Trail park & Venue

Our Mission

Koedoeslaagte Trail Park and Venue, located in the Vredefort Crater UNESCO World Heritage Site near Parys (Free State), offers a unique blend of history and nature. The park, steeped in the rich heritage of the Great Trek, features monuments and ruins from the Voortrekkers and the Battle of Blood River. Since 1972, the natural vegetation has flourished, creating an unspoiled African wilderness on the banks of the Vaal River. Visitors can explore trails for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horse riding, or paddle the open waters and islands. Our mission is to preserve and share this unique heritage and natural beauty, providing an unparalleled outdoor experience where history and nature intertwine.

Mountain Biking

Explore miles of purpose-built trails designed for mountain biking enthusiasts of all levels. Ride through the scenic landscapes of the Vredefort Crater, encountering diverse terrain and breathtaking views at every turn.

Hiking & Trail Running

Discover the beauty of the African wilderness on our extensive network of hiking and trail running paths. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely walk or an exhilarating run, our trails offer an immersive experience in nature’s splendor.

Horse riding

Enjoy the serene experience of horse riding along the Vaal River and through the picturesque surroundings of our farm. Our well-maintained trails and friendly horses ensure a memorable adventure for riders of all skill levels.


Navigate the calm waters of the Vaal River, weaving between its many islands. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a beginner, the river offers a peaceful and scenic environment for a perfect day on the water.

Bird Watching

Immerse yourself in the rich avian diversity of Koedoeslaagte. With numerous bird species inhabiting our farm, bird watchers can enjoy hours of observing and photographing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.

Play & Picnic

Spend a delightful day with family and friends in our dedicated play and picnic areas. Enjoy the open spaces, beautiful scenery, and a variety of amenities designed for relaxation and fun for all ages.


Talk to us

Have any questions? We are always open to talk.