Kimberley & Surrounding Accommodation

Douglas Accommodation

Broadwater River Estate

Hotel & Resort in Douglas

... Broadwater River Estate offers self catering and Resort Accommodation in Douglas on the banks of the Vaal River. 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. No matter what your requirements, we have a range of accommodation to ensure you of a wonderful stay. Accommodation, Camping and a Houseboat - just a stone's throw from Douglas! 10 Luxurious Air-Conditioned Units with River View, TV, fridge and coffee/tea facilities. All rooms en-suite. All equipped with kitchenettes and braai-facilities on the patio for self-catering. Bedding and Towels are supplied in all units. Each Camping Site has it's Private bathroom (bath & shower), Scullary and Power point. Most sites have a river view and are shaded. Broadwater also harbours the DaRiva HOUSEBOAT - The idyllic place to relax with comfortable accommodation and a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, stove, hot water). The spacious top deck has barbeque facilities and a skipper at your service. Breakfast and meals are optional, served in DIE PONT RESTAURANT. We do conferences and weddings. Situated in the relaxing privacy of the resort, Broadwater River Estate offers you first class self catering accommodation, and a wide range of services and activities to make this your ideal river wedding venue. There's lots of photographic options, the favourite one being against the beautiful coloured sunset over the river! So take the turn off to Douglas and discover this 'Miracle-in-the-Middle' of South Africa.
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Douglas

The small town of Douglas in the Northern Cape Province is situated on the river Vaal about one hundred kilometers to the west of Kimberley and just upstream from the junction of the Vaal with the Orange river. The town was established in 1867 on a mission station close to a well used ford on the River Vaal, and named after the Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Province, Sir Percy Douglas. Douglas has developed into a well-known farming area using irrigation from the Vaal.

Glacial pavements can be found in the Douglas area dating back some 290 million years, and hundreds of rock engravings made with stone tools can be seen here - visitors wishing to see the engravings must obtain permission from the McGregor Museum in Kimberley. There is abundant bird life in the area, especially along the Orange River, which forms an oasis through the arid Northern Cape. Fishing on the Vaal River in the Douglas area is excellent, and the seven most important fresh water fish are found here.

 


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