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About Otters' Haunt

Otters' Haunt is a little bit of paradise situated on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys. The guest house, cottage and bush camp offer home away from home accommodation. All units have simple, comfortable and functional furnishings. Ideal for couples, families and groups of nature lovers and adventurers. Activities include fly-fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, Vredefort Dome tours, hiking, bird watching and mountain biking. Solar power, cooking on gas. Guests must help manage power useage.

Only one hour from Johannesburg and 2 km from Parys in the Vredefort Dome, Otters' Haunt offers a quiet and friendly retreat on the banks of the Vaal River. Protected by the many island channels, nature is on your doorstep.

The Otters' Den guest house, cottage or bush cabins are ideal for travellers, fly-fisher people, friends and family get-togethers, corporate sessions, team-building and lazy getaways.

Covid Safety Approved: Single sanitized self catering units. No room service. Disposable plastic bags for waste, paper towels, Wearing of face masks and social distancing applies Signage: social distancing, wash hands, hand sanitizer Staff trained in PPE


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Cormorant Cabin Cormorant Cabin Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Cormorant Cabin is perched on a koppie with its own social braai area, own bathroom and shower, and porch with a... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, Single beds, Outdoor shower
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      • Porcupine Room Porcupine Room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The Porcupine room is a neat, comfy, self-contained annex to the River House guest house. It has a river view, an en-sui... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, En-suite, Single beds, Garden views, River views
        • Adults
          • Otters Den House Otters Den House Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering The lounge has a log fireplace and DSTV, with a snooker table on the porch. A large kitchen and braai area complete the... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Bath only, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Fireplace see more Queen beds, DStv, Bath only, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Swimming pool views
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              • Guineafowl Cottage Guineafowl Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering A cottage overlooking lawns and a stone's throw to the riverThe Guinea Fowl cottage is a delightful self-contained chale... see more
                • Adults
                  • Bush Cabins Bush Cabins Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering The 3 cabins are rented as a unit and we do not mix groups without agreement. The three thatched A-Frame cabins are Cara... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views see more Double beds, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, Fan
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Otters' Haunt

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                      Annelize Cox
                      27 September 2021

                      thank you Karen and Greame for this weekend. We enjoyed it, and will come back. We loved the nature !!!

                      David Lees
                      11 November 2019

                      Really loved the Cormorant Cabin tucked away among the bushes and rocks.

                      Gertrude Smith, South Africa
                      01 January 2017

                      Very pleasant

                      Johan Goosen, South Africa
                      20 October 2015

                      It was a great stay and friendly people. Thanks for every thing.

                      Brett Busschau, South Africa
                      25 March 2014

                      We stayed at Otter's Haunt from the 21st March till the 24th March and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The accommodation was ideal and the staff were very helpful.

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                      Otters' Haunt is 3.3km from the centre of Parys , the nearest airport 121.7km (Lanseria International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling