Bella de Jour Café

De Vette Mossel


O’s Restaurant

The perfect space to enjoy smart food, good drinks and an ambience in the heart of the Vaal. Our ingredients are sourced from fine, local suppliers and the head chef’s menu is both modern and global in outlook. Fresh is what we base our menus on. We constantly introduce new dishes and therefore will never compromise on the quality of our products.

Tel: +27 56 811 3683

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Hoi Polloi Boutique Caffe

Gourmet bliss and at reasonable prices. Wine and beer selection that will be hard to beat in the heart of Joburg let alone the sleepy town of Parys. Stunning food and quirky little additions will leave a lasting memory.

Tel: +27 56 811 3333

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Koffie Kan

Pont De Val Riverside Bistro

Escape the rush. Savour a taste of the French countryside just an hour from Joburg on a tranquil stretch of the Vaal river. Our menu and setting are designed to support the philosophy of unhurried social dining which has been customary in the countryside of Southern France for centuries. DARE & SHARE… combine different cheeses, preserves and meats with wines from our carefully selected wine-list to make every mouthful a taste adventure.

Tel: +27 16 004 0019

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Top Attractions

Explore Parys

Explore Parys is a comprehensive website with everything and anything that you would need to know about the magnificent and very scenic little town of Parys.

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Otavi Lion Park (Now Kimba Game Lodge)

Otavi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 10km before Parys off the Highway (R59). The home to the King of the Jungle, set on a picturesque 110 hectare game farm, housing 26 Lions and 13 other species of animals. The lodge is known and loved for its affordability, comfort and hospitality. The predators are the nucleus of the family on Otavi followed closely by the staff, and all welcome visitors with warmth.

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The Dell Cheetah Centre

The Dell Cheetah Centre is committed to conservation through education, breeding and reintroduction. We are a small non-profit organisation situated on the Farm Vaal Rock, approximately 10 km outside the town of Parys in the Free State province of South Africa. We are a small team, all of whom are passionate about cheetahs and we work tirelessly to try and save them from extinction.

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Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site

he Dome lies close to the town of Parys, about 70mins drive south of Johannesburg. The Dome itself refers to the entire impact area of a meteorite that struck the areas around 2 billion years ago and not a specific site as some may see it. The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth, more than 300 km across when it was formed. The impactor was estimated to have been some 12-20km across (almost twice the size of the one considered to have caused the dinosaur extinction) travelling at 10km/sec.