12 Jan Vredefort and the Vredefort Dome – OFS
A worthy trip is to Vredefort in the Northern Free State, near Parys. Vredefort has a grand NGK Kerk dating to 1883. Driving the area one will discover ruins of old farmhouses, a great photographic opportunity, and then of course a visit to the Vredefort Dome Information Centre.
It is belived that a meteorite, 10 kilometers in diameter, hit the earth at a speed of 72000kmh and made a crater 400km wide. The crater has been eroded away, however the surrounding area has geological evidence of this event that took place over a million years ago, making it the oldest impact site on earth.
It’s in the country, so explore!!