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About Rapid Dawn River Lodge

Rapid Dawn offers catered river accommodation, there is nothing better than enjoying a warm breakfast whist savouring the breathtaking views of the Vaal river. Situated in the hub of the Vaal. It is ideally located close to Sasolburg, Vanderbijlpark and Parys for your convenience of accessing the many activities offered by these Vaal triangle cities.

The River Lodge’s accommodation ranges from en suite rooms with private entrances and private thatched outside areas overlooking the Vaal river and its many boats passing by to garden cottages.

For long term bookings we offer special pricing for both the Lodge accommodation and the group accommodation (We can’t really call it contractor accommodation, as it is a step above this) The Group accommodation pricing is in line with that, required for contractor accommodation, dependant on the duration of the requirement.

Why Book with us?

• Restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner
• DStv.
• Free boat launching facilities.
• Braai facilities are available on the river banks.
• Catch one of the many species of fresh water fish from the bank of the Vaal river.
• Swimming pool, or if you wish take a swim in the river.
• Boat trips – by prior arrangement.
• Jacuzzi.
• Steam Room.
• Spacious surroundings for Maximum Privacy.
• Friendly & Professional Service.
• Secure parking for vehicles & Boats.
• High end Security.
• The River lapa can be used at an additional cost – by prior arrangement.

Rapid Dawn Reviews

People say the nicest things...

Salome Burger:

Thank you for the lovely stay at Rapid Dawn. We can truly recommend this beautiful establishment to anyone. We had a wonderful time, the accommodation and surroundings are absolutely stunning, neat and well maintained...Read More

Anthony Hollands

Magical, enchanting, peaceful, relaxing – these are all words that come to mind when....Read More

Patrick Khumalo

Beautiful relaxing place cottage was very clean and spacious, loads....Read More

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Why not have your function on the banks of the Vaal river and enjoy the tranquillity that can change your function from an ordinary function to an extra ordinary function.

The Lapa. Seats up to 100-120 Guests comfortably and has a kitchen with a serving area and bar that can serve inside and outside guest.
120 guests banquet style (with no dance floor)
150 guests Cocktail style or 70-80 guests seated with a dance floor.

The Nomadik Tent. The tents range from 270 square metres and can accommodate from 250 guests banquet style (without a dance floor).

Marquees Tent. The sky is literally the limit, the Marquees can be build to any size and accommodate up to 5000 guests. The inside of the Marquees can be converted into something breathtaking with, draping, lighting, dance floors, bars, stages and much more. A variety of other options are also available by making use of stretch tents or free form tents.

Our Biggest Function to date has been for 2000 Guests.

Parking: Rapid Dawn can accommodate vehicles for up to 5000 guests at a time.