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Did you know Westvaal Holiday Resort is almost 50 years old? Yes, really!

It all began in 1963, when Dad, Johan van der Westhuizen, then only 24 years old, bought Vlakfontein, an exquisite farm on the banks of the Vaal River.

Although completely wild and overgrown, he knew he found something special.  Parts of the farm had great farming potential, but he had no immediate plans with the remaining wilderness.

One day as Dad was making his way down to the river, he encountered some strangers, trespassing on his newly acquired property. Red-faced, they told him that they just stumbled across this great fishing spot.  Right there and then, his entrepreneurial spirit kicked in, and the idea of creating a unique fishing and campsite experience, was born.  The natural beauty of the surroundings would surely justify this.

It would take a lot of hard work to clear the wilderness to an acceptable extent, and without the help of heavy equipment, and only a few extra hands, it was a slow process, but determined as he was,  he soldiered on, until he was finally ready for Westvaal Holiday Resort to open it’s gates.

Through the months and years, boreholes for water supply, electricity,  ablution facilities, recreation hall, swimming pool, playground, cabins, etc., was added.  All his hard work and dedication, contributed to the success of  Westvaal, and today it is one of the favourite campsites and fishing spots in the area.

Being the second generation owners of our family farm and resort since 2004, we share his passion, and today, his legacy still lives on.  We lost him in 2015, and with that a great mentor and supporter.  Our hearts will be forever grateful for all he’s taught us.

On a personal note…

This pandemic has left not one of us untouched, whether it was the loss of a loved one, our own health, our income, our freedom, sanity, or even just being able to say our final goodbye to a loved one…

For us, here at Westvaal, it was no different. As with many other businesses, recovery from this pandemic will not be instant. After returning from 16 years of renting out our resort, we are finding ourselves constantly fixing, replacing, upgrading, improving, adding and maintaining.

In a very short space of time, we had to rebuild and stock our shop and our bar, replaced a lot of equipment, and implemented all required COVID-19 regulations for the health and safety of our guests.

While we are working tirelessly to ensure that our guests feel welcome, safe, and happy, we would like to ask from you to be patient with us, as it will take some time for everything to return to normal, and for us to bring our resort up to the standards that we would love to provide.

We welcome your feedback, and invite you to contact me directly, should you have any suggestions, complaints or compliments. While we will definitely look at all feedback, it might not be possible to implement all suggestions. Your ideas will add valuable insight into what our guests would like, and will definitely help us prioritize our TO DO list.

We are very positive about the future, and look forward to welcoming you at Westvaal.

LIFE IS SIMPLE

EAT. SLEEP. CAMP.

BORN TO CAMP

FORCED TO WORK

LIVE, LAUGH

LOVE CAMPING

Life is best when you're camping...

14

CABINS

100

CAMPSITES

7

EMPLOYEES

2

ABLUTION BLOCKS

Meet our Team

Klasie & Charéne van der Westhuizen

OWNERS

Anna Mokoena

STAFF

Dorcas Mahlikihla

STAFF

Clement Monamatha

STAFF

Jabu Gumede

STAFF

Rita Msindo

STAFF

Daniël Matle

STAFF

Johan Niemandt

STAFF