Vredefort Dome

Vredefort Dome, Parys: Hours, Address, Vredefort Dome Reviews: 4/5

Vredefort Dome
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Mountains, River, Bushveld and rugged beauty draw visitors to this unique World Heritage Site. A geological treasure trove, white water rafting, Africa's wildlife, Bushveld, trillions of stars, amazing sunsets, and wonderful people. Only 90 minutes from Johannesburg but a whole different world. There are a wide variety of accommodation venues available including camping and caravan sites. Use of a registered guide is well advised for an informative tour. Heritage Site tours range from 90 minutes to full day outings.
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Gino
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Family
Firstly we didn't find the place. Went on a wing to see new places ant took a day drive. To our suprice Google maps took us to a dead end through some dirt road into a farm area. To top it all we thought we were the only ones, only to find 3 other families in the same position.

If this place does exist, please update Google maps accordingly!!!!
Written 9 August 2021
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Voyager-FR13
Marseille, France32 contributions
A place that is not necessary known at the level it should be.
This is the oldest and largest meteorite crater in the world (well to be precise 2nd oldest as an Australian crater is now the oldest). But 2.2 billions years old is still very old !! :)
very interesting places to see and understand what that impact has created that is still visible more than 2.2 billions years after that meteorite crashed on Earth.
Written 21 February 2021
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San
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Solo
I did a tour with Dome Impact Tours (Gustav Engelbrecht). I really enjoyed it. The tour was for the whole day and Gustav used his car so it was good value for money at R610. A lot of information was covered from history of the Anglo Boer war to the gold rush. Gustav's knowledge of the area and its geology is excellent. We even saw bushmen rock carvings. It was a wonderful day.
Written 21 December 2020
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Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa861 contributions
Its a beautiful outdoor (and a bit of indoor) activity. The area is fascinating and almost unbelievable in its geological history and concept. We went with a local guide who we followed around - Graham Atkinson (he is based at Otters Halt in Parys). He is deeply knowledgeable as well as very accessible and at R365.00 for a half day per person it was money well spent
Written 14 December 2020
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Sandeep Singh
Durban, South Africa65 contributions
The crater was formed over 2 billion years ago, when a meteor hit earth. The meteor went deep into the earth before exploding and forming a dome at the site of the explosion. The explosion causes a ripple of 3 rings, with the furthest one being 150km from the centre. There's theories that the impact is the reason for the tilt in the earth. and the impact also caused the continental drift.

I did a tour with Christo Meyer from Kopjeskraal Lodge. The tour includes a brief history not he impact crater, followed by a drive to up to a view point with 180 degree views of the crater, where Christo shows you the expanse of the first of the 3 rings formed by the impact.

Note, you will not see any specific dome or crater. The dome has been flatted with 2 billion years of corrosion - you will just see hills and the rocks that were thrown out after the explosion.
Written 26 November 2020
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mariusb69
Alberton, South Africa38 contributions
Couples
We toured the Dome with a seasoned tour guide, who is very knowledgeable of the area and the history. We made use of a local tour guide from Dome Impact Tours. What a wonderful experience and very interesting.
Written 8 September 2020
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CharleenLast
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Couples
Awesome scenery. Lovely places to visit. Well worth it to follow the "off the beaten track" routes and see the relativelyunknown beauty if our country
Written 15 March 2020
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Qmom
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
We like viewing geographical sites. We drove to Parys on a first Saturday of February so that we could enjoy the market there. Then drove the Vredefort Dome route. Well worth our time.
Written 19 February 2020
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safiyyah
Johannesburg54 contributions
Family
Lovely place to visit, beautiful views and peaceful setting. We did the Dome tour and hike with Graeme Addison from Blast tours ... it was so educational and informative, the kids all loved it too. He customised the tour to fit our requirements and is really an expert in the area!
Written 28 December 2019
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Urs Gamper
Felben, Switzerland248 contributions
Couples
If you have a guide it‘s a great experience.
Contact Jan Fourie. jan.fourie.tours@gmail.com
He‘s a very sympatic man and he knows all about the Vredefort Crater. He has an agreement with the land owners to drive through the gates to the most impressive spots to show you the signs of the impact.
Without a guide you can‘t see this things.
At the end of the tour we were very familiar with him and his wife. Thank you Jan
Written 15 October 2019
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