Vredefort Dome

Join African Timeout and a specialist guide to explore this one of a kind wonder of the world.
The Vredefort Dome, approximately 120km south-west of Johannesburg is a representative part of a large meteorite impact structure (astrobleme). Dating back 2 023 million years, it is the oldest astrobleme found on Earth so far.

Vredefort dome

Due to the fact that the town Vredefort is close to the geometric centre of the impact structure, researchers started to speak of it as the Vredefort Dome and today the name is known and used world wide. The Vredefort Meteorite Impact Structure bears witness to the world’s greatest known single energy release event. It provides evidence of the Earths geological history. It contains high quality and accessible geological sites which demonstrate a range of geological indicators of a complex meteorite impact structure. Vrederfort Dome is the only example to provide a full geological profile of an astrobleme below a crater floor.


Duration Total Distance Departure Times Notes
8hrs 260km 08:00 Specialist Guide ,Entrance fees and light Picnic lunch Included



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