"Parys on the Vaal" Parys by PierreZA

Parys Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 16 photos

Worth a visit

Parys is a small town o the banks of the Vaal River, on the Free State side. It is a town worth visiting for a few reasons.
The town has many art galleries, antique shops, outdoor activities etc to offer. Despite the touristy feel, it still remains a typical South African small town.
You can visit the town for a day, but there is enough to do in and around for a weekend.

Gateway to the Vredefort Dome

The town is also the gateway to the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. This site is a structure which formed millions of years ago when an asteroid collide with the earth, leaving a scar (dome) of 300km in diameter.

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  • In a nutshell:Go for a weekend
  • Last visit to Parys: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    A nice page Pierre - I am sure the Vaal river on the Parys side is a lot quieter. Have just been to Vaal dam for the weekend. Rugby was goooooood!!!!!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2009 at 3:26 AM

    Wow! Wonderlik!!daardie Feast plek lyk uitsonderlik!Lovely pics, Pierre

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Parys sounds like Paris but is probably preferable to Paris because of its outdoor activities.


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