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Deneysville Accommodation Vaal Dam Contact Annalize on 083 379 4626 includes information on business, accommodation, Fishing and Boating Facilities.

Come down to Deneysville Vaal Dam and experience the tranquility of this waterside village on the dam.

Deneysville Vaal Dam is very convenient to travel to from Johannesburg and Pretoria.   A picturesque Free State Village Deneysville, is the finest and most convenient point to access the Vaal Dam.  If you own a power boat or a sailing yacht and need launching or deneysville-vaaldam-kite-surfing-1mooring facilities.  Or are an avid fisherman looking for that big fish, then Deneysville has something to offer you.  Suitable for all types of water-sports there is plenty of clean unpolluted water for everyone.  Maybe you are just looking for a few days peace away from city life, If so then there are many fine small guest houses in the village as well as self – catering facilities to choose from.  All of this just an hour or two away from Johannesburg and Pretoria.  Other attractions in Deneysville Vaal  Dam include crocodile farm, horse riding stables, fishing competitions, boat cruises and even a vintage motorcycle museum.  Many  yacht races are held in Deneysville Vaal Dam including the ”Lake Deneys Yacht Club “   “Around The Island Race” – the largest inland yacht race in the world.  “Keelboat Week” which is a week long series of Keel boat races these are held at “Deneys Aquatic Club.”  There is also “The Big Boat Regatta” which is held at “Manten deneysville-vaal-dam-catamaran-cruise.1Marina.“ which also offer mooring and launching facilities.  Good moorings and launching facilites are also offered at  “Anchor Creek Marina.“   For all accommodation enquiries, your contact is Annalize who has information on all types of self-catering facilities or Guest Houses click on Accommodation or contact Annalize on 083 379 4626 or land line or email her on   Featured Accommodation this month is Stone Cottage  which has just been awarded three star status and  Platinum Moon  please click to go straight to their home pages or click on the information bar above.

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Deneysville has several good fishing spots either from the banks or from the Water Sports Club. The club is very popular among fishermen and several competitions are held from there including Nationals in March 2013.  If you prefer to fish from your boat then the club has launching facilities.  Several types of fish are present including including Bass, Proud Fishermen with his great FishYellow Fish, Barbel, Carp and Mudfish.  Entrance fees are payable but quite reasonable and you can take your tent or caravan.  There are shady lapa’s and all have braai facilities the site has toilet facilities and showers.

The club is managed by “The Safari Shop” on main street where they have an extensive range of angling equipment.  In addition in Main Street opposite the Caltex garage is another fishing shop called “Mega Outdoors” which also specialise in fishing equipment and baits.   Further information about the club or fishing equipment can be had by contacting Isabel on 082 895 3819.

To get to the Water Sports Club probably the best way is to drive down Main Street then turn left into Island Street past the Village Inn and down to a T junction with Manten Marina in front of you,  Turn left go down to the end and you will see the club.     There is another good spot called Kylie Bay and to get there at the Manten Marina T junction turn right and travel about five hundred metres and you will see the park on your left.  There are not so many facilities at Kylie Bay as the Water Sports Club but it is usually free to Fishing is Great in Deneysvillefish from or a small fee depending if there is anyone on the gate – and you can also camp there although you will probably need your own washing and toilet facilities.

To See What Can Be Caught In The Vaal Dam Check Out The Ultimate Angling Website

The Angling Advice Below Is Taken From FAVISA  Website And Is Their Copyright

With the long shoreline for choice, we get all kinds of banks but a large portion of this shoreline tend to be on the shallow side. It is well known that some of the more popular fishing venues need some walking into the water to rest the bait on the deeper more suitable floor.

