About Us

The town is nestled within the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site on the banks of the Vaal River. Located a short 1-hour drive from Gauteng and surrounding provinces, it is a fantastic breakaway destination for the whole family.

Apart from being recognised as one of the world’s oldest and largest meteorite impact sites, the town offers a host of interesting shops and a multitude of outdoor adventure activities for the whole family to enjoy.

A lot to experience

You will find the local community welcoming and friendly, ready to share all this vibrant yet tranquil country town offers.

Many well-known artists, antique dealers, craftsmen and former city dwellers have made Parys their home, creating art and an antique treasure cove.

The variety of exciting shops is extensive. Enjoy strolling through the craft, art, antique, curio, and fashion shops, which are all within comfortable walking distance.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to make Parys one of the most appealing and preferred destinations to day trippers, sports, adventure and leisure enthusiasts, tourists and holidaymakers in South Africa.

Our Mission is to showcase Parys by promoting its many events, tourist attractions, restaurant and hospitality offerings, and rich geological history.

We achieve this with collaboration from all businesses and the community in and around Parys. The objective is to stimulate the growth of the local economy by supporting all local businesses as far as possible.