Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. It is located in the Free State Province of South Africa and named after the town of Vredefort, which is situated near its centre. The site is also known as the Vredefort dome or Vredefort impact structure. In 2005, the Vredefort Dome was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its geologic interest
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Vredefort dome - Free State Province - Stand inside a huge crater! Not only is it the oldest crater found so far on Earth, but it is nearly twice as big as the impact that killed the dinosaurs. Vredefort crater is about 300 km wide, and said to be the largest that has ever struck the earth. Estimated to be two billion years old, you’ll be blown away by the impact at this World Heritage Site.
Vredefort Dome: One of the oldest known meteor impact zones in the world is found close to Parys in the Free State Province. The Vredefort Dome was formed when a meteor struck the earth approximately 2023 million years ago and formed a crater that stretches roughly 300km across. Today the Dome is a UNESCO Heritage Site that spikes your heart rate in a variety of ways. The Vredefort Dome offers visitors various outdoors activities, including river rafting, 4×4 trails, birding and, for the…
Vredefort Crater - Asteroid impact date: Estimated 2 billion years ago. Location: Free State, South Africa. Also known as the Vredefort Dome, the Vredefort crater has an estimated radius of 118 miles (190 kilometers), making it the world's largest known impact structure.