Experience the beauty of the jewel we call Umfula Resort on the banks of the Vaal River, only 5 km from the picturesque town of Parys.

Launch your boat at the jetty, enjoy an icy cold drink at the Sports Bar or go fishing, whilst the children can swim in die kiddies' pool or enjoy the play area.

Accommodation on offer includes grassed camping sites and fully equipped self-catering chalets.

Umfula Resort opened its doors April 2011. We hosted our first wedding in September 2011 in the hall on the Resort.

The Sports Bar is situated next to the hall and boasts a large flat screen TV where all the big sporting events are screened. Pub lunches available on weekends (Friday & Saturday from 14h00 - 20h00).

The hall is fully equipped for up to a maximum of 150 guests. Conferencing, Weddings, Birthday parties, Bachelors & Bachelorette's or anything you would like to celebrate - we do it! We have our own fulltime kitchen staff therefor we do all the catering ourselves.

The Resort has a volley ball court, trampoline, mini golf course, 3 sparkling pools, a jumping castle and kiddie's jungle gym for your enjoyment.

One of these pools is a kiddie's pool and there is a playground for our younger guests as well.

Down by the river fishing is a favourite pastime. There are some excellent private fishing spots with lots of shade down the banks of the Vaal River at the Resort.

Umfula Resort has a jetty that makes launching a boat a simple task.

On top of all the above hiking, off road cycling, birding and game viewing are offered at the Resort. Please note: Game viewing to be book in advance - minimum of 4 people.

Self-catering chalets

The self-catering chalets are fully equipped with all the cutlery and crockery needed. Each chalet has a private bathroom.

The kitchen is equipped with a microwave oven, four plate stove and oven and a fridge/freezer.

All chalets have a shaded patio with a built in braai and parking for 2 cars.

We offer 6 x 4 Sleeper Chalets, 9 x 6 Sleeper Chalets - all fully equipped.

The chalets have bedding and cushions as well as extra blankets for the sleeper couch. Only towels will be needed to bring along.

Camping Accommodation

The grassed camping sites each have their own power outlet, most have partial shade during the day and the camp site is well lit at night.

Braai facilities have been built at strategic spots on the camping site, with water points close by. There is a scullery for dish washing.

The ablution blocks have hot and cold water. There are baths and showers with separate toilets and hand basins. There are electric razor outlets in the men's room. The ladies room have electric plugs for hairdryers.

Umfula Safaris

Umfula safari and game farm is situated ±6km from Parys in the Vredefort dome. Mother Nature enfolds you with her beauty here and makes any safari an unforgettable experience. Game viewing to be book in advance - minimum of 4 people.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 3 Stars
  • ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • communal pool
  • cycling trails
  • fishing onsite
  • game drives onsite
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • mountain biking
  • outdoor splash pool
  • tea / coffee making facilities