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 info@otters.co.za


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.

FAMILY RAFTING

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.

ORANGE RIVER 5-DAY

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 info@otters.co.za. Watch the video.

SPECIAL NOTICE

COVID protocols are strictly observed. Please keep your social distance, wash hands, sanitise and wear masks.

We are on Solar power on the Otters Haunt side (not at Bush Camp yet). This means energy must be conserved at night with no devices such as hairdryers or microwaves, heaters or geysers, drawing heavy power. When […]

Easter and April holidays

Chill out in the warm autumn sun!

Otters’ Haunt, on the banks of the Vaal River, is the ideal holiday getaway for families and friends.

You can relax, read a book and listen to the birds. We cater for

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Mild winters – ideal for activities

In Autumn and Winter, days in the Vredefort Dome are generally a warm 16-22degC with occasional cold snaps. The sun shines and it’s great for hiking, mountain biking and canoeing among the wilderness islands of the Vaal.

Recently Karen and I explored Rietpoort farm on our mountain bikes, enjoying the bushy paths […]

Rated best stay by Lonely Planet

Otters Den Guinea Fowl Cabin bedroom Cormorant Cabin

We are once again (2018) recommended by Lonely Planet as a great adventure destination. Out of hundreds of lodges, hotels and guest houses in this area, we get the nod as “the pick for adrenaline-pumping adventure” in mountain biking and rafting. Previously, the international best-seller says: “Otters’ Haunt, […]

Come stay, come play!

Vaal Rafting       Hiking       Mountain Biking       Vredefort Dome Talks & Trails

If you’re looking for summer fun in the sun come to Otters’ Haunt. We are surrounded by water, forests and mountains in the beautiful Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. Ideal for family get-togethers and homely holidays, we are near […]

AfriStay Award for best value

Otters Haunt wins 2018 Best Value Establishment Award!

We’ve been rated as a top value accommodation destination in Parys, based on consistent and excellent rates offered by Otters Haunt to guests.

Meditation on kids’ parties

We just love this picture of two boys meditating during a family river trip on the Vaal. I guess their parents are into Eastern religions and they’ve picked it up. Imagine how much of a better place the world would be if all youngsters learnt to delve into themselves to find peace in the […]

Wilderness canoeing

Hire a canoe and go out on your own or go with a guide who knows the islands and the wildlife.

Pigging out in autumn

Our grand old oak tree has produced thousands of acorns – great food for pigs! We don’t keep pigs ourselves but occasionally some monstrous visitors like the one in the photo come crashing through the fields next door. Our dogs go crazy and there is much scurrying around to get the pig to gobble-n-go.

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New-look Otters website

The Otters' Den guest house overlooks a quiet pool and islands

Welcome!

We’re in the process of revamping our popular Otters’ Haunt website. For a while there will be limited information and changes will be going on.

For a quick summary of what we offer in terms of accommodation […]