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Stories of interest, festivals, news, events and the people of Parys.
Parys Flower Festival 2019

Parys Flower Festival 2019

Visitors are expected to flock to Parys for the 4th annual Flower Festival. The streets will be bursting with colour as 5 brightly coloured flower floats, and more than 500 dancers take to the town’s main road in this year’s Free State Madeira Flower Festival.

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Parys Rugby World Cup Specials

Parys Rugby World Cup Specials

As all real South Africans will be well aware of, this weekend the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup 2019 take place in Japan. The two games on the cards are:Saturday morning England play the All Blacks, kickoff at 10:00.Sunday morning the Bokke play Wales, kickoff...

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Vaal River Kayaking with Paddle with Us Parys

Vaal River Kayaking with Paddle with Us Parys

What to do in Parys? Relax and enjoy a scenic kayak trip on the beautiful Vaal River. FOR WHO: Tourists to Parys and locals alike.PROFICIENCY REQUIRED: First-timers to experienced kayakers are welcome.TIME REQUIRED: 3 hoursWHAT TO BRING: Sunscreen, a hat, a towel and...

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The Ballistic Beast Precision Shooting Range @ the Parys Airfield

The Ballistic Beast Precision Shooting Range @ the Parys Airfield

A FUN DAY OUT Having a few bored teenagers at home during the December holidays was more than reason enough to have the wife suggest (insist) I take the kids to the shooting range. A quick call later and I had reserved a time at the local Parys shooting range....

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The Garden at 8th on “Middel”

The Garden at 8th on “Middel”

ABOUT THE GARDEN The Garden was the brainchild of Venezia Maclons. She envisioned a one-stop destination where people, especially families could come to relax, eat and shop while the kids play in a safe environment. And thus The Garden opened its doors in December...

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Golf Digest Magazine features Parys Golf Courses

Golf Digest Magazine features Parys Golf Courses

The premier South African golf magazine the Golf Digest features an article on Parys golf courses in their January issue. Parys, Free State boasts two spectacular golf courses, both of them are situated on islands within the Vaal River, they are: Parys Golf Course...

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Parys Kers-kunsmark

Parys Kers-kunsmark

The Parys Kers-kunsmark is a Christmas market held in Parys each year. It has become an institution in Parys and the surrounding towns of Potchefstroom, Vanderbijl Park, Vereeniging. However, visitors frequent the market from as far afield as Johannesburg, Pretoria...

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Galleries & Artists in Parys

Galleries & Artists in Parys

Parys being an arty town has always been synonymous with art and artists. It is a quaint little country town, set on the banks of the mighty Vaal River and surrounded by the scenic farmlands of the Northern Free State. Parys bears testament to the greatest force ever...

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A Thompsons Holidays video about Parys

A Thompsons Holidays video about Parys

The holiday in Parys video shares some of the best tourist spots and scenic views in Parys. Thank you to Thompsons Holidays for featuring our small town as one of their holiday destinations! Parys is situated in the Free State, only an hour’s drive...

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