Flyboarding in the Vaal River by Watersport Unlimited

For a one-of-a-kind extreme water adventure try flyboarding at The Boathouse, located on the premises of the Riverside Sun Resort in Vanderbijlpark. Built by Franky Zapata from Marseille, a watersport enthusiast and jet-ski champion, the flyboard is a wakeboard-based water jet that uses propulsion to thrust you into the air. An 18-metre flexible rope is connected between the flyboard and a jet-ski turbine, allowing an operator to control the pump and hand-guided nozzles to stabilise your flight.

Flyboarding is just one of a number of watersports available to guests at The Boathouse at the Vaal. Visitors can also partake in water-skiing, tube rides, speedboat rides and rent a boat for a cruise on the Vaal River. The Boathouse offers barefoot water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding and Slalom water skiing.

The Boathouse supplies all equipment and safety apparatus. The store also stocks a large range of watersport accessories, all of which come with a 6-month warranty. There is also a workshop that provides a full backup service for all products sold.

Places of interest

Business tourists can make the most of their time at The Boathouse by booking accommodation on-site at the Riverside Sun Resort, which also offers conference facilities.

Stonehaven on Vaal is a family-friendly venue located five minutes’ drive from The Boathouse, allowing kids access to jumping castles, play areas and a swimming pool. The venue also hosts lunchtime cruises on the Vaal River.

For the culturally-inclined, the Sylviavale Heritage Museum offers vintage car rides and tours featuring antique artefacts. The establishment also hosts a village market every Saturday from 08:00-14:00.

Visiting Hours 

Open Mon-Sun 10:00-17:00 


Flyboarding  R850 per 20 min session.

Tow Boat and Boat Rides R650 for 30 Minutes