Parys Arts Festival Accommodation options are featured on this page. These guesthouses have been approved by festival organisers as comfortable, good value for money, arty stays in and around Parys. They are all fairly close to or in town where most of the festival activities will be taking place.

For specific queries with regards to accommodation contact Petro +27 82 820 4785

Le Petit Parys

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Die Suidooster Gastehuis


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Egweni River Lodge

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Doringbos Lodge

Studio62 Gastehuis

Casa d’Accord River Retreat

À la Maison

Devondale Guest House

Art Nebula

Lemon Tree Lodge



Carryblaire River Retreat is a conference venue and weekend getaway accommodation located on the beautiful lower Vaal River near Parys.

Only a short drive from Gauteng on the banks of the Vaal River just outside Parys, Carryblaire River Retreat is a Country B&B, Guest House and Conference venue that offers leisure and corporate guests the opportunity to take time out, surrounded by nature at its best.

We are the perfect venue for exclusive small management breakaways, conferences and meeting sessions, and also offer the ideal setting for romantic occasions and cosy getaways on weekends.




Phone: Elize Coetser 064-5125218

Address: 78 S1052, Vaal Eden, Parys (-26.811561, 27.522735)





Egweni River Lodge provides luxury, stylish accommodation, which presently consists of 5 double rooms, 2 single rooms and a family/self-catering unit. Each unit is an individually decorated luxury suite all furnished and decorated with your comfort in mind.
The tasteful décor, good service and its view over the beautiful Vaal River with its breathtaking rapids, creates a relaxed ambience in which you can completely unwind. 


Phone: 056 811 3643

Address: 2 van Coller street, Parys 9585





A luxurious Family River Retreat, perfectly situated on the banks of the Vaal River.

The home is self-catering and is well equipped with cutlery, crockery, wine and drinking glasses, and all other self-catering equipment including Smeg gas stove/oven, Double Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher and full Coffee/Tea Station. There are 5 well-appointed bedrooms that sleep up to 13 people comfortably. The beds are fitted with luxury linen. There are 3 bathrooms with fluffy towels, shampoo, body wash, soap and other small spoils to enjoy. The Lounge and Dining room is Open Plan with folding doors that open up to magnificent views, sunrises and sunsets. A spacious 12 Seater Dining room Suite adorns the dining area. There is a Plasma HD TV with full DSTV bouquet and state of the art stereo system available. There are 2 levels of Outdoor Entertainment. The first level has different areas to entertain, one with a pizza oven and the other with stainless steel and Weber braais and views of the river. Level 2 has a boma with a pub, a fire pit, a large Jacuzzi and entertainment area with a palatial 12 seater patio table and cushioned chairs, all overlooking the River.


For the avid fisherman and for those that enjoy dabbling, you can cast off from the river bank directly in front of the house. Try your luck at catching a varied amount of fresh water fish such as Carp, Barble (Cat Fish) Yellow Fish and Bass.

We do have a Maid’s service available.


Phone: Carol Adendorff 082 771 2241


Address: 11 Kingfisher Bend, Vaaloewer


Doringbos Lodge is ‘n gaste plaas met 6 moderne selfsorg chalets. Slegs 6km buite Parys op die R53 na Potchefstroom. Die plaas is ‘n paradys vir voëlkyk entoesiaste, stappers en bergfiets ryers. Op hierdie uitgemerkte roetes kan 15 spesies wild besigtig word.


Phone: Ronel 083 650 9093, Office: 056 818 1506
Phone: Francois 028 374 8193





Rus & Vrede Luxury Guesthouse is situated on the banks of the tranquil section of the Vaal River near Parys, just over an hours drive from Johannesburg. It was originally part of the farm Rosettenville, on the border of the North West and Free State, adjacent to the luxurious Vaal de Gráce Golf Estate. A unique upmarket break-away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the luxurious place to find rest and peace in nature…

Indulge in one of our luxurious suites, specially designed to create a warm, homely atmosphere with breathtaking views of the river and the 18th hole of the golf course.

We have three rooms. All the rooms are extremely spacious and tastefully furnished with exclusive décor to make you feel totally spoilt. Our rooms offer comfortable super king/queen size beds with super luxury linen as well as many added luxury amenities as listed per room below. They provide a peaceful relaxing ambience conducive to a serene, restorative getaway with breathtaking sweeping views of the Vaal River. Priced from R1750.00 per room


Phone: 082 822 8666





Die Suidooster Gastehuis, bied skoon, netjiese verblyf teen bekostigbare pryse. Alle kamers het lugversorging, en-suite badkamers met privaat ingange. Al die dubbelkamers het koningingroote beddens. Die perseel beskik oor ‘n braai area en van die kamers het privaat braai areas.

Tipe verblyf: Gastehuis/Selfsorg, (Mikrogolfoond, yskas, koffie maak geriewe, borde, messe/vurke, wynglase, ens.)

Hoeveelheid: 5x Double kamers (max 2), Koningingroote beddens – R650 per nag 1 x Familie kamer (max 4), Koningingroote bed en 2 enkelbeddens – R850 per nag.


Phone: 056 817 1433/083 383 7200



Le Petit Parys is a comfortable fully equipped self-catering cottage in a secure complex within walking distance from the river. Enclosed patio with braai, kitchen, dining room, lounge with full DSTV, 1st bedroom has 2 single beds and the main bedroom has a double bed and full en-suite bedroom. Undercover parking and ideal for a couple or couple with young children.

