About Hakuna Matata River Adventures
Hakuna Matata, a 135ha adventure farm is situated 18 km outside Parys on the banks of the pristine Vaal River within the Dome Heritage Site. Hakuna Matata has been specializing in the accommodation, catering and adventure activity market since 1998.
Self-Catering River Lodges
Timone River Lodge:
This is a lovely holiday home situated on the banks of the Vaal River. Sleeping seven guests, the main bedroom has its own deck overlooking the river. There are two bathrooms (two showers and two loos) as well as an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully functional and well equipped for a self catering holiday. There is a braai area and full river frontage.
Pumba River Lodge:
Pumba is a nine sleeper with a fully functional and equipped kitchen and an open plan lounge and dining area. There are two bathrooms (shower only). The lodge has both a braai and bonfire area and boasts full river frontage.
Kiara River Lodge:
This is the largest lodge and sleeps 12 guests. There is an open plan lounge and dining area and the kitchen is fully equipped and functional. There are two bathrooms; one with a shower and the other with a bath. The lodge in on the banks of the Vaal River – ideal for fishing and has a braai area.
Self-Catering Farm Cottages
Mufasa Farm Cottage:
The seven sleeper cottage is fully furnished and has two bathrooms with a bath and two showers. The kitchen is fully functional.
Scar Farm Cottage:
This four sleeper cottage is situated near the swimming pool and lapa. It is fully furnished with an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. The bathroom has both a bath and shower.
Nala Farm Cottage:
Also situated close to the pool, Nala is a seven sleeper fully furnished cottage. The kitchen is equipped for self catering and there is a fully functional kitchen. The lounge and dining area are open plan and the two bathrooms have both a bath and shower.
Simba Farm Cottage:
Simba is situated close to the swimming pool and lapa. It is a fully furnished two sleeper cottage with an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. The bathroom has a shower only.
• River rafting
• Horseback outride
• 500m obstacle course
• Quad bike rides
• Hiking trails
Fauna and Flora
Wildlife in our surrounding areas include duiker, jackal, porcupine, zebra, blue wildebeest, springbok, giraffe,rock hyrax, reedbuck, blesbok, impala, red hartebeest and many more.
More than 315 different types of bird species have been identified, species that have been spotted regulary includes Goliath herons, paradise fly catchers, spotted eagle owls, cardinal woodpeckers, black breasted prinias and fish eagles.
An impressive variety of trees are found in the area such as the cabbage tree, velvet bush willow, stinkwood, small knob wood, blue guarri, corkbush, jacket plum, buffalo thorn and protea.