Endless water views, the call of the fish eagle, breathtaking sunsets and champagne under a starry sky. Broadwater is a private river escape that nestles on the banks of the Vaal River near Kimberley and Douglas. In this pristine aquatic environment you find space for the solitary and activity for the energetic.
Enjoy the river and relax in style amongst a pristine aquatic environment. Listen in awe to the magical call of the fish eagle or watch just metres away from you, the kingfisher swoop down to the river to catch its meal. Experience the healing peacefulness that fills all creatures as nightfall descends on the glassy waters of the Vaal River.
We offer stylish and comfortable 4-star accommodation for up to 50 guests. Ten luxurious air-conditioned units with a river view are furnished with a TV, fridge and coffee/tea facilities. All rooms are en-suite.
The apartments and chalets are equipped with kitchenettes and braai-facilities on the patio for self-catering. Bedding and towels are supplied in all units.
Each camping site has its private bathroom (bath and shower). There is a scullery and a power point. Most sites have a river view and are shaded.
Broadwater also harbours the DaRiva Houseboat - the idyllic place to relax with comfortable accommodation and a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, stove, hot water). The spacious top deck has barbeque facilities and a skipper at your service.
Breakfast and Dining
Breakfast and meals are served in Die Pont Restaurant - experience more than delicious food; experience nature at it’s best.
Activities and Attractions
We have over 30km of fishing waters with diverse bird life. If you are lucky, you may even spot the Vaal River’s own Big Five: the Otter, African Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron and Iguana.
We also offer:
• Sunset Cruises for up to 60 guests
• Day Cruises for up to 30 guests
• Overnight or weekend cruises with full accommodation for 10 guests
Douglas is one of the country’s primary freshwater fishing areas with seven of the most important freshwater fish species occurring here. Fishing Guide on request.
Broadwater is en-route from Gauteng to Namaqualand’s flowers, Witsand Nature Reserve, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as well as Namibia and Upington and the Augrabies Waterfalls. So take the turn off to Douglas and discover this miracle-in-the-middle of South Africa.