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 boatsĀ 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.


There’s plenty to do at Otters’ Haunt! We are the adventure centre of the area. Ask for a briefing and get a map from us. You can go it alone or be accompanied by a guide (whitewater rafting requires guides). Inquire here.

WALKS & HIKES : We have a variety of short, easy to moderate walks along the river and in the countryside. There are also longer trails, some with overnight stops. MORE… RAFTING : No experience is needed for the easy but exciting rapids of the Vaal. Glimpse Fish Eagles, Goliath Herons and otters in the islands. Groups of 4-20.
FLYFISHING : Otters’ Haunt is one of the top destinations for Yellowfish, largemouth and smallmouth, with a variety of pools, whitewater and narrow channels. MORE… WILDERNESS CANOEING : The Vaal islands are a product of the geology of the Vredefort Dome. Enter a riverine wilderness using our stable sit-on-top canoes.
BIRDWATCHING : Hundreds of bird species from waterfowl and bushland types to open grassland and montane species make the Vaal & Dome a priorty destination. INQUIRE.
KAYAKING : Learn to kayak on the thrilling but forgiving Vaal rapids. Lessons in Eskimo rolling and basic technique. Join our expeditions to other rivers!
MOUNTAIN BIKING : From beginner to advanced, try the gravel roads and farm tracks, hills, rolling grassland and river crossings. Train for the Cape Epic! MORE… ADVENTURE RACING : Hone your team skills and individual fitness, running, swimming, cycling and abseiling in the beautiful Dome Bergland and Vaal valley. INQUIRE.
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY : Bring your club or school to capture the natural beauty of the area. Spend days in nature and return with memorable, uniquely South African images. INQUIRE.
VREDEFORT DOME : Receive a map briefing and demonstration, then join a tour of the world’s oldest and largest asteroid impact crater – a Unesco World Heritage site.