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.

New-look Otters website

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

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


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 and adventure activities, go to our temporary website:

For all accommodation inquiries call Karen at 082 475 8767 or 056 8181814.

Meantime, we’d love to hear your suggestions for changes to this website. Insert a comment or drop us a line to  or call Graeme at 084 245 2490.

 Rafting from Otters' HauntRemember, we offer –

  • Accommodation: Guest House, Bush Cabins, Guinea Fowl Cottage and Porcupine Flatlet.
  • Activities: Whitewater rafting, wilderness canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, flyfishing, birdwatching.
  • We also have a conference centre suitable for groups up to 20 – ideal for brainstorms, presentations and meetings.
  • Our facilties are self-catering but for events and teambuilds we offer full board with delicious meals.
  • We do Vredefort Dome tours and can handle school and university groups.

So get hold of us to plan your getaway at the Vaal… we’ll put together the package you want.

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