In the 'hood, Parys as a destination

The little country town of Parys lies on the southern banks of the Vaal River about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Disputably named after its European counterpart on the banks of the Seine, what makes Parys interesting to visit is that it is situated within the Vredefort Dome Area - the place of the oldest and largest meteorite impact site in the world. Parys is essentially a farming ... cont.

Road S1052, Parys, 9585, Free State, South Africa

Directions to Carryblaire River Retreat

We are 14km from Parys, most of which is a gravel road.

• Take N1 to Bloemfontein, continue through Grasmere toll plaza.
• Approx 800m before the Kroonvaal toll plaza, take the Parys / Sasolburg turnoff - R59
• Turn right towards Parys.
• Approx 800m, turn right towards Barrage, then first left onto S280 dirt road.
• Travel for approx 7km on dirt until you reach T- Junction.
• Turn right onto S171. Approx 1km, turn first left onto S1052.
• Follow this road for approx 3km, then follow the S bend left and then right.
• Approx another 3km, Carryblaire River Retreat entrance on your right.

Distance from JHB central approx 110km. Approx 1 hour 15 min drive.
Drive safely and please look out for birds and animals on the dirt roads at night.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (14 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (14 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (14 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (14 km)
  • Grocery Store (14 km)
  • Internet Café (14 km)
  • Laundromat (14 km)
  • Post Office (14 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (14 km)
  • Shopping Mall (14 km)
  • Airport (120 km)


  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Quad biking
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming

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