This Blog is also available as an RSS Feed

Out and About

Vaal Meander

Usually when creative people get together to brainstorm an idea, one can expect a masterpiece, and in the establishment of Vaal Meander this is just the case. A mere hours drive away from the bustling city of Johannesburg awaits a world of beauty, creativity and relaxation that has become a popular getaway for locals, the perfect venue for special occasions and a chance for tourists to discover the quieter side of South Africa, while being close to towns and cities.

The idea of the Vaal Meander originated amongst a group of local crafters and artists approximately fourteen years ago. There are many cozy accommodations found along the Vaal Meander for visitors who prefer to stay over a few nights and explore this fascinating region. Tours and guided walks offer visitors the opportunity to learn interesting details about the Vaal Meander and the attractions located in the surrounding areas. This wonderful experience provides visitors with the prospect of seeing the creative masters at work, and maybe even find a work of art to take home.

There are a number of attractions and activities that form part of the Vaal Meander, including sport facilities, water sports, boating, outdoor adventure centers, craft stores and factories, and art studios, to name a few. Hiking trails through the picturesque landscapes give visitors access to the breathtaking scenery and vegetation of the Vaal Meander and the many fascinating animals that call the region home. There are various events held throughout the year and many businesses have opened their doors here, as the Vaal Meander has created a tourism infrastructure which promotes the area. The Vaal Dam is a favorite picnic area where families can enjoy an afternoon of fun and tranquility. Entertainment is also available in the evenings and quaint restaurants have delicious and varied menus for visitors to choose from. The Vaal Meander started as a wonderful tourism initiative, but has grown into an attraction on its own. Exploring the Vaal Meander is a creative and memorable adventure, where the beauty of nature and the discovery of local artistry come together.

 





Combine Flights?













New Business Users, read more and join on the Business Affiliates page.

New Individual Users, join on the Forum Users Registration page.

Latest Travel Articles

Vulture Conservation in South Africa

As southern Africa's only endemic vulture species, the Cape vulture population has been reduced .... read more

Ramsar Wetlands: Barberspan and Blesbokspruit

Named for the city in Iran where the treaty was signed in 1971, the Ramsar Convention is an inte.... read more

Explore the Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Winding alongside the Brandewyn River in the Cedarberg region of the Western Cape, the 4km long .... read more

Enjoy the Tranquility of Rondvlei Nature Reserve

Home to the only hippos in the Western Cape Province, and a spectacular bird watching destinat.... read more

An Abundance of Quality Art at Durban's Art Galleries

With its temperate climate and laid-back vibe, Durban is one of South Africa's top holiday desti.... read more

More Articles