This is not to say that this dam might be a shallow dam overall, in fact it is measured in some areas to be as deep as 47 meters which means there’s enough room to enable the fish to grow into those monster sizes we sometimes dream about but never catch. Stories about Barbel around the dam wall that’s so big it just lies there with its mouth open, have all been heard of but again, we’ll leave this to everyone’s own imagination. But in retrospect all fish including the Barbel can only grow to it’s maximum size which falls considerably short of any campfire tale or ghost story. But let’s not discourage our potential Kids catching large fishadventurers, the Barbel specifically do however grow to immaculate sizes in the Vaal and is regularly caught well over the 20kg range which in my opinion still qualifies as a monster.
As for the Carp species in this dam, fish over 20 kg might not be a frequent occurrence in the Vaal although I will contribute this to the extensive amount of anglers that swarm upon this dam on a daily basis. It is to my understanding too, that even for a fish that has made it past the first couple of years without getting caught and taken out, you don’t get to be big by not being clever. And with a Carp that has somehow managed to reach the 20kg+ range, it might just be outright intelligent.
But as far as intelligence in fish goes, technology always seems to decrease this gap with continuous inventions and improvements that yet again hands the recreational angler the upper hand in this Vaal dam duel.

Other species you might find in the Vaal are fish like Mudfish, Small- and Largemouth Yellowfish and in selected areas the new addition, Largemouth Bass, Although the Bass anglers might need a boat to get to these fishing spots. As far as we know there aren’t any Tilapia species in the Vaal as the temperature is not suitable, but we do know of Grass carp that is regularly caught all along the banks. And if people would stop releasing their Koi fish into the Vaal, we will stop catching those every now and then.


  • Carp – Common, Mirror
  • Carp – Grass
  • Yellowfish Smallmouth
  • Yellowfish Largemouth
  • Mudfish
  • Bass Largemouth (Black)

Places that we might want to mention are Deneysville which is to most, the last “big” town close to the water, although places like Oranjeville might suffice as a quick stop for everyday needs. While the dam lies towards the south when driving from Johannesburg it is just over 50km, however everybody would rather shoot straight for Vereeniging or Vanderbijlpark as their last stopover before aiming for the Vaal.

If you would like to stay at the Dam for a day or two  Stone Cottage Central Booking offers a variety of accommodation.  Large parties can be catered for.  Please call Annalize on  083 379 4626  to see Stone Cottage click on  accommodation.


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Boat Facilities

Boat Facilities in Deneysville on the Vaal Dam

For boat owners there are several places in Deneysville to launch your boat from including The Water speedboatSports Club and Anchor Creek.  Once afloat you can sail or motor for days as the the Vaal Dam is bigger than Luxembourg.  It consists of a separate water system that is completely clean. The water has comes from two sources, the Vaal River and now the Wilge River.

It is the Wilge River that receives fresh mountain water form the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. This water is mountain pure and is the water that is supplied to the municipalities of Johannesburg. You drink this stuff so it’s as pure as you can get!!!

There are several clubs that welcome power boat and sailing yacht owners in Deneysville.  manten marina deneysvilleThese include Seal Point (Manten Marina) Lake Deneys Yacht Club (LDYC)  Deneysville Aquatic Club (DAC) in addition there are two Marinas where boats can be kept or moored either Manten Marina or Anchor Creek.  Most of the yacht clubs have extensive facilities for keeping and mooring boats some offer walk on moorings.

Yacht races are held on a regular basis amongst the more well known are probably “Keel Boat Week”  (DAC)  Big Boat Regatta (Manten Marina) and “Round The Island Race”  (LDYC).

 Manten Marina

Harbour and swing moorings are continuously maintained and adjusted as required.  manten marina walk on moorings deneysvilleThere are three walk on jetties, harbour moorings and open roadstead moorings.   For personal service and professionalism Mantens is second to none hours of fun relaxation and rest are guaranteed.   Members of the Marina are automatically accorded membership of Seal Point Yacht Club.  SPYC is recognised by South African Sailing this entitles members of Seal Point Yacht Club to participate in all yacht races.  There is an annual subscription fee sto SAS.  This fee is compulsory to all members of Manten Marina.

