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Away from the hustle and bustle of business, the Elgro River Lodge is the true African experience situated on a bend of unexpected beauty on the Vaal River, 30 km from Potchefstroom. Situated on the Western side of the historical Vredefort Dome, created some 2000 million years ago when a large meteorite of about 10 km in diameter, plunged to the earth and hit it with velocity of 20 km per second in the region of 72 000 km/h, close to where Vredefort is today.

The pressure on the earth’s surface created heat in the region of 1200° C which melted the rock formations in the direct vicinity of the impact. The heat became so intense that it caused an explosion; the granite formations were melted and pushed out from the bottom to form a round dome like formation, today called the Vredefort Dome. The meteorite created a unique geological structure of unsurpassed beauty recognized as a World Heritage site in June 2005. The Lodge has an awesome amount of activities and facilities to offer its guests. Elgro River Lodge promises to be a place you’ll never forget!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. de Wets Wild
    Sep 13, 2015 @ 07:14:28

    I was looking for places to visit in the Vredefort area and so pleased to find a place that also blogs on WordPress 😉

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