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Explore Parys, Free State and the Vredefort Dome

Come explore the lively and unique town of Parys. Only 120km from Johannesburg. Parys, Free State is your ultimate weekend getaway spot set against the mighty Vaal River and Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site (the largest meteorite impact site on earth).

 

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Explore the lively and unique town of Parys. Set on one of the most beautiful stretches of the mighty Vaal River, in the heart of the Vredefort Dome (the largest meteorite impact site on earth).

The town and area is surely one of South Africa’s most precious and underrated holiday destinations. Unbeknown to many, this small and peaceful farming town is only 120km from Johannesburg. This quaint town makes for an affordable and restful vacation choice from the hustle and bustle of city life. Offering a wide range of accommodation options, outdoor activities, restaurants, shops, craft markets. There are also many weddings, function and conference venues to choose from. Recharge your batteries in the tranquility of wide open spaces, star filled skies or simply enjoy the warm hospitality of the magical little town of Parys, Free State.

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Parys, Free State Accommodation

Parys, Free State offers a wide range of accommodation options. Are you looking for Self Catering Accommodation, B&B’s, Luxury Guesthouses or Romantic River Cottages? Perhaps Mountain Retreats, Hotels, Campsites or Fishing Lodges?

Parys, Free State Restaurants

Looking for a bite to eat? Explore the main street (Breë) by foot, indulge in delicious food. Are you looking for a romantic, fine-dining restaurant? Perhaps a family or kid-friendly restaurant?

Parys, Free State Activites

Looking for Adventure? The Vredefort Dome offers the adventure enthusiast the most beautiful and wild sections of the mighty Vaal River. Scenic Mountains, rapids and trails await the wild at heart.

Parys, Free State Shops

Explore the main street (Breë) by foot. Shop for one-of-a-kind gift items. Find yourself a bargain! Many antique, furniture, rare collectables, clothing, jewellery, homeware, art and craft stores.

Parys, Free State Conference Venue

Looking for a unique Conference Venue? With close proximity to the Vaal River? The area is an ideal choice for Conferences, Team Building Events and Functions. There is a wide range of activities, accommodation and restaurants to choose from.

Parys, Free State Wedding Venues

Parys, Free State and the Vredefort Dome have many fantastic Wedding Venue’s to choose from. There is a wide range of activities, accommodation, shops and restaurants. Your guests will feel happy and relaxed.

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Visit the Oldest Meteor Impact Site on Earth – The Vredefort Dome

The total size of the crater can only be seen from space, but from certain view spots, and even when driving into Parys, you begin to see just how massive the Vredefort Dome Impact site really is.

Help Stop the Vaal River Pollution.

Explore Parys is deeply concerned by the ongoing pollution of the Vaal River system. We stand to lose our most precious and important water source in the country, but the government and Department of Water and Sanitation fail to acknowledge the crises. 60% of South Africa’s economy relies on the Vaal river for water. Most […]

Conquer For Hope – Parys to Clarens by mountain bike.

The Parys cycling community is hoping to provide a financial contribution to the Lewis Balink Foundation in order to continue the good work they are doing at the Lehlohonolo Day Care Centre.

Nampo Survival Guide

If this year marks your first agricultural pilgrimage to Nampo Harvest Day, read the following tips to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.

Parys Emergency Numbers

In case of an emergency please use these numbers

Things to do in Parys

How far is Parys from Johannesburg? +-120km. About an hour’s drive, and therefore an ideal weekend getaway spot.   Explore the lively and unique town of Parys! Set on one of the most beautiful stretches of the mighty Vaal River, close to the Vredefort Dome (the oldest and largest visible meteorite impact site on earth). […]

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Come explore the lively and unique town of Parys. Set on one of the most beautiful stretches of the mighty Vaal River, in the heart of the Vredefort Dome (the largest meteorite impact site on earth).

Parys is surely one of South Africa’s most precious and underrated holiday destinations. Unbeknown to many, this small and peaceful farming town is only 120km from Johannesburg. Parys makes for an affordable and restful vacation choice from the hustle and bustle of city life, and offers a wide range of accommodation options, outdoor activities, restaurants, shops, craft markets as well as weddings, function and conference venues. Recharge your batteries in the tranquility of wide open spaces, star filled skies or simply enjoy the warm hospitality of this magical little town in the Free State

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