Manten Marina Contact Details:  Tel: +27 16 371 1301  Fax: +27 16 371 1157  Dick Manten Cell No: 083 626 5128   Website

 Anchor Creek

Offers yacht mooring facilities, walk on moorings, boat launching, and thats not all.  This anchorcreekpicturesque spot on the Vaal Dam has lots more to offer.  Open for day visitors and diners to the all new “deck restaurant”  which extends out over the water.  There is a small charge for day visitors but includes use of the braai facilties and tables and chairs. There is no fee for access to the restaurant.    New to Anchor Creek is the power boats for hire and pedaloes there are also boat rides, water skiing, wake boarding and a jumping castle and paddling pool for the kids.  Coming soon are the giant theme rides for the more adventurous.

Anchor Creek Contact Details:  Tel: 016 371 2029  Fax: + 086 654 8457  Carl 082 653 9999  website

Have a look here to see what the yacht clubs have to offer:

Lake Deneysville Yacht Club  (LDYC) 

Deneysville Aquatic Club   (DAC)

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Deneysville Accommodation

Self Catering Cottages, Lodges, Bed And Breakfast And Guest Houses Choose Your Deneysville Accommodation Here


Stone Cottage Accommodation Central Booking

A Favourite choice for Deneysville Accommodation is Stone Cottage which offers three star standard stone cottage accommodationfacilities in one and two bedroom cottages each sleeping five persons. These are available three starson either a self catering basis or bed and breakfast if preferred and evening meals available on request.  Dstv, hi-fi and dvd player as well as tea and coffee are supplied. Braai facilities available and pool in front garden of house for Guests use.  Stone Cottages are situated just behind  the Deneysville Aquatic Club.

Options Available

  1. Cottage 1 double bed 2 single beds bath & shower  self–catering,  breakfast available
  2. Stables 2 double beds self–catering en-suite  breakfast available
  3. Secret Garden Room 1 double bed breakfast available
  4. Platinum Moon Stand alone self-catering house with 2 double beds 2 single beds self – catering breakfast available on request
  5. Tashas On Main Stand alone self-catering house with two double beds two singles and a double bed with single over breakfast available on request


Main Bedroom with a double bed, dressing table, wardrobe and cupboards – all bedding is provided.   Bedroom Two with two single beds which can be put together to make a stone cottage2double. Two seater sofa,  television, hi-fi and dvd player and a door to the rear garden area. All bedding provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a fridge, cooker, microwave, dining table and chairs as well as all crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and utensils and a door to the front garden.
Bathroom has a bath with a shower over, toilet and vanity basin – all towels are provided
Garden There is a small secluded private garden at the rear with table and chairs and kettle brai. To the front there is a stoep covered by a grape vine for shade. Guests have full use of the pool as well as the pool side boma and braai area and extensive gardens.  Breakfast and evening dinner can be arranged.

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The Stables

Main Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, separate vanity sink in the bedroom, large comfortable bed with mosquito net, cupboards, television,
dvd player, hi-fi, two comfortable chairs, bedding provided
stablesBedroom 2. with double bed and a television, bedding provided
Bathroom with shower over the bath, vanity washbasin, toilet and candles for romantic bathing –  towels are provided
Kitchen with fridge, cooker, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and all other utensils needed for your self-catering stay, including pots and pans cutlery etc
Garden Area includes a table and chairs and an open air shower with hot and cold water. There is also a braaing area with built in braai table and seat as well as a separate kettle braai.  Guests have full use of the pool as well as the pool side boma and braai area and extensive gardens.  Breakfast available.    (View Slide Show)

 Norma Jeane Room

The newly renovated bed and breakfast unit called the Norma Jeane (Marilyn Monroe) room is tastefully furnished self contained double bedroom, offering a romantic norma jeaneexperience with a corner bath with shower over.   All bedding and towels are provided as well as a tv, radio, dvd and a kettle and supply of tea and coffee.  Outside there is a small garden area equipped with a braai, table and chairs and a washing up sink. This room was inspired by Marilyn Monroe and is a favourite amongst our guests for a romantic stay.  Guests have full use of the pool as well as the poolside boma and braai area and extensive gardens.  Breakfast and evening dinner can be arranged.


