ON THE VAAL BACKPACKERS

Clean friendly budget accommodation, double or dormitory accommodation, swimming pool, lapa, bar, Tv, and fully equipped kitchen.

ON THE VAAL BACKPACKERS is situated in the Northern Free State town of Parys. Parys is visited annually by hundred or so international geologist, who are attracted to the area to study the Vredefort Impact Structure. Below Parys, secluded amongst trees and koppies, river rafting is a delightful day trip or weekender with boisterous but friendly rapids. Climb up the many slopes of the Dome and absail down. Offering a number of excellent 2-day hikes and trails through the dome's distinctive vegetation, including the Rooihaas Hiking Trail, the Drift-to-Drift Canoe Trail, the Dome Mountainbiking Trail and the Boot and Paddle Hiking and Canoe Trail. Parys is a excelent spot for freshwater fishing, and there are a number of things that make birding in this area exciting.

Directions to ON THE VAAL BACKPACKERS

TOURS

1. FIVE DAY FREE STATE TOUR

Depart Monday from Jhb, Blaaubank Gold Mine, Tuesday river rafting, Wednesday game viewing en-route to Bloemfontein, Thursday sight seeing Bloemfontein, Friday Kimberley "Big hole" and return to ON THE VAAL BACKPACKERS en-route to Jhb.

2. THREE DAY AFRICAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE & PONY TREK

 

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