Welcome to Mountain View Country Estate

Mountain View Country Estate Guesthouse offers farm-style accommodation. The Guesthouse  is situated 10 km from Parys on the Fochville road. Parys is a town lying on the banks of the Vaal River in the Free State province of South Africa.

This self catering guesthouse near Parys is surrounded by picturesque mountain land, the result of a meteorite, the size of Table Mountain collided with Earth some 2020 million years ago, creating this wonder of nature, the Vredefort Dome.

Our accommodation provides meals on a pre arranged basis only. We provide accommodation for up to 18 to 24 guests.

Parys is fly-fishing territory with the Mighty Vaal River coursing through the 54 ha establishment. The Parys region is rich in bird (450 species spotted) and insect life. So bring your binoculars. You’re bound to see and hear a fish eagle.

More about Parys

Parys is a town situated on the banks of the Vaal River in the Free State province of South Africa. The name of the town is the Afrikaans translation of Paris. 

The name was given by a German surveyor named Schilbach who had participated in the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War and the location next to the Vaal reminded him of Paris on the River Seine.

Many artists have settled in Parys and many new interesting shops and attractions make it the ideal breakaway close to Gauteng and big centres. 

A unique attraction in Parys, the suspension bridge, was built in 1918 to connect Golf Island to the town. 

The current Town Hall was built in the 1930s in the typical Art Deco Style, after the original town Hall was destroyed by a fire. 

Parys is in the 5 km buffer zone of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site.

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