Parys is a lovely town with an artistic feel, thanks to the artists attracted to the town by the lovely surrounding landscapes. Small, eclectic antique stores, coffee shops, and businesses line the main street of Parys - the perfect place to break away to from the nearby cities. The town is dominated by the art deco styled Town Hall - which was built when the original town hall burned down - and the 1918 suspension bridge that connects Parys with Golf Island.
In addition to lingering in the amazing stores and picnics on the banks of the Vaal, Parys offers the following attractions.
Vredefort Dome - Visit the largest (300 km wide!) meteorite impact site ever discovered by scientists. Geologists believe that it is nearly twice as large as the impact that caused dinosaurs to become extinct.
Afridome Showgrounds - A tranquil, versatile setting for all kinds of events, Afridome Arena hosts 3,000 people at a time, 200 in the hall. The 500 stables are under cover and feature en-suite tack rooms and loading ramps. The Dome hosts several major events throughout the year, all of which are well-attended by tourists.
Art Galleries and Antique Shops - Home to many renowned artist, Parys is a vibrant town with many art studios, galleries, curio and antique shops.
Restaurants - The restaurants in Parys cater to a range of local and international flavours. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between is served with a smile at our friendly eateries that line the main street and several side streets.
River Rafting - Parys offers a range of river rafting options, mostly geared towards enjoying the beautiful natural scenery, rather than big waves. That unique offer makes river rafter an activity for the whole family to enjoy.
Fly Fishing for Yellows, Barbel and Carp - The Vaal River offers many different eddies and rocky pools that house various species of fish, making it the perfect fishing venue.
Parys Parkrun - Join the Parkrun revolution every Saturday at 08:00 at Mimosa Gardens. Bring the whole family along for this fun 5km walk / run. It's free
Hartelus Market - Take a stroll through Hartelus Market every first Saturday of the month, sampling and buying your fill of pretty things and delectable treats. Afterwards, enjoy a lowveld picnic with a glass of wine on the banks of the Vaal.
Devondale Guest House and Function Venue offers centrally located, luxury, affordable Parys accommodation close to the above activities. Call us today to book your stay at Devondale Guest House and Function Venue.