Welcome to our Broadwater.
Broadwater is a private River Escape that nestles on the banks of the Vaal River near Kimberley and the town of Douglas. In this pristine aquatic environment you find space for the solitary and activity for the energetic.
- Stylish and comfortable Accommodation, also for groups.
- Caravan and camping sites with private bathrooms.
- Broadwater also harbours the DaRiva HOUSEBOAT.
Endless water views, the call of the fish eagle, breath taking sunsets and champagne under a starry sky.Have fun with water sports and activities of all kinds.Swimming pool, trampoline and pedal boats for children.
Douglas is one of the country’s primary freshwater fishing areas with seven of the most important freshwater fish species occurring here. Fishing Guide on request.
From Kimberley: Take R357 to Douglas. ±80km from Kimberley, cross the Riet River Bridge. After 5km cross railway line. Few metres after railway line turn right on dirt road at the Broadwater sign.Keep on for about 1km to Broadwater entrance on left hand side.
Douglas was founded in 1848 as a mission station on the farm Backhouse by the Reverend Isaac Hughes. In 1867, a group of Europeans from Griquatown signed an agreement giving them the right to establish a town. The town was named after General Sir Percy Douglas, Lieutenant Governor of the Cape Colony.