Welcome to our holiday resort, country hotel and restaurants!
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!
With rugged mountains bordering the unspoilt Vaal River ages gone by created this setting for Smilin' Thru Chalets. A mere hour from Johannesburg, 10 km from Parys and part of the world-renowned Vredefort Dome Heritage Site.
Smilin’ Thru Chalets 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.
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
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.
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