Where is it?
The dome is situated about 100 km southwest of Johannesburg, a short distance away from the N1 highway.
What is the Vredefort dome?
The Vredefort dome is the oldest and largest meteorite impact site in the world. It was created by a massive meteorite some 3 000 million years ago. The impact created a crater some 70 km in diameter and 16 -18 km deep and caused a tremendous shift in the earth's crust across a radius of over 150 km. From the air, a partial ring of hills can be seen clearly.
Where to visit?
The Vredefort Dome conservancy is a prime adventure tourism site with numerous tour operators and accommodation facilities catering for the needs of campers, hikers, rock climbers, canoeists and white water rafters. For more information you can contact the Northwest Tourism and Parks Board on tel: (018) 386-1225.