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May 6, 2012

Broadwater River Estate

Endless water views, the call of the fish eagle, breath taking sunsets and champagne under a starry sky. Broadwater is a private river escape that nestles on the banks of the Vaal River near Kimberley and Douglas. In this pristine aquatic environment you find space for the solitary and activity for the energetic.


We offer stylish and comfortable 4-star Accommodation. Luxurious Air-Conditioned Units with River View, TV, fridge and coffee/tea facilities. All rooms en-suite.

The Apartments and Chalets are equipped with kitchenettes and braai-facilities on the patio for self-catering. Bedding and Towels are supplied in all units. Please bring own swim towels.

Breakfast and other meals optional in Apartments and Chalets; Double Rooms is breakfast included, other meals optional.

Caravan And Camping Sites

Each of the 10 Caravan and Camping sites have their own private bathroom, bath & shower and scullery. Each site has a power point.
Rates are per day or part of the day. Maximum of 6 persons and 1 vehicle per site.

Additional charges per day:
Extra vehicle R50.00 per day
Trailer R30.00 per day
Ski boat launch R100
Guests visiting R50.00 per adult and R30.00 per child 2-11 years

Each Camping Site has it’s Private bathroom (bath & shower), Scullary and Power point. Most sites have a river view and are shaded.

*Check in time: 14.00
*Check out time: 10h00
*All mayor Credit Cards accepted
*No pets allowed


Over 30km of fishing waters with diverse bird life. As one of the country’s primary freshwater fishing areas, Douglas host seven of the most important freshwater fish species.

If you are lucky, you may even spot the Vaal River’s own Big Five: the Otter, African Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron and Iguana.

Breakfast and meals are served in DIE PONT RESTAURANT where you experience more than delicious food, experience nature at it’s best.

River Boat:

Broadwater also harbours the DaRiva HOUSEBOAT – The idyllic place to relax with comfortable accommodation and a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, stove, hot water).
Two bedrooms, open lounge area with six sleeper beds, kitchen and bathroom. Bed Linen and heating in winter included.

The spacious top deck has a gas braai and a skipper is at your service. Meals are optional.

For an ultra good time, remember: towels, binoculars, bird book, sun hats, torch, insecticide and fishing-tackle.

*Sunset Cruises and Day Cruises, also for bigger groups;
*Overnight or weekend cruises with full accommodation for 10 guests.

For The Watersport Enthusiast:

The river is perfect for activities such as Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding and Water Tube. Launch Fee: R100

River pool, Trampoline and Pedalboats for children.

Ideal for Functions, Weddings and Special Occasions.

Our beautiful conference venue is designed to cater for all special expectations. The venue is small enough to feel personal but big enough to satisfy all your needs, always ensuring the same quality service. Equipment includes data projector, white board and flip chart. Menus are flexible to suit your specific need and budget.
The venue is situated on the same premises as accommodation for about 100 people, as well as Die Pont River Restaurant.
80 Kilometres from Kimberley Airport, together with the flexibility of our facilities make Broadwater equally suitable for day conferences, meetings, product launches, breakfast presentations, company breakaways, strategizing meetings, team-building and workshops alike.


A wedding is so much more than just the union of two people; it’s about joining families together. More wedding couples realise that a few hours ceremony is not enough for this big celebration, and therefor book for the whole Wedding Weekend Package: a real Wedding Feast where family and friends love, eat and build memories from Friday to Sunday. A Wedding Feast no one will ever forget.

At Broadwater we are blessed with the pristine Vaal River and a wide variety of wedding options. Whether it is just the two of you celebrating your union or a biiiiiiig wedding of family and friends, our venues offer you the very best locations and services for an unforgetable wedding. Broadwater has lots of photographic options, the favourite one being against the beautiful hue of sunset over the river!

Attractions nearby

Confluence of South Africa’s two mayor rivers, the Orange and Vaal;
Game Farms;
Gholf Course;
Kimberley’s Big Hole.
Broadwater is en-route from Gauteng to
Namaqualand’s flowers;
Witsand Nature Reserve;
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as well as Namibië and Upington.
Augrabies Waterfalls
So take the turn off to Douglas and discover this ‘Miracle-in-the-Middle’ of South Africa.

From Kimberley: Take R357 to Douglas. ±80km from Kimberley, cross the Riet River Bridge. After 5km cross railway line. Directly after railway line turn right on dirt road at the Broadwater sign. About 1 km dirt road to Broadwater entrance on left hand side.

From Douglas: Take R357 to Kimberley. About 15km from Douglas, turn left on gravel road for 2km. Broadwater entrance on left hand side.

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