An authentic fishing experience.No occasion to big or small.Fun in the sun!Your Dream WeddingWatch the beautiful sunset beyond the waters edge

An authentic fishing experience.

No occasion to big or small.

Fun in the sun!

Your Dream Wedding

Watch the beautiful sunset beyond the waters edge

About Us

The History of this resort dates back 42 years .

David and Martha Kemp acquired this eye catching property and soon began to realize its potential by sharing this unique venue with everyone that values tranquil resting places at the waters edge. Along the banks of the scenic Roodeplaat dam.

The resort was first opened to dedicated fishermen and has since been developed into a holiday resort with thousands of visitors each year enjoying all the fun-filled activities the resort has to offer.

Please come and visit us soon, we will make every effort possible to make your holiday / visit as pleasant as it can be.


Log Cabins

All log cabins are equipped with a bar fridge, Hand Basin, Zink and 2 plate stove.

Our 2 Bedroom Chalets are self-catering and equipped with 4-plate HOB, Zink, Fridge, Cupboards.

Please bring your own towels as no towels are supplied by the resort. Also feel free to make use of our ablution facilities.


Our Cottages are fully equipped, self-catering units which include a television with a DSTV connection (Please bring your own DSTV Decoder & Smart Card) and bathrooms (Own Towels to be supplied)

Function and Venue Hire

Now you can enjoy the full beauty of Hengelaars Vriend Resort by hiring the venue for functions.

We have successfully hosted large events such as weddings, church camps, fishing competitions and year end functions to name but a few.

Feel free to contact us to help you plan your special day event.

Fishing Academy


Keep watching this space for more details


Welcome To Hengelaars Vriend Resort

Hengelaars Vriend Resort is situated 10 km outside Pretoria on the banks of the Roodeplaat dam. The resort was founded in 1973 by David & Martha Kemp. The tranquil setting along the waterfront became familiar to families leisurely spending time together.

The call of the Kingfisher and the majestic Fish Eagle completes the setting.

Our frequent visiting friends consist of, Caravan campers, Log cabin guests, Day visitors and Fishermen camping under the majestic Willow trees allowing for plenty of shade along the waterfront. All guests can enjoy the swimming pools and deck area. We have 2-8 sleeper wooden cabins beside the water’s edge, which are fully equipped for self catering. The theme of family leisure within a clean and safe environment ensures that thousands of visitors every year have a pleasant and tranquil experience with us.

Recent developments include fully furnished guest houses, where the weary traveler and inquisitive explorer both are welcomed and invited to enjoy typical South African hospitality. The new wooden deck built into the water will become our long awaited Restaurant and a popular meeting place. The conference facilities are fully operational and ready for your function hire convenience. Quality and service awaits you at this fantastic venue.

This resort is situated within the greater Dinokeng Nature Reserve. Located next to the thriving Pretoria cosmopolitan, only 25 kilometers away from the City Centre Of Tshwane, the Roodeplaat Nature Conservation being our immediate neighbors,

May every reader of this be blessed, we hope to see you soon.



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