Parys, the jewel of the Vaal River, is a fast developing country town in the Vredefort Dome Area, the oldest and largest known meteorite impact site in the world. Harmony is found in the combination of different elements. Here you find the tranquil romance of art, antiques, coffee shops and fashion, alongside river rafting, abseiling, horse trails, 4×4 routes and wildlife, approximately an hours drive from Johannesburg.
The town is fast acquiring a reputation with a growing number of visitors and shoppers as an arts and antiques hub, as many well-known artists, antique dealers, craftsmen and former city dwellers make Parys their home.
Parys Info Office is the only self-sustaining information and tourism office in the Freestate. The aim of the office is to supply information about Parys and the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site.