Attractions IN/AROUND Vaal Marina

Golf Courses

Maccauvlei Golf Club

Maccauvlei Golf Course is one of the best around and has played host to various big tournaments over the years. An excellent links-type course on the south bank of the Vaal River in Vereeniging, Maccauvlei was designed by leading British golf architect ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Nature Reserves

Marievale Bird Sanctuary

A large floodplain, the Marievale Bird Sanctuary, lies north east of Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve just outside Nigel. It forms the southern half of Blesbokspruit RAMSAR site (an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands), ...

Golf Courses

Riviera on Vaal Country Club

Vereeniging is best known for its manufacturing industries, but certainly has some surprises for visitors wanting to enjoy the untouched loveliness of the Gauteng countryside. The Riviera on Vaal Country Club is situated in this historical coal mining ...

Nature Reserves

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Situated close to Johannesburg, one of South Africa's most densely populated areas, the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve plays an important role in outdoor recreation, environmental education and resource management. Covering approximately 13,337 ha of ...

Activities / Lakes / Dams

Vaal Dam

There are not many dams that can claim to be as big as Luxembourg, yet the Vaal Dam, which is also the country's largest dam by area – the Gariep Dam has the largest storage capacity – does just that. Suffice to say that Vaal Dam is big. The Vaal Dam has ...

... and a little further afield

Nature Reserves

Alice Glockner Nature Reserve

This is a small reserve by comparison to surrounding ones, at a mere 168 hectares. However, these borders are home to an impressive variety of plant and animal species, not least of which is the Heidelberg Copper Butterfly, which is both rare and ...

Golf Courses

Emfuleni Golf Club

Robert Grimsdell is renowned for the world-class golf courses that he has designed, and the Emfuleni Golf Club bears testimony to his superior abilities. It is situated in Vanderbijlpark, an industrial city that enjoys prime positioning on the banks of ...

Memorials

Hector Pieterson Museum

The Hector Pieterson Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government ...

Golf Courses

Heidelberg Golf Club

About 50 kilometres south of the metropolis of Johannesburg is Heidelberg, which takes full advantage of its pretty setting against the Suikerbosrand Mountain Range. This is the proud home of the Heidelberg Golf Club, which boasts breath-taking views of ...

Vaal Marina as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Heidelberg, Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton, Sasolburg, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Walkerville

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