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.

61 Boom Street, Parys, Free State, South Africa

Directions to Le Grand Chateau

From OR Tambo International Airport Kempton Park:
1. Head south for 650 m
2. Take the 2nd right in 350 m
3. Take the ramp to Albertina Sisulu Fwy / R24 220 m
4. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Albertina Sisulu Fwy / R24 and merge onto Albertina Sisulu Fwy / R24 8,3 km
5. Take the exit onto R24 1,7 km
6. Take the exit toward Eastern Bypass / N3 500m
7. Keep left at the fork to continue toward Eastern Bypass / N3 and merge onto Eastern Bypass / N3 8,1 km
8. Continue onto Southern Bypass / N12 (signs for N1 / Bloemfontein / R59 / Vereeniging / Kimberley) 18,0 km
9. Take the exit onto N1. Partial toll road 75,5 km
10. Take exit 498 for R59 toward Parys / Sasolburg 500m
11. Turn right at R59 (signs for Parys) 18,8 km
12. Turn right at Water St / R59 750m
13. Turn right at Philip St 230m
14. Turn left at Boom St 140m

From Johannesburg:
1. Entering Parys from Joburg on the N1 take exit 498 for R59 toward Parys / Sasolburg 500m
2. Turn right at R59 (signs for Parys) 18,8 km
3. Stay in right lane. R59 joins Water Street (road curves right at Water St / R59)
4. Proceed 750 m road curves left
5. Stop street at Philip Street (Spar on the left)
6. Turn right at Philip St proceed 230m
7. Turn left at Boom St 140m

Amenities in the area

  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.2 km)
  • Grocery Store (0.3 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (0.4 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.4 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (0.6 km)
  • Laundromat (0.6 km)
  • Internet Café (0.8 km)
  • Post Office (1 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Driving range
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Horse riding
  • Quad biking

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