Welcome to Parys & Vredefort Dome Area
Parys is a growing, vibrant town that sits beside the Vaal River just 120km south of Jo’burg. It is home to a few impressive buildings, including the 1915 Anglican Church, built from blue-granite blocks. The immediate area is quite beautiful, with its valleys, ravines and cliffs, a covering of lush flora, and many resident plants, animals and birds. But it’s the adventure-sport options and the art-and-craft outlets lining the main street that draw most of the town’s visitors – particularly Jo’burgers on the weekend.
Parys is also handy for visiting Vredefort Dome, an enigmatic area of hills created by the impact of a gigantic meteorite two billion years ago.