Smilin Thru Country Estate

Now with B&B on ALL our units!!!                                                                     Tel: 072 223 5404 / 082 739 4767 - Your home away from home

Welcome to our holiday resort, country hotel and restaurants!


We now offer a Mini Breakfast on ALL Unit bookings. On-The-House!!! Vouchers on Arrival.

 Our resort is now 49 years old. Our Revamp is on-going and will end on our 50th birthday in 2018. We're doing it for you!

Map of the resort

Map of Smilin Thru Country Estate



With rugged mountains bordering the unspoilt Vaal River ages gone by created this setting for Smilin Thru Country Estate. A mere hour from Johannesburg, 10 km from Parys and part of the world-renowned Vredefort Dome Heritage Site.

Smilin Thru Country Estate offer scenic landscapes, panoramic views, abundance of bird and wildlife. Fantastic fishing and rafting on our 2km of Vaal River frontage. The area is truly a nature lover’s paradise with a uniqueness of being undiscovered, unspoilt and booming with possibilities.

Jacuzzi on the River


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Activities range from hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, bird watching, archaeological tours and antique shopping in historic Parys. This area is fast becoming an eco-playground and wellness venue.

With a fully licenced Restaurant, Bar, Pool Bar, Deck and Entertainment Centre on-site, we cater for all your dining needs. Watch our News section for special offers

Pool Bar

Accommodation facilities at Smilin' Thru vary from a 20 double room Country Hotel with all amenities to Self-Catering Chalets, Caravan and Camp Sites. A mecca for kids with swimming pools, crazy golf, and play camp.


Black Carp (Koi) caught here on 5 December 2016 @ 16:20

Pool Bar





New Reception

Our reception has moved. Just follow the new access road to the Smilin Country Hotel complex. See you there!   More


We've gone digital!

Now you can do your OWN on-line bookings! Anytime, anywhere! Go for it!   More


Pool and Restaurant Complex completed

The maintenance work on the Restaurant is done, only the outside needs to be painted. The pool was upgraded, and is now boasting a dark Teal to make the water warmer for you! Come try it out.   More