Accommodation near The Vredefort Dome

Situated 120km south-west of Johannesburg, in the small farming town of Vredefort, lies the oldest and largest meteorite impact site our earth has ever known, the Vredefort Dome. This wholly unique geological phenomenon was formed some 2000 million years ago after a mountain-sized asteroid plummeted into the earth at a warp speed of 10 kilometres per second. The crater, which is 300km in length, stretches from Johannesburg and into the North West Province.

The dome, which is the central part of the impact, is so called because the rock layers of the earth were bent inward to resemble a giant, upside-down bowl. It is recognised as a World Heritage site and attracts thousands of tourists each year. Having been the site of such a catastrophic event, the area has transformed, over time, into a tranquil haven with plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to take part in. Adventure seekers looking for a new thrill can test their bodies against the dome's challenging geological features, where one can abseil down the crags of the rock face. Individuals who are height conscious can explore the tunnels that are also found on the site.

While in the area, travellers are encouraged to explore Vredefort. Existing as a rural farming community, the landscape is unspoilt and the scenic beauty is unparalleled. Due to restricted development occurring over the years, the area is home to a wide variety of small animals as well as numerous plant species.

Visitors who want to learn about the town's major historical events can visit the Anglo-Boer site nearby. Here you'll fascinating battalion remnants from a bygone era. Travel further field to the neighbouring town of Venterskoon and bear witness to the largest wild olive forest in South Africa. Travellers looking to fully immerse themselves in the culture can take a visit to the area's main distillery. For those who dare, a taste of 'witblits' - an incredibly strong, locally produced spirit- is up for the taking.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Lemon Tree Lodge Parys
10.1 km

From R300 pps


We are situated in the quaint little town of Parys on the banks on the Vaal River in the Free State. We are situated just off the main street in Parys, with accommodation that will make you feel a... More Info

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Green Door Sefcatering Cottage - Noorder Street
10.5 km

From R300 pps


The cottage is an old charm cottage focusing on privacy, comfort and neatness. Ideal for families, the cottage can accommodate up to four guests. A separate guest bedroom suite comprising of 2 bed... More Info

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The White Giraffe Guest House
10.6 km

From R800* unit


The White Giraffe is situated in the quaint town of Parys in the Northern Freestate. We have three units offering self catering accommodation. Our large house can sleep 8 persons for self catering ... More Info

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Green Door Self Catering Cottage Loop St
11 km

From R350 pps


This quant early 20 century restored cottage is ideal for families, couples and single persons. Self Catering accommodation for up to 4 people per cottage. Complete privacy surrounded by b... More Info

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Aloe river
11.1 km

From R350 pps


Aloe River self-catering guest house is located in the heart of Parys. This allows for easy access to all that the beautiful country town of Parys has to offer. The guest house sleeps 8 people. All be... More Info

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Bird Song Cottage
12 km

From R400 pps


Birdsong Cottage is situated in Parys (Free state), just over an hour's drive from Johannesburg. Parys has many art galleries, antique stores, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and many shops to browse... More Info

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Green Door Selfcatering Guest Cottage Venus st
12.1 km

From R350 pps


This spacious 3 bedroom house is just a half a block from the river and a half a block from the tourist shops and restaurants . It is also conveniently close to the Parys Golf Estate. It has a ... More Info

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Art Lovers Guesthouse
12.1 km

From R1100* unit


Located in the heart of the beautifull town of Parys, this stylish Guest House features 6 luxury guest suites next to our famous Restaurant and Art Gallery. All accommodation suites are handsomely ... More Info

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Aqua View Riverside Guesthouse-Parys
12.2 km

From R350 pps


Aqua View Riverside Guest House is nestled on the Vaal River, in the heart of the beautiful tourist town of Parys. Situated next to the entrance of the Parys Golf & Country Estate and located near the... More Info

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Le Grand Chateau
12.2 km

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From R400 pps


Le Grand Chateau Hotel is an elegant gem that lies in the heart of the Dome World Heritage Site. The hotel seamlessly blends elements of the original and the new, while the stunning French and art d... More Info

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- Annelisa Pieterse

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Parys is a cosy little town. Only an hour away from JHB and the perfect getaway from the Big city. An absolute must experience is Hoi Polloi Boutique Caffe with its eclectic style and absolute fabulous food.
- Bronwen Eksteen

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A very clean and friendly town
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Very nice little town. Would definitely come back.
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Interesting place with all its kiosks and shops almost on the street. Country friendliness...
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