River Rock Guesthouse

Where tranquility and ambiance meet your every expectation


River Rock boasts a variety of chalets.
Find the one that suits you here.

Visit the Lapa

Built on the banks of the Vaal River and the perfect spot for sundowners!


Visit our online reservations page to check availability and book your stay.

Welcome to River Rock, our guesthouse located in Parys, Free State.

Our self-catering guesthouse is situated on the banks of the Vaal River with the most beautiful natural ambience while still maintaining a countryside atmosphere.

Countless bird species is a must for bird watchers. Horses roam the property all day and the distant cry of a fish eagle ends another perfect day.

Great for angling, entertaining or relaxing!

If you need a time out from the busy city or have a special romantic getaway in mind, we have the perfect spot for you!

Parys is a convenient getaway from the city as it is only a 45 min drive from Johannesburg. Our beautiful town offers two golf estates; one of our country’s biggest indoor arenas at the Dome, popular for horse shows and festivals. An array of sports activities; unbelievable dining and shopping galore at our famous art and antique shops; heritage and monumental sightseeing is a must!

Whether you are here to unwind for a few days, compete in activities or for business, we always strive to exceed your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you!

“Only at River Rock will your thoughts be interrupted by the call of a Fish Eagle … “

What our guests have to say…

  • Probably the best place where we stayed in South Africa. We stayed in a chalet on the river Vaal, the views were fantastic. Braai facilities all over the place and so much, so much comfort. The management was really concerned about our wellbeing and enquired regularly. We were helped with logistical problems that we had by the family on the day that we left. There is nothing to dislike about this accommodation. We hope to come back here soon.

    Hendrik from Estonia

  • For a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you should drive down to Parys and book into the River Rock Guesthouse.....

    M.A. Grobler

  • Wonderful place, beautiful scenery and accommodation, the most amazing people and breakaway, definitely recommended.

    M. Kapp

  • Exceptional accommodation with serene atmosphere and gorgeous views. Good-humoured and friendly owners who went out of their way to make our stay pleasurable!

    A. Steyn

  • Great location, beautifull nature, excellent accommodation, charming hostess....perfect!


  • Excellent place. Thoroughly recommended and a definite return trip for me.


  • Die huisie was reg op die Vaalrivier, met pragtige uitsig en die klank van lopende water en 'n magdom voëls insluitend 'n Visarend of twee!

    Lida O

  • Die chalet was baie mooi, skoon en netjies. Die area is groen en so lekker rustig met die rivier wat verby vloei. Ons kan dit definitief aanbeveel.

    Antoiné E