A bunch of mates went away for a weekend that included river rafting on the Vaal river. OUr aim was to "be boys" and forget the city for a weekend. We must have been there during a quiet season since it was not too busy and we basically had much of the place to ourselves. The best part was having the Boathouse which has 5 bedrooms and an INDUSTRIAL kitchen. All rooms had aircon and were very clean. The entertainment areas (there are 2) are well kept with plenty of seating and tables. Sharon was fanatstic at the reception and very warm and accommodating. She showed us around the place and made sure we were happy before she left us. She had also given us names of Adventure operators in the area and her recommendation which proved very useful - the company we went with was very professional and represented great value for money.
There is not much to do at Lavender Hills itself (except maybe the swimming pool) but it is quite central and easy to get around to the various attractions around Parys.
A cleanig service was extra (about R100) and did seem to take a while to clean up the very large chalet since she was only one person, but did a good job. The gardens are excellently kept with pristine lawns and flower beds. Was a great overall experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury self-catering accommodation and B&B in Parys close to the Vaal River ... more less