Choose your country and language:

Africa

  • Global
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • DRC
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Americas

  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia

Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
Back
Free State

You are only moments away

Attractions
Museums
Culture
History
Affordable
Family
Kids
Lifestyle
Accessibility

YYou’ve seen the cities. You’ve felt the hustle and bustle of urban life in South Africa, but you’re yearning for more. Well you’re in luck. Just over an hour outside of Johannesburg, nestled on the banks of the Vaal River, you’ll come across a small town with a big heart. 

Meet Parys, so named in 1876 by its surveyor, who said its setting reminded him of Paris on the River Seine. This Free State tourist town is a gateway to adventure, river rafting and water sports, as well as that South African small-town charm. River rafting on the Vaal River is a half-day or a full day of fun. The experience is tailor-made to suit all ages with safety gear, life jackets and helmets provided.

South Africa on social media

Copyright © 2019 South African Tourism
|Terms and conditions|Disclaimer|Privacy policy