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Vredefort Dome

| Venterskroon, Parys, South Africa
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Vredefort Dome, quite an experience

The Vredefort Dome is not a venue but rather an experience. It is a proclaimed UNESCO World... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Parys, South Africa
A must see when near Parys or Vredefort

Recommend speaking to the National guide Jan Fourie for a very knowledgeable guided tour on the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Mounatains, 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.
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| Venterskroon, Parys, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Vredefort Dome is not a venue but rather an experience. It is a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Vredefort impact crater was created 2023 million years ago when a meteorite 10-15 Km in diameter collided with earth at a speed of about 40...More

2  Thank DeonTerBlanche
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Recommend speaking to the National guide Jan Fourie for a very knowledgeable guided tour on the vredefort dorm. Options to do a half or full day of exploration. Ideal if u are interested in geography and how gold came about in Johannesburg. There are even...More

2  Thank Tammylovestotravel
VredefortDomeInfo, Friends of Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site at Vredefort Dome, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Yes its a really beautiful area of ridges, valley's and a river flowing between the mountains......wonderful scenery. Add a knowledgeable guide who can explain the geological, natural and cultural aspects and it makes the visit so much more valuable. Thank you Tammy, we love to...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Rolling, green hill thanks to buckets and buckets of rain. Fields of yellow sunflowers and some blackened, ready for harvest. Back country dirt roads lead through to very heart of the Vredafort Dome. Standing all alone in the middle of a field is a windmill....More

Thank Stephannie S
VredefortDomeInfo, Friends of Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. at Vredefort Dome, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hi Stephanie, sorry the info centre was closed during your visit but it's often staffed by volunteers and we are unable to keep the doors open every day. While the science of impact craters is very interesting, for many non geologists a rock is but...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Visiting the Vredefort Dome is an incredible experience if you know what to look out for. Therefor, before you go make sure that you read up on the what, where and when. If at all possible engage the services of an accredited guide - this...More

1  Thank Helena5731969
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Tucked out of the way is perhaps one of the most amazing periods of geological history of our planet. I would also recommend watching YouTube to get the full background and history of this area as it is fascinating. There is also a great pub...More

3  Thank Tina1000000
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This little historical village is well maintained and well worth a visit. The Inn offers a fabulous pub lunch and one can jump in the pool during a hot day. The gardens are beautiful and the food is nice. Worth the 25km drive out of...More

2  Thank BurnyE
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed at the Kopjeskraal Country Lodge. Unfortunately there was a mix up in the booking which split the group, but Christo accommodated us and made up. This was self service accommodation but we had the run of the lapa. The accommodation is basic. The...More

2  Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We consider ourselves almost "chosen ones" - well, at least very lucky - because we were able to spend several wonderful days in the area and with the help of excellent guides and passionate local people we got to appreciate power, beauty and charm of...More

9  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 11 August 2016

had breakfast at the Viljoenskroon bar/restaurant. Cute and well worth it. Pity about the passing traffic that didn't slow down resulting in dust..Rest of the day was spent on a 4x4 route at Berakah. Great fun. On the negative side, the signage was poor and...More

1  Thank Defzane L
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We were really excited to visit this heritage site, but were very disappointed when we got there. All the entrances were closed, and there were yellow signs everywhere directing us away from the site. The whole place looked like it was abandoned from the roadside....More

4  Thank Lex_Tex_Mex
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Marietjie S
good day please advise the price for adults and children 12 years old. Regards Marietjie Snyman
22 December 2016|
Response from VredefortDomeInfo | Property representative |
This is an open public access site and there are no entry fees to travel through the area along public roads. It is recommended to use a registered guide or attend a short information presentation. Presentation costs around... More
what are the disadvantages of this sites?
28 October 2016|
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Response from VredefortDomeInfo | Property representative |
Remembering that this site was formed by a meteorite impact,cold winter nights are in fact an advantage as it's the best condition to do star gazing. The surrounding hills help shield outside light to further improve... More
Hello, I see that you have pool bars and evening entertainment. I have been to resorts before that play constant music by the beach (so you cannot hear the waves) and where you can hear music in your room until late at night. I have found this quite irritating as I like a serene environment. Can you please tell me some more about the noise levels at the beach, pool, and rooms? Thanks
31 January 2015|
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Response from VredefortDomeInfo | Property representative |
The Vredefort Dome Heritage Site covers approx 90 000ha with a number of accommodation venues available. Most of these cater for guests that come to enjoy sights and sounds of being in the African Bush, the call of the... More