The container house is constructed from 6 shipping containers and then cladded with decorative cement panels.

When you rent the container house, you get exclusive use of the house and property.

The house has 5 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, a large kitchen and huge centre entertainment area. The centre area is 84sq meters in size.
There is also a separate ablution facility next to the house with a further 3 toilets and 3 showers. This facility is usually used by larger groups.

There is NO TV. This is done on purpose as we encourage visitors to enjoy the outdoors and not sit in front of the TV. You can do this at home. Please bring games to play at night. There is a Table Tennis table with bats and balls.

There are 20 beds split amongst the 5 bedrooms. The configuration of beds in the rooms can be changed to suit your needs.
Right side of house - Room 1 - 3 Double bunks. These cannot be moved.
Right side of house - Room 2 - 2 Single beds. This room is the smallest and can take at most 1 more bed.
Left side of house - Room 1 - 1 Double Bed and 2 Single beds.
Left side of house - Room 2 - 3 Single beds.
Left side of house - Room 3 - 1 Double bunk, 3 Single beds.
There are further 5 mattresses available which can be placed on the floor in the rooms if required.
The beds have mattresses covers.

There is a large kitchen. The stove has 5 gas cooking plates and a large electric oven. There are 3 fridges, an ice maker, urn, kettle and toaster.
Cutlery for 20 people is provided as standard. If you require more, please let me know. We have cutlery for 70 people available.
Sufficient pots, pans etc are available to cater for groups of 20 people.
3 Potjie pots, 2 small and 1 large are available. (Please request these if you would like to use them)

Tables and Chairs
There are 30 plastic chairs, a 5 seater lounge suite, as well as 5 camping chairs available for use.
Tables are set up as required. These are trestle tables and set up as required. Tables can be set up for groups of up to 40 people. Please let us know your requirements.

Fishing, Swimming and Boating

The River in front of the container house is very shallow and quite deep in various areas. Some areas are knee deep and other area are 3m deep. For this reason, one cannot use Motor boats on this stretch of the River. It is reasonably safe to swim in the river as it is relatively shallow. If the River level is higher than normal and therefore flowing quite fast, it is advisable to remain out of the water. Fast flowing water is extremely dangerous. There are a number of canoes with Oars which can be used. Please supply your own life jackets. There are 8 big tubes which can be used on the River.

The fishing in this area is very good. Many large Carp, Barbel and Yellow Fish are caught on a regular basis. We encourage catch and release.

Other options available
You can pitch your own tents. There is lots of flat ground. Two army tents are available for hire. These are 5m X 5m tents.

There is a labourer to wash dishes and clean up at an additional cost.

The care taker and his wife cook for big groups of people that stay there. If you want them to cook for you, it will be at an additional cost.

Charcoal is available on site. Please advise beforehand if you require these.
Limited wood is available for a camp fire. Please let me know before hand is this is required as the wood needs to be cut.
Braai facilities are available. There are 3 drum braais and a smaller flat braai.

Consumables provided

  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Dish Towels
  • Pot Scourers and cleaning equipment
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toilet paper
  • canoeing onsite
  • fireplace
  • parking all onsite

Directions to The Container House - Vaal River Plot

GPS Coordinates: S26 46.00 E27 35.02

Directions from Pretoria, Johannesburg Northern and Western suburbs: (See below for directions from Johannesburg Eastern Suburbs and Southern Suburbs)Take the N1 (South) towards Bloemfontein.
Go through the Grassmere Toll Plaza. From the Toll Plaza, Travel 37.8km and take the turn off that says R53 Potchefstroom / R42 Vanderbylpark. (Do not take the first turn off to Vereeniging as this goes to Sasolburg)
You will see a Garage on the right side of the highway with 2 high green pillars with cars on top of them.
Turn left towards Vanderbylpark.
Travel 2km and turn right to Loch Vaal.
Travel 4.8km to a T Junction. Turn right.
Travel 1.5km and then turn left to Parys (R42).
Travel 6.5km (over Vaal River by the Barrage).
**Turn right to Vaal Eden.
Travel 9.8km to where the tar road ends. Turn left.
The road is now a gravel road. Travel 650m and turn right to Welbedacht farm. As you go down the farm road, where you see a sign keep right, you must go left.
Go through the gate. Close the gate after going through.
Follow the farm road for about 100m and turn to the left just before the pig sty. Follow the road for about 800m. Don’t turn right where the Electricity Pylon meets the road. Continue along the road for about 800mwhere you will see a sign Doncaster Drive. Turn right and follow the road through the lane of trees towards the River. You will see a number of large Shipping containers, a house,
and green water tank on top of a stand. You have arrived.

Address is: Portion 30 of the farm Welbedacht 282, District Parys, Free State.

Directions from Johannesburg Eastern Suburbs and Southern Suburbs)
Take the R26 to Vereeniging. Continue along this road, through Sasolburg towards Parys. Look out for the sign to “Barrage” about 10km the other side of Parys. Turn right. Follow the road until the T Junction. Turn left. Travel about 2km until the sign to Vaal Eden. Follow the directions as above where you see **.