The Vredefort Dome and the town of Parys is a globally significant area that is extremely accessible; only one hours drive from Johannesburg; and boasts a range of offerings to suit the taste of every visitor. Parys is one of the towns in South Africa with the highest per capita investment number and has become one of the most exclusive areas for property investments. Parys is on the Free State side of the Vaal River and was named after the French capital by a German surveyor in 1870. Parys offers property and real estate investors a wide range of quality homes. These properties vary from large, rambling houses to smaller houses and apartments.