The Vredefort Dome was created by a massive meteorite which struck the earth about 3,000 million years ago, near the present day village of Vredefort. The Vredefort structure is currently regarded the biggest and oldest clearly visible impact structure on Earth. It just beats the Sudbury impact structure in Canada for this ranking.
Several landowners in the region have come together to form the Dome Conservancy. Today, the Conservancy is one of the province’s prime adventure tourism sites and caters for the needs of campers, hikers, cyclists, rock climbers, canoeists and white water rafters. more information