Secret Garden Room

The latest addition to our accommodation portfolio this is a delightful en-suite bedroom with its own entrance.  The private bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower as well as secret gardentoilet and washbasin.  There is a television and dvd player also a kettle and supply of tea and coffee. All bedding and towels are provided and a private door leading to the secluded private garden area.  This has table and chairs and a braai.  Guests have full use of the pool as well as the poolside boma and braai area and extensive gardens.  Breakfast and evening dinner can be arranged.


Platinum Moon Cottage

The Cottage situated on Aqua Street close to the waters edge sleeps 8/9 people in  four bedrooms however, additional mattresses can be supplied if required. The cottage is tastefully furnished and the accommodation includes a self contained Kitchen, four platinum moonbedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional shower and toilet outside. The lounge / dining room includes DSTV and television.   There are beautiful views from the patio and spacious garden which has plenty of parking for a boat and cars.   The house is equipped with braai facilities and tea/coffee is provided for your refreshment on arrival.  Bath towels and all bedding is supplied.  The house does not have a swimming pool however,  should you wish to swim you are more than welcome to make use of the pool at Stone Cottage which is a five minute drive away.    Contact Annalize on 016 371-2455 or 083-379-4626

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Tasha’s On Main 

A tastefully furnished and spacious four bedroom self-catering holiday property.  Close to the village centre with its many shops and stores and within easy walking distance.  The waters edge and boat launching facilities are about five minutes drive away.    The Main tasha's on mainBedroom is equipped with a comfortable double bed and wardrobe for clothes storage.  The second bedroom also has a double bed and wardrobe and the third bedroom two comfortable single beds and wardrobe.  There is a charming fourth bedroom with a double bed and a single over.  This room has the advantage of a a shower and toilet en-suite.  The family bathroom has both bath and shower fitted.  The kitchen is very spacious and includes a large fridge and oven cooker as well as microwave and all utensils, pots and pans and cutlery.

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For availability and prices of all of the above property and to book online please click the blue button below.  For all other enquiries on the properties below please contact Annalize on 083 379 4626

Other Guest Houses And Accommodation

Brentwood Lodge
A Choice of accommodation is offered:  Two Standard Rooms sleeping two persons with double bed, bathroom en-suite with shower, television and coffee/tea ziba lodgemaking facilities supplied.  Two Family Rooms sleeping four persons with double bed and bunk beds and bathroom en-suite.  Microwave, fridge television and tea and cofffee making facilities.  One luxury room sleeping four people in double and bunk beds with bathroom en-suite with bath, television, microwave, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.



Four bedrooms which are all en-suite and let on a bed and breakfast basis.  Each room has thistle doits own entrance from the garden. Braai facilities, pool and jacuzzi available for Guests use. Lovely views of the dam from balcony. Close to the waters edge with boat launching at Anchor Creek, Water Sports Club and Manten Marina. Fishing is available at the Water Sports Club and Anchor Creek.  All rooms have television with  Dstv.


Lake Avenue Inn

This well established Nine double en-suite bedrooms let on a bed and breakfast basis lake avenue Innalthough evening meal can be arranged if required.  Bar and restaurant facilities are available. Lovely views of the dam and sparkling pool in the gardens for guests use. Boat launching and fishing facilities five minutes away at Manten Marina, Anchor, Creek and The Watersports Club.  The Motorcycle museum is also situated here with lots of interesting exhibits.


LakeView On Vaal
This splendid penthouse has 360 degree views of the dam. Accommodation includes two lake viewdouble bedrooms with two bathrooms extra beds in enormous lounge sleeping up to eight persons in total.  Self catering basis with everything provided to make your stay a pleasure. Games room with  pool table, Jacuzzi , table tennis table  bar. and outside braai. Also  Dstv and Adsl available. very secure building with private access to the waterfront area for boat launching and fishing.


Anchor Creek
Situated right on the waters edge  in the Marina with spectacular views of the yachts on anchor creek accomtheir moorings. Various types of accommodation offered from rooms equipped with a double beds and single which are all  airconditioned to canvas sided six bed self catering lapas. Caravans and tents are welcomed by prior arrangement the sites equipped with power and water.  Ablution block with toilets and showers is available and there is a restaurant as well as a bar and braai facilities.


For further details of Deneysville accommodation available please contact Annalize on  Cell:083-379-2646 or email her on

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Activities and things to do in Deneysville Vaal Dam

Please don’t leave Deneysville without a visit to the Art Cafe on Main Street next to the NGK church here you will find healthy delicious lunches and breakfasts, real coffee, Activities image small milk shakes, and locally made cakes. You don’t have to have refreshments  though you are welcome to just browse all the unusual arts and crafts and pictures by local artists.  To find out more please click here



Other activities and things to do In Deneysville – Perhaps you don’t have your own boat or are not keen on fishing in which case there are several things that you and the family can do in the village.   One of them and a major draw historic motorbike museum smallfor visiting motorbikers from the cities is the “Historic Motorbike Museum” which is situated on the premises of Lake Avenue Inn.   Displays include some of the most unique Historic Motorcycles to be found anywhere in the world!, at the moment the Museum is showcasing race bikes, classic machinery, as well as race champions from South Africa, Northern and Southern Rhodesia.   Museum entrance fees are: R20-00 per visitor.   All groups wishing to visit the museum are kindly requested to make prior bookings.

Address Lake Avenue

Deneysville Croc Ranch
Enjoy the unique experience of seeing the oldest survivors of the pre-Jurassic period in the world is just a crocodile farm 2couple of minutes away from Deneysville village centre.  The unique experience of seeing the oldest survivors of the pre-Jurassic period in the world is just a couple of minutes away. Crocodiles have survived for 200 million years and are still going strong! Even before there were dinosaurs there were crocodiles.
At Deneys Croc Ranch we aim to educate and inform our visitors on all the aspect of Crocodylus Niloticus (Nile Crocodile) as well as a host of other facilities at the disposal of our valued guests. Deneys Croc Ranch is situated close to the Vaal Dam and a short hop away from the town of Deneysville with it’s excellent birding, lodging and sailing facilities.

Address: Lake Deneys (next to MTN tower), Deneysville, Free State.
Telephone: Charles and Ina van Rooyen – Tel: 016 371 1207 Cell: 082 801 7070
Opening hours: Viewing times of Crocs is Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00. Feeding time is Saturday and 15h00.

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Anchor Creek Marina  is fast becoming the new centre of fun in Deneysville now offering :-

  • Boat swing and walk on moorings
  • Boat Launching
  • The deck restaurant over the water
  • Pedalo’s for hire
  • Motor Boats for hire
  • Laser Tag shooting range (similar to paintball)
  • Boat Trips Sundown Cruise’s
  • Three Big New Rides Coming Soon

Anchor Creek Marina is at the end of Wall Street Deneysville Telephone: 016 371 2029  082 653 9999

Sailing Cruises On The Vaal Dam

catamaranExperience the joy of sailing on the waters of the beautiful Vaal Dam on a large catamaran. The Owner is an experienced and skilful skipper.  Why not bring a party from your company or maybe a group of friends or family.  Catering is available to suit your needs.  We do need a mimium of four persons please and our fees are  R120 per person.  For enquiries and bookings please contact Simon on 082 570 3367


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