Riverside Sun: Your Perfect Getaway on the banks of the Vaal River

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Looking for the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg? Look no further than
Riverside Sun, a true gem nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark. Recently
awarded the prestigious Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award, this hotel offers a winning combination of
comfort, service, and natural beauty that’s sure to leave you spellbound.
With 169 well-appointed rooms, Riverside Sun offers a variety of choices for all kinds of travellers. From
cosy Standard Rooms to spacious river-facing Suites, each accommodation option provides an en-suite
bathroom and tasteful decor. The cherry on top? Breakfast is included in room rates! And did I mention
that up to two children under 18 can stay for free when sharing with adults?
Leisure and Recreation
The Riverside Sun is a haven for relaxation and recreation. The sprawling landscaped gardens are perfect
for a leisurely stroll, and the outdoor pool invites you to take a refreshing dip on sunny days – which are
plentiful at the Vaal. This was a perfect fit for me, I am all about the slow and easy poolside days. If
you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, hop aboard the Liquid Lounge river boat for a scenic cruise. For
outdoor enthusiasts, there’s a range of sports and activities to enjoy, including fishing and water skiing.
Captivating Views with a side of Health and Wellness
The magical allure of the Vaal River is something you can’t miss. Riverside rooms offer stunning views of
the river and the surrounding natural beauty, and I have to admit I did find myself mesmerised a few
times during our stay. Whether you’re sprawled out on the king-sized bed or lounging on the comfy
sofa, the rooms provide a welcoming and snug environment. Plus, with free uncapped WiFi and DStv
channels, you’re never short on entertainment options.
For those who prioritise health and wellness, Riverside Sun has you covered. The on-site health club and
spa offer top-notch gym facilities and rejuvenating massage treatments to help you unwind and
Culinary Delights
The Riverview Restaurant is a culinary haven, offering a diverse range of dishes and cuisines to satisfy
even the most discerning palates. While the a la carte dining is an option, my family raved about the
delectable buffet, featuring a wide selection of meats, veggies, and dairy products. It’s so good that my
kids have already started planning their next visit!
Adjacent to the restaurant, the Bourbon Bar is the perfect spot for relaxed moments over drinks with
loved ones or friends. And for those who prefer dining in the comfort and privacy of their rooms, in-
room dining is available with a full menu of meal options.
Ideal for Groups and Events
Riverside Sun is not just for families and couples. It’s also an excellent choice for group travellers,
whether it’s a church gathering like the group who were having the time of their lives during our trip, a
school sports tour, or a family celebration. The hotel also offers world-class conferencing venues and
team-building facilities, making it an ideal spot for corporate breakaways. The proximity to

Johannesburg, just an hour’s drive away, allows for easy day trips to enjoy all that Riverside Sun has to
Explore the Surrounding Area
Beyond the hotel’s impressive gardens, there’s a world of exploration waiting for you. Take a trip to the
nearby town of Parys, a popular tourist hub close to the UNESCO-listed Vredefort Dome meteor.
Discover local history at the Sylviavale Heritage Museum, pay your respects at the Sharpeville Human
Rights Precinct, or indulge in water activities at the Vaal Dam. It is impossible to be bored here.
Don't miss out on this slice of paradise along the Vaal River, where comfort, relaxation, and adventure
await. Riverside Sun truly is the place to be for an unforgettable getaway! Contact them at 016 982 7300
or via email at Riversidesun.reservations@southernsun.com. For more information and bookings, visit
their website at Riverside Sun.