couple-at-river-sept-2016 PEACE & NATURE: The ideal getaway close to Johannesburg. Look no further than our beautiful Otters' Den guest house at the riverside. Or maybe choose the Full Moon Bush Cabins for your group exclusively. Call now +27 82 475 8767 or email

HIKING TRAILS: Take a relaxed stroll in our fields and forest, or test yourself against the Dome Bergland. Lots of trails. Guide available.

CYCLING TRAILS: From easy to tough, from single track to gravel roads, come with kids, friends or your club. Bikes and guide for hire.


American style rafting on guided oar boats and paddle rafts

Bring the family and enjoy an exciting trip with a guide on board the raft with you. Run the river in expert hands, wield a paddle yourself, and show the kids how nature in the raw is fun! Ages 6 to 75. Bring granny too! Read all about us here.


Otters' Haunt and The Riverman are offering the wonderful 5-day ORANJE GORGE TRAIL between May and September. Don't miss this best and most exciting of all rafting safaris - Kalahari desert scenery, fun rapids, great hikes, fishing and relaxing. School holiday trips. Contact Graeme 084 245 2490 or Karen 082 475 8767 or Watch the video.

Otters’ Den


A glorious self-catering old farmhouse set high over the Vaal River. Called “Otters’ Den” the picturesque house overlooks a quiet channel, the playground of otters, leguaans and waterfowl. There is a sun porch, swimming pool and private Jacuzzi (hired in advance). The large main bedroom has a river view.

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The lounge has a log fireplace and DSTV, with a snooker table on the porch. A large kitchen and braai area complete the ambience of peace and comfort. Like all our facilities, it is self-catered.

Established more than 50 years ago, nowhere else near Parys can you find such seclusion and charm. With its pool patio, the house suits families, friends or business associates. It is ideal for small groups wanting to meet and perhaps use our conference facilities over a few days. Other facilities can also be used for larger group bookings, and we can cater meals.

Two double bedrooms, one ensuite, with extra bathroom. One room with two beds. Extra beds available. The guest house can also be taken with the adjoining Porcupine Garden Flatlet if available (double bedroom ensuite).

  • ¬†Suitable for 4-8 adults and children.
  • Over weekends, book two nights.
  • See rates.