R895 per night for the full cottage.



Phone: 082 820 4785

Address: 30 Grewar Avenue



Combining old-world charm with modern comfort and convenience, À la Maison is a luxurious guesthouse with Victorian style furniture and decorations. Built in 1913, the house is one of the first to be constructed during the rebuilding of Parys after the Anglo Boer War from 1889 until 1902 left most of the buildings in the town destroyed.

Centrally located in Parys, À la Maison is within an easy walking distance of all the main attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants. In addition to exploring the sights and sounds in town.

Guests looking for a quiet getaway instead may enjoy a tranquil afternoon in our secluded gardens, leisurely riverside walks and nights spent relaxing in front of the fireplace. À la Maison is a home away from home to those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and experience the serenity of small-town hospitality.

As an owner-managed establishment, we dedicate ourselves to exceed your expectations. We are looking forward to welcoming you at À la Maison for an unforgettable experience.


Phone: +27 083 683 8331





Devondale Guest House offers luxury, peaceful and affordable accommodation in Parys. Each of the elegantly-appointed bedrooms is designed to provide the ultimate relaxation in the spectacular surroundings, where horses roam along the banks of the Vaal River.

Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, walking in the beautifully tended gardens, or enjoy a good book, you will find your room a wonderful retreat from the hustling and bustling of the city. All our rooms are equipped with free WiFi, DSTV and all the necessary home comforts. We provide everything you need to enjoy your stay in maximum comfort.

We offer a scrumptious breakfast – book to ensure you don’t miss out!


Phone: 082 886 9893 





Art Nebula Guesthouse is located in the lush leafy edge of Parys, opposite the Afridome Showgrounds. Our flexible accommodation options offer you friendly farmhouse hospitality.

A paradise of burnt orange dahlia faces smiles at you as you enter the spacious, paved driveway with secure gated off-street parking for more than 6 vehicles, trailer or horse boxes. Spacious garden lawns centred with a big old grandma tree, under which many storybooks have been read in the hammock.

Inside, each detail has been passionately chosen and each room deserves a visit. Art Nebula’s style mixes antiques and original artworks with an unexpected eclectic contemporary twist.

Your Artist/host stays on the premises separately and uses the guesthouse as a gallery and studio to display her art, which adds to a uniquely memorable experience.

We have 3 rooms to choose from, Queen Room (Queen Bed with En-Suite), Double Room (Double Bed – Shared Bathroom) and a small Family Room (Double + Single Bed – Shared Bathroom) with separate toilet. Each room has a refreshment area where you will find tea, coffee, mineral water and a pre-packed breakfast of cereals and seasonal fruits. Guests can also make use of the: kitchen, porch, living/dining area for cooking a meal, watching TV and socialising.

– Free WiFi
– Gated On-Site Parking
– Satellite & Internet TV
– Essentials Included

R300 p.p or R1500 Entire Place


Phone: Mariana Eksteen 056 817 1552 / 072 880 9320

Address: 2B 2nd Avenue, Parys, Free State 9585, South Africa




We are situated in the quaint little town of Parys on the banks on the Vaal River in the Free State. We are situated just off the main street in Parys, with accommodation that will make you feel at home. Our guest house is in a quiet area with a private garden for guest and offers a variety of choices for your stay with us. 
Our self-catering cottage can accommodate 2 – 6 people. Our two suites can sleep 2 to 3 people.
Our guest house has a beautiful Lapa to sit and relax, swimming pool and braai area for guest to enjoy. Each room has a private patio and garden open to relax and listen to the birds while reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine.  


Phone: Mary +27 056 811 3465, +27 82 796 5166

Address: 24 Bredell Street, Parys





Vaal de Rama bied luukse akkommodasie op die wal van die Vaalrivier. Kom maak u tuis in die stylvolle gemeubeleerde gastehuis en geniet die verskeidenheid van aktiwiteite wat Parys bied.

Hoeveelheid: 3 Selfsorg woonstelle, 4 Standaard kamers. Pryse wissel na gelang van akkommodasie Vanaf R750 per kamer tot R1300 vir woonstelle

Tipe verblyf: Pragtige rivier uitsig, DSTV, Swembad, Braai fasiliteite.


Phone: 056 817 2468 / 083 555 5173





Spacious / Pristine / Home of artist / Huge garden / Plenty trees & shady corners / Many bird species / Secret garden / Safe play area / Patio & barbecue / 3x Double Bedrooms / Enclosed Porch / x2 Single Beds (Sleeps8) / Kitchen/Fire- place / Scullery / TV-Lounge / Wifi /  Parking 3-4 Cars / 400m from river and Hartelus Market / 1.3km from Centre Parys / Nearest Airport 120.2km (Lanseria International) / Unified eclectic flair / Warm, friendly atmosphere………
R2000 per day Fri-Sun (Entire Self-catering Unit, sleeps 2-8 persons)
R1800 per day Mon-Thurs
(Discount for Long-term Bookings)
Preferred Payment: Electronic


Phone: Leonie Botha 056 811 2211 / 082 560 2729



2 Van Coller Street


15 Pres. Steyn Street
Free State, 9585


Karin TerBlanche 083 409 9041
Deon TerBlanche 083 338 4234


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