The almost unknown little hamlet of Val is about 30 minutes from Heidelberg in Gauteng, and only a stone's throw from Greylingstad on the road to Standerton. It is surely one of the smallest, cleanest and most beautiful little towns on the Highveld with only 28 inhabitants; it is really worth a visit.
Today the Val Hotel offers cosy and private accommodation as well as a private pub, large fireplaces and spacious entertainment areas for functions, conferences, weddings and all celebrations of life. The small and beautiful thatched chapel, further down the road, is becoming a very popular wedding venue from where bridal pairs and their guests move to the Val Hotel for intimate country wedding receptions.
The faade has remained much the same with its original mud walls that was completed before 1896. Find the faeries cavorting in the poplar grove, make a wish in the wishing well, enjoy the lazy swing, read a book on the garden bench or just go for a walk down the only street in Val.
This quirky pub was once a part of the original store of Jos Smith and Sons, today it offers light meals and an intimate venue for smaller groups of up to 50 guests. A favourite for bikers, hikers, writers, music lovers and party animals.
Take a hike down to the waterfall, the faerie factory, the old silos, or the lookout point from the new silos. Val is one of the few places on earth where you can have the whole town entirely to yourself. Take advantage of this fact, spread your wings and be yourself in this zero-crime area.