5 things to do in the Vaal Triangle on a weekend

Posted on 17 October 2022 By Olerato Ramafsi

With a world of adventure on your doorstep, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Vaal Triangle. From watersports and fine dining to hot air ballooning and go-karting, there’s no reason to have a boring weekend ever again.

Here are our top picks.

1. Compu-Kart Raceway on Vaal  

Enjoy a day of indoor go-kart racing at Compu-Kart in Vanderbijlpark. Whether you’re with a group of friends or just want to blow off some steam on the racetrack, Compu-Kart is your go-to place in the Vaal for pedal-to-the-metal adrenaline-pumping four-wheeled fun.

As you walk in you’re greeted by friendly staff, a buzz of excitement, and the adrenaline-inducing smell of racing rubber.
The expert staff will take you through a quick but important safety briefing to ensure you enjoy your fast and furious Grand Prix experience.

2. Liquid Lounge on the Vaal River

In the south of Gauteng, less than one hour’s drive from Joburg central lies one of the finest inland cruise operators in South Africa.  Liquid Lounge near Vanderbijlpark makes its presence known along the lush shores of the Vaal River. This 56km section of navigable water boasts a contrast of serene nature and some of the finest real estate in the country, justly named Millionaires Bend. Established in 2003, the Liquid Lounge remains the most sought-after river cruiser for private parties and company functions.

3. Midvaal Treetop Adventures

Midvaal Treetop Adventure is a unique eco-experience that takes people on air to our adventure through a maze of fun-filled obstacles set against a semi-rural and farming backdrop.

The adventure includes a total of 40 platforms and 20 obstacles that zig-zag through a unique and mature tall gum tree park.

The surrounding environment will provide you with mind-relaxing moments and professional guides will give you interesting facts about the Vaal Triangle during the tour.

After this adrenaline-pumping tour, you are welcome to take a dip in the age-specific swimming pools dotting the Midvaal Treetop Park. Built-in braai stands will be welcoming you to enjoy an exciting family picnic while the kids are either enjoying the trampoline or playing in the jungle gym or swings.

4. Hot Air Ballooning SA in the Vaal 

Weekend Getaways In Vaal

Picture: Getaway Gallery

Experience exceptional hot air balloon rides from one of the finest venues in South Africa, Hot Air Ballooning SA is close enough for a morning outing from Vanderbijlpark.

Take to the skies in the Vaal and experience the unique rush of floating thousands of feet in the air over the Vaal River and Vredefort Dome meteorite impact site of Parys, while experiencing exciting views with loads of colour.

5. Sylviavale Heritage Village

Weekend Getaways in Vaal

Picture: Hannes Steyn

Visit the Heritage Village in Sylviavale, Vanderbijlpark, to experience the excitement and energy of history in the present time. With a wide spectrum of exciting shops and activities like wine tasting, the options are endless. You can just relax in the village pub and make new friends or stroll through the Heritage Village and sightsee through its many stores and offerings.

ALSO READ: 5 Weekend getaways in Mpumalanga







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