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Vredefort Dome Accommodation

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Located in the heart of the beautiful town of Parys, this stylish guest house features six luxury...
Located in the heart of the beautiful town of Parys, this stylish guest house features six luxury guest suites. All accommodation suites are handsomely appointed with comfortable and handmade furnishings, original paintings and artwork blended with the modern conveniences of today.
from R1,265
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

27 Reviews

Rob's Place

from R400
Rob’s place offers guests the best of two worlds; at this self-catering or bed and breakfast...
Rob’s place offers guests the best of two worlds; at this self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation venue, you’ll be only minutes away from every facility in Potchefstroom, yet able to enjoy a relaxed, warm, country atmosphere.
from R400

7 Reviews

Elizabeth's Manor

from R850
Elizabeth’s Manor is a beautiful Tudor-style house situated in the heart of Potchefstroom and is...
Elizabeth’s Manor is a beautiful Tudor-style house situated in the heart of Potchefstroom and is ideal for business travellers, conference-goers, lecturers, tourists, and sports enthusiasts.
from R850
Sleeps 20 in 5 rooms

2 Reviews

Aloe River

from R640
Aloe River is a self-catering guest house situated in the heart of Parys. This central location...
Aloe River is a self-catering guest house situated in the heart of Parys. This central location allows for easy access to all that the beautiful country town has to offer.
from R640
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

7 Reviews

special A Mountain View Country Estate | Accommodation Vredefort Dome
A Mountain View Country Estate is situated on the Fochville Road and is surrounded by picturesque...
A Mountain View Country Estate is situated on the Fochville Road and is surrounded by picturesque mountain land, the result of a meteorite the size of Table Mountain that collided with Earth some 2020 million years ago, creating this wonder of nature,the Vredefort Dome.
from R550
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

54 Reviews

Cosy Cottage B & B

from R600
TGCSA accredited self-catering accommodation in private cottages. Breakfast and dinner on request.
TGCSA accredited self-catering accommodation in private cottages. Breakfast and dinner on request.
from R600
Sleeps 18 in 5 rooms

12 Reviews

Anne's Place

from R800
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors. We provide a French Colonial...
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors. We provide a French Colonial atmosphere which flows into the beautiful garden on a quiet street. The area is ideal for an early morning jog or a late afternoon walk.
from R800
Sleeps 11 in 4 rooms

3 Reviews

LOOKnSTAY

from R690
LOOKnSTAY is the ideal get away from home and the hustle and bustle of city life. We are situated...
LOOKnSTAY is the ideal get away from home and the hustle and bustle of city life. We are situated on the N12 also known as the Diamond Route, only four kilometres out of Potchefstroom and just five minutes from the CBD.
from R690
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

8 Reviews

Just Tiffany

from R580
Just Tiffany's is a luxury guest house situated in a quiet and safe neighbourhood in Potchefstroom....
Just Tiffany's is a luxury guest house situated in a quiet and safe neighbourhood in Potchefstroom. The guest house offers bed and breakfast as well as self-catering accommodation.
from R580
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

A Tapestry Garden Guest House is an old English-style accommodation located close to the N12 en...
A Tapestry Garden Guest House is an old English-style accommodation located close to the N12 en route to Cape Town. Accommodation is offered in 10 private air-conditioned rooms.
from R600
Sleeps 40 in 18 rooms

3 Reviews

Bordering the banks of the Mooi River, Ancient Emperor Guest Estate offers warm hospitality and...
Bordering the banks of the Mooi River, Ancient Emperor Guest Estate offers warm hospitality and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. It is an ideal option for corporate and leisure guests visiting the town of Potchefstroom.
from R1,760
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Schoemanshof

from R500
At the historic farm Nooitgedacht, on the banks of the Vaal River 20 km from Potchefstroom in the...
At the historic farm Nooitgedacht, on the banks of the Vaal River 20 km from Potchefstroom in the well-known Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, you can wake up to the call of the Fish eagle and really find peace away from the city rush to enjoy the beautiful African nature.
from R500
Sleeps 24 in 3 rooms

23 Reviews

Escape to tranquil shores lined with the weeping willows of the Vaal River. The White Giraffe...
Escape to tranquil shores lined with the weeping willows of the Vaal River. The White Giraffe River Cottage is situated in the country town of Parys.
from R800
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

8 Reviews

Accommodation at Potch Guest House is an exclusive guest house situated in beautiful Potchefstroom...
Accommodation at Potch Guest House is an exclusive guest house situated in beautiful Potchefstroom near the newly built Mooiriver Mall, and locally situated near shops and restaurants.
from R700
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

3 Reviews

Situated close to the city centre, Road Lodge Potchefstroom offers comfortable accommodation to...
Situated close to the city centre, Road Lodge Potchefstroom offers comfortable accommodation to corporate and leisure travellers visiting this part of the North West province.
from R1,090
Sleeps 180 in 90 rooms

Vredefort Dome South Africa

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 VREDEFORT DOME

UNESCO World Heritage Site

South Africa’s most recent UNESCO World Heritage Site is Vredefort Dome, a dramatic landscape formed by the impact of a massive meteorite impact structure, called an astrobleme. Situated roughly 120km south west of Johannesburg in the Free State, it dates back 2,023 million years and is the oldest astrobleme on the planet. Not only is it the granddaddy of meteorite craters, Vredefort Dome is also the deepest and largest with a radius of 190km.

The gigantic meteorite impact caused immense shifts in the earth’s crust over hundreds of kilometres and is evident in the spectacular and somewhat craggy terrain. The impact zone is remarkably visible in satellite images and photographs taken from the space shuttle. Vredefort Dome demonstrates exciting and compelling evidence of the evolution and geological record of the earth.

But there’s more than just fascinating geological history, the tortured landscape sustains a variety of natural habitats including an exceptional wild olive forest. The Vaal River meanders through the hills and there is a great diversity of bird life with over 400 bird species recorded. Along with excellent birdwatching there is plentiful small game and the chance of maybe even spotting a nocturnal leopard or caracal.
For the young at heart or seriously active, the region is a great place for outdoor and adventure activities with great horse riding, hiking, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing and paddling. The sleepy dorp of Vredefort lies within the crater along with the arty-crafty little town of Parys which is close to some fun rafting trips on the Vaal River.

Just 30 km North West of Vredefort and in the North West Province is the historic university town of Potchefstroom. "Potch" has an annual arts festival at the end of September and early October so booking ahead at this time is a wise idea.
History buffs should check out the Potchefstroom Museum, which houses a rare Voortrekker wagon from the Battle of Blood River in 1938. Also of interest is the Totius Museum, the house that Totius, a celebrated poet and key figure of the Afrikaans language movement lived in a century ago. Paintings dedicated to him by the famous and controversial artist Jacob Pierneef adorn the walls.

INTERESTING LINKS:
Earth Impact Database
Google Satellite Image





UNESCO World Heritage Selection Criteria:

Vredefort Dome is the oldest, largest, and most deeply eroded complex meteorite impact structure in the world. It is the site of the world’s greatest single, known energy release event. It contains high quality and accessible geological (outcrop) sites which demonstrate a range of geological evidences of a complex meteorite impact structure. The rural and natural landscapes of the serial property help portray the magnitude of the ring structures resulting from the impact. The serial nomination is considered to be a representative sample of a complex meteorite impact structure. A comprehensive comparative analysis with other complex meteorite impact structures demonstrated that it is the only example on earth providing a full geological profile of an astrobleme below the crater floor, thereby enabling research into the genesis and development of an astrobleme immediately post impact.

Justification for inscription

  • Criterion (viii): To be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.

Source: UNESCO





 VREDEFORT DOME

UNESCO World Heritage Site

South Africa’s most recent UNESCO World Heritage Site is Vredefort Dome, a dramatic landscape formed by the impact of a massive meteorite impact structure, called an...

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