Parys Tourism

Parys Tourism

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Situated on the R59, Parys is one of the most frequented highveld weekend venues, with all the amenities and luxuries of a modern city, yet still retains the “magical charm” of small town atmosphere.

The Vaal, with birds abound, is studded with tree-covered islands of which several have been developed into pleasure resorts. Boating, fishing and swimming provide endless opportunities for relaxation. In the vicinity, there are lovely parks, gardens and picnic spots.

From lying peacefully under the shade of a tree – to ripping through the wake of powerful motorboats on a pair of skis – Parys accommodates it all!

One of the most unique features of Parys is Golf Island, which is only approachable via a suspension bridge and is home to a spectacular 18-hole golf course, open all year round.
The suspension bridge was constructed in 1919 and built high enough to allow access to the island even when the river is in flood.

The outstanding antique and interesting walk-in shops, as well as an art route, can keep you busy for a whole day. Local art of high quality is available in the many art shops that can be found in the main street. For African Crafts – the Bopanang Women’s Project produce clay pots, mirror sets and African attire. Contact: Rebecca Magashule on Tel: +27 82 474 6253.

Lunch at Phatuma Hotel

Experience the African Township vibe in Tumahole, Parys. Enjoy our authentic township lunch. Contact: London Mashego Tel: +27 56 817 7900


Vaal Hackle, situated in the Vredefort Dome Structure on the banks of the Vaal River, is a perfect stop to practice your angling skills in the shallow waters of the Vaal River. Enjoy a sundowner on your private verandah overlooking the sunset on this scenic view. A traditional braai with proprietors, Johan and Estelle can be provided or you can make use of the self-catering facilities in your chalet. A bright crisp sunny morning on the banks of the river will revive your soul. A more serene setting will be difficult to find elsewhere. A large variety of aquatic birds, which include the fish-eagle and the giant common grey heron. Contact: Johan or Estelle on Tel: +27 56 818 1426.

Takwasa Camping Terrain at Venterskroon in the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Conservancy is intended as a youth camping terrain – but also caters for the family week end break away. They are situated on the banks of the Vaal River 20km from Parys and offer adventurous hiking trails in the Dome Mountains. Tel: +27 56 811 2000.

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