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.
Green Door Sefcatering Cottage - Noorder Street
10.5 km

From R350 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

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

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

Die Suidooster Gastehuis
11.2 km

From R550* Unit

"Die Suidooster Gastehuis"is situated in Parys, a charming town positioned along the banks of the Vaal River. The rooms are comfortably furnished and we supply bedding and towels. Each of the room... More Info

Kayanzee Lodge
11.5 km

From R3760* Unit

The Vaal, with birds abound, is studded with Tree-covered islands of which several have been developed into pleasure resorts. Despite being so close to the most industrialized part of South Africa, mu... More Info

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

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

Rose Acres Guest House
12.1 km

From R800* Unit

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Rose Acres Guest House is located in the heart of Parys, Free State. Conveniently situated near the major routes, an hour from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Pretoria. Rose Acres Guest House is wit... More Info

Aqua View Riverside Guesthouse-Parys
12.2 km


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From R350 PPS

Aqua View Riverside Guesthouse is nestled in the heart of Parys directly on the Vaal River and next to the entrance of the Parys Golf Course. You can either book JUST A ROOM or THE ENTIRE HOUSE. I... More Info

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Le Grand Chateau
12.2 km


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From R425 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 dec... More Info

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Parys Reviews

Parys is a nice place
- John Motloung

We experienced peace and rate of crime seem to be at a very low level. People greet each other, even if they do not know you. Homeless people are not a threat to the community. I loved the active local economy activities and the manner in which are strategized. That kind of strategy should be extended to the local townships, then Parys will be fully a good tourists attraction. Parys is very beautiful and peaceful.
- Oniccah Lefifi

- Ron Naidoo

Parys is a beautiful clean town that provides everything a person needs
- Hazel Meyer

It is a nice and friendly environment, accommodates the young and old.
- Tsholofelo Tlou

Beautiful, but very busy
- Elize Boucher

Loved our day in Parys. Especially the beer tasting at dog and fig.
- Lizane Meuwesen

Cosy town with a lot of antique and craft shops. Beautiful riverside.
- Anita Kamphuis

Parys seems to be a lovely place to be at, BUT not to shure of racial acceptance.The one restaurant told us that we are noisy on Mothers day NOG AL.
- Mashaw Phooko

One of my favourite little towns.
- Vivian Pitschlitz