenvaal Riverfront Lodges situated on the banks of the Vaal River on Millionaires bend, making it an ideal getaway. Surrounded by nature and indigenous bush, this luxury, self-catering Bush Lodge is a thatched roof double storey lodge that blends into the environment of this exclusive eco-estate.

To better understand what our luxury, self-catering accommodation is about at the Vaal River, please browse our property gallery below.

Enjoy the best of the Vaal River

The Vaal River features more than 50km of navigable water making it the ideal river for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing or cruising the water on a sunset booze cruise while enjoying great food and great company.

Whether you enjoy boating, canoeing, bird watching, fishing, golfing or river rafting this is the perfect relaxing weekend getaway experience.

Restaurants are located on the water’s edge or in the nearby town of Sasolburg or drive a little further in the opposite direction to spend the morning in the quaint town of Parys. While in Parys browse the antique and art galleries, enjoy coffee and scones at the many sidewalk cafés and restaurants scattered along the main street.

Nearby Amenities


Parys is a 20 minutes drive from the lodge if you wish to enjoy a scrumptious dinner at any of their quaint restaurants.

If you prefer an in house dining experience contact Private Chef : Lebogang Lekotoko - 083 709 8794

Thrill Seeking Activities

For the thrill seekers -  water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, skydiving, white water rafting, river war games, quad biking are just some of the thrilling activities to take part in during your visit to the Vaal River Bush Lodge.

River Cruises

Vaal river cruises are a great way to relax with your friends and family sipping cocktails and savouring a buffet lunch while marvelling at beautiful surroundings and envying the wealthy who cruise on Millionaires Bend.   

Golf Courses

Parys Golf Course and Emfuleni Golf Course are located just 25 minutes drive from the Vaal River Bush Lodge if you tire of thrill seeking activities and wish to escape to the fairways for a round of golf.


For a truly unique fishing experience try out raft fishing safaris on the Vaal river combining river rafting with fishing. Fly fishing, bait fishing and lure fishing for yellow fish, mudfish, cat fish and carp.

Shopping & Antiquing

Enjoy the warm hospitality of Parys, just 20 min drive from the lodge.  Walking along the main street you will find many antique furniture, rare collectables, clothing, jewellery, homeware, arts and crafts stores.