In the 'hood, Deneysville as a destination

There is some debate as to which province Deneysville in fact belongs. Although regarded as lying on the Free State shore of the Vaal dam (the pretty little town literally lies next to the Vaal dam wall), Deneysville is also just 100 kilometres from the major metropolis of Johannesburg, and is subsequently regarded by many as part of the Vaal Triangle, Gauteng. This aside, it is no surprise ... cont.


52 Plein Street, Deneysville, 1932, Free State, South Africa

Directions to The Vaal Lookout

From Johannesburg
Take the N3 highway to Durban
Continue until just before Heidelberg (about 20 mins) and take the first Heidelberg off-ramp, signposted Heidelberg North
At the top of the off-ramp, turn left and then left again, just after you have crossed over the highway you have just been travelling on
After about five kilometres you will come into Heidelberg proper – carry straight on (do not get into the left lane and go up onto the viaduct)
You will come to a stop street – carry on straight for about 300 metres
Turn right at sign saying VAAL DAM
After about 45 kms. you will come to a four way stop – the dam will now be in view, ahead on the left
Carry straight on towards Deneysville, which you will reach after crossing the bridge over the Vaal River, just below the dam wall
Turn left into Deneysville and continue straight along the road you are in – MAIN STREET – past the bowling greens, on your left and up the short hill
Just past the Pam Golding office turn left into Johnson (dirt road) and carry on until the end of the block, to the intersection with Plein.
The Vaal Lookout is the large, yellow property on the corner of Johnson and Plein

Amenities in the area

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  • Post Office (1 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (1 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (2 km)
  • Grocery Store (2 km)
  • Bus Line (30 km)
  • Shopping Mall (30 km)
  • Airport (110 